NOTES ON INDIVIDUAL STATE POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS

State CLE approval authorities have varying requirements regarding the award of CLE credit.  Some state authorities provide accreditation to courses submitted by SRS.  Other states validate courses by reciprocity with other states.  Still others accept course credit applications from individual lawyers or law firms. 


PLEASE CHECK YOUR STATE IN THE LIST BELOW.
Also, please check your state’s CLE website as requirements change, particularly as to video programs during the COVID restrictions.

ALABAMA:  Alabama has accredited SRS CLE Programs.  Program attendance and number of program hours attended for each Alabama attorney are submitted by SRS within 30 days of completion by the attorney.  Bar identification numbers must be included.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.  Each participating attorney shall be allowed to complete an evaluation questionnaire addressing the quality, effectiveness and usefulness of the program.  If you wish to evaluate, PLEASE FILL OUT THE EVALUATION FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

ALASKA:  The SRS CLE programs are approved in Alaska by reciprocity with other states.  Any course or continuing legal education activity approved for credit by a jurisdiction, other than Alaska, that requires continuing legal education is approved for credit in Alaska. The SRS programs are approved in almost all states with in-state MCLE approval processes. All credits are calculated on the 60-minute hour. Video runtimes are shown on the SRS website in minutes. Convert to hours and report credits online through your member portal

ARIZONA:  Individual lawyers may report completion of all or a portion of an SRS CLE program.  The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit providers or programs.  Rule 45, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. and the accompanying MCLE Regulations are predicated on the assumption that attorneys can evaluate CLE activities offered based on the guidelines set forth in the Regulations, and report their activities by affidavit.  The SRS programs are approved in almost all states with in-state MCLE approval processes and meet the Arizona guidelines.  SRS provides a certificate of attendance.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

ARKANSAS: Individual lawyers may apply for pre-approval or approval of all or a portion of an SRS CLE program.  The Continuing Legal Education Board permits the CLE minimum requirements to be met through individual courses that have been approved by the Board, or such other programs, courses, or other educational materials that the Board may approve pursuant to Rule 4.  An hour of continuing legal education credit requires at least sixty minutes of instruction.  Individual lawyers may apply for approval of part or all of an SRS Program.  Lawyers should note that Arkansas Rule 4.04(8) requires one continuous hour of instruction.  For that reason, lawyers must queue up and watch in a continuous session successive videos that total 60 minutes or more of programming.  SRS videos meet all of the substantive requirements of the Rules, including necessary written materials. SRS provides the opportunity for each participating attorney to complete an evaluation questionnaire addressing the quality, effectiveness and usefulness of the program.  If you wish to evaluate, PLEASE FILL OUT THE EVALUATION FORM which is found on the SRS website, CLE tab, Forms option, and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

CALIFORNIA:  California has accredited SRS CLE Programs.  All attorneys (except those on voluntary inactive status) report MCLE compliance by submitting a statement of compliance to the State Bar. Compliance may be reported online through My State Bar Profile. The State Bar of California does not track the education hours completed by attorneys. Attorneys track their own hours and report compliance to the State Bar at the end of their three-year compliance period.

COLORADO:  Colorado has accredited SRS CLE programs.  All attorneys admitted in Colorado must earn 45 general CLE credits every three years.  All CLE credits earned are to be reported to the Office of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education. To report credits earned through a Colorado program, the sponsor of the program will provide the Affidavit that contains a course ID number. You will use the CLE online affidavit system to enter the course ID number and report the credits you’ve earned. If you do not have a course ID, courses can be looked up by course date and sponsor through the online affidavit system. Affidavits can be mailed in but will not be accepted by email or fax. You should keep a record of all accredited courses you attend. 

