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Utah CLE Requirements

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

Utah CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement24 credits every 2 years
Categories21 General 
2 Ethics
1 Professionalism
CLE Compliance deadlineJune 30
CLE Reporting deadline
July 31
Approved Quimbee formatsCOVID-19 Update: The Supreme Court of Utah has suspended the live, in-person requirement for those reporting in 2020 and 2021. All courses may be completed with online courses.

On-demand (limit 12)
CarryoverCarryover is not allowed.
CLE reporting instructionsQuimbee reports the previous week's attendance to Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education each Wednesday. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificates from our website at any time.

Utah CLE Requirements

Utah attorneys must complete 24 credits, including 2 ethics credits and 1 professionalism credit, every 2 years.
COVID-19 Update: The Supreme Court of Utah has suspended the live, in-person requirement for those reporting in 2020 and 2021. All courses may be completed with online courses.

Utah-licensed attorneys can complete 12 credits through Quimbee's on-demand courses.
  • Attend approved, live, in-person CLE courses. 
  • Teach approved CLE courses. Publish legal articles. 
  • Teach law school courses at an approved law school. 
  • Speak in a community outreach capacity.
Utah attorneys must complete their CLE requirement by June 30 of their reporting year.
No, carryover is not allowed.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Utah attorneys must complete a 12-month NLTP mentoring term during their first year of admission to the Bar, attend the New Lawyer Ethics Program, and complete an additional 12 approved CLE courses.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Providers report attendance to the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education.
Utah attorneys must file a Certificate of Compliance with the Utah CLE Board by July 31 of their reporting year.


Utah Law & Justice Center 
645 S. 200 East, Suite 312 
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3834 

Newest Utah courses

Stress, Competence, and the Seven Elements of Self

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Stress can cause serious harm to one’s health, or even death. Approximately 120,000 people die every year as a direct result of work-related stress, and over 75% of physician visits pertain to stress-related issues. Over the years, stress has been normalized in the legal ecosystem, with success and achievement outweighing balance and wellbeing. Chronic stress can have a dangerous impact on attorney wellbeing and competence to practice law, but there’s a movement within the profession to change all that. In this presentation, we’ll take a humorous look at stress and burnout in the context of attorney competence and explore the concept of attorney wellbeing. We’ll then use a self-mastery framework called the “Elements of Self” to explore individual techniques and practices for reducing stress, achieving wellbeing, and maintaining competence.

A Primer on Excessive Force and the Fourth Amendment

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 0m 37s
All police must comply with the U.S. Constitution. When they don’t, the harm police cause is unjustified, and its impact can be far reaching. In this presentation, we introduce you to the major issues that arise in representing people harmed by police during an “arrest, investigatory stop, or other seizure.” We will take a practical look at the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable seizures, and the primary vehicle for addressing excessive police force—42 U.S.C. § 1983. In doing so, we will explore Fourth Amendment excessive force caselaw, including the doctrine of qualified immunity, and touch on the hot topic of police bodycams.

Ethics. Writing. Tacos.

by Jason Potter
On demand
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Legal writing is perhaps the most important tool of the legal profession. Nonetheless, attorneys regularly violate ethical duties in their writing, and those violations go undetected. Systemic unethical legal writing impacts the entire legal profession, as well as those we serve and the community in which we practice. In this presentation, we examine seven common ethical issues in legal research, writing, and advocacy in the context of litigation. We examine the ethical duties of competence, diligence, and candor as embodied in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. And how do tacos factor in? Well, you’ll just have to see—it just might guac your world!

Fighting BAC: Defending Breath Test Prosecutions

by Jason Potter
On demand
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Over the past several years, there has been a trend toward scrutinizing DWI breath test technology. In a 2019 investigative study, the New York Times discovered what DWI attorneys have known for a long time: that breath tests are “often unreliable.” In this presentation, we will explore some foundational issues in defending a “breath test” prosecution. Core concepts will include Henry’s Law, Beer’s law, and the variable of temperature. This presentation isn’t meant to make you an expert in the area, but it will introduce you to some core issues involved in beating bad breath.