Understanding the Kansas CLE Requirement
Total CLE Requirement:
12 credit hours annually
*6 hours must be taken live
*6 may be completed online
10 hours General
At least 2 hours Ethics/Professionalism
*COVID-19 Temporary Change: The following Kansas Supreme Court Rules are modified as follows for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 compliance periods:
Rules 801(d); 803. The CLE compliance period from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, remains in place. Any attorney not able to meet the CLE credit hours requirement during the compliance period will be automatically granted an extension to September 30, 2020, to meet the CLE credit hours requirement.
Rule 807(c). All credit hours for the 2019-2020 compliance period must be completed and reported no later than September 30, 2020. If credit hours are not completed and reported by September 30, 2020, attorneys must pay the $75 late filing fee required by Rule 807(c).
Rule 806(j). The credit hour limitation on prerecorded programming is waived for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 compliance period. Prerecorded programs must still meet the guidelines required for accreditation.
Rule 807(a) and (b). Notice of the Annual Report and Failure to Comply will be issued in October 2020.
Newly Admitted Requirement:
New attorneys are exempt from CLE requirements during the first compliance period of their admission.
State Contact Information:
Kansas Judicial Center
301 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
- Phone Number: (785) 368-8201
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