CONNECTICUT:  The SRS CLE programs are approved in Connecticut by reciprocity with other states.  The SRS CLE programs are approved in almost all states with MCLE approval processes and comply with Connecticut rules. In Connecticut, there is no formal approval process for organizations that want to provide MCLE courses in Connecticut. If an organization’s MCLE program or course has been approved by the authority authorized to approve MCLE courses in another jurisdiction, then the organization’s MCLE course is automatically approved in Connecticut. MCLE providers that want to offer a MCLE course in Connecticut that has not first been approved in another jurisdiction must comply with the content and delivery requirements contained within the rule, specifically Practice Book §2-27A(b)(1) and (c)(6)A credit hour is based on the actual instruction time. The MCLE rule does not set a minimum amount of time that an MCLE activity must last for an attorney to get credit. Shorter MCLE activities can be aggregated or “stacked” to comply with the rule. For example, an attorney could watch four different, fifteen-minute MCLE videos to accumulate one hour of MCLE credit. The MCLE program in Connecticut is a self-reporting system. You keep track of the courses and hours that you take each year, maintain records to prove compliance with the rule for seven years (see Practice Book §2-27A(d)), and certify on your annual registration form that you have complied with the rule or are exempted from compliance.

DELAWARE:  SRS has accreditation applications pending in Delaware.  There are delays in accrediting programs because of the COVID restrictions.  Delaware approves both sponsors and individual programs. The Commission on continuing Legal Education will approve a program submitted by an individual lawyer or law firm as long as it meets the Rules requirements.  When an individual video or program of interest is not yet listed in the official catalog, you may contact the Commission to inquire as to credit eligibility (margot.millar@delaware.gov).

FLORIDA: Florida has accredited SRS CLE Programs.  It is the responsibility of the member to report CLE credit and to complete the CLER requirement. CLE credits can be reported online at floridabar.org.  Each member should be aware of all deadlines and obligations to The Florida Bar.

GEORGIA:  Georgia has accredited SRS CLE Programs.  Program attendance and number of program hours attended for each Georgia attorney will be submitted by SRS within 30 days of completion by the attorney.  Bar identification numbers must be included.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

HAWAII:  Hawaii has accredited SRS CLE programs.  Lawyers who are members of the Hawaii Bar access videos used for CLE credit are free of charge, courtesy of one of the SRS partners, Frank Rothschild, who lives on Kauai and is a member of the Hawaii Bar.  (The other SRS partners are members of the bar in jurisdictions that have no mandatory CLE requirement.)  A credit hour is 60 minutes.  Please note that each session reported for credit must be at least 50 minutes long, therefore lawyers should report videos they watched that total at least 50 minutes.  Program attendance and number of program hours attended for each Hawaii attorney will be submitted by SRS within 30 days of completion by the attorney.  Bar identification numbers must be included.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.  If a lawyer begins the program in a given year, the member must complete all desired videos within the same calendar year.  A lawyer receives credit only once for this approved program.  Each participating attorney shall be allowed to complete an evaluation questionnaire addressing the quality, effectiveness and usefulness of the program.  If you wish to evaluate, PLEASE FILL OUT THE EVALUATION FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

IDAHO:  Idaho has accredited the SRS CLE programs.  A written report of attendance at accredited MCLE courses must be provided to the Idaho State Bar at the end of each 3 year reporting period. The reporting form is the MCLE Certificate of Compliance. Certificate of Compliance will be provided to each reporting attorney at the end of their reporting period. Only time spent in actual educational activities may be counted in the hours of credit received for participating in a program. One (1) credit hour is given for each hour actually spent in attendance at an accredited course.

ILLINOIS:  Illinois has accredited the SRS CLE programs.  In each two-year reporting period, attorneys must complete 30 total hours of credit.  ,Attorneys report compliance with (or a valid exemption from) MCLE requirements every other year. Reporting periods last two years from July 1 to June 30 – in even numbered years for those with A-M last names and in odd numbered years for those with N-Z last names.  SRS will issue a certificate of attendance for each lawyer who requests one.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.  Pursuant to Rule 795(f), SRS has a financial hardship policy which is found on the SRS website at the CLE tab, Forms option.

INDIANA:  Indiana has accredited the SRS CLE programs.  The rules require that every Attorney shall complete no less than six (6) hours of Approved Courses each year and shall complete no less than thirty-six (36) hours of Approved Courses each three-year Educational Period.  A maximum of 18 Distance Education credits can be claimed in a three-year period.  You may report your attendance online using the Portal.  Lawyers must post at least 30 minutes of instruction to claim credit, therefore make sure you report attendance with respect to videos that total 30 minutes or more of runtime.

