Texas CLE Requirements

Whether you’re an experienced or newly admitted Texas attorney, here’s what you need to know about the TX CLE rules and how to get your Texas CLE Requirements fulfilled with a Knowledge Group CLE Bundle.

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Texas CLE Requirements: All attorneys admitted to practice in Texas shall complete fifteen (15) credit hours of continuing legal education including at least three (3) credit hours of legal ethics/professional responsibility subjects.

Compliance Deadline: Last day of birth month

Reporting Deadline: Last day of birth month

Compliance Cycle: Annual for attorneys licensed for two years or more. Initial compliance cycle for newly admitted attorneys is biennial.

TX CLE Requirements Approval of Programs: The Knowledge Group does not automatically submit CLE application for all our programs in Texas. Attendees seeking approved credits shall register at least 20 days prior to the event. For more information, send an email to [email protected]

Program Format: The Knowledge Group LIVE Webcasts qualify as live presentations in Texas. There is no limit to the number of credits a Texas attorney can earn via live presentations. View our list of LIVE Webcasts.

The Knowledge Group Recorded Webcasts qualify as online and on-demand presentations in Texas. There is no limit to the number of credits a Texas attorney can earn via online and on-demand presentations. View our list of Recorded Webcasts.

TX CLE Reporting Procedure: The Knowledge Group submits attendance report for approved courses to Texas MCLE.

For Newly Admitted Attorneys

Texas CLE Requirements For Newly Admitted Attorneys: Initial MCLE compliance year of newly admitted Texas attorneys is a 24-month period. It begins on the first day of the month they were born, after the date they are licensed. It ends two years later, on the last day of the month that immediately precedes the month they were born.

Newly-licensed attorneys may also claim MCLE credit for accredited CLE completed one year prior to the beginning date of the initial compliance year.

For more information, contact Texas MCLE at:

State Bar of Texas
MCLE Department
P.O. Box 13007
Austin, Texas 78711-3007
Phone: (800) 204-2222 x1806 / (512) 427-1806
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.texasbar.com