MCLE - Louisiana

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 Louisiana Supreme Court has issued an Order lifting the online MCLE limit from 4 hours to 12.5 hours for the 2020 compliance period ending December 31, 2020. Louisiana attorneys may now complete their entire requirement online through webinars or on demand programming.

The Louisiana Supreme Court has agreed to suspend the 4-hour limitation on the number of self-study credits for members who are delinquent for the 2019 compliance.  Members who are currently delinquent for 2019 may now complete their CLE requirement through unlimited online continuing legal education credits. This allowance applies to those members who are currently delinquent for 2019 and who become compliant by earning and reporting credits by the May 15, 2020 deadline.

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 12.5 hours per reporting period

Specialty credits required: 1 hour of ethics and 1 hour of professionalism per reporting period

Length of reporting period: 1 year

Compliance date: December 31

Reporting date: January 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 hundreth hour.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports attendance for all live programs to Louisiana on behalf of attendees.

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA is an accredited sponsor in Louisiana and applies for accreditation of programs on a program-by-program basis. The ABA is 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

State Contact Information

Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on MCLE
2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 355
Metairie, LA 70002-6130
(504) 828-1414
(800) 518-1518

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.