Attorneys in North Carolina (NC) are running out of time to complete their minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) requirement. North Carolina attorneys have until December 31 to complete the required 12 CLE credit hours. The twelve unit NC MCLE requirement includes two (2) required hours of professional responsibility (ethics) or professionalism.
Attorney Credits has recently begun offering CLE courses for North Carolina attorneys right in time for the December 31 NC CLE compliance deadline. If you are an attorney in North Carolina and you don’t feel like attending a live CLE event, you may complete up to four hours of online CLE courses each annual compliance period through Attorney Credits‘ online CLE courses. Attorney Credits also offers MP3 and downloadable video CLE courses for North Carolina attorneys that don’t feel like working online.
“Yes, members may take up to four (4) hours of online credit each year towards their CLE requirements. Members may also take an additional four (4) hours of online credit which will be banked and applied to the following calendar year.”
Once the CLE is completed, North Carolina attorneys must remember to report MCLE compliance in a timely fashion. In January, all North Carolina attorneys will receive an annual report. The annual report form will show all of the information that the N.C. CLE department has accumulated regarding CLE credit hours for the preceding year. All active members of the North Carolina State Bar must return this annual report form – regardless of exemption and regardless of whether the MCLE requirement has been completed. In order to avoid a $75.00 late penalty, North Carolina attorneys must sign and return the form to the North Carolina CLE department by February 28.
If you need further information about CLE in North Carolina, please visit our CLE FAQ for North Carolina attorneys.
 In addition, at least once every three calendar years, each North Carolina attorney must complete an additional one hour of professional responsibility devoted exclusively to instruction in substance abuse awareness or debilitating mental conditions, and a lawyer’s professional responsibilities.
 See Frequently Asked Questions for Attorneys, Rules & Regulations
 Members may also take an additional four (4) hours of online credit which will be banked and applied to the following calendar year.