Total credit hours: 15.00 credit hours every year.
Deadline to Complete CLEs: December 31
Reporting Deadline: March 10
Reporting Period: 1 year
In Iowa, active status attorneys must complete 15.00 CLE credits every year to maintain good standing with the Iowa State Bar.
Iowa attorneys must complete all 15.00 required credits by December 31 each year. Attorneys must report their credits by March 10 of the following year.
The reporting period is 1 year and ends on December 31 for all attorneys.
You must complete your CLE transcript and file your annual CLE report on the Iowa Judicial Branch Office of Professional Regulation website.
Iowa attorneys may carry over up to 30.00 CLE credits for up to two reporting years. You must indicate on your annual report that you wish to carry credits over. Excess credits for ethics, attorney wellness, and diversity & inclusion carry over as general CLE credit only.
There is no longer a limit to the number of CLE credits that you can earn with unmoderated activity courses. You may complete all 15.00 CLE credits with unmoderated activities. Unmoderated activity credits may carry over.
No. In-program attendance verification is not required.
Newly admitted attorneys in Iowa are exempt from CLE reporting requirements for the year in which they are admitted to practice law in Iowa.
Yes. You are not required to report CLE credits between the time you are admitted to practice law in Iowa and December 31 of your year of admission. However, if you do complete CLE courses during that time, you can receive credit for those for your first reporting period.
Your first reporting period ends on December 31 of the first full calendar year following your admission to the Iowa State Bar.
No. There are no special CLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys in Iowa.
Attorneys within their first 5 years of practice are considered Newly Admitted Attorneys in Iowa.
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