CLE Requirements: The West Virginia State Bar requires attorneys to complete 24 credits, including 3 credits in legal ethics, office management, substance abuse, and/or elimination of bias in the legal profession, by June 30 of even years. All credits must be reported by July 31 of even years. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per compliance period. A maximum of 6 general credits may be carried over to the next compliance period. No legal ethics, office management, substance abuse and/or elimination of bias in the legal profession credits may be carried over. For additional information, please see the FAQ page on the West Virginia State Bar website.
Coronavirus update: Due to ongoing concerns associated with the COVID-19 virus, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia issued an order effective January 28, 2021 that allows attorneys to earn all or any portion of the required 24 CLE credit minimum through video, audio, correspondence, telephone seminars, computer-based training courses and in-house instruction. This temporary waiver is limited to the 2020-2022 reporting period ending June 30, 2022. For further information, please see the Temporary Waiver of Online and In-house Continuing Legal Education Credit Limit on the West Virginia State Bar website.
The West Virginia Mandatory CLE Commission previously suspended the live requirement effective March 12, 2020, through June 30, 2020. West Virginia-licensed attorneys were able to meet their full requirement via PLI live webcasts and on-demand programs approved in West Virginia. For additional information, please see the Temporary Waiver of Online Continuing Legal Education Credit Limit on the West Virginia State Bar website.
The West Virginia Mandatory CLE Commissio also issued an order that extended the deadline for the 2018-2020 CLE reporting period to September 30, 2020.
Learn about the specific requirements for newly-admitted West Virginia attorneys.
Completing Your West Virginia 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 West Virginia.
PLI and SEC Institute's on-demand programs, MP3s and MP4s qualify as "online" credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per compliance period. View online CLE programs approved in West Virginia.
PLI is a CLE Provider with the West Virginia State Bar, and our programs are presumptively approved.
Attendance Reporting: PLI reports attendance to the West Virginia State Bar.