Understanding the Vermont CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

20 credits every two years

Credit Format:

10 hours must be taken live
10 may be completed online

Credit Breakdown:

18 hours General
2 hours Ethics

Compliance Deadline:

June 30

Reporting Deadline:

July 1

Reporting Information:

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:

  • Address Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board Office of Attorney Licensing
    Costello Courthouse
    32 Cherry St., Suite 213
    Burlington, VT 05401
  • Numbers (T) (802) 859-3000
    (F) (802) 859-3003
  • mail jud.attylicensing@vermont.gov
    www.vermontjudiciary.org

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