Understanding the Connecticut CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

12 credit hours annually

Credit Format:

All credits may be completed online.

Attorneys may also carry over up to two hours of credit from the prior year, even from 2016 to 2017.

Credit Breakdown:

10 hours General
2 hours Ethics/Professionalism

Compliance Deadline:

December 31

*COVID-19 Temporary Change: The State of Connecticut Superior Court ordered that the CLE requirement is suspended until further notice.

Reporting Deadline:

Attorneys must maintain records to prove compliance with the Rule for a period of at least seven years.

Reporting Information:

Newly Admitted Requirement:

Newly admitted attorneys have to comply with the Rule in the
calendar year following their admission or certification.

For example, lawyers admitted in 2017 do not have to take courses
for MCLE credit until 2018.

State Contact Information:

  • Address Connecticut State Bar
    30 Bank Street
    New Britain, CT 06050
  • Numbers 860.223.4400
  • mail mcle@jud.ct.gov

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