Texas CLE: 3 Hours of Legal Ethics Annually

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Attorneys licensed by the State Bar of Texas must complete a minimum of 15 TX CLE credit hours each annual TX MCLE compliance period as part of the mandatory CLE (Continuing Legal Education) requirement in Texas.  Attorneys in Texas have a variety of methods to complete their CLE – from online streaming CLE courses to downloadable MP3 CLE courses.

Legal Ethics shall include programs that deal with usages and customs among members of the legal profession, involving their legal and professional duties toward one another, toward clients, and toward the courts.[1]

Like every other state in the country that has mandatory CLE requirements, Texas attorneys must also complete legal ethics courses.  As part of the mandatory 15 credit TX CLE requirement, Texas attorneys must complete 3 credit hours of Legal Ethics or Professional Responsibility.

Legal Professional Responsibility shall include programs that deal with maintaining the integrity and competence of the Bar so that legal services are delivered with the highest degree of professional conduct.[2]

Attorney Credits offers a number of pre-approved TX CLE courses that qualify for legal ethics and professional responsibility credit on a variety of subjects.  From the top 10 ways to stay out of ethical trouble to alcoholism in the legal profession, we have some extremely interesting and informative ethics courses.  Here is a list below of some of the titles:

  • Avoiding Ethical Violations and Legal Malpractice Claims: An Expert’s Perspective
  • Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession
  • Ethics for Lawyers in the Cloud
  • Ethics in a Web 2.0 World
  • Fee Agreements: Ethics & Reasonableness
  • Honesty is Best Policy: How Far Can You Go in Negotiations
  • Personal Injury: An Ethically Hazardous Practice Area
  • Practical Ethics: Avoiding Trouble with Clients, Courts and the State Bar
  • Take Five: Edifying and Educational Ethical Examples
  • Top 10 Ways to Stay Out of Ethical Trouble
  • Working with Experts

For further information about CLE in Texas, please click the following link: TX CLE.


[1] Accreditation Standards for CLE Activities – Definitions

https://www.texasbar.com/Content/NavigationMenu/ForLawyers/MCLE/MCLERules/AccrStandards-2010.pdf

[2] Accreditation Standards for CLE Activities – Definitions

https://www.texasbar.com/Content/NavigationMenu/ForLawyers/MCLE/MCLERules/AccrStandards-2010.pdf