CLE Requirements: The State Bar of Georgia requires attorneys to complete 12 credits, including 1 credit in ethics, 1 credit in professionalism and 3 trial credits (only required for trial attorneys), by December 31 of each year. All credits must be reported by January 31 of the following year. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period. A maximum of 12 credits, including 6 in-house CLE credits, 2 ethics credits, 2 professionalism credits, and 3 trial credits, may be carried over to the next reporting period. For additional information, please see the FAQ page on the State Bar of Georgia website.
Learn about the specific requirements for newly-admitted Georgia attorneys.
Coronavirus update: The Supreme Court of Georgia issued an Order on May 14th, 2021 stating effective immediately and continuing through March 31, 2022, lawyers may earn all or any portion of the required twelve hours for 2021 through self-study, in-house, or distance-learning continuing legal education activities. This means attorneys can earn all of their 12-hour CLE requirements through self-study, in-house, or distance-learning approved by the State Bar of Georgia through March 31, 2022.
The Supreme Court of Georgia had previously issued an order extending the waiver of the 6-hour in-person CLE requirement and the grace period through May 31, 2021.
Completing Your Georgia Requirements with PLI: PLI and SEC Institute's live seminars and co-sponsored locations (Atlanta) qualify as "live" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits attorneys can earn with live seminars. View live CLE programs approved in Georgia.
PLI and SEC Institute's live webcasts, on-demand programs, MP3s, and MP4s qualify as "in-house" or self-study credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house or self-study credits per reporting period. View in-house CLE programs approved in Georgia.
View all programs approved in Georgia for ethics credit, professionalism credit, or trial credit.
PLI is an approved Sponsor with the State Bar of Georgia, Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency. Providers are required to submit applications for each program.
Attendance Reporting: PLI reports attendance to the State Bar of Georgia.