Understanding the Georgia CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

12 credit hours annually

Credit Format:

*6 hours must be taken live
6 may be completed online

Credit Breakdown:

10 hours General (including 3 hours of Trial hours for
trial attorneys only)
1 hour Ethics
1 hour Professionalism

Compliance Deadline:

*December 31 (3-month grace period to March 31st).

If you miss the March 31 deadline, pay the $100 late fee which extends the deadline to June 30. After June 30 an additional $150 in fees are due for a total of $250 for late completion of your CLE requirement.

Reporting Deadline:

*December 31 (3-month grace period to March 31st).

If you miss the March 31st deadline, pay the $100 late fee which extends the deadline to June 30. After June 30 an additional $150 in fees are due for a total of $250 for late completion of your CLE requirement.

Reporting Information:

*COVID-19 Temporary Changes: The Supreme Court of Georgia has extended the waiver of the 6-hour in-person CLE requirement through May 31, 2021.

The 2020 grace period has been extended to May 31, 2021.

In part:
“Given that the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of many in-person continuing legal education programs and that Georgia lawyers, therefore, have limited access to programs at which they may fulfill the requirement of personal attendance at such programs, the Court, in consultation with the State Bar president, temporarily suspends State Bar Rule 8-106 (B) Regulations (8) (e) and (15) to the extent that those Regulations limit lawyers to six hours of credit through self-study, in-house, or distance-learning continuing legal education activities. Further, the Court temporarily extends the grace period provided in State Bar Rule 8-107 (A) (1). Effective immediately, and continuing through May 31, 2021, lawyers may earn all or any portion of the required twelve hours through self-study, in-house, or distance-learning continuing legal education activities under Regulations 8 (e) and (15), so long as those activities otherwise satisfy the requirements of those Regulations. This temporary, partial suspension of Regulations 8 (e) and (15) shall apply to continuing legal education activities completed on or before the extended grace period of May 31, 2021.”

Newly Admitted Requirement:

Unless exempt, any newly admitted active member, must complete in the year of his or her admission or in the next calendar year the State Bar of Georgia Transition Into Law Practice Program, and such completion of the Transition Into Law Practice Program shall satisfy the mandatory continuing legal education requirements for such newly admitted active member for both the year of admission and the next succeeding year.

State Contact Information:

  • Address State Bar of Georgia
    104 Marietta Street NW
    Suite 100
    Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Numbers (T) (404) 527-8700 or 800-334-6865
  • mail www.gabar.org

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