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New Jersey CLE Requirements for Attorneys

Everything you need to know about the New Jersey CLE rules and requirements.

New Jersey MCLE Requirements Overview

Credit Requirements

  • Total Credits: 24 credit hours every 2 years
    • At least 5 hours in Ethics, of which at least 2 must be in Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias

  • Credit Format: All 24 credits can be Live Webcast courses, 12 credits may be On Demand courses

  • All Courses on SproutEd are approved for credit in New Jersey

Compliance & Reporting

  • CLE Deadline: December 31st 
    • Odd-numbered years – Attorneys with birthdays January 1st – June 30th 
    • Even-numbered years – Attorneys with birthdays July 1st – December 31st 

  • Compliance and Reporting Procedure: Attorneys report compliance on their Annual Attorney Registration and Billing in the year following their CLE deadline

Additional Info

  • Carryover Credit: 12 General credits may be carried over into the next reporting period

  • All credit hours may be completed online

  • All courses on SproutEd are approved for credit in New Jersey

NJ CLE Requirements FAQs

Attorneys who become an active member of the New Jersey Bar for the first time.

Total Credits: 24 credit hours in the first 2-year compliance period:

  • At least 5 hours in Ethics or Professionalism, of which at least 2 must be in Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias

  • 16 Credits in at least 6 of the following areas:
    • New Jersey Administrative Law
    • New Jersey Basic Estate Planning
    • New Jersey Civil or Criminal Trial Preparation
    • New Jersey Real Estate Closing Procedures
    • New Jersey Attorney Trust and Business Accounting Fundamentals (1 credit required)
    • New Jersey Landlord/Tenant Practice
    • New Jersey Municipal Court Practice
    • New Jersey Labor and Employment Law
    • New Jersey Law Office Management
    • New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law

Attorneys can complete all 24 credits on SproutEd. All of SproutEd’s courses are approved for credit in New Jersey.

State CLE Contact Info:
Supreme Court of New Jersey
Board of Continuing Education
Richard J Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market Street, 8th Floor, North Wing
Trenton, NJ 08625-0965
609-815-2930
sctcle.mailbox@judiciary.state.nj.us

www.njcourts.gov/attorneys/cle

 

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