CLE Requirements: The Oregon State Bar requires attorneys to complete 45 credits, including 5 legal ethics credits, 1 child abuse and elder abuse reporting credit, and 1 mental health and substance use education credit, by April 30 every three years. In alternate reporting periods, 3 of the 45 required credits must be in access to justice credit. All credits must be reported by May 31 of the following year.
NEW! Effective September 18, 2020, the Supreme Court ordered amendments to the MCLE Rules and Regulations that move the MCLE compliance deadlines to the spring. Reporting period end dates have changed from December 31 to April 30 of the following year, and reporting deadlines have changed from January 31 to May 31. For further information on the changes, please see the MCLE Deadline Changes FAQ on the Oregon State Bar website.
Effective January 1, 2019, all active Oregon attorneys are required to complete one credit hour on the subject of mental health, substance use or cognitive impairment. The rule change begins with attorneys whose three-year reporting period ends on December 31, 2019. For additional information on the rule change, please refer to the Mental Health and Substance Use Requirement FAQs and MCLE Rule 3.2 and Regulation 3.300(a) on the Oregon State Bar website.
To verify your compliance period and the credits required, log in to your member dashboard. A maximum of 15 credits may be carried over to the next compliance period. Excess legal ethics, access to justice, child abuse and elder abuse reporting, and mental health and substance use education credits can be applied to the general or practical skills requirement. Practical skills credits can be applied to the general requirement. For additional information, please see the MCLE Rules and Regulations on the Oregon State Bar website.
Learn about the specific requirements for newly-admitted Oregon attorneys.
Completing Your Oregon Requirements with PLI: All PLI and SEC Institute products can fulfill Oregon's CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products. View all CLE programs approved in Oregon. View programs approved for ethics credit, access to justice credit, and mental health and substance use education credit in Oregon.
PLI is an approved Sponsor with the Oregon State Bar. Providers are required to submit applications for each program.
Attendance Reporting: PLI reports attendance to the Oregon State Bar.