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

Reporting Information:

*COVID-19 Temporary Change: The Supreme Court of Georgia ordered effective May 28, 2020, through March 31, 2021, lawyers may earn all of 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 the live requirement shall apply to self-study, in-house, and distance-learning continuing legal education activities completed on or before March 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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