04/02/2020: For the 2019-2020 educational year, extends the MCLE compliance and affidavit filing deadlines to December 30, 2020. Any applicable delinquency fee pursuant to Rule 45(d), Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court, will not begin to accrue until after December 30, 2020. The deadlines for the 2020-2021 educational year are unchanged.
04/16/2020: Extends the final deadline for MCLE compliance from June 30 to September 30, 2020 for licensees in Compliance Group 3.
03/24/2020: The Rules Committee of the Superior Court suspended Sec. 2-27A prescribing the requirements for MCLE.
03/19/2020: For lawyers who failed to complete CLE for the compliance year ending December 31, 2019, waives the requirement that at least 12 of the required 24 hours be earned by attending in person and sets dates for verifying the transcript, completing a deficiency plan, and reporting completion of the plan. Under a subsequent order the requirement that at least 12 of the 24 CLE credit hours must be earned by attending in person, live CLE approved courses is waived for the two year periods ending December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2021. All 24 CLE credit hours for those two-year periods may be satisfied by approved courses that do not require an in-person, live appearance.
The deadlines for members scheduled to report their three-year cycle CLE in February, March, April, May, June and July 2020 have been extended to August 31, 2020.
03/10/2020: Continuing through March 31, 2020, allows lawyers to earn all or any portion of the required 12 hours through self-study, in-house, or distance-learning continuing legal education activities under Regulations 8(e) and (15), so long as those activities otherwise satisfy the requirements of those Regulations. The State Bar of Georgia advises that the March 31 deadline for 2019 hours has been extended to April 30, 2020.
04/20/2020: Provides lawyers with last names beginning A-M in the 2018-2020 reporting period the option to secure a no-cost, three-month extension to complete those credits. A lawyer secures that extension by submitting an online report to the MCLE Board no later than July 31, 2020. For lawyers who do not complete their credits by June 30, 2020, they will report “Not Yet Complied” to the MCLE Board online at www.mcleboard.org by July 31, 2020 to secure the three-month extension at no cost. No reason for the extension is needed. Those lawyers then have until September 30, 2020 to complete their credits and report compliance to the MCLE Board.
03/31/2020: Waives the credit-hour limitations on distance education for lawyers, judges, and State Level Judicial Officers whose three-year educational period ends on December 31, 2020. All other lawyers and judges whose educational periods expire on or before December 31, 2022, may obtain no more than 24 hours of distance education; all other State Level Judicial Officers whose educational period expires on or before December 31, 2022, may obtain no more than 36 hours by distance education.
03/16/2020: Removes the six-hour cap on unmoderated CLE set forth in Rule 41.3(3).
04/08/2020: For the July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 compliance period, any lawyer not able to meet the CLE credit hours requirement during that period will be automatically granted an extension to September 30, 2020 to meet the requirement. For the 2019-2020 compliance period, the credit hour limitation on prerecorded programming is waived. Prerecorded programs must still meet the guidelines required for accreditation.
03/31/2020: Moves the 2019-2020 CLE deadline to June 30, 2021, at which time lawyers must complete and certify 24 CLE credits, 4 of which must be ethics. Sets August 10, 2021 as the reporting deadline for the combined 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 educational years.
For lawyers who are delinquent for 2019 compliance only, the 4-hour limitation on self-study credits in Supreme Court Rule XXX, Rule 3(d) is suspended. Lawyers who are delinquent for 2019 may now complete their CLE requirement through unlimited online CLE credits. This only applies to lawyers who are currently delinquent for 2019 and who become compliant by earning and reporting credits by the May 15, 2020 deadline. In an April 28, 2020 order, the Supreme Court of Louisiana increased the limitation on self-study credits to 12.5 hours annually for the MCLE compliance year 2020.
03/18/2020: Suspends the in-person participation requirements for CLE. Participation may be by an electronic medium. The Board of Overseers of the Bar extended the CLE reporting deadline to May 1, 2020.
03/18/2020: Suspends the 15-credit limit on on-demand CLE courses for lawyers in category 3 due to report on August 31, 2020.
05/05/2020: Temporarily removes the limit on CLE credit earned though online programs. For the 2019-2020 reporting year, lawyers may complete their CLE obligations through online, webinars or live, in-person programs. Extends the completion deadline to September 30, 2020, and the reporting deadline to October 15, 2020. Newly admitted lawyers who are to complete the new lawyer program by July 31, 2020, may complete the program through online, webinars or live, in-person programs. The deadline for completing the new lawyer program is extended to September 30, 2020.
03/23/2020: Modifies the 2019-2020 reporting year to be for 15 months between July 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020. Extends the 2019-2020 reporting deadline to October 31, 2020.
Due to a backlog of CLE attendance information, no late fees will be assessed as long as credits are earned and reported on or before May 15, 2020.