Your MCLE Requirements

Your CLE Requirements Explained:
As an attorney in New Jersey, you have to earn (24) credits during your two-year reporting period. Of the (24) credits you earn, (5) need to be in the areas of ethics and/or professionalism, and of those (5) ethics credits, a minimum of (2) must be concentrated in diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias. 12 credits must be taken by attending in-person courses.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education has suspended the live credit requirement. Until further notice, all of your 24 credits may be earned by CLE webcasts, CLE on-demand videos, CLE on CD’s, and CLE MP3 audio seminars.

Need help fulfilling your new Diversity & Inclusion credit requirement? Click here.

- Compliance Group 1: Individuals with Birthdays from Jan 1-June 30
- Compliance Group 2: Individuals with Birthdays from July 1-Dec 31

New Requirement
New Requirement
TOTAL 5 CREDITS
 
Start Date
End
Date
# of General Credits
# of Ethics Credits
# of Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias Credits
Alternative
Verifiable
Learning Format Credits Allowed
Carryover
Credits Allowed

Total
Credits
Needed

Group 1
1/1/20
12/31/21
19
3
2
12
12
24

Group 2
1/1/21
12/31/22
19
3
2
12
12
24

Group 1
1/1/22
12/31/23
19
3
2
12
12
24

Starting in Jan. 2021, out of the 24 credits required during the two-year reporting period, at least 5 of the credits must be in ethics and/or professionalism, of which at least two (2) must be concentrated in diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias.

Previous Requirement
 
Start Date
End Date
# of General Credits
# of Ethics &
Professional
Responsibility Credits
Alternative
Verifiable
Learning Format Credits Allowed
Carryover
Credits Allowed

Total
Credits
Needed
Group 1
1/1/18
12/31/19
20
4
12
12
24
Group 2
1/1/19
12/31/20
20
4
12
12
24
Out of the 24 credits required during the two-year reporting period, at least 4 of the credits must be in ethics and/or professionalism.



Note: The above information is intended as a guide only. For more information about New Jersey MCLE requirements, visit njcourts.gov




Are you a new attorney?
New attorneys in New Jersey have additional specific requirements and reporting deadlines – click here for more information.

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