Understanding the Utah CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

24 credit hours every two years<br/><br/> 12 credit hours every year for attorneys that complied with the 2021 reporting period; are now required to change from a two-year CLE reporting period to a one-year compliance cycle beginning July 1, 2021. <br/><br/> Two-Year Reporting Period: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022 – 24 hours of Utah approved CLE, to include two hours of legal ethics and one hour of professionalism and civility. <br/><br/> Annual Reporting Period: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 – 12 hours of Utah approved CLE, to include one hour of legal ethics and one hour of professionalism and civility.

Credit Format:

12 hours must be taken live
12 may be completed online

*For attorneys in the new one-year compliance cycle. 6 hours must be taken live
6 may be completed online

TRTCLE's Teleconferences satisfy the live requirement.

Credit Breakdown:

21 hours General
2 hours Ethics or Professional Responsibility
1 hour of Professionalism and Civility

*For attorneys in the new one-year compliance cycle. 10 hours General and 1 hour of Legal Ethics and 1 hour of Professionalism and Civility

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Supreme Court authorized the Board of Continuing Legal Education to suspend the live in-person credit requirement, allowing all required CLE to be fulfilled with online self-study audio or video presentations, webcasts or computer interactive telephonic programs for the compliance reporting period ending June 30, 2022.

Compliance Deadline:

June 30

Reporting Deadline:

July 31

Reporting Information:

TRTCLE reports completed courses to the Utah State Bar every 30 days.

Newly Admitted Requirement:

New admittees must complete the Utah State Board’s “New Lawyer Training Program” and “New Lawyer Ethics Program” in addition to 12 general CLE credits during their first compliance period.

State Contact Information:

  • Address Utah Law & Justice Center
    645 South 200 East, Suite 312
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
  • Numbers (T) (801) 531-9077
    (F) (801) 531-0660
  • mail mcle@utahbar.org
    www.utahbar.org

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