MCLE - New Mexico

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 the State of New Mexico has an issued an order extending the MCLE late reporting deadlines. The new deadlines are:

  • April 30, 2020: 2019 credits reported with a $100 late fee
  • May 31, 2020: 2019 credits reported with a $350 late fee
  • June 1, 2020: The list of non-compliant attorneys sent to the Supreme Court

MCLE Requirements

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

Compliance group: All attorneys

Reporting date: December 31

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 tenth.

Limit on credit hours for recorded programs: Attorneys can earn up to 4 CLE hours via recorded programs.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports attendanceon behalf of attendees. 

The ABA is an accredited provider in New Mexico and is approved for the following formats.

Approval of ABA Programs

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

Recorded products are available for self-study credit and may be used for credit for up to 5 years from the original recording date.

State Contact Information

New Mexico MCLE
P.O. Box 93070
Albuquerque, NM 87199
(505) 821-1980

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.