MCLE - Connecticut

Detailed jurisdiction information about MCLE regulations and general information accreditation of ABA CLE events, webinars, teleconferences, and on-demand CLE courses

MCLE Rules Changes

The Connecticut Supreme Court has suspended the MCLE Rule for 2020 (attorneys not required to obtain 12 credits per previous). No further guidance has been provided by the Rules Committee. https://jud.ct.gov/Committees/rules/Appendix_A.pdf

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 12 hours per reporting period

Specialty credits required: 2 hours of ethics and/or professionalism credit per reporting period

Length of reporting period: 1 year

Compliance date: December 31

Reporting date: Subsequent year's attorney registration form

Compliance group: All attorneys report annually.

Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 60 and round down to the nearest quarter hour.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA does not report your participation. Each attorney must report their participation per Connecticut's reporting requirements.

Approval of ABA Programs

Connecticut does not certify courses or providers. Connecticut lawyers are urged to independently review Practice Book §2-27A and make their own determination that a course qualifies for credit towards their MCLE requirement taking into consideration the delivery and content requirements of the rule. If a course has been approved for CLE credit in another jurisdiction, then it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut, subject to the caveat that credit hours are awarded in Connecticut based on “actual instruction time” (e.g., 60 minutes of instruction time equals one credit hour of Connecticut CLE).

ABA Live Program Formats 
Live, in-person meetings (e.g., National Institutes) 
Live Webinars and Teleconferences

ABA CLE Product Formats
On-Demand Online Courses

State Contact Info

State Bar of Connecticut
Statewide Greivance Committee
287 Main St., 2nd Floor, Suite 2
East Hartford, CT 06118
E-mail

A Note About MCLE Credit

The content on this page is for informational and educational purposes only. Each state has its own rules and regulations indicating what qualifies for CLE credit. Certain programs, subjects, and formats may not receive credit in some states and there may be specific rules regarding who may earn credit or the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned with specific formats. Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules.