Oregon CLE Requirements and Courses

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Oregon Newly-Admitted CLE Rules

In Oregon, within one year after the end of year in which admitted, new admittees must complete 15 credits including 9 practical skills (4 must be devoted to Oregon practice and procedure), 2 legal ethics (one must be devoted to Oregon ethics and professionalism), 1 mental health/substance use, and a 3 credit introductory course in access to justice.

Oregon General CLE Rules

  • Credit hours required: 45 hours per reporting period
  • Specialty credits required: 5 hours of ethics, 1 hour on lawyers’ statutory duty to report elder or child abuse, and either 1 hour in mental health, substance use or cognitive impairment that can affect a lawyer's ability to practice law. In alternate reporting periods, at least 3 additional hours must be in programs accredited for access to justice (elimination of bias) under Rule 5.14(c).
  • Length of reporting period: 3 years
  • Compliance date: April 30
  • Reporting date: May 31
  • Compliance group: All attorneys report every 3 years. The first reporting period for new admittees begins with admission date and ends on April 30 of the next calendar year. All subsequent reporting periods are 3 years.
  • Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes
  • 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

Oregon State Bar, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935 | (503) 620-0222

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A Note About MCLE Credit

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