New Jersey attorneys are required to complete at least 24 credit hours of continuing legal education (CLE) each NJ CLE compliance period. Each New Jersey attorney is permanently assigned to one of two compliance groups for CLE reporting & compliance purposes, with one compliance group reporting each year.
NJ CLE Requirement
New Jersey lawyers must complete at least twenty-four (24) NJ CLE credit hours every two years – including four (4) mandatory credit hours of legal ethics.
Without a valid exception New Jersey attorneys may complete 12 credit hours of online New Jersey CLE courses every two-year compliance period. There are two different exceptions that New Jersey attorneys can apply for that allow attorneys to take all 24 CLE hours through online on-demand NJ CLE courses. These are the non-resident and medical CLE exceptions.
Medical & Non Resident Exception – 24 Online CLE Hours
Attorneys that have a serious medical condition may apply to the New Jersey CLE Board to obtain all of their required CLE credits through alternative verifiable learning formats such as online CLE courses. And under BCLE 201:8 lawyers admitted to the New Jersey Bar Association who reside in, work in, and are licensed in another mandatory CLE state that allows for 100% of CLE courses to be taken through alternative verifiable learning formats may satisfy their entire NJ CLE requirement through 100% alternative verifiable learning formats.
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 Attorneys whose birthday fall between January 1 to June 30 are in Compliance Group 1 and must certify their NJ CLE compliance in each EVEN numbered year next following the completion of a compliance period. Attorneys whose birthdays fall between July 1 to December 31 are in Compliance Group 2 and must certify their New Jersey CLE compliance in each ODD numbered year next following the completion of a compliance period.
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New Jersey CLE FAQ
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