IOWA:  Iowa has accredited the SRS CLE programs.  On-demand CLE activity may be credited toward the CLE requirement of fifteen (15) clock hours per year, established by Court Rules 41.3 and 42.2 of the Iowa Supreme Court. However, no individual attorney may claim more than six hours of pre-recorded computer-based CLE in any one calendar year. (Maximum of 6 hours of on-demand CLE each year).

KANSAS:  Kansas has accredited the SRS CLE programs.  Program attendance and number of program hours attended for each Kansas attorney will be submitted by SRS within 30 days of completion by the attorney.  Bar identification numbers must be included.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.  The Continuing Legal Education Commission requires that you be reminded “that claiming hours for segments not actually attended could be a violation of Rule 8.4(c) of the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct for Lawyers.”

KENTUCKY:  Kentucky has accredited the SRS CLE programs.  Each educational year, as defined by SCR 3.600(7), every person licensed to practice law in Kentucky, not specifically exempted pursuant to the provisions of SCR 3.665, shall complete and certify a minimum of 12 credit hours in continuing legal education activities approved by the Commission.  Certification is submitted to the Director for CLE by the sponsor of the accredited activity or by individual attorneys on approved KBA forms.  If you want SRS to submit certification, PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

LOUISIANA:  Louisiana has accredited the SRS CLE programs.  The annual compliance requirement is 12.5 hours, including 1 hour of ethics and 1 hour of professionalism. All credit hours must be earned by December 31, 2020 and reported no later than January 31, 2021. Program attendance and number of program hours attended for each Louisiana attorney will be submitted by SRS within 30 days of completion by the attorney.  Bar identification numbers must be included.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com. Self-study credits are an approved substitute to in-person attendance at CLE activities. Credit for self-study consist of participation in technological transmissions, including live or prerecorded audio and/or audiovisual presentations and activities or other appropriate technology as approved by the MCLE Committee.  Due to COVID-19, the Louisiana Supreme Court has issued an Order increasing the limitation on self-study credits from 4 to 12.5 hours for the calendar year of 2020. 

MAINE:  Maine has accredited the SRS CLE programs.  Rule 5 of the Maine Bar Rules covers mandatory CLE. Most Maine attorneys must complete 12 approved credit hours per calendar year. As outlined in 2019 Me. Rules 05 (k)(1), SRS will report credits to the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar no later than 30 days following the program date. PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

MARYLAND:  Maryland has no MCLE requirement.

MASSACHUSETTS:  Massachusetts has no MCLE requirement.

MICHIGAN: Michigan has no MCLE requirement.

MINNESOTA:  SRS has accreditation applications pending in Minnesota.  There are delays in accrediting programs because of the COVID restrictions.    The CLE Rules require that each lawyer holding an active license complete a minimum of 45 credit hours every 3 years.  There are two ways to report CLE attendance at approved courses: 1. Report attendance online using OASIS, or 2. Report attendance on a paper Affidavit of CLE Compliance form and mail it to the CLE office. There’s a $10 paper affidavit fee if you do not report in OASIS.

MISSISSIPPI:  Mississippi has accredited the SRS CLE programs.  An attorney that is active must complete 12 hours of CLE by July 31 each year and report to the Commission on the CLE Annual Report Statement by August 15. (Rule 5).  Attorneys can earn up to 6 hours per year including the 1 hour ethics requirement through distance learning courses. These types of courses include online on-demand programs. Excess distance learning courses taken during a year will not be credited to the attorney’s records and are not eligible for carryover credits. (Regulations 3.3, 4.9 and 4.10)  Due to issues concerning Covid-19 and the limitations on the ability to gather in-person, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered that the limit on CLE credit earned though online programs has been temporarily removed. 

