Maine CLE


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

Maine CLE Requirements: All attorneys admitted to practice in Maine shall complete twelve (12) credit hours of continuing legal education including at least one (1) credit hour of professionalism.

Compliance Deadline: January 01

Reporting Deadline: Last day of February

Compliance Cycle: Annual

Approval of Programs: The Knowledge Group does not automatically submit CLE application for all our programs in Maine. Attendees seeking approved credits should send an email to for more information.

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

The Knowledge Group Recorded Webcasts qualify as self-study in Maine. Attorneys are limited to five (5) credit hours of self-study presentations per compliance period. View our list of Recorded Webcasts.

ME CLE Reporting Procedure: The Knowledge Group does not submit attendance report to Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar.

Update: Maine has temporarily waived their live in-person requirement and an extension has been granted by the Board of Overseers to May 1, 2020 due to COVID-19 (with late fees not being imposed for the 2018-19 reporting period).

For Newly Admitted Attorneys: Any new attorney who completes the Maine State Bar Association’s Bridging the Gap program in the year of admission is granted an exemption from the CLE requirements for that year and for the following calendar year.

For more information ME CLE, contact Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar at:

Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar
97 Winthrop Street
P. O. Box 527
Augusta, Maine 04332-0527
Phone: (207) 623-1121