OH CLE Requirements

What are OH MCLE requirements?

UPDATED MCLE REQUIREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS: The 12 credit hour maximum for self-study credit has been waived for the 2018/2019 late compliance deadline. In addition, the late compliance deadline for 2018/2019 has been extended to June 29, 2020.

Ohio attorneys are required to complete 24.00 credit hours every 2 years. Members must fulfill at least 12.00 credit hours of their CLE requirement with activities approved for Live classroom CLE credit.

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, Alcoholism/Substance Abuse/Mental Health Issues, Access to Justice)

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.

Not less than 60 days prior to the end of your biennial reporting period, the Commission will send you a transcript showing the number of CLE credit hours that you have been awarded. Review the transcript and inform the Commission if the information is inaccurate or missing.

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.

You can obtain 24.00 of 24.00 required hours with the below format.

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Self Study Credit

The below formats are considered Self Study by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Codes required to verify completion.

You can obtain 12.00 of 24.00 required hours with the below formats.

* Codes required to verify completion.

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