MISSOURI:  Individual lawyers may report completion of all or a portion of an SRS CLE program.  On-demand audio and video legal materials may be reported only for self-study credit. Missouri does not accredit or specify materials that qualify for self-study credit. Up to six hours each reporting year may be earned through self-study activities.  Missouri requires a total of 15 hours of CLE programs or activities. The total instructional time in minutes is divided by 50 and rounded to the nearest one-tenth (0.1) of an hour. Lawyers are responsible for completing and submitting their report of compliance. Although sponsors are required to retain attendance records, they do not file compliance information on behalf the lawyers who attend programs. Sponsors may, but are not required to, send certificates of attendance to attendees. These certificates are to assist you in keeping track of the programs you attend. You should not send certificates of attendance to The Missouri Bar.

MONTANA:  Montana has accredited SRS CLE programs. Program attendance and number of program hours attended for each Montana attorney will be submitted by the sponsor within 30 days of completion by the attorney.  Bar identification numbers must be included.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com. You must claim at least 0.5 credit (30 minutes) of instruction time in order to receive credit on your transcript.

NEBRASKA:  Nebraska has accredited SRS CLE programs.  Up to 5.0 hours per year may be claimed for credit for self-study/on-demand programs.  Please note that you need at least 30 minutes of instruction time for CLE credit, so be sure to report videos with an accumulated runtime of at least 30 minutes.  Program attendance and number of program hours attended for each Nebraska attorney will be submitted by SRS  within 30 days of completion by the attorney.  Bar identification numbers must be included.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

NEVADA:  Individual lawyers or law firms may apply for pre-approval of all or a portion of a particular individual program of continuing legal education which meets the academic standards set forth in Regulation 3. SRS CLE program videos meet the requirements of Regulation 3. Each application for preapproval of an individual program is made on Board Form 2 or CLE Reg Uniform Application for Approval of Continuing Legal Education. A lawyer or law firm seeking pre-approval of a program, must apply to the Board by submitting the required application and supporting documentation no later than forty-five (45) days prior to the program. The Board will act on the pre-approval application within thirty (30) days of receipt. Nevada is a self-reporting and affirmation state. Each lawyer must, in order to verify compliance with SCR 205-215, inclusive, and the Regulations promulgated by this Board thereunder, retain for audit all certificates of attendance, program outlines, agendas, cancelled checks, receipts, travel vouchers, or other records to verify compliance. Such records must be retained by the lawyer for a period of three (3) years after the lawyer engages in the continuing legal education activity subject to verification. A lawyer may verify his or her attendance at any program by using the certificate of attendance issued by the Provider of the program. If you want SRS to submit certification, PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

NEW HAMPSHIRE:  The SRS CLE programs are approved in New Hampshire by reciprocity with other states. The SRS programs are approved in almost all states with in-state MCLE approval processes. New Hampshire lawyers are required to complete 720 minutes (twelve hours) of CLE in each reporting year. All lawyers must make an annual certification as prescribed in Rule 53.3.

NEW JERSEY: The SRS CLE programs are approved in New Jersey by reciprocity with other states. New Jersey attorneys who are satisfying the CLE requirement of another mandatory CLE state or who take courses approved for CLE by another state will receive 1:1 credit for courses approved in that jurisdiction through reciprocity.  The SRS programs are approved in almost all states with in-state MCLE approval processes. Unless otherwise exempt, every active New Jersey licensed attorney in good standing is required to complete 24 credit hours of continuing legal education every two years. BCLE Reg. 201:1. A credit hour is 50 minutes of instruction time in Board-accredited continuing legal education courses. The minimum amount of time for any course to be granted credit is 50 minutes.  New Jersey lawyers should use SRS videos in a continuous session in which the SRS videos have runtimes of a total of 50 minutes at each session. Alternate verifiable learning format courses presented on videotape and Internet computer self-study are limited to one-half of the total credit requirement in any compliance period. BCLE Reg. 201:4. 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. 

NEW MEXICO:  New Mexico has accredited SRS CLE programs.  Program attendance and number of program hours attended for each New Mexico attorney will be submitted by SRS within 30 days of completion by the attorney.  Bar identification numbers must be included.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

NEW YORK: The SRS CLE programs are approved in New York by reciprocity with other states. SRS is headquartered outside New York State and the SRS programs are approved in states within New York’s Category A basis for reciprocity. Experienced attorneys must complete a total of 24 accredited CLE credit hours during each biennial reporting cycle (the two-year period between your attorney registrations). An attorney registration form will be mailed to you. You must file your attorney registration form and complete your CLE requirement within 30 days after your birthday on alternate years. All attorneys must certify, at the time of their biennial registration, that they have satisfactorily completed their CLE requirement for that reporting cycle and that they have retained the proper documentation.

