Rules and Accreditation
Every practicing attorney for the State of Colorado is required to fulfill 45 continuing legal education (“CLE”) credits within a three-year period. Of those 45 credits, seven must be ethics credits. The initial compliance period for newly admitted attorneys includes the balance of the year in which they are admitted, plus the three subsequent calendar years. For more information on the rules and regulations governing mandatory continuing education in Colorado, please visit the website of the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education. For a copy of transcripts you can request them on the Supreme Court Board site. Click here for CLE transcripts.
Mandatory “Practicing with Professionalism” Course:
For information about this course and a current listing of courses offered, please click here.
Credit for Audio-Homestudy: Unlike in other states, Colorado lawyers are able to fulfill any and all of their CLE requirements via homestudy CLE. Please note that CBA-CLE homestudy materials do not include a CLE affidavit. To receive CLE credit for any homestudy course, a Homestudy Affidavit (a/k/a “Blank Affidavit”) must be submitted to: Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education (“Supreme Court CLE Board”), 1560 Broadway Ste 1820, Denver CO 80202. Every Colorado attorney was provided with a Homestudy Affidavit from the Supreme Court upon admission to the bar, or subsequently with an address change. To obtain a replacement Homestudy Affidavit, send the Supreme Court CLE Board a written request along with your name, attorney registration number and a check for $2.00.
Credit for Teaching Activity: Lecturers may obtain credit for a teaching activity that contributes to their continuing legal education and that of other attorneys or judges, by completing and submitting a “Form 5” to the Supreme Court Board. Forms are available at the Board’s website: www.coloradosupremecourt.com/CLE/cle_home.htm.
For answers to additional CLE questions including program accreditation and forms, Uniform Certification for out-of-state programs, and CLE rules and requirements, visit the Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education’s website.