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Applying for CLE Credit
Frequently Asked Questions
expand  What is the procedure for having a course or program accredited?
expand  How do I determine if a CLE course is accredited?
Courses by accredited sponsors are pre-approved.  Once a sponsoring agency has been granted the status of an 'accredited sponsor' it shall be exempt from the requirement for prior approval as set out in Section 7 of the Rules for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, for all course or activities in compliance with the Board's standards for approval. Credit for courses in compliance shall be given in accordance with Rule 5. Attorneys should check with the CLE provider to ascertain what credit was approved under Vermont's rules.
 
   
 
expand  What is the benefit to becoming an accredited sponsor?
expand  How do I become an accredited sponsor?
You must apply to the Board of Continuing Legal Education, 111 State Street, Suite 9B, Montpelier, VT  05609-0701 stating your legal education history for the preceding two calendar years. Include dates, subjects offered, total hours of instructions presented, and the names and qualifications of speakers.
   
 

Ethics
Frequently Asked Questions
expand  What qualifies as legal ethics credit?

Reporting CLE
Frequently Asked Questions
expand  Do active attorneys who change to inactive status need to file a CLE affidavit?
expand  Do inactive attorneys need to take continuing legal education?
Inactive attorneys are relieved from the CLE requirements during their inactive period. See Section 11 of the Rules for MCLE    
 
expand  How many CLE credit hours do I need?
expand  If I take a course now, but have already met my CLE requirements for this reporting period, can I use it toward the next reporting period?
No. The two year reporting frames that make up your requirement are set out in the rules.  The required 20 hours of continuing legal education is the minimum amount of CLE recommended for that period.  Any request for a waiver would need to be made to the Board of Continuing Legal Education in writing setting out the extraordinary circumstances that would require a waiver of the rule.
   
 
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Fees
TitleCostChecks Payable to
Late Fee50.00Continuing Legal Education
Make Up Plan Fee50.00Continuing Legal Education
Suspension Reinstatement Fee100.00Continuing Legal Education

Contact Information

111 State Street, Suite 9B
Montpelier, VT 05609-0701
Phone: 802-828-3281
Fax: 802-828-6550

Martha I. Hicks-Robinson, Director

jud-attylicensing@state.vt.us


MCLE Board Members
Hon. Karen Carroll, Chair
J. Scott Cameron, Esq., Vice-Chair
Clara Gimenez, Esq.
Keith Kasper, Esq.
Eileen Blackwood, Esq.
Jason Jagemann
Martha Woodman