Now Offering Maine CLE!

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In our effort to provide as many attorneys as possible around the country with convenient and affordable CLE we now offer online on-demand CLE courses for attorneys licensed to practice in Maine! Maine attorneys must complete a minimum of 11 credit hours of approved Maine CLE every year.  Of those 11 credit hours, Maine attorneys must complete at least one Legal Ethics OR Professional Responsibility credit hour each annual compliance period.

Maine CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements

  • Reporting Cycle: Annual
  • Required Credits: 11 credit hours
  • Compliance Deadline: December 31
  • Reporting Deadline: August 31

In addition to completing the ME CLE requirement, Maine attorneys must also report their CLE compliance annually. Registration statements and the Annual CLE Report must be filed and fees must be paid on or before August 31 by every attorney admitted to practice law in Maine. Online and downloadable CLE courses qualify for Maine CLE credit as long as they have been accredited by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar.

When filing of the annual registration statement, Maine attorneys are required to sign and submit the Annual Report to the Maine CLE Board listing:

  • Course titles
  • Dates
  • Locations
  • Sponsors
  • The number of credit hours of all CLE courses
  • Other CLE activities taken for credit during the preceding calendar year
  • Any CLE courses carried over from a prior year

Online, on-demand CLE courses are considered self-study courses in Maine. No more than one half of the credit hours required (5.5 credit hours) in any annual ME CLE reporting period may be earned through self-study courses. For more information about CLE in Maine please click here: ME CLE.