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Our Legal Education Commitment

The State Bar of Georgia is committed to the professional development of our members by providing quality legal education courses through ICLE and a dedicated group of staff to help maintain your CLE status reports and standings through CCLC.

Extended Waiver of 6-hour In-person Requirement

The Supreme Court of Georgia has extended the waiver of the 6-hour in-person CLE requirement through March 31, 2021.

In part:

“Considering that the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of many in-person continuing legal education programs and that Georgia lawyers, therefore, have limited access to programs at which they may fulfill the requirement of personal attendance at such programs, and in consultation with the president of the State Bar, the Court temporarily suspends Regulations 8 (e) and (15) to State Bar Rule 8-106 (B) to the extent that those Regulations limit lawyers to six hours of credit through self-study, in-house, or distance-learning continuing legal education activities.

Effective immediately, and continuing through March 31, 2021, lawyers may earn all or any portion of the required twelve 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.”

Read the full order here.

If you have any questions regarding this waiver, you may contact the State Bar's CLE Department at 404-527-8710 or email cle@gabar.org.

Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)

The State Bar of Georgia has had to make the difficult but necessary decision to discontinue ICLE livestreams effective Nov. 23, 2020, given current public health concerns arising from the dramatic increase of COVID cases. Please know that Bar members will be able to fulfill their CLE requirements online as outlined in the Supreme Court of Georgia’s order dated May 28, 2020.

In addition to ICLE’s current library of webcasts, ICLE has been operational this fall producing new content for members to fulfill CLE requirements virtually through on demand webcasts. Please find a list of available webcasts here.

We will reevaluate and reassess the health situation as it evolves and provide future updates regarding new programming. The State Bar appreciates the volunteer efforts of all chairs and speakers, and hopes that you understand that this decision has been difficult to make. Protecting the health and safety of our staff and members is our paramount concern.

If you have any questions, please contact ICLE at icle@gabar.org or 678-529-6688.

Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (CCLC)

If you have questions about your CLE transcript, deadlines, regulations or rules, you may contact the CLE Department at 404-527-8710 or cle@gabar.org.

 

Speaker Clearinghouse

The Speaker Clearinghouse is designed specifically for, and contains detailed information about, minority and women lawyers who would like to be considered as faculty members in continuing legal education programs and provided with other speaking opportunities. For more information and to sign up, visit the signup page.

Search the Speaker Clearinghouse using the link below, which provides contact information and limited information on the legal experience of minority and women lawyers participating in the program.