Temporary Rule Change: By order of The Indiana Supreme Court, the 18.00 hour credit limitation on distance education credits has been suspended until further notice.
Total credit hours: At least 6.00 credit hours per year and a total of 36.00 credit hours every 3 years.
A maximum of 18.00 credit hours may be taken as distance education programs. However, this requirement has been suspended until further notice per the Indiana Supreme Court.
Deadline to Complete CLEs: December 31
Reporting Deadline: December 31
Reporting Period: 3 years
In Indiana, active status attorneys must complete 6.00 CLE credits every year and 36.00 CLE credits every 3 years to maintain good standing with the Indiana State Bar.
Indiana attorneys must complete and report all required CLE credits by December 31 (6.00 CLE credits annually and 36.00 CLE credits every 3-year cycle).
The educational period is 3 years. Your first educational period begins on January 1 after your admission to the Indiana State Bar and ends on December 31 of the third calendar year after admission. Keep in mind that you must complete 6.00 CLE credits every year.
Approved sponsors will report your attendance to the Indiana Commission for CLE. On or before September 1 of each year, the Commission will send you a statement showing CLE credits reported to date. You may check your transcript online at the Indiana Courts portal.
No. The Indiana MCLE rules do not permit excess CLE credits to be carried over.
Attorneys in Indiana can complete a maximum of 18.00 CLE credits with distance education courses.*
*This limit has been waived until further notice by Order of the Indiana Supreme Court.
Yes. In-program attendance verification is required.
Credit may be awarded for the following: attendance at a regularly conducted law school course; completion of a bar review course; completion of a basic mediation training course approved by the Commission; completion of a court administration course; attendance at a law firm management course concentrating in the area of trust accounting, ethical client contact, or ethical use of staff and resources; teaching of an approved course; approved Non-Legal Subjects; approved in-house education; distance education courses.
Newly admitted attorneys in Indiana must satisfy at least 6.00 hours of their CLE requirement by completing the Applied Professionalism Program for Newly Admitted Attorneys which has been accredited by the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. You must complete this program within your first 3-year educational period.
Your first reporting period begins on January 1 after your admission to the Indiana State Bar and ends on December 31 of the third calendar year after your admission.
No. You are not in a reporting year until January 1 following admission to the Indiana State Bar, so you will not get credit for any CLEs completed before the beginning of your reporting year.
Yes. New Indiana attorneys must complete the Applied Professionalism Program for Newly Admitted Attorneys which has been accredited by the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education.
There is not a set time frame in which attorneys are considered newly admitted. It depends on their admission date.
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