Understanding the West Virginia CLE Requirement
Total CLE Requirement:
24 credit hours every two years
12 hours must be taken live
12 may be completed online ***On March 12, 2020, The State of West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals approved a temporary waiver of the 12 credit CLE limitation... effective immediately, and continuing through June 30, 2020, attorneys are able to earn all or any portion of the required 24 CLE credit minimum through video, audio, correspondence, telephone seminars, computer-based training courses, and in-house instruction.
21 hours General
3 hours Legal Ethics, Office Management, Substance Abuse, or Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession
June 30 (Even Years)
Newly Admitted Requirement:
Members admitted to the West Virginia State Bar after July 1, 2018 are subject to the new Bridge the Gap Program, which requires mandatory in-person attendance at one of the West Virginia State Bar's two seminars to be held annually. The training sessions will occur once at the State Bar Annual Meeting and a second time at a geographically different location each calendar year.
Each new lawyer admitted to practice after July 1, 2018 will have twenty-four months after their date of admission to complete the program.
State Contact Information:
The West Virginia State Bar
2000 Deitrick Blvd
Charleston, WV 25311-1231
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