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Puerto Rico CLE Requirements

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

Puerto Rico CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement24 hours every 3 years
Categories20 General 
4 Ethics
CLE Compliance deadlineThe last day of the month preceding the attorney’s birth month.
CLE Reporting deadline30 days following the attorney’s compliance deadline.
Approved Quimbee formatsOn-demand
Carryover24 credits
CLE reporting instructionsProviders report attendance to the Puerto Rico Supreme Court.

Puerto Rico CLE Requirements

Attorneys must complete 24 credits, including 4 Ethics credits, every 3 years.
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  • Attend approved CLE programs. 
  • Teach approved CLE programs. 
  • Teach law school courses at an ABA-accredited law school or a law school recognized by the Supreme Court. 
  • Publish legal writing. 
  • Perform pro bono services.
Attorneys must complete their CLE credits by the last day of the month preceding the attorney’s birth month.
Yes, up to 24 credit hours may be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted attorneys are exempt from the CLE requirement for the first three years following their admission.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Attorneys must certify that they have completed the CLE requirement within 30 days of the deadline.
Attorneys must certify at the end of each compliance period that they have met their CLE requirements.

Resources

Supreme Court of Puerto Rico 
Continuing Legal Education Program 
268 Avenida Muñoz Rivera 
San Juan, PR 00918-1913 
787-641-6604 

Newest Puerto Rico 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.