Supreme Court Board on Continuing Legal Education

Discover what you need to stay up-to-date on CLE requirements

Supreme Court Board on Continuing Legal Education
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
PO Box 970
Floor 8th Floor, North Wing
P.O. Box 965
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0965
Phone:: 609-815-2930
SCTCLE.mailbox@njcourts.gov

Approved Courses Catalog

New CLE Requirement—Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias

New CLE Requirement effective Jan. 1, 2021:  Five CLE credits in ethics and professionalism including two CLE credits focused on diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias are required each two-year cycle.

Supreme Court relaxes live classroom requirement for continuing legal education -- Read the order.

The reporting forms provided on this website are ONLY for attorneys who are seeking reinstatement from the CLE Ineligible List and for attorneys who failed to complete their CLE and/or report completion with the current reporting requirement by the expiration of the grace period.

Mandatory Electronic Attorney Registration

GROUP 1 ATTORNEYS (BIRTH MONTH JANUARY THROUGH JUNE) ARE DUE TO REPORT COMPLIANCE WITH THE CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE) REQUIREMENT DURING THE 2022 ATTORNEY REGISTRATION PROCESS.

Pursuant to BCLE Reg. 402:1, attorneys who report that they have not completed the CLE requirement by 12/31/2021 will be assessed a $50 noncompliance fee and given a grace period until 06/24/2022 to complete their CLE requirement. Upon completion of the CLE credits, they MUST return to this on-line registration system to report final compliance on or before 06/24/2022. After the expiration of the grace period, attorneys can no longer report CLE compliance through the on-line registration system.

Those who fail to complete and/or report CLE compliance by the expiration of the grace period will be assessed an additional $50 noncompliance fee, for a total of $100, and be required to submit a reporting form provided by the Board, along with documentation proving compliance.

Attorneys who remain noncompliant with the CLE requirement are subject to being declared administratively ineligible to practice New Jersey law. To be removed from the CLE Ineligible List, attorneys must make up all required credits for each compliance period that they are noncompliant and pay all required fees.

Effective January 1, 2021, the number of total ethics and professionalism credits required during a compliance-reporting period will increase from four to five credit hours and must include at least two credit hours of coursework in diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias. Diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias programs and courses relevant to the practice of law may include, among other topics, implicit and explicit bias, equal access to justice, serving a diverse population, diversity and inclusion initiatives in the legal profession, and cultural competency in the practice of law or the administration of justice. Attorneys in Group 1 reporting compliance with the CLE requirement in 2022 are required to meet this revised ethics credit requirement.

Members of the Board

Chair:  Peter G. Verniero
H. Mark Ellis, Ph.D.
Classie M. Colinet
Scott A. Krasny
Theresa A. Lyons
Daniel F. O'Brien
Jeffrey M. Pollock
Joseph J. Rodgers
Christina Silva
Katherine E. Suell
James J. Uliano

Administrative Director’s Designee:
Counsel:
Wendy L. Weiss