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Continuing Legal Education Regulation

CLE Regulation operates under the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency and assists attorneys with keeping track of their CLE hours. It is designed to enhance its members' professional competence as lawyers. Active lawyers are required to keep current on the law by attending a minimum of 12 hours of education each year. Of these, at least one must be in ethics, one must be in professionalism, and for trial attorneys three must be in litigation.

CLE Forms

The forms for submission of courses for CLE credit are available as PDF files. Read More

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding mandatory CLE. Read More

Professionalism CLE Guidelines

The general goal of the Professionalism CLE requirement is to create a forum in which lawyers, judges and legal educators can explore the meaning and aspirations of professionalism in contemporary legal practice and reflect upon the fundamental premises of lawyer professionalism–competence, civility, integrity and commitment to the rule of law, to justice and to the public good. Read More

Continuing Legal Education Rules

Part VIII of the State Bar of Georgia Handbook: Continuing Lawyer Competency. Read More

Regulation Fees

CLE providers are required to pay $5 per hour per attendee for courses held in Georgia. For seminars held outside of Georgia if the CLE provider elects not to pay the $5 per hour fee, then the attorney receiving credit for the hours will be required to pay the fee.

Important Deadlines and Late Fees

Your 2018 CLE requirement should be complete by Dec. 31, 2018. A three-month extension is provided to complete 2018 CLE requirement with no penalty (by March 31, 2019). A $100 late fee will be due if 2018 CLE requirement is not complete by March 31, 2019.