Total credit hours: 45.00 credit hours every 3 years.
A minimum of 15.00 credit hours must be taken as live programs.
A maximum of 30.00 credit hours may be taken as self study programs.
Deadline to Complete CLEs: June 30
Reporting Deadline: July 31
Reporting Period: 3 years
Active status attorneys in North Dakota must complete 45.00 CLE credits every 3 years to maintain good standing with the North Dakota Bar. Of those, 3.00 credits must be earned in legal ethics.
Attorneys in North Dakota must complete all 45.00 required credits by June 30 of their reporting year, and they must report all credits by July 31 of their reporting year.
The reporting period is 3 years. Your reporting period begins on July 1 after admission to the North Dakota Bar and ends on June 30, 3 years later.
North Dakota attorneys must report their credits on the Report of Compliance form either online at the State Bar Association of North Dakota website or by returning the form by mail (with a $25 fee).
You can carry over 15.00 CLE credits to the next reporting period. You may not carry over legal ethics credits.
Attorneys in North Dakota can complete a maximum of 30.00 CLE credits with self study courses. Legal ethics requirements may be met with self study courses.
North Dakota attorneys must complete 3.00 legal ethics credits every reporting period.
No. In-program attendance verification is not required.
North Dakota attorneys are placed into one of three compliance groups based on their admission date. Each group reports their CLE compliance in a different year. Visit the North Dakota State Bar's Continuing Legal Education Reporting Periods Page to determine your reporting group and deadline year.
You have no special CLE requirements. If you are a newly admitted attorney in North Dakota, your CLE reporting period begins on July 1 following the date you were admitted to the North Dakota Bar.
Yes. You may carry over CLE credits earned after August 1 of the year of your admission to the North Dakota Bar.
Your first reporting period begins on July 1 following the date you were admitted to the North Dakota Bar. Your reporting period ends on June 30, 3 years later.
No. There are no special requirements for you as a new attorney in North Dakota.
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