Nebraksa CLE Requirements

Everything you need to know to stay in compliance


Temporary Rule Change: The Nebraska Supreme Court has temporarily removed the limit for the number of credits that can be earned through distance learning or on-demand courses. For reporting year 2022, attorneys may earn all 10.00 CLE credits from distance learning, on-demand, or live courses.

MCLE State

Overview

Required Nebraska CLE Credits:

Total credit hours: 10.00 credit hours every year.

A minimum of 5.00 credit hours must be taken as live programs.

A maximum of 5.00 credit hours may be taken as distance learning or on-demand programs. However, the Nebraska Supreme Court has temporarily suspended this limit for compliance year 2022.

Nebraska CLE Reporting Deadlines:

Deadline to Complete CLEs: December 31

Reporting Deadline: January 20

Reporting Period: 1 year


Common Questions About Nebraska Continuing Legal Education Rules and Regulations

General Nebraska Continuing Legal Education Credit Requirements

How many CLE credits do you need in Nebraska?

In Nebraska, active status attorneys must complete 10.00 CLE credits every year to maintain good standing with the Nebraska State Bar.

When is the Nebraska CLE reporting deadline?

Nebraska attorneys must complete all 10.00 required credits by December 31 each year. Attorneys must report compliance no later than January 20 of the following year.

How long is the Nebraska CLE reporting period, and when does mine end?

The reporting period is 1 year and ends on December 31 for all Nebraska attorneys.

How do I report my Nebraska CLE credits?

Nebraska attorneys must report their CLEs on the Nebraska MCLE website. The reporting period opens on December 1 of each year and must be completed by January 20 of the year immediately following the compliance year.

How many Nebraska CLE credits can I carry over?

Nebraska attorneys can carry over 5.00 CLE credits for one reporting year. Professional responsibility credits may not be carried over. Only credits earned from regular/traditional (live) courses may be carried over.

How many CLE credits can I complete with distance learning or on-demand courses?

Attorneys in Nebraska can complete a maximum of 5.00 CLE credits with distance learning or on-demand courses.*

*The Nebraska Supreme Court has temporarily removed the limit for the number of credits that can be earned through Distance Learning or OnDemand courses. For reporting year 2022, attorneys may earn all 10.00 CLE credits from Distance Learning, OnDemand, or Live courses.

What are the specialty credit requirements in Nebraska?

Nebraska attorneys must complete 2.00 professional responsibility credits every year.

Is in-program attendance verification required to receive Nebraska CLE credit?

No. In-program attendance verification is not required.

Are you newly admitted to the Nebraska State Bar? Here’s what you need to know:

What are the Nebraska CLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted attorneys in Nebraska are exempt from CLE reporting requirements for the year in which they are admitted to the Nebraska State Bar.

Can I carry over credits I completed during my year of admission?

Yes. If you complete CLE courses between the time you are admitted to practice law in Nebraska and December 31 of that year, you may carry over up to 5.00 credits from regular/traditional (live) courses to your first reporting year.

When does my first reporting period end?

Your first reporting period ends on December 31 of the first full calendar year following your admission to the Nebraska State Bar.

Are there any special credit requirements for new attorneys in Nebraska?

No. There are no special CLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys in Nebraska.

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