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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

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