MCLE - Kansas

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 Kansas Supreme Court issued and Administrative Order modifying continuing legal education attendance and reporting deadlines, and waives the limitation on prerecorded programming through September 30, 2020. The deadline for attendance remains June 30 but there is an automatic extension without penalty through September 30 for those who cannot meet that requirement. https://www.kscourts.org/KSCourts/media/KsCourts/Orders/2020-RL-033.pdf

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 12 hours per reporting period 

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

Length of reporting period: 1 year

Compliance date: June 30

Reporting date: July 31

Compliance group: All attorneys report annually.

Minutes per credit hour: 50 minutes. To calculate credits for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 50 and round down to the nearest half hour.

Attendance Reporting Procedure:
The ABA reports attendance to Kansas on each attorney's behalf for all programs. 

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA applies for accreditation on a program-by-program basis in Kansas and is generally approved for the following formats.

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.*

*At this time, Kansas requires the sponsors of all non-traditional format courses to submit the program application. Kansas will not accept an application from an individual lawyer.

State Contact Information

Kansas CLE Commission
400 S. Kansas Avenue, Ste. 202
Topeka, KS 66603
(785) 357-6510
E-mail
Website

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.