Continuing Legal Education
At their March meeting, the directors of the Board of Overseers of the Bar decided to extend the 2018/2019 CLE reporting deadline. The Board made this decision because of the significant changes resulting from amended Maine Bar Rule 5, including the new mandatory harassment and discrimination credit, and the challenges associated with implementing the Rule. Consequently, the Board is extending the CLE reporting deadline to December 31, 2020. The Board also decided to forgo the imposition of late fees for the 2018/2019 reporting period.
To complete your reporting before the deadline, please follow these instructions:
- log onto the Board's website at https://www.mebaroverseers.org/
- click on the Quick Link to the left entitled MyBoardAccess
- enter your bar number and password
- click on "CLE Reporting"
- complete the required forms and submit.
You will not receive an email confirmation of your approval, but you can log back in to check your status at any time.
We hope these accommodations will ensure your success in CLE reporting for the 2018/2019 reporting period. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Susan Adams, CLE/Registration Coordinator, at 207.621.7959, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board looks forward to having a new and improved reporting system in place for the 2020 reporting period. We appreciate your patience during this time of transition.
Types of Law Classifications
CLE Sponsor Accreditation Application
The purpose of minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements is to promote and sustain competence and professionalism and to ensure that attorneys remain current on the law, law practice management, and technology in our rapidly changing society. Maine Bar Rule 5 establishes minimum requirements for continuing legal education, accreditation criteria, and compliance procedures.
The CLE Committee of the Board oversees the administration of Maine Bar Rule 5, reviews the effectiveness and efficiency of the CLE requirements, monitors the availability and quality of CLE programs for members of the bar, publishes policy statements and regulations, and recommends proposed changes or additions to the rule to the Board of Overseers of the Bar.