June CLE Deadlines are Approaching! Here’s What You Need to Know

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By: The NBI Team

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

June CLE Deadlines are Approaching! Here’s What You Need to Know

Attorneys across the United States have CLE deadlines approaching in June. As most attorneys know, every state bar has its own CLE deadline. States also vary in their reporting periods, credit requirements, and carry-over policies.

Below is a list of state’s whose deadline is approaching in June along with some other details you’ll want to be aware of if your reporting period ends this month:

States with CLE Deadlines in June

Arizona MCLE Requirements

Attorneys in Arizona must do 15 MCLE credits every year, three (3) of which must be professional responsibility/ethics credits. However, new members admitted during the first half of the educational year (July-December), need only complete 10 credits for that educational year, two (2) of which must be professional responsibility/ethics credits. New members admitted during the second half of the educational year have no MCLE requirements for that year.

  • MCLE Credit Requirement: 15 credits, 3 of which must be professional responsibility/ethics.
  • Deadline: June 30th.
  • Reporting period: 1 year.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: 15 credits; 5 advanced credits for certified specialists.
Check out our Arizona MCLE courses.

Visit the State Bar of Arizona Website.

Arkansas CLE Requirements

Arkansas attorneys must complete 12 CLE credits every year, one (1) of which must be ethics. However, attorneys or judges who have either reached the age of 70 or have completed 40 years of licensure to practice in the state do not have any CLE requirements.

  • CLE Credit Requirement: 12 credits, 1 of which must be ethics.
  • Reporting period: 1 year.
  • Deadline: June 30th.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: 12 credits.
Check out our Arkansas CLE courses.

Visit the State Bar of Arkansas Website.

Illinois MCLE Requirements

Illinois attorneys must complete 30 MCLE credits every two (2) years. Six (6) of these credits must be professional responsibility credits. In 2017, Illinois joined what is now a growing number of state bars that require diversity and inclusion credits. Among their professional responsibility credits, one credit must be a diversity and inclusion credit. One must be mental health or substance abuse.

  • MCLE Credit Requirement: 30 credits, including 6 professional responsibility credits; 1 of the 6 professional responsibility credits must be in diversity and inclusion, and 1 must be in mental health or substance abuse.
  • Reporting Period: 2 years.
  • Deadline: June 30th.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: 10 credits.
Check out our Illinois MCLE courses.

Visit the Illinois State Bar Association Website.

Kansas CLE Requirements

Kansas attorneys must complete 12 CLE credits every year, including a minimum of two (2) credits of ethics and professionalism. If an attorney completes more credits than required for that compliance period, they can carry a maximum of 10 general credits through to the next compliance period. Ethics credits can be carried over only as general credits.

  • CLE Credit Requirement: 12 credits, 2 of which must be ethics and professionalism (EP) credits.
  • Reporting period: 1 year.
  • Deadline: June 30th.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: 10 general credits.
Check out our Kansas CLE Courses.

Visit the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Website.

Kentucky CLE Requirements

Kentucky attorneys must complete 12 CLE credits every year. Two (2) of these credits must be ethics credits. In Kentucky, all new lawyers must complete the New Lawyer Program, which consists of 12 CLE credits. The New Lawyer Program, which is governed by SCR 3.640, must consist of two (2) ethics credits, a course on law practice management, and other subjects deemed appropriate by Kentucky’s Continuing Legal Education Commission.

  • CLE Credit Requirement: 12 credits, 2 of which must be ethics credits.
  • Reporting Period: 1 year.
  • Deadline: June 30th.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: 24 credits, 4 of which may be ethics credits. Carry-over credits must be used over the following 2 reporting years.
Check out our Kentucky CLE Courses.

Visit the Kentucky Bar Association Website.

Minnesota CLE Requirements

Minnesota attorneys must complete 45 CLE credits every three (3) years. Like Illinois, Minnesota has joined other states in requiring credits that focus on eliminating bias. In addition to completing three (3) of their 45 credits in legal ethics, Minnesota attorneys must complete two (2) elimination of bias credit hours, which is defined under Board Rule 2, sub. G.

  • CLE Credit Requirement: 45 credits, 3 of which must be legal ethics credits, and 2 of which must be elimination of bias credits.
  • Reporting Period: 3 years.
  • Deadline: June 30th.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: Minnesota attorneys cannot carry over any credits.
Check out our Minnesota CLE Courses.

Visit the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education Website.

Missouri MCLE Requirements

Missouri attorneys must complete 15 MCLE credits every year, three (3) of which must be professionalism, ethics, or malpractice prevention credits. One of those ethics credits must be devoted to explicit or implicit bias, diversity, inclusion or cultural competency. Under SCR 15.01, these bias-related credits must “focus on issues in the legal profession and in the practice of law” and must not include “the substantive law of illegal discrimination except to the extent that the topics set forth above are directly and substantially discussed in relationship with such topics.”

