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Alt Legal IP Webinars: State Rules for CLE Credit

Alt Legal Team | October 01, 2020
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We are happy to be able to provide CLE credit for California for select Alt Legal Community webinars. California offers reciprocity in many states. If your state does accept reciprocity, you may be able to obtain CLE credit by filing a request with your state. See the table below to determine whether your state accepts California CLE credit, what your state requires when requesting out-of-state CLE, and links to required forms.

State Reciprocity with California? Explanation and self-application criteria
Alabama No If a course sponsor does not submit a course for accreditation, an
attending attorney may submit the program for accreditation. However, no
course submitted more than 60 days after the close of the program year
(December 31) will be considered for accreditation.
In order to
have a course reviewed for accreditation, an attorney must submit a
completed Application for MCLE Course Accreditation, a detailed timed
agenda of the program (including breaks and meals), speaker biographies
and a $25 processing fee.
Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Alaska Yes CLE courses which take place outside of Alaska or are webcast from
outside of Alaska are not required to be accredited by the Alaska Bar
Association. Alaska Bar members may claim credit for attendance at CLE
courses offered in or from other jurisdictions if the course has been
accredited by another MCLE jurisdiction. CLE providers may not advertise
courses as accredited by Alaska unless the course has been accredited by
Alaska regardless of where the program is held.
Arizona Arizona does not accredit programs The State Bar of Arizona does not accredit courses for the MCLE
requirement. The Rules and Regulations are predicated on the assumption
that attorneys can evaluate CLE activities offered based on the
guidelines and report their activities by affidavit.
Arkansas Yes Upon receipt of a completed certificate of attendance form confirming
attendance at an out-of-state continuing legal education program
approved by the situs state, the attorney shall be entitled to CLE
credits in Arkansas.
California We have applied for CLE credit in the state of California.
Colorado Yes Attorneys must submit a Colorado Affidavit form or the “Uniform
Certificate of Attendance” provided by the sponsor along with a
statement certifying that the CLE course is accredited in another
mandatory CLE state.
Connecticut No Mandatory CLE Requirement
Delaware No When the provider does not apply for accreditation in Delaware,
attorneys may apply for accreditation of an individual course pursuant
to Rule 8(B). Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Florida Yes Courses approved by other state bars are generally acceptable for use
toward satisfying CLE requirement but attorneys must first submit a CLE
Application for Course Attendance Credit along with the course outline /
written materials. Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Georgia No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Hawaii Yes Attorneys may claim MCPE or VCLE credit for CLE activities attended
outside Hawaii provided that the attorney is outside Hawaii when
attending the live in-person course. Electronic alternate format courses
taken in Hawaii regardless of where the course or activity originates
must be approved for credit by the Hawaii State Board of CLE. The course
or activity must be the type of course or activity that could be
approved for MCPE or VCLE credit by the Hawaii State Board of CLE. The
course must be approved by an approved jurisdiction which includes all
states except Nebraska. The course may also be approved by the following
international jurisdictions: England and Wales, Guam, Hong Kong,
Victoria-Australia, U.S. Virgin Islands. Attorneys seeking approval for
a course or activity for which the provider has not already obtained
approval may submit an attorney application for CLE approval.
following may be mailed, emailed or faxed to the MCLE Administrator:
attorney application
Certificate of attendance
materials, agenda and/or program outline
Attorney application fee
pursuant to the CLE Fee Schedule
Attorney applications must be
received no later than 30 days after the completion of the course for
which the attorney is seeking approval. Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Idaho No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Illinois No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Indiana No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Iowa No Attorneys should follow the directions listed
here</a >.
Kansas No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Kentucky No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Louisiana No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Maine Yes Credit hours for activities approved by another MCLE state will be
accepted for identical credit by the Board of Overseers of the Bar in
Maine upon the Board’s receipt of evidence of such certification as
issued by that state
Maryland No Mandatory CLE Requirement
Massachusetts No Mandatory CLE Requirement
Michigan No Mandatory CLE Requirement
Minnesota No Attorneys should follow the instructions on
this webpage</a >
to receive credit for a CLE activity.
Mississippi No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Missouri No Attorneys may request MCLE credit for a program not already approved by
submitting the program online for review and approval. Attorneys should
this form</a >.
Montana Yes Montana will honor the approval given by other CLE jurisdictions, so if
a seminar has been approved for CLE credit in the state in which it is
held, there is no need to apply for approval of CLE credit in Montana.
Simply attach documentation of the other state’s approval to your
affidavit at the end of the reporting year.
