MCLE - Georgia

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 Supreme Court of Georgia has issued an order temporarily suspending Regulation 8(e) and (15) to State Bar Rule 8-106(B) which previously limited credit earned through self-study, in-house, or distance learning CLE activities. Effective immediately, attorneys may earn all 12 of their required credits with live webinars or on demand programs. Activities must be completed on or before March 31, 2021.

The Supreme Court of Georgia had previously issued an order temporarily waiving the requirement that Georgia-licensed attorneys attend 6 hours of in-person CLE. Georgia attorneys may complete all 12 hours of their requirement online though webinars or on demand programming through March 31, 2020. The Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyers Competency has also extended the late fee deadline to April 30, 2020 for lawyers who have not completed their 2019 CLE requirement.

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 12 hours per reporting period

Specialty credits required: 1 hour of ethics credit; 1 hour of professionalism credit, per reporting period

 Length of reporting period: 1 year

Compliance date: December 31

Reporting date: March 31

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 to the nearest half hour.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports attendance to Georgia on each attorney's behalf. Attorneys report/verify compliance by submitting an annual report to Georgia, which is sent to attorneys between December and January by the Georgia Commission.  

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA is an accredited provider and submits applications to Georgia on a program-by-program basis.

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

Approved ABA CLE Product Formats
On-Demand Online courses

State Contact Information

Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency
104 Marietta Street, NW Ste. 100
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 527-8710

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.