CLE Requirements: The Wisconsin Court System requires attorneys to complete 30 credits, including 3 legal ethics and professional responsibility credits, by December 31 every two years. All credits must be reported by February 1 of the following year. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of repeated, on-demand programs per reporting period. There are 2 compliance groups: attorneys admitted in an even-numbered year report in even-numbered years; attorneys admitted in an odd-numbered year report in odd-numbered years. A maximum of 15 credits may be carried over to the next compliance period. Legal ethics and professional responsibility credits are carried over as general credits. For additional information, please see the FAQ page on the Wisconsin Court System website.
Coronavirus update: In an effort to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, The Wisconsin Supreme Court has extended an order, requested by the State Bar of Wisconsin, that allows attorneys to obtain up to 30 continuing legal education (CLE) credits “on-demand" through Jan. 31, 2022. Legal ethics and professional responsibility must still be completed with live on-online programming or in-person courses.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court previously lifted the cap on credits earned via repeated, on-demand programs from 15 to 30 credits effective March 17 through December 31, 2020. For additional information, please see the notice on the State Bar of Wisconsin website.
Learn about the specific requirements for newly-admitted Wisconsin attorneys.
Completing Your Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.
PLI and SEC Institute's on-demand programs, MP3s, and MP4s qualify as "repeated, on-demand" credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits per reporting period. No ethics credits may be earned with on-demand programs. View repeated, on-demand CLE programs approved in Wisconsin.
PLI is a General Program Approved (GPA) Sponsor with the Wisconsin Court System, and our programs are presumptively approved.
Attendance Reporting: Attorneys must report their own credits to the Wisconsin Court System, via the electronic CLE reporting system.