If the attorney would
like to complete an application form, they can do so using
this form</a >.
Nebraska No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Nevada No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
New Hampshire No As of July 1, 2014, the NHMCLE Board no longer provides pre- or
post-approval of courses for members. Members must evaluate any course
attended and use their best judgement to determine if the course meets
the purpose and qualification provisions of Rule 53. If qualified, the
member may enter the course may into his/her ART account on the New
Entry page.
New Mexico No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
New Jersey Yes Attorneys who are taking courses approved for CLE by another state will
receive 1:1 credit for courses approved in that jurisdiction through
reciprocity. This includes courses held in NJ and accredited only in
another state.
The New Jersey program is self-reporting and the
Board does not track an attorney’s credit-by-credit course work.
Attorneys must maintain possession of their Certificates of Attendance
for at least three years. In the event of an audit, attorneys will be
asked to produce those records to verify compliance. The attorney is
responsible for keeping track of the courses he or she takes toward
compliance with the NJ mandatory CLE requirement. BCLE Reg. 401:1
New York Yes If consistent with New York rules for traditional-live courses taken
outside of New York or non-traditional courses where provider is not
headquartered in New York, attorneys may claim New York CLE hours if
accredited in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California (for
courses more than 60 minutes in length), Colorado, Delaware, Georgia,
Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New
Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah,
Virginia, Wisconsin. And for activity in international jurisdictions
including Law Society of Hong Kong, Law Society of England and Wales,
and Solicitors Regulation Authority (for courses at least 60 minutes in
New York attorneys must retain the following:
of attendance from the course sponsor
proof of accreditation by at
least one of the New York Approved Jurisdictions listed above
that written course materials were made available
proof that the
faculty included at least one attorney in good standing
nontraditional-format courses (online, DVD, teleconference, etc.), proof
of acceptable attendance verification
North Carolina No Attorneys may apply for CLE credit in North Carolina when the course
sponsor is unable or unwilling to apply on the member’s behalf. Bar
members may apply for CLE credit before taking a program or after
completing the program. Bar members that teach a CLE course may also
apply for teaching credit. Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
North Dakota Yes Courses sponsored by state bar associations are presumptively approved,
as are courses approved by a CLE body of a state with mandatory CLE.
Ohio No Ohio does not allow attorneys to self-apply for CLE credit.
Oklahoma No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Oregon No An attorney whose principal office for the practice of law is in Idaho,
Utah or Washington may comply with Rule 3.5(a) by attaching to the
compliance report required by MCLE Rule 7.1 a copy of the member’s
certificate of compliance with the MCLE requirements of the state in
which the member’s principal office is located. Attorneys should submit
this form.
Pennsylvania No Pennsylvania does not allow attorneys to self-apply for CLE credit.
Rhode Island No On the MCLE portal, attorneys may complete Appendix F to obtain CLE
South Carolina No Attorneys may apply for CLE credit by completing
the required form</a >
and paying $25.
South Dakota No Mandatory CLE Requirement
Tennessee No Just because a course received credit in another state does not mean
that it will receive credit in Tennessee. Attach the following
A Certificate of Completion for the course.
detailed agenda listing the topics and start/stop times. If the course
was two or more hours in length, the agenda will need to include breaks.
If less than two hours provide a description of the course.
A list
of the speakers and biographical information on the speakers showing
they are qualified to teach the course (failure to include this required
information will result in the denial of your course). Attorneys should
this form</a >.
Texas No Attorneys may apply for out-of-state CLE credit by logging in to My Bar Page.
Utah No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Vermont No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Virginia No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.
Washington Yes If your primary office for the practice of law is outside of Washington,
and if you are a member of the Oregon, Idaho, or Utah state bars
(“comity” states), you may meet your Washington MCLE requirements by
providing proof of current MCLE compliance from your comity state bar.
Attorneys who attended a CLE program not already approved should submit
this form</a >.
West Virginia Yes All Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) members are
considered as presumptively accredited providers in West Virginia
Wisconsin Yes Except for repeated on-demand programs as defined in SCR 31.01(6m),
self-study courses as defined in CLE 1.02, and courses explicitly
disapproved in Wisconsin, courses approved for CLE credit by, and
attended in, any other state are deemed approved for the same number of
hours and for the same purposes in Wisconsin.
If your course was
approved in another jurisdiction outside of Wisconsin with or without
ethics credits, it will not be maintained on the BBE database. Attorneys
should submit
this form</a >.
Wyoming No Attorneys should submit
this form</a >.

If you have other questions relating to CLE, please visit our frequently asked questsions for CLE here.

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