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.
Coronavirus update: The Supreme Court of Georgia issued an order allowing attorneys to earn all or any portion of their 12-hour CLE requirement through self-study, in-house, or distance-learning continuing legal education activities under Regulations 8 (e) and (15) effective immediately and continuing through March 31, 2021.
The Supreme Court of Georgia had previously issued an order temporarily waiving the 6-hour in-person CLE requirement for 2019. Attorneys who have not completed their 2019 compliance are still required to fulfill their 12-hour CLE requirement by March 31, but the order allows attorneys to obtain all of their hours through self-study, in-house or online seminars. For additional information, please see State Bar Rule 8-106 (B) on the Supreme Court of Georgia website.
Learn about the specific requirements for newly-admitted Georgia attorneys.
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.