Who is considered an Experienced Attorney in Connecticut? 

Attorneys who were admitted prior to the current calendar year are considered “experienced” and are subject to the MCLE requirements of Connecticut. 


What are the CLE Requirements for Experienced Connecticut Attorneys? 

Experienced Attorneys must complete 12 CLE credit hours every year, including at least 2 inEthics or Professionalism. 


How can attorneys in Connecticut fulfill their CLE Requirements? 

Accepted course formats include: 


How many credits can Connecticut attorneys complete on CLE Companion? 

Attorneys can complete all 12 CT CLE credits on CLE Companion. Our Connecticut course catalog can be found here. 

Note: Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approves or accredits CLE providers or activities.  All courses on CLE Companion qualify for the annual CLE requirement.  


Are there other ways attorneys in Connecticut can earn CLE credit? 

Yes! Connecticut attorneys can receive credit for: 

  • Speaking or teaching an accredited CLE program. Attorneys may earn CLE credits for teaching a CLE program. Credits are calculated based on one credit for every two hours of preparation time, with a maximum of 6 CLE credits for one program. 
  • Teaching law courses at an ABA-accredited law school. Full-time professors will be credited for the full MCLE requirements. Part-time or adjunct professors will receive 1 credit for every 60 minutes of classroom instruction and 1 credit for every 120 minutes of preparation. 
  • Publishing legal research-based writing.Attorneys can receive CLE credit for writing articles for a legal publication or for writing a book. The amount of credit given is based on the amount of time the attorney spent on drafting the writing. 


What is the deadline for CLE compliance? 

All credits must be completed by December 31st.  


Can attorneys in CT carry over CLE credits from one cycle to another? 

Yes! 2 credits (general or ethics) may be carried over to the next reporting period.  


Who is considered a Newly Admitted Attorney in Connecticut? 

Newly Admitted Attorneys are those who were admitted to practice in Connecticut in the current calendar year.  


What are the CLE Requirements for Newly Admitted CT Attorneys? 

Newly Admitted Attorneys are not required to complete any CLE credits in the year that they are admitted. For example, an attorney who is admitted in 2017 does not need to complete any CLE credits until 2018.  


How can Newly Admitted Attorneys earn CLE credits? 

Accepted course formats include: 


If Newly Admitted Attorneys take CLE during their first year of admission, can they carry over credits to the next year? 

Yes! If a Newly Admitted Attorney voluntarily completes CLE credit in their first year, they may carry over up to 2 credits toward their first reporting cycle.  


Are there other ways that Newly Admitted Attorneys can earn CLE credit in CT? 

Yes! Connecticut attorneys can receive credit for: 



How do CT attorneys report their CLE attendance? 

Connecticut attorneys are not required to report each credit earned but must maintain their compliance record for 7 years in case of an audit or disciplinary investigation. Records should contain certificates of compliance, self-study materials, etc. For more instructions on how to report your attendance, please see attached instructions below:

Connecticut CLE Companion Reporting Instructions

How do CT attorneys certify compliance? 

Attorneys in Connecticut must certify compliance with the 12-credit CLE requirement on their annual registration form. 


What is the deadline in CT for attorneys to report their CLE compliance? 

Attorneys in Connecticut must certify compliance on their annual registration form. Annual registration occurs from the beginning of January to the beginning of March. 


State Bar Contact Info 

Connecticut State Bar  
30 Bank Street  
New Britain, CT 06050