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CLE Requirements: The Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission requires attorneys to complete 10 credits, including 2 ethics credits, by June 30 every year. All credits must be reported by June 30. Effective July 1, 2018, attorneys may earn a maximum of 6 credits via video replay programs per compliance period. A maximum of 10 credits may be carried over to the next reporting period. For additional information, please see the FAQ page on the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission website.
Coronavirus update: The Supreme Court of Rhode Island previously issued an order that suspended all CLE requirements for the 2020 reporting year effective April 30, 2020. All CLE credits earned in the 2020 reporting year as well as excess credits that expired in the 2020 reporting year may be used to satisfy CLE requirements for the 2021 reporting year.
In addition, the Rhode Island Bridge the Gap requirement in Article IV has also been suspended. Newly admitted attorneys required to file proof of their attendance at the Rhode Island Bridge the Gap course by June 30, 2020 shall have until June 30, 2021 in which to file.
Learn about the specific requirements for newly-admitted Rhode Island attorneys.
Completing Your Rhode Island Requirements with PLI: PLI and SEC Institute's live seminars, live webcasts and co-sponsored locations qualify as "live" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs. View live CLE programs approved in Rhode Island.
PLI and SEC Institute's on-demand programs, MP3s, and MP4s qualify as "video replay" credit. Effective July 1, 2018, attorneys may earn a maximum of 6 credits via video replay programs per compliance period. View video replay CLE programs approved in Rhode Island.
PLI is an Approved Sponsor with the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission. Providers are required to submit applications for each program.
Attendance Reporting: PLI reports attendance to the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission.