Mandatory credit hours: 3.00 credit hours per year in mandatory ethics continuing legal education.
Voluntary credit hours: Alaska attorneys are encouraged to complete 9.00 additional general credit hours
Deadline to Complete CLEs: December 31
Reporting Deadline: February 1
Reporting Period: 1 year
In Alaska, active status attorneys must completed 3.00 CLE credits every year in ethics to maintain good standing with the Alaska Bar. Attorneys are encouraged to complete an additional 9.00 VCLE credits. If you are inactive for part of the year but are active as of December 31, you must report the required 3.00 CLE credits for that year.
Alaska attorneys must complete all 3.00 required credits by December 31. Attorneys must report their credits by February 1 of the following year.
The reporting period is 1 year and ends on December 31 for all attorneys.
Alaska attorneys can carry over 12.00 CLE credits to the next reporting year. This includes 3.00 ethics credits and 9.00 VCLE credits.
Alaska attorneys are responsible for reporting their CLEs by submitting their MCLE reporting form through the Alaska Bar Association website. You must report your 3.00 Mandatory Ethics CLE credits and you must also report whether you completed the 9.00 Voluntary CLE credits. If you completed fewer than 9.00 VCLE credits, you must report or estimate how many VCLE credits you completed.
There is no limit to the number of CLE credits you can earn with technology-delivered courses.
All active Alaska attorneys must complete 3.00 mandatory ethics CLE credits every year. Attorneys are encouraged to complete an additional 9.00 voluntary CLE credits in other relevant subjects.
No. In-program attendance verification is not required.
Newly admitted attorneys in Alaska are exempt from CLE reporting requirements for the duration of the year in which they are admitted to the Alaska Bar.
Yes. If you earn and report CLE credits after you are admitted to the Alaska Bar and before December 31 of that year, those credits will be applied to your first reporting year.
Your first reporting period year ends on December 31 of the first full calendar year after your admission to the Alaska Bar.
No. New attorneys in Alaska do not have any special CLE requirements.
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