Total credit hours: 12.00 credit hours every year.
Deadline to Complete CLEs: December 31
Reporting Deadline: Annual Registration
Reporting Period: 1 year
In Connecticut, active status attorneys must complete 12.00 CLE credits every year to maintain good standing with the Connecticut Bar.
Connecticut attorneys must complete all 12.00 required credits by December 31. Attorneys verify their compliance with the CLE requirement when they complete their annual registration the following year (usually due by the first Friday in March).
The reporting period is 1 year and ends on December 31 for all attorneys.
Connecticut attorneys are responsible for tracking their own CLE credits. You must keep your CLE records for 7 years. You can use the Continuing Legal Education Log form to track your credits, or you can use the CLE tracker on the CT Bar Association's website. Each year with your annual registration, you will certify that you have completed the CLE credits required for the prior year.
Connecticut attorneys can carry over 2.00 CLE credits to the next year. You may carry over ethics credits.
Connecticut attorneys must complete 2.00 ethics/professionalism credits every year.
No. In-program attendance verification is not required.
Newly admitted attorneys in Connecticut are exempt for the year in which they are admitted to the Connecticut Bar.
Yes. If you complete CLE credits after admission to the bar and before December 31 of the year you were admitted, you may carry over 2.00 CLE credits to your first compliance year.
Your first CLE reporting period ends on December 31 of the first calendar year following your admission to the Connecticut Bar.
No. There are no special CLE requirements for newly admitted Connecticut attorneys.
Those who were admitted to practice in Connecticut in the current calendar year are considered a Newly Admitted Attorney.
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