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North Dakota CLE Requirements

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

North Dakota CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement

45 credits every 3 years

Categories

42 General

3 Ethics

CLE Compliance deadline

COVID-19 Update: The compliance deadline has been extended to September 1 for Group 3.


June 30

CLE Reporting deadline

COVID-19 Update: The reporting deadline has been extended to October 1 for Group 3.


July 31

Approved Quimbee formats

COVID-19 Update: Attorneys in Reporting Group 3 may complete some or all of the requirements through self-study courses.


On-demand (considered self-study, limit 15)

Carryover

15 general credits

CLE reporting instructionsNorth Dakota is a self-reporting jurisdiction and Quimbee does not report your completed courses to the State Bar Association of North Dakota. Quimbee on-demand courses are considered self-study credit and you may earn up to 15 self-study credits each reporting cycle. 

COVID-19 Update: attorneys in reporting group 3, who report in 2020, may earn all of the required 45 credits through self-study credit. Please retain this certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificates from our website at any time.

North Dakota CLE Requirements

North Dakota attorneys are required to complete 45 credits every 3 years, including 3 ethics credits.

COVID-19 Update: Attorneys in Reporting Group 3 may complete some or all of the requirements through self-study courses.


North Dakota attorneys can complete up to 15 credits through Quimbee’s on-demand courses.

  • Attend approved, live CLE courses.
  • Teach an approved CLE course.
  • Attend arbitration/mediation training.
  • Complete Bar Review courses.
  • Teaching law school courses at an ABA-approved law school.
  • Attend graduate-level courses.
  • Publish law review and other legal publications.
  • Perform pro bono work.
  • Participate in the State Bar Association of North Dakota Mentorship Program.

COVID-19 Update: The 2020 compliance deadline has been extended to September 1 for Group 3.


North Dakota attorneys must complete their CLE requirement by June 30 of the last year of their 3-year reporting cycle.

Yes, up to 15 general credits may be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted attorneys may carry over credits completed after August 1 of the year of their admission.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

North Dakota attorneys must certify their compliance with the CLE requirement by July 31 of the last year of their reporting period.

North Dakota attorneys should log into their profile and report completion of self-study credits. Attorneys must also certify completion of the requirement on the Report of Compliance and return it to the North Dakota Commission on CLE by July 31 of their reporting year.

Resources

North Dakota CLE Commission 

PO Box 2136 

Bismark, ND 58502 

701-255-1404

Newest North Dakota courses

Professionalism: How Wonderful it Really is to be a Lawyer

by Kevin Johnson
On demand
1h 2m 04s
Professionalism in the practice of law is not just complying with the Code of Professional Conduct. It is about how a lawyer is as a lawyer. This presentation describes what professionalism looks like in key areas of a law practice. Integrity, competence, attorney-client relations, dealing with other attorneys and with society, as well as why attorneys should look out for each other. A good attorney is ethical, it is the great attorney who understands and exercises professionalism throughout the day and over time.

Extreme Hardship Criteria in Waiver and Cancellation of Removal Cases: Clinical Strategies and Challenges for Immigration Lawyers

by Mark Silver
On demand
1h 2m 56s
In this seminar, forensic expert Mark Silver provides the immigration lawyer with a detailed analysis of criteria considered by clinical experts when undertaking a psychosocial evaluation in extreme hardship cases for waivers and cancellation of removal cases. Here, Mr. Silver integrates important legal considerations with the psychosocial criteria offering new and different insights to better advocate for the clients and their family members. He also reviews the different challenges that have an impact on extreme hardship considerations. Additionally, he addresses how to best present these issues to help your client.

Introduction to Trademark Law - An Overview from the PTO’s Pet Peeves in Applying for a Trademark to Proving Infringement in Federal Court

by Ken Kula
On demand
1h 4m 36s
Young and old attorneys can always learn something about Trademark Law. In this introduction to Trademarks, attorneys learn the basics of Trademark Law from prosecution of a Trademark to obtain one through litigation when a Trademark is infringed. The presentation is broken down into three sections. First, the results of an interview with a Trademark Examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office about her prosecution pet peeves is addressed. Second, the basics of Trademarks is presented. Third, a sample case on Trademark infringement is thoroughly analyzed and discussed.

What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

by Michael Riela
On demand
1h 1m 13s
Attorneys in firms of all sizes – from solo practitioners to lawyers are multinational Big Law firms - face a number of ethical issues relating to cybersecurity, and preserving the confidentiality and security of their clients’ data. Contrary to what some lawyers may believe, law firms are often a valuable target for hackers because they can hold vast collections of sensitive and highly valuable client-related data. These cybersecurity threats come from individual hackers, international cybercriminals, and even a firm’s own attorneys and other employees. This program provides a basic primer on attorneys’ ethical obligations to understand and address the cybersecurity risks they face, and provides practical advice for attorneys in addressing issues that arise will undoubtedly arise in their legal practice.