Understanding the Louisiana CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

12.5 credit hours annually

Credit Format:

*8.5 hours must be taken live
*4 may be completed online

Credit Breakdown:

10.5 hours General
1 hour Ethics
1 hour Professionalism

Compliance Deadline:

December 31

Reporting Deadline:

January 31

Reporting Information:

*COVID-19 Temporary Change: Pursuant to an Order issued by the Supreme Court of Louisiana, for mandatory continuing legal education compliance year 2020, the limitation on “self-study” credits (as defined in Rule 3(d) of Supreme Court Rule XXX) shall be increased to twelve and one half (12.5) hours annually.

Newly Admitted Requirement:

New admittees must complete 12.5 credits including 8 hours of ethics, professionalism, or law management before the end of the calendar year that follows their year of admission.

State Contact Information:

  • Address Louisiana State Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Department
    601 St. Charles Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Numbers (T) (504) 566-1600 or
    (T) (800) 421-5722

    (F) (504) 504-828-1416
  • mail www.LSBA.ORG/MCLE
    www.lascmcle.org

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