The Nevada CLE Board has recently made some changes to the NV CLE rules. While the total number of required Nevada CLE credit hours remains at twelve (12), there has been a new substance abuse requirement added. Effective starting in 2013, all Nevada attorneys will need to complete a ‘substance abuse, addictive disorders and/or mental health’ credit for the 2013 NV CLE compliance year.
The 2013 NV CLE credit breakdown is as follows:
General: 9 credit hours
Legal Ethics: 2 credit hours
Substance Abuse: 1 credit hour
However, the one (1) mandatory hour of substance abuse will only be required once every three years. The NV CLE requirement for 2014 and 2015 will return to ten (10) general and two (2) legal ethics credit hours. Then, beginning in 2016 you must complete one credit hour of substance abuse every three years. Got it???
If you haven’t completed your required 12 NV CLE credits by December 31, you can request an extension of time with the Nevada CLE Board. You will need to request the extension in writing and pay a $50 extension fee and send to our office. The written request and $50 extension fee must be sent to the NV CLE Board.
NV CLE Compliance and Reporting Requirements
Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadline: December 31
Reporting Deadline: March 1
If you are granted the extension the Nevada CLE Board will generally give you until March 1 to complete your requirement. For more information about CLE in Nevada please click the following link: Nevada CLE.