New Mexico CLE Requirements and Courses

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New Mexico Newly-Admitted CLE Rules

New Mexico attorneys must complete the New Mexico Bridge the Gap Program within their first full year of admission.

New Mexico General CLE Rules

  • Credit hours required: 12 hours per reporting period 
  • Specialty credits required: 2 hours of ethics or professionalism
  • Length of reporting period: 1 year
  • Compliance date: December 31
  • Reporting date: December 31
  • Compliance group: All attorneys
  • 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.
  • Limit on credit hours for recorded programs: Attorneys can earn up to 4 CLE hours via recorded programs.
  • Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports attendance on behalf of attendees. 

MCLE Rule Changes

In reaction to the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, most live in-person CLE events have been cancelled across the world. In response, state and other jurisdictions have have temporarily suspended the requirements that their attorneys attend in-person CLE to fulfill their MCLE requirements or adjusted deadlines, fees, or other aspects of their rules. Your state may have temporarily changed MCLE requirements.

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State Contact Information

New Mexico MCLE, P.O. Box 92860, Albuquerque, NM 87199 | (505) 797-6054

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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. Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules.