Welcome to the official Continuing Legal Education website for the North Carolina State Bar.

New Attorney Professionalism Requirement

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All active members admitted to the North Carolina State Bar after January 1, 2011, must complete the North Carolina State Bar Professionalism for New Attorneys program in the year the member is first required to meet CLE requirements. Credit for the program will be applied to your annual mandatory continuing legal education requirements. If you were licensed in another state for 5 or more years at the time you were admitted to the NC Bar, you are exempt from the requirement; however, you must notify the State Bar of the exemption in the first annual report form sent to you.

Below are the dates for upcoming programs. You will need to contact the sponsor directly to register for the course:

Charlotte School of Law
May 19 - 20, 2016, Charlotte
October 6 - 7, 2016, Charlotte

Mecklenburg County Bar
August 24 - 25, 2016, Charlotte

North Carolina Advocates for Justice
November 16 - 17, 2016, Raleigh

North Carolina Bar Association Foundation
May 17 - 18, 2016, Cary
July 28 - 29, 2016, Concord
August 4 - 5, 2016, Cary
October 19 - 20, 2016, Cary

Online Courses

  • Beginning in 2014 attorneys may take up to six (6) hours of CLE credit through online courses for each compliance year. 
  • If an attorney takes more than six (6) online hours in one compliance year, any hours over the six allowed will be applied to the following compliance year and may result in compliance problems.

Paralegal Certification
Visit the North Carolina State Bar Paralegal Certification website.


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