Total credit hours: 12.00 credit hours per year.
A minimum of 6.00 credit hours must be taken as live programs.
A maximum of 6.00 credit hours may be taken as OnDemand programs.
Deadline to Complete CLEs: December 31
Reporting Deadline: February 15
Reporting Period: 1 year
In Alabama, active status attorneys must complete 12.00 CLE credits every year to maintain good standing with the Alabama State Bar.
Alabama attorneys must complete all 12.00 required credits by December 31 each year. Attorneys have until February 15 of the following year to report CLE credit earned.
The reporting period is 1 year and ends on December 31 of each year.
CLE sponsors will report your attendance to the Alabama State Bar CLE Commission. You can check your transcript on the MyDashboard page of the ASB website and make corrections as necessary.
Alabama attorneys can carry over 12.00 CLE credits for one year. You may carry over 1.00 ethics credit.
Alabama attorneys must complete 1.00 ethics or professionalism credit each year.
No. In-program attendance verification is not required.
Newly admitted attorneys in Alabama are exempt for the remainder of the calendar year in which they are admitted. New attorneys subject to MCLE requirements must complete a 3-hour course in professionalism within 12 months of admission to the Alabama State Bar. These hours will count toward your required 12.00 CLE credits.
Yes. You may carry over 12.00 total credits (including 1.0 ethics) earned during your year of admission if the credits are earned after you were admitted to the bar.
Your first reporting period ends on December 31 of the first full calendar year after your admission to the Alabama State Bar.
Yes. New admittees must complete a 3-hour Mandatory Professionalism Seminar within 12 months of admission to the Alabama State Bar. Hours earned at this seminar will count toward your general 12.00-hour annual CLE requirement. The seminar will be administered by CLEAlabama on even-numbered years and Cumberland School of Law on odd-numbered years.
An attorney in their first year of practice is considered a newly admitted attorney.
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