Understanding the Connecticut CLE Requirement
Total CLE Requirement:
12 credit hours annually
All credits may be completed online.
Attorneys may also carry over up to two hours of credit from the prior year.
COVID-19 Update: CLE credits taken in 2020 shall apply in full towards an attorney’s or authorized house counsel’s 2021 requirement, even if the amount exceeds the two-hour carryover cap provided for in Section 2-27A(c)(5).
10 hours General
2 hours Ethics/Professionalism
Attorneys must maintain records to prove compliance with the Rule for a period of at least seven years.
There is no requirement that you send in any written proof of compliance to the Judicial Branch, bar association, or Statewide Grievance Committee. 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.
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:
Connecticut State Bar
30 Bank Street
New Britain, CT 06050
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