  • MCLE Credit Requirement: 15 credits, 3 of which must be professionalism, ethics, or malpractice prevention credits. At least 1 of the 3 ethics credits must be diversity-related credits, as defined by the Supreme Court Rules.
  • Reporting Period: 1 year.
  • Deadline: June 30th.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: 15 credits, 3 of which may be ethics credits.
Check out our Missouri MCLE Courses.

Visit The Missouri Bar Website.

New Hampshire CLE Requirements

New Hampshire attorneys must complete 12 CLE credits every year. Of these CLE credits, two (2) must be ethics credits. New attorneys admitted after January 1 of the reporting year do not need to report CLE credits for that year.

  • CLE Credit Requirement: 12 credits, 2 of which must be ethics credits.
  • Reporting Period: 1 year.
  • Deadline: June 30th.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: 12 credits.
Check out our New Hampshire MCLE Courses.

Visit the New Hampshire Supreme Court CLE Website.

North Dakota CLE Requirements

North Dakota attorneys must do 45 CLE credits every three (3) years. Three of these credits must be ethics credits. North Dakota also has a special exception called the “Uniquely Connected Exception” (UCE) for attorneys who practice in special fields requiring continuing education that may not be considered continuing legal education. With the UCE, attorneys can apply for a non-legal seminar that provides education uniquely connected to their practice to be counted towards their CLE requirements. Attorneys cannot claim more than 20 credits through this exception.

  • CLE Credit Requirement: 45 credits, 3 of which must be ethics credits.
  • Reporting Period: 3 years.
  • Deadline: June 30th.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: 15 credits.
Check out our North Dakota CLE Courses.

Visit the State Bar Association of North Dakota Website.

Rhode Island MCLE Requirements

Attorneys are relieved of the obligation to complete CLE credits for the 2021 reporting year. All CLE credits earned between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2021 will be applied to the 2022 MCLE reporting year. Typically, Rhode Island attorneys must complete 10 MCLE credits every year, including two (2) ethics credits. New attorneys in Rhode Island must also complete the Rhode Island Bridge the Gap course, unless upon admission to the Rhode Island bar, they’ve already practiced law for a minimum of three (3) years in another state. The Bridge the Gap course is a one-day CLE course that helps new attorneys transition from law school into law practice.

  • MCLE Credit Requirement: 10 credits, 2 of which must be ethics credits.
  • Reporting Period: 1 year.
  • Deadline: June 30th, 2022.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: 10 credits.
Check out our Rhode Island MCLE Courses.

Visit the Rhode Island Bar Association Website.

Utah MCLE Requirements

Utah recently changed its MCLE requirement, moving to a one-year compliance cycle. When attorneys will move to the new one-year reporting cycle depends on when their current cycle will end:

  • Utah attorneys whose 24-month compliance reporting period ends June 30, 2021, will start their first one-year reporting cycle on July 1, 2021. For these attorneys, June 30, 2021, will be the last 24-month compliance reporting period deadline.
  • Utah attorneys whose 24-month compliance reporting period ends June 30, 2022, will continue to complete the 24-month compliance reporting period. They will start their first one-year compliance reporting period on July 1, 2022.
Attention New Attorneys in Utah: All new attorneys in Utah must complete the New Lawyer Training Program (NLTP).

24-Month Reporting Period:


  • MCLE Credit requirement: 24 credits, 3 of which must be in professional responsibility credits. One of the 3 professional responsibility courses must be in professionalism and civility.
  • Reporting Period: 2 years.
  • Deadline: June 30th.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: Utah attorneys cannot carry over MCLE credits.

One-Year Reporting Period:


  • MCLE Credit requirement: 12 credits, including 1 ethics and one professionalism credit.
  • Reporting Period: 1 year.
  • Deadline: June 30 (see above for your compliance cycle).
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: Utah attorneys cannot carry over MCLE credits.
Check out our Utah MCLE Courses.

Visit the Utah MCLE Website.

Vermont MCLE Requirements

Vermont attorneys must complete 24 credits every two (2) years. Vermont attorneys should note that the MCLE rules recently changed, becoming effective July 1, 2020. Last year, the Vermont Judiciary published a summary of all major changes. One of these changes was the addition of attorney wellness programming and diversity and inclusion programming credit requirements. Now, attorneys must complete two (2) ethics credits, one (1) credit of attorney wellness programming, and one (1) credit in diversity and inclusion programming. All new Vermont attorneys should browse Vermont’s new attorney CLE and mentorship requirements.

