MCLE - New Jersey

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 New Jersey has issued an order temporarily waiving the requirement that New Jersey-licensed attorneys attend 12 hours of in-person CLE. Until further notice from the Court, New Jersey attorneys may now complete all 24 hours of their requirement online through webinars or on demand programming.

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 24 hours per reporting period 

Specialty credits required: 4 hours in ethics and professionalism per reporting period

Length of reporting period: 2 years

Compliance date: December 31

Reporting date: March 31

Compliance group: There are 2 compliance groups determined by attorney birthday. Every attorney is permanently assigned to one of the compliance groups. Compliance Group 1 consists of attorneys born from January 1 through June 30; Group 1 certifies compliance in even-numbered years. Compliance Group 2 consists of those born from July 1 though December 31; Group 2 certifies compliance in odd-numbered years.

Minutes per credit hour: 50 minutes, rounded down to the nearest tenth.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: In New Jersey, the ABA relies on their reciprocity policies persuant to which our programs are deemed accredited once they are approved by another MCLE jurisdiction. All ABA programs are approved in California, New York, Georgia, Alabama, Illinois, Missouri and many others. New Jersey is a self-reporting state; attorneys certify compliance when required and on forms provided by the New Jersey board. New Jersey attorneys are not required to report individual course attendance as each course is completed, but must retain their certificates of attendance for at least 3 years and must produce them if audited.

Approval of ABA Programs

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

Approved CLE Product Formats
On-Demand Online Courses

State Contact Information

Supreme Court of New Jersey
Board on Continuing Legal Education
P.O. Box 970
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0970
(609) 633-9733

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.