Understanding the Maine CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

12 credit hours annually

Credit Format:

7 hours must be taken live
5 hours may be completed online through self-study coursework
*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.

Credit Breakdown:

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.
* *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.

Compliance Deadline:

*December 31st
The CLE deadline for calendar year 2020 has been extended to 4/30/2021.

Reporting Deadline:

*Last business day in February.
The CLE deadline for calendar year 2020 has been extended to 4/30/2021.

Reporting Information:

TRTCLE reports attendance for Live courses to the Board of Overseers of the Bar monthly. Online, self-study courses should be self-reported.

Newly Admitted Requirement:

n/a

State Contact Information:

  • Address Board of Overseers of the Bar
    PO Box 527
    Augusta, ME 04332
  • Numbers (T) (207) 623-1121
    (F) (207) 623-4175
  • mail board@mebaroverseers.org
    www.mebaroverseers.org

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