Total credit hours: 12.00 credit hours (720 minutes) every year.
Deadline to Complete CLEs: May 31
Reporting Deadline: July 1
Reporting Period: 1 year
In New Hampshire, active status attorneys must complete 12.00 hours (720 minutes) of CLE every year to maintain good standing with the New Hampshire Bar. You must report the actual total number of minutes of instruction.
New Hampshire CLE requirements must be met by reporting the actual number of minutes of instruction. If a course is listed as having a certain number of credits, attorneys are responsible for confirming and reporting the correct number of minutes of instruction received from attending the CLE course.
New Hampshire attorneys should report participation in CLE courses online through the Attorney Reporting Tool (ART) on the New Hampshire Bar Association website. At the conclusion of each reporting period, attorneys must e-file an Affidavit of Compliance through ART certifying that they have met the New Hampshire CLE requirements.
New Hampshire attorneys must complete all 12.00 hours (720 minutes) of CLE instruction by May 31 each reporting year. The Affidavit of Compliance must be filed between June 1 and July 1 for the CLE reporting period just completed.
The reporting period is 1 year and runs from June 1 through May 31. You have until July 1 to report CLE minutes earned for the reporting year that just ended.
New Hampshire attorneys must complete 2.00 hours (120 minutes) of CLE instruction in legal ethics/professionalism every reporting period. This may include legal ethics, professionalism or the prevention of malpractice, substance abuse, or attorney-client disputes.
There is no restriction on the format from which CLE minutes may be earned. Attorneys are responsible for making sure that CLE minutes claimed for credit comply with New Hampshire Supreme Court Rule 53.1(E), which requires that the course offer significant intellectual and practical content reasonably directed at maintaining or enhancing an attorney’s professional knowledge, skills, and values.
New Hampshire attorneys can carry over 12.00 hours (720 minutes) of CLE attendance to the next reporting year. This includes ethics credits.
No. In-program attendance verification is not required.
Newly admitted attorneys in New Hampshire after December 1 are exempt for that reporting year only.
Yes. If you complete CLE courses after you are admitted to the New Hampshire Bar but before you are required to report MCLE minutes, you may carry over CLE minutes to the next reporting period.
If you are admitted to the New Hampshire Bar before December 1, your reporting period ends on May 31 the following year. If you are admitted after December 1, you are exempt from that reporting period, and your first reporting period ends on May 31 the second year after your date of admission.
Yes. Under New Hampshire Supreme Court Rule 42 (XIII)(a), within two years of admission, new attorneys in New Hampshire must complete a practical skills course presented by the New Hampshire Bar Association. Minutes of instruction from the practical skills course may be reported to satisfy MCLE requirements.
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