Oregon attorneys have one of the larger CLE requirements in the country. Attorneys that are licensed to practice in Oregon must complete 45 OR CLE credit hours every 3 years in order to remain in compliance with the OR MCLE requirement. That means that Oregon attorneys should take an average of around 15 credit hours every year in order to stay on pace with completing the 45 hour requirement.
Oregon CLE Compliance & Reporting
- Reporting Cycle: Every 3 years
- Compliance Deadline: December 31
- Reporting Deadline: January 31
Oregon attorneys must also complete a number of specialty credits as part of the 45 credit hour OR CLE requirement. At least 6 of the 45 required OR CLE credit hours must be in CLE activities accredited for legal ethics or professional responsibility. In addition, 1 of the 6 required ethics credit hours must pertain to a lawyer’s statutory child abuse reporting obligations. And in alternate OR CLE reporting periods, at least 3 of the required 45 hours must be in programs accredited for Access to Justice credit pursuant to Rule 5.5(b).
(b) In order to be accredited as an activity pertaining to access to justice … an activity shall be directly related to the practice of law and designed to educate attorneys to identify and eliminate from the legal profession and from the practice of law barriers to access to justice arising from biases against persons because of race, gender, economic status, creed, color, religion, national origin, disability, age or sexual orientation.
Oregon attorneys have the option of completing all 45 required OR CLE credit hours through Attorney Credits’ online and downloadable CLE courses. Attorney Credits offers full 45 unit OR CLE compliance packages and individual OR CLE courses, including a wide selection of CLE courses pertaining to legal ethics, access to justice and the mandatory child abuse reporting duty in Oregon.
For more information about CLE in Oregon please click here: OR CLE.
 This includes legal ethics and professionalism CLE courses and CLE programs relating to the role of lawyers concerning gender fairness, racial & ethnic issues and disability issues.