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Louisiana CLE Requirements

Whether you're an experienced Louisiana attorney or newly admitted, here's what you need to know about Louisiana’s mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements.

Louisiana CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement12.5 credits every year
Categories10.5 General CLE 
CLE Compliance deadlineDecember 31
CLE Reporting deadlineJanuary 31
Approved Quimbee formatsOn-demand (limit 4)
CarryoverYes, 8 General CLE credits may be carried over.
CLE reporting instructionsQuimbee reports the previous week's attendance to the Louisiana State Bar Association each Wednesday. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificate from our website at any time.

Louisiana CLE Requirements

Louisiana-licensed attorneys are required to complete 12.5 credits each year, including 1 Ethics CLE credit and 1 Professionalism CLE credit.

Louisiana-licensed attorneys can complete up to 4 credits through Quimbee's on-demand courses.

  • Attend approved, in-person CLE activities. 
  • Teach an approved CLE activity. 
  • Teach a course in an American Bar Association accredited law school. 
  • Author law review articles published by an American Bar Association accredited law school, or a book on matters of law published by a recognized publishing company. 
  • Serve as a bar examiner or assistant bar examiner in Louisiana. 
  • Attend law school courses in an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  • Attend meetings of the Council of the Louisiana Law Institute or committee meetings of the Institute. 
  • Complete approved self-study activities.

Louisiana attorneys must complete their CLE requirement by December 31.

Yes, up to 8 General credits may be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Louisiana attorneys must complete 12.5 credits, including 8 credits in the areas of ethics CLE, professionalism CLE, or law-office management, during the first two years of admission.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Quimbee reports attendance credits to the Louisiana State Bar.

While course sponsors are responsible for reporting attendance credits to the Louisiana State Bar, Louisiana attorneys will need to certify their compliance with the requirement each year. Around December 1 of each year, the Louisiana MCLE Committee will send each member a compliance report that lists the current record of compliance for that year. If the report is accurate and the member is compliant, no further action is necessary. Any exemptions or corrections must be made and returned to the MCLE Committee by January 1 on the following calendar year.

Resources

LA State Bar Association 
601 St. Charles Avenue 
New Orleans, LA 70130 
504-566-1600 
[email protected]