Understanding the Texas CLE Requirement
Total CLE Requirement:
15 credit hours annually
All credits may be completed online.
12 hours General
3 hours Ethics
*Last day of attorney's birth month.
*COMPLIANCE PERIOD RULE:
Each attorney’s annual compliance/reporting period begins on the first day of their birth month and ends on the day that precedes it.
*COVID-19 Temporary Change: The State Bar of Texas MCLE Department will grant an automatic 60-day extension to attorneys reaching their compliance deadlines in March, April, or May. Attorneys who missed compliance deadlines in January or February will receive an automatic 60-day extension to prevent the assessment of further fees. Attorneys now subject to suspension for failing to comply with MCLE requirements in November or December will have an additional one-month extension.
Please contact the MCLE Department at 800-204-2222, ext. 1806, or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the extensions or MCLE compliance requirements.
Newly Admitted Requirement:
New admittees have an initial CLE compliance period of 24 months that begins on the first day of their birth month after receiving their license.
State Contact Information:
State Bar of Texas
P.O. Box 13007
Austin, Texas 78711-3007
(T) (512) 427-1806
(T) (800) 204-2222 ext. 1806
(F) (512) 427-4423
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