NORTH CAROLINA:  North Carolina has accredited SRS CLE programs.  North Carolina requires 12 hours of approved CLE annually.  Credit is based on a 60-minute hour.  Program attendance and number of program hours attended for each North Carolina attorney will be submitted by SRS within 30 days of completion by the attorney.  Bar identification numbers must be included.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

NORTH DAKOTA:  Individual lawyers or law firms may apply for pre-approval or approval of all or a portion of an SRS CLE program.   North Dakota does not pre-approve individual online video programs.  Reciprocity is granted in most cases for courses approved in MCLE jurisdictions. The SRS programs are approved in almost all states with in-state MCLE approval processes.  Fill out the Individual Attorney Application and mail or email it to State Bar Association of North Dakota for approval, PO Box 2136, Bismarck, ND 58502, info@sband.org.  Attorneys admitted to the State Bar Association of North Dakota must complete and report 45 hours of accredited ND CLE activities every three years.  North Dakota attorneys may satisfy up to fifteen (15) CLE credit hours each compliance period through self-study. The individual lawyer submits CLE courses completed through the Bar Association’s online system. SRS has provided to the State Bar Association the information needed to meet application requirements  If you want SRS to provide a certification, PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

OHIO: Ohio has accredited SRS CLE programs.  You must complete at least twenty-four credit hours of approved continuing legal education for each two-year compliance period.  Sixty minutes of actual instruction or other approved activity equal one credit hour. The cap on self-study credit is 12 hours for each biennial compliance period. Program attendance and number of program hours attended for each Ohio attorney will be submitted by SRS within 30 days of completion by the attorney.  Bar identification numbers must be included.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.  Ohio requires an evaluation form.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE EVALUATION FORM, which is on the SRS website, CLE tab, Forms option, and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

OKLAHOMA:  Oklahoma has accredited SRS CLE programs.  Unless exempt, every active member and senior, must complete a minimum of 12 Oklahoma MCLE approved continuing legal education (CLE) credits during the calendar year. Each 50-minute segment of actual instructional time constitutes 1.0 CLE credit. Within 30 days of the program, SRS will post attendance using the OKMCLE online attendance reporting portal. In some cases, it may be necessary for you to obtain written verification of your attendance from the sponsor so that you can submit it to the MCLE Department. Lawyers are not able to self-report credit online.

OREGON:  SRS has accreditation applications pending in Oregon.  There are delays in accrediting programs because of the COVID restrictions.  An individual active member of the Oregon Bar may apply for accreditation of an SRS CLE Program as a group CLE activity by filing a written application for accreditation with the MCLE Program Manager. The application shall be made on the form required by the MCLE Program Manager for the particular type of CLE activity for which accreditation is being requested and shall demonstrate compliance with the accreditation standards contained in these Rules.  A Credit Hour is sixty minutes of CLE activity.  Except as provided in Rules 3.3 and 3.4, all active members shall complete a minimum of 45 credit hours of accredited CLE activity every three years. Oregon uses a MCLE Transcript system. An MCLE transcript is the record of a bar member’s MCLE credits reported during the member’s reporting period. A member may view and modify their MCLE transcript by logging onto the electronic system provide by the Oregon State Bar. A member may access the system through the Oregon State Bar’s website (https://hello.osbar.org/)  An MCLE Compliance Report is an active bar member’s MCLE transcript reflecting at least the minimum required credits for the member’s reporting period.  An active member who is also an active member in a jurisdiction with which Oregon has established MCLE reciprocity (currently Idaho, Utah or Washington) may comply with Rule 3.4(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 from that jurisdiction. No other information about program attendance is required.  SRS CLE programs are accredited in Idaho, Utah and Washington. 

