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North Dakota CLE Requirements

North Dakota

MCLE Requirements: All attorneys admitted to practice in North Dakota shall complete forty-five (45) credit hours of continuing legal education including at least three (3) credit hours of ethics.

Compliance Deadline: June 30

Reporting Deadline: July 30

                Reporting Periods for North Dakota Attorneys:

                CLE Reporting Group 1 reports in 2015 for the period beginning July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015

                CLE Reporting Group 2 reports in 2016 for the period beginning July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016

                CLE Reporting Group 3 reports in 2017 for the period beginning July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017

Compliance Cycle: Every three years

Approval of Programs: The Knowledge Group does not submit application for CLE credits in North Dakota. Courses approved by a CLE body of a state with mandatory CLE are presumptively approved. TKG webcasts are pre-approved in California.

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

The Knowledge Group on-demand programs qualify as self-study in North Dakota. Attorneys may claim no more than fifteen (15) hours of credit by self-study during a reporting period. North Dakota does not pre-approve self-study. Attorneys must request and self-report credits earned in self-study courses. View our list of Recorded Webcasts.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: The Knowledge Group does not submit attendance report to North Dakota CLE Commission. Attorneys must self-report their attendance by submitting their certificate of attendance to the Commission.

For Newly Admitted Attorneys: The initial reporting period for newly admitted attorneys in the state of North Dakota will commence the July 1st following the date of re-licensure or initial licensure. New admittees may carry-over credits earned from courses taken after August 1 of the year of their admission.

For more information, contact North Dakota CLE Commission at:

North Dakota CLE Commission
State Bar Association of North Dakota
P.O. Box 2136
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502
Phone: (701) 255-1404
Website: www.sband.org


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