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Alabama State Bar to Offer 12+ Free, Online CLEs through Dec. 2020

The MCLE Commission has temporarily suspended MCLE Regulation 3.1, which limits attorneys to six (6) hours of on-demand credits in any single CLE year. This accommodation allows Alabama attorneys the flexibility of satisfying their annual CLE requirement (12 hours, including 1 ethics hour) with approved on-demand courses. This only applies to the current CLE year, and attorneys must satisfy their annual CLE requirement by December 31, 2020. (Editor’s Note: This rule was also extended to the 2021 and 2022 CLE years.)

In an effort to further assist Alabama attorneys during these difficult times, the Alabama State Bar is excited to offer a free online CLE platform. This platform is available to all active members of the Alabama State Bar and will offer enough on-demand CLE courses for members to satisfy their annual CLE requirement by the December 31st deadline. The platform can be accessed at and step-by-step instructions for the platform are available here.

The first course available on the platform – Embracing Health & Wellness in the Legal Profession – is a course that was presented during Wellness Month by the Alabama State Bar Quality of Life, Heath & Wellness Task Force. This course is approved for 1.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 hours of ethics credit. Other courses will be added to the platform soon, so log in regularly or check The Scoop for announcements on new courses.

Note: CLE credit will not be awarded for a course completed online if credit has been awarded for completing the same course in a different format (live or video conference).