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Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
This program operates under the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency and assists attorneys with keeping track of their CLE hours. It is designed to enhance its members' professional competence as lawyers. Active lawyers are required to keep current on the law by attending a minimum of 12 hours of education each year. Of these, at least one must be in ethics, one must be in professionalism, and for trial attorneys three must be in litigation.
Accredited CLE Sponsors
A list of CLE sponsors accredited by the State Bar of Georgia. Read More
The forms for submission of courses for CLE credit are available as PDF files. Read More
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education FAQs
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding mandatory CLE. Read More
Professionalism CLE Guidelines
The general goal of the Professionalism CLE requirement is to create a forum in which lawyers, judges and legal educators can explore the meaning and aspirations of professionalism in contemporary legal practice and reflect upon the fundamental premises of lawyer professionalism–competence, civility, integrity and commitment to the rule of law, to justice and to the public good. Read More
Continuing Legal Education Rules
Part VIII of the State Bar of Georgia Handbook: Continuing Lawyer Competency. Read More
Notice to Georgia CLE Sponsors
The sponsor fee for courses held in Georgia is $5 per credit hour per attendee.
For information on CLE offerings, visit The Institute of Continuing Legal Education's (ICLE) website at www.iclega.org. ICLE is the not-for-profit educational service of the State Bar of Georgia; and is a consortium of the Bar and the University of Georgia School of Law, Emory University School of Law, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, Georgia State University College of Law and Atlanta's John Marshall Law School.
It is fully self-supporting; and receives all of its income from tuition charges and sale of publications. ICLE exists solely to serve the educational needs of practicing lawyers; with any surplus revenues being devoted entirely to the improvement of CLE products and services.
Important Deadlines and Late Fees for CLE
March 31, 2013: You must complete your 2012 CLE requirement by March 31, 2013. There will be a $100 late CLE fee after March 31, 2013.
June 30, 2013: An additional late fee of $150 will be due if your 2012 CLE requirement is not completed by June 30, 2013. The CLE requirement includes the CLE hours requirement and the $100 late fee.