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Maine CLE Requirements

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

Maine CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement12 credits every year
Categories10 General 
1 Ethics (Must be live) 
1 Harassment and discrimination (Must be live)
CLE Compliance deadlineDecember 31
CLE Reporting deadlineLast business day in February
Approved Quimbee formatsQuimbee CLE courses for Maine attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email. 

COVID-19 Update: Until further notice, all credits may be completed via an electronic medium.
Carryover10 credits, excluding Ethics and Harassment & Discrimination credit
CLE reporting instructionsQuimbee reports the previous week's attendance to the Maine Board Overseers of the Bar each Wednesday. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificate from our website at any time.

Maine CLE Requirements

Maine-licensed attorneys must complete 12 credits, including 1 ethics credit and 1 harassment and discrimination credit each year.

Quimbee CLE courses for Maine attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email. 


COVID-19 Update: Until further notice, all credits may be completed via an electronic medium.

  • Attend a live, approved in-person CLE course. 
  • Attend live, approved satellite/groupcast, webcast/webinar or teleseminar CLE courses. 
  • Attend approved moderated video or webcast/webinar replays of CLE courses. 
  • Complete self-study CLE activities: 
    • Independent Study - viewing or listening to a pre-recorded CLE audio, video, digital media, or other such programs; 
    • Authorship - authoring or co-authoring written material that is published in a legal periodical, journal, book, or treatise approved by the CLE Committee. 
    • Volunteer Service – completing volunteer service as members of a board, commission, or committee established by the Court or the Board.
Maine attorneys must complete their MCLE requirement by December 31.
Yes, up to 10 credits, excluding Ethics and Harassment & Discrimination credit, may be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Attorneys admitted for less than three months of the calendar year are exempt from the MCLE requirement. New admittees to the Maine bar who complete an accredited new attorney program that focuses on basic skills and substantive law during the year in which they are admitted are exempt for that year and the following calendar year.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Maine attorneys must certify their compliance with the MCLE requirement for the previous year beginning January 1.
Providers report attendance to the Maine Board Overseers of the Bar.

Resources

Board of Overseers of the Bar 
PO Box 527 
Augusta, ME 14332 
207-622-7554