Continuing Legal Education

Members of the Maine bar who are required to register with the Board must annually complete their continuing legal education (CLE) requirement. The continuing legal education of the bar is of primary importance to the public and to the profession. Maine Bar Rule 5 requires that attorneys annually complete a minimum of twelve hours of approved continuing legal education activities each calendar year, seven of which must be live. At least one credit hour must be primarily concerned with ethics and professionalism, and at lease one live credit hour must be primarily concerned with the recognition and avoidance of harassment and discriminatory communiction and conduct..

Attorneys subject to this rule shall file an Annual Report showing compliance with the continuing legal education requirements. Failure to comply with will result in an attorney being administratively suspended.

Frequently asked questions regarding the annual registration process may be found on the Board's website (see sidebar). Should you require additional assistance, please contact the Board's CLE staff at or by calling 207-623-1121.