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.
Learn about the specific requirements for newly-admitted Wisconsin attorneys.
Coronavirus Update: The Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered, effective January 1, 2022, and until January 31, 2023, for the continuing legal education reporting period ending December 31, 2022 (even-year reporters), lawyers may, at their discretion, claim additional CLE credit from on-demand programs, up to thirty credits. On-demand courses that will be claimed in excess of the usual fifteen credit-hour limit must be completed on or before January 31, 2023. Legal ethics and professional responsibility must be completed with live on-online programming or in-person courses; repeated on-demand programs may not be used to satisfy the mandatory three legal ethics and professional responsibility credit hours.
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.