Ohio CLE Requirements


What are OH MCLE requirements?

Ohio attorneys are required to complete 24.00 credit hours every 2 years.

**TEMPORARY RULE CHANGE**
The 12.00 credit hour maximum for self-study credit has been waived for attorneys and judges with last names beginning with A-L for the 2020-2021 compliance period ending 12/31/2021. The 12.00 credit hour maximum has also been waived for attorneys and judges with last names beginning with M-Z for the 2021-2022 compliance period ending 12/31/2022. All credits for both periods may be completed through approved self-study courses.

What are OH MCLE specialty credit requirements?

Specialty credits may be taken as Live or Self Study.
Professional Conduct: 2.50 credit hours (topics can include legal ethics, professionalism, mental health or substance abuse issues, access to justice and fairness in the courts, interacting with self-represented litigants, and pro bono representation)

When is the OH MCLE compliance deadline?

December 31st

How do I report my OH MCLE?

NBI, Inc. will report your credits to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

A Verified Certificate of Completion will be sent to you. Please retain for your records.

What are OH MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

New attorneys must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of New Lawyer Training instruction during the first biennial compliance period. Three of the 12 hours must include 1 hour each on professionalism, law office management and client fund management. The remaining 9 hours must include one or more substantive law topics that focus on handling legal matters in specific practice areas.

What is allowed for Self-Study credit?

Maximum 12.00 credit hours. Maximum 24.00 credit hours allowed with courses approved as live interactive webinars.

Requirements by Format

Course Book Course Book Included With All Formats

Live Credit

The below format is considered Live by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Live In-Person Seminars

* In-program attendance verification is required.

Live Interactive Webinar Credit

Live Interactive Webinars and Live Online Seminars are considered Live Interactive Credit by the by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

* In-program attendance verification is required.

View all Live Interactive Webinar Credit formats

Self Study Credit

The below formats are considered Self Study by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

* In-program attendance verification is required.

View all Self Study Credit formats

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