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Oregon CLE Requirements

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

Oregon CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement45 credits every 3 years
Categories38 General CLE
1 Child and elder abuse reporting 
3 Access to justice CLE (alternate reporting periods)
CLE Compliance deadlineApril 30
CLE Reporting deadlineMay 31
Approved Quimbee formatsOn-demand
Carryover15 credits (limit 6 ethics CLE credits)
CLE reporting instructionsQuimbee reports the previous week's attendance to the Oregon State Bar each Wednesday. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificates from our website at any time.

Oregon CLE Requirements

Oregon attorneys must complete 45 credits, including 5 ethics CLE credits, 1 child and elder abuse reporting credit, and 1 mental health and substance abuse CLE credit. In addition, Oregon attorneys must complete 3 Access to justice CLE credits every other reporting period.

Quimbee's on-demand courses are considered Category 1 and can fulfill the Oregon CLE requirement.

Oregon attorneys can complete credits in the following 3 categories: 
  • Category 1 (attorneys can complete unlimited credits) 
    • Attend live, group CLE courses. 
    • Attend law school or graduate-level courses at accredited universities. 
    • Participate as a mentor or a mentee in the OSB New Lawyer Mentoring Program. 
    • Serve in the Oregon Legislative Assembly. 
  • Category 2 (attorneys can complete 20 credits in 3 years) 
    • Teach an approved CLE course or law school course. 
    • Publish legal research and writing. Serve as a volunteer in Oregon’s legal ethics/disciplinary system. 
    • Serve on an Oregon State Bar jury instructions or court rules committee. 
    • Serve as a pro tem judge. 
  • Category 3 (attorneys can complete 6 credits in 3 years) 
    • Perform personal management assistance activities. 
    • Volunteer for legal-service activities. 
    • Complete courses on business/marketing. 
    • Judge moot court. 
    • Perform pro bono work.
Oregon attorneys must complete their requirement by April 30th of their reporting year.
Yes, up to 15 credits, including 6 ethics credits, may be carried over to the following reporting cycle. Excess ethics credits, child and elder abuse reporting credits, and access to justice credits may be carried over as general credits.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Oregon attorneys must complete 15 credits in the first reporting period after admission, including 2 ethics credits, 1 mental health and substance abuse credit, and 9 practical skills credits. One of the ethics credits must be devoted to Oregon ethics and professionalism, and 4 of the 9 credits in practical skills must be devoted to Oregon practice and procedure. Newly admitted Oregon attorneys must also complete a 3-credit hour OSB-approved introductory course in access to justice.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Providers report attendance to the Oregon State Bar. Oregon attorneys can check the MCLE Reporting tab on their Member Dashboard for up-to-date information on the number and types of credit needed.
Providers report attendance to the Oregon State Bar. Oregon attorneys can check the MCLE Reporting tab on their Member Dashboard for up-to-date information on the number and types of credit needed.

Resources

Oregon State Bar 
5200 SW Meadows Road Lake 
Oswego, OR 97035 
503-431-6413