  • MCLE Credit Requirement: 24 credits, 2 of which must be ethics credits, 1 of which must be attorney wellness programming, and 1 credit in diversity and inclusion programming.
  • Reporting Period: 2 years.
  • Deadline: June 30th.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: No limit, however, only credits completed in the last 12 months of the reporting period can be carried over.
Check out our Vermont MCLE courses.

Visit the Vermont MCLE Website.

West Virginia MCLE Requirements

West Virginia attorneys do not have to report MCLE credits in 2021.

All West Virginia attorneys have to complete 24 credits every even year, which creates a two-year reporting cycle. Attorneys newly admitted to practice between July 1 and June 30 of the first year of the reporting cycle need only complete 12 credits, including 3 legal ethics credits. Attorneys newly admitted to practice between July 1 and June 30 of the second year of the reporting cycle are exempt from that reporting period. West Virginia’s legal ethics credits must be in “legal ethics, office management, and/or elimination of bias in the legal profession.”

  • CLE Credit Requirement: 24 credits, 3 of which must be legal ethics, office management, substance abuse, and/or the elimination of bias in the legal profession credits.
  • Reporting Period: Even Years.
  • Deadline: June 30th of even-numbered years.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: 6 credits. No carry-over credits can be applied to the legal ethics, office management, substance abuse, and/or the elimination of bias in the legal profession requirement.
Check out our West Virginia MCLE Courses.

Visit the West Virginia State Bar Website.

States with Special Deadlines that May Be in June for You

Florida CLE Requirements

Florida attorneys must complete 33 CLE credits every three (3) years. Each attorney’s reporting period will start the year they’re admitted to practice in Florida. According to the Florida Bar Association website, all attorneys will receive an email at least three (3) months before their deadline informing them of the end of their reporting cycle.

  • CLE Credit Requirement: 33 credits, 5 of which must be in areas of ethics, professionalism, bias elimination, substance abuse or mental illness awareness, 3 of which must be approved for technology credit, and 1 of which must be in professionalism.
  • Reporting Period: 3 years.
  • Deadline: The date you were admitted to practice.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: Florida attorneys cannot carry over CLE credits.
Check out our Florida CLE Courses.

Visit The Florida Bar Website.

New York CLE Requirements

New York attorneys must complete 24 CLE credits every two (2) years. For purposes of CLE requirements, New York distinguishes between experienced attorneys (attorneys who have practiced in the state more than two years) and newly admitted attorneys. Newly admitted attorneys in New York have more specific credit requirements, including completing “transitional” CLE credits. Transitional CLE credits are designed to “help newly admitted attorneys develop a foundation in the practical skills, techniques and procedures that are essential to the practice of law.”

Experienced Attorneys:


  • CLE Credit Requirement: 24 credits, 4 of which must be ethics credits and 1 of which must be a diversity and inclusion credit.
  • Reporting Period: 2 years.
  • Deadline: Within 30 days of your birthday on alternate years.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: 6 credits. View New York’s Carry Over CLE FAQ.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:


  • CLE Credit Requirement: 16 transitional credits in each of the first two years, 3 of which must be in ethics and professionalism, 6 of which must be in skills, and 7 of which must be in law practice management or areas of professional practice.
  • Reporting Period: 2 years.
  • Deadline: Within 30 days of your birthday on alternate years.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: New attorneys can carry-over a maximum of 8 credit hours in the first year and 6 credit hours in the second year. Ethics and professionalism credits may not be carried over for new attorneys. View New York’s Carry Over CLE FAQ.
Check out our New York CLE courses.

Visit the New York CLE Website.

Texas MCLE Requirements

Like New York, Texas has two separate compliance periods for experienced attorneys and newly licensed attorneys. For experienced attorneys, the reporting period is one year long, starting on the day of the attorney’s birth month and ending one year later on the last day of the month preceding their birth month. Newly licensed attorneys have a 24-month period that starts on the first day of the attorney’s birth month after admission and ends two years later on the last day of the month preceding the attorney’s birth month. Both experienced and newly licensed Texas attorneys must complete 15 MCLE credits during their respective reporting period.

Experienced Attorneys


  • MCLE Credit Requirement: 15 credits, 3 of which must be legal ethics/professional responsibility credits.
  • Reporting Period: 1 year.
  • Deadline: The last day of the month preceding your birth month.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: 15 credits.

Newly Licensed Attorneys


  • MCLE Credit Requirement: 15 credits, including completion of the Justice James A. Baker Guide to Ethics and Professionalism in Texas course within the first 12 months of the reporting period.
  • Reporting Period: 24 months.
  • Deadline: The last day of the month preceding your birth month.
  • Carry-Over Credit Limit: 15 credits.
Check out our Texas CLE courses.

Visit the Texas State Bar MCLE Website

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