PENNSYLVANIA:  Individual lawyers or law firms may apply for pre-approval or approval of all or a portion of an SRS CLE program.  Courses offered by a provider that comply with the Pennsylvania rules and regulations shall be submitted to the Board pursuant to Section 12 of these regulations for review and may be given such credit, if any, as the Board deems appropriate.  The SRS CLE programs meet the Section 12 requirements.  The minimum annual CLE requirement is twelve (12) hours. Pennsylvania is a sixty-minute hour state.  Each lawyer must schedule at least one hour of video in a continuous session to meet the state requirements; and after the initial hour, additional sessions must be at least 30 minutes long.  This means the SRS videos must be queued up and run continuously to accumulate the 60-minute or 30-minute session.  The number of credits earned by distance learning education that may be applied to the annual compliance requirement shall not exceed six (6).  Credits earned via distance learning in excess of the annual credit limit, will not carry over into subsequent compliance periods.  SRS will provide a certificate of completion.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

RHODE ISLAND:  Individual lawyers or law firms may apply for pre-approval or approval of all or a portion of a particular individual program of continuing legal education.  Submit your own individual application for accreditation (Appendix D) for completion of a program offered by sponsor.  Online on-demand video courses may be approved for up to six (6) credits per year maximum.  Rhode Island is a 50- minute state.  Ten (10) credits are required.  MCLE filing must be completed via the MCLE Portal at www.courts.ri.gov. Submit your credits when you have completed the ten (10) credits including two (2) legal ethics. Retain original certificates for your file for three (3) years. Up to ten (10) reported excess credits will be carried forward for one (1) year only.

SOUTH CAROLINA:  South Carolina has accredited SRS CLE programs.  One (1) hour of accredited CLE means sixty (60) minutes of actual instruction.  South Carolina has a 30-minute minimum to qualify for CLE credit.  The SRS CLE program is an online course and, under South Carolina regulations, will be accredited for the actual time spent to a maximum of eight (8) hours per activity.  An SRS CLE activity must be completed within 30 days of purchase, and a program begun during a calendar year must be completed by the end of  that year.  SRS will report attendance in a form or manner prescribed by the Commission within thirty (30) days of the end of the course. PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.  SRS is required to provide attendees with an evaluation form to complete.  That form is online at the SRS website under the CLE tab, Forms option.  SRS offers assistance to any attorney with a dispute regarding the administration, representation, or content of a course; please contact us by e-mail at Service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

SOUTH DAKOTA: South Dakota has no MCLE requirement.

TENNESSEE:  Individual lawyers or law firms may apply for pre-approval or approval of all or a portion of an SRS CLE program.  Each attorney must complete a total of fifteen (15) hours of CLE, which must consist of no less than twelve (12) General hours and three (3) Ethics/Professionalism hours (or Dual hours) per year.  For the years 2019 and 2020 all hours can be earned online as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Complete the Request for Out of State, Online or Other Unpaid Credits form on the www.cletn.com website under the FOR ATTORNEYS section.  You can mail the information to the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education at 1321 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 810 , Nashville, TN 37217, or email it to info@cletn.com.   Attach to the form a certificate of completion which you get from SRS.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.   You also need the following information: a detailed agenda listing the topics and start/stop times, and a list of the speakers and biographical information on the speakers showing they are qualified to teach the course.  SRS Online LLC has provided all of this information for the SRS CLE programs to the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education.  If you need copies, please send an e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com

 TEXAS:  Texas has accredited SRS CLE programs.  Every active State Bar of Texas member must complete at least 15 hours of accredited CLE during each MCLE compliance year.  CLE credit hours are computed based on actual time spent in an activity (actual instruction time, reading time, running time of tapes, audio, video or digital media) reported in hours to the nearest one-quarter hour and reported in decimals (Article XII, Section 7A and 7B). SRS will timely submit Texas member attendance records to the MCLE Director for each accredited CLE activity. PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

UTAH: Utah has accredited SRS CLE programs. Each lawyer admitted to practice in Utah must complete, during each two fiscal year period (July 1 through June 30), a minimum of 24 hours of Utah accredited CLE.  An hour of accredited CLE means 60 minutes of attendance in a one-hour period at an accredited CLE program. One hour of self-study credit will be allowed for viewing and/or listening to 60 minutes of video presentations in accordance with Rule 14-408(a).  No more than 12 hours of credit may be obtained through self-study with video presentations.  Program attendance and number of program hours attended for each Utah attorney will be submitted by SRS within 60 days of completion by the attorney.  Bar identification numbers must be included.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.

