New Mexico CLE Requirements for Attorneys

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

New Mexico MCLE Requirements Overview

Credit Requirements

  • Total Credits: 12 credit hours per year
    • At least 2 hours in Ethics
    • At least 1 hour in Equity in Justice

  • Credit Format: 12 credits can be from Live Webcasts, 4 credits can be from On Demand courses

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

Compliance & Reporting

  • CLE Deadline: February 1st

  • Reporting Deadline: March 1st

  • Reporting Procedure: SproutEd reports your attendance and credit to the State Bar of New Mexico within 30 days of completion

  • Compliance Procedure: The State Bar of New Mexico provides an annual report including current and carryover CLE credits to each NM attorney

Additional Info

  • Carryover Credit: 12 credits may be carried over, including 2 in Ethics and 1 in Equity in Justice, into the next reporting period

  • All 12 credit hours may be completed online

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

NM CLE Requirements FAQs

Attorneys within the first calendar year of admittance to the State Bar of New Mexico.

Newly admitted attorneys must complete the State Bar of New Mexico’s Bridge The Gap Mentorship Program.  Attorneys are automatically enrolled in this program when admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico.  The Bridge the Gap Mentorship Program fulfills Attorneys’ first year CLE requirements. 

Attorneys can complete 12 credits on SproutEd. All of SproutEd’s courses are approved for credit in New Mexico.

State CLE Contact Info:
State Bar of New Mexico
P.O. Box 92860
Albuquerque, NM 87199-2860



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