Understanding the Maine CLE Requirement
Total CLE Requirement:
12 credit hours annually
7 hours must be taken live
5 hours may be completed online through self-study coursework
10 hours General
At least one (1) Live hour in Ethics and Professionalism; and
** At least one (1) Live In-Person hour must be primarily concerned with the recognition and avoidance of harassment and discriminatory communication and conduct.
Last business day in February
*At their March meeting, the directors of the Board of Overseers of the Bar decided to extend the 2018/2019 CLE reporting deadline. The Board made this decision because of the significant changes resulting from amended Maine Bar Rule 5, including the new mandatory harassment and discrimination credit, and the challenges associated with implementing the Rule. Consequently, the Board is extending the CLE reporting deadline to December 31, 2020. The Board also decided to forgo the imposition of late fees for the 2018/2019 reporting period.
**COVID-19 Temporary Change: Effective immediately and until further order, any in-person participation requirements for continuing legal education, including but not limited to the requirement in M. Bar. R. 5(c)(3), are hereby suspended, and participation may be by an electronic medium.
Newly Admitted Requirement:
State Contact Information:
Board of Overseers of the Bar
PO Box 527
Augusta, ME 04332
(T) (207) 623-1121
(F) (207) 623-4175
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