Oregon MCLE Requirements
45.00 credit hours every 3 years.
All credits can be earned using Live or Self-Study CLE activities.
NBI, Inc. will report your credit to the Oregon State Bar. A Verified Certificate of Completion will be sent to you. Please retain for your records.
Attorneys are responsible for tracking and reporting their own CLE credits. A Verified Certificate of Completion will be sent to you. Please retain for your records.
Keep a log of the activity completed using Form 6, which can be found at www.osbar.org. List each activity on your compliance report.
New Attorney Information
New admittees shall complete 15 credit hours of accredited CLE activity in the first reporting period after admission as an active member, including 2.00 credit hours in ethics, 1.00 credit hour in mental health and substance use education and 9.00 credit hours in practical skills. 1.00 of the ethics credit hours must be devoted to Oregon ethics and professionalism and 4.00 of the 9.00 credits in practical
skills must be devoted to Oregon practice and procedure. New admittees must also complete a 3.00 credit hour OSB-approved introductory course in access to justice. The MCLE Program Manager may waive the practical skills requirement for a new admittee who has practiced law in another jurisdiction for three consecutive years immediately prior to the member’s admission in Oregon, in which event the
new admittee must complete 9.00 hours in other areas. After a new admittee’s first reporting period,
the requirements in Rule 3.2(a) shall apply.
Self-Study Allowable: Maximum 45.00 credit hours.
Specialty credit RequirementsSpecialty credits may be taken as Live or Self-Study.
Legal Ethics: 5.00 credit hours (required).
*Elder/Child Abuse Reporting Obligations: 1.00 credit hour (required).
Mental Health and Substance Use Education: 1.00 credit hour (required).
Access to Justice: 3.00 credit hours (required in alternate reporting periods).
*Beginning with the 2015 reporting year, all active OSB members in a three year reporting period will need to complete one elder abuse reporting credit. For reporting periods ending 2015, 2016 or 2017, this credit will be required instead of one child abuse reporting credit. After that, the requirement will alternate every time you report - you will need a child abuse reporting credit in your next reporting period (in 2018, 2019 or 2020), elder abuse in the next one (in 2021, 2022 or 2023), child abuse in the next one, and so on. MCLE Reg. 3.300(d).*
Compliance DeadlineDecember 31st