Understanding the Kansas 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
At least 2 hours Ethics/Professionalism

Compliance Deadline:

*June 30

Reporting Deadline:

*July 31

Reporting Information:

*COVID-19 Temporary Change: The following Kansas Supreme Court Rules are modified as follows for the 2019-2020 compliance period:

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 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:

  • Address Kansas CLE
    Kansas Judicial Center
    301 SW 10th Avenue
    Topeka, KS 66612
  • Numbers Phone Number: (785) 368-8201
  • mail cleadmin@kscle.org
    www.kscle.org

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