Beginning January 1, 2001, the Commission for Continuing Lawyer Compentency (CCLC) approved self-study as a method of satisfying the annual Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirement (up to 6 CLE hours per year) for all active members of the State Bar of Georgia.
Approved Self-Study CLE formats include live CLE activities presented via video or audio; replays of live CLE activities; on-line computer CLE activities; Telephone CLE activities and written correspondence CLE courses.
All online courses are reported as "Self-Study" CLE Hours.
Examples of Non-Approved formats include reading cases and advance sheets, legal research, internet chat groups, observations of trial and jury duty. However, these activities are encouraged by CCLC.
ICLE offers several different options for attorney's to use to obtain their mandatory CLE hours. ICLE will report all CLE credit to the State Bar of Georgia.
NOTICE TO ON-LINE SELF-STUDY CLE ATTENDEES
The Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE) does not guarantee out-of-state credit for any of its CLE programs. Each attendee of any CLE program offered by ICLE is solely responsible for determining the requirements of each out-of-state jurisdiction in which they seek CLE credit. In most out-of-state jurisdictions, each live or online attendee of an ICLE event will submit the Uniform Certificate of Attendance. He or she can request a Uniform Certificate of Attendance by clicking here and sending it to the out-of-state jurisdiction, and nothing more is required. The attending attorney is solely responsible for submitting a complete application to the out-of-state jurisdiction along with all other required forms and fees.
Some out-of-state jurisdictions, however, require the CLE provider to make application for course accreditation, pay certain fees associated with such application, and submit the application for CLE credit on behalf of attending attorneys. The individual attorney attending an ICLE program may request that ICLE make the application for course accreditation in such a case. ICLE may make the application but will not be responsible for obtaining any required paperwork or paying any fees associated with the individual’s application, to include any late fees. The requesting attorney must obtain the necessary paperwork from the out-of-state jurisdiction, forward it to ICLE and pay all associated fees to ICLE, which will be remitted on his or her behalf to the out-of-state jurisdiction, plus an administrative fee of $25.00 to ICLE. Out-of-state credit is not guaranteed. Also, be aware that some jurisdictions do not allow CLE credit for on-line programs.