VERMONT:  Vermont has accredited SRS CLE programs.  The total hour requirement per two-year reporting period 24 hours. Before June 1 of each year, each attorney subject to reporting for the current reporting period must complete the Rule 3 MCLE requirements and certify such completion by the end (June 30) of the reporting period.

VIRGINIA:   Virginia has accredited SRS CLE programs.  By October 31* of each year, all active lawyers must have completed 12 hours of continuing legal education. Each Virginia lawyer must submit a Virginia certification form that SRS will provide together with the applicable ID number. In order to receive your form, PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.  After you get your form from SRS, you then certify your attendance on the website of the Virginia Mandatory Legal Education Board. 

WASHINGTON STATE:  Washington has accredited SRS CLE programs.  Lawyers and house counsel licensed under Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rule (APR) 8(f) must complete 45 approved MCLE credits in total every applicable three-year reporting period. You do not have to attend live or real-time seminars to earn MCLE credits. You may earn all your CLE credits by viewing online, on-demand programs.  Program attendance and number of program hours attended for each Washington attorney should be submitted by the sponsor within 30 days of completion by the attorney.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE CREDITS FORM and e-mail it to service@srsadvocacyskills.com.The state requires SRS to provide each participant with an evaluation form to complete.  You will find the form at CLE>Forms.

WASHINGTON, D.C.:  The District of Columbia has no MCLE requirement.

WEST VIRGINIA:  West Virginia has accredited SRS CLE programs.  Every two fiscal years, every member of the West Virginia State Bar shall complete 24 hours of CLE credits.  For purposes of calculating credit, a "credit-hour" means each period of fifty minutes of instruction in an accredited course. The total credit for video and computer-based training courses shall not exceed half of the mandatory continuing legal education requirements.  On or before July 31 of each year, each lawyer shall file a report of completion of the required number of hours of CLE activity.

WISCONSIN: Individual lawyers or law firms may report all or a portion of an SRS CLE program as an out-of-state program.  Out-of-State Approved Self Report 1. Use this section to report credits for courses approved for continuing legal education credit by, and attended in, any other state or territory or the District of Columbia (other than Wisconsin). 2. Enter the Sponsor 3. Enter the jurisdiction in which the course was attended and approved 4. Enter the Course Title 5. Enter the Date Attended 6. Enter the total Hours Attended (including EPR hours) 7. Enter the Hours Taught (if any). 8. Enter the EPR Hours Attended 9. Click “Save.” A message will appear on top (in red letters) letting you know that your course was added successfully.  To determine the number of credit hours, add the total number of minutes for the program and divide by 50. Be sure to round down to the nearest whole or half hour. In response to COVID-19, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has issued a temporary order to increase the number of credits from on-demand programs that attorneys may use to satisfy their CLE reporting requirements. Effective March 17, 2020, and until December 31, 2020, even-year reporters (2019-2020 cycle) may claim up to 30 credits from "on demand" programs.  All attorneys are required to electronically file their CLE report using the e-filing program at https://www.wicourts.gov/services/attorney/edu.htm.  Lawyers who are on active status according to the membership records of the State Bar of Wisconsin are required to file a CLE Form 1 electronically. By electronically filing CLE Form 1, lawyers are reporting their compliance with Wisconsin’s 30-hour mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) requirements.

WYOMING:  Wyoming has accredited SRS CLE programs.  Active attorneys are required to earn 15 hours of CLE each calendar year. Wyoming uses a 60-minute hour. You may receive up to eight hours during each calendar year for self-study credit, which includes video tapes and online courses. Self-study in excess of eight hours may not be carried forward.  Credits may be submitted through the online submission form or on the printable Application for CLE Credit. Sponsors cannot report CLE credits for you; you must submit the credits yourself. The CLE reporting period runs from January 1 to December 31. Attorneys must submit applications for CLE credit by January 15 of the year following the reporting period.

 

 

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