Understanding the Vermont CLE Requirement
Total CLE Requirement:
Beginning on July 1, 2020: 24 credits every two years. <br/>*The new Rules apply to attorneys on the 2019-2021 reporting cycle and beyond, but do not apply to attorneys renewing in 2020.
*12 hours must be completed through "Moderated Programming"
*12 may be completed online through "Non-Moderated Programming with Interactivity as a Key Component".
General: 20 credits
Ethics: At least 2 credits
Attorney Wellness: At least 1 credit
Diversity and Inclusion: At least 1 credit
Newly Admitted Requirement:
Newly admitted attorneys must complete 15 hours of specially approved continuing legal education courses on Vermont practice and procedure. At least 6 of the 15 hours must be earned by attendance at live courses. The 15 hours must be completed no earlier than 1 year before, and no later than 1 year after, admission to the bar. Note that courses taken to satisfy the first-year CLE requirement will count toward the MCLE requirement during your first reporting period.
State Contact Information:
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board Office of Attorney Licensing
32 Cherry St., Suite 213
Burlington, VT 05401
(T) (802) 859-3000
(F) (802) 859-3003
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