At the 3/24/2020 Emergency Meeting of the Rules Committee of the Superior Court the MCLE requirement was suspended for 2020. Additionally, all CLE credits taken in 2020 shall apply in full towards the 2021 requirement, even if the amount exceeds the two-hour carryover cap. Learn more.

Connecticut's Minimum Continuing Legal Education Rule

Connecticut’s rules on minimum continuing legal education (MCLE), as established by the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court, requires attorneys to earn 12 CLE credits each year, and to track those credits for seven years.

The Connecticut Bar Association helps members comply with these requirements by:

  • Offering high-quality, member-driven, member-delivered continuing legal education (CLE) that is accredited by the state of New York, and is generally transferable to other jurisdictions and accepted by malpractice insurance carriers. CBA CLE programs are well-organized, well-presented, and focus on actionable learning outcomes for Connecticut practitioners. Our seminars help not only participants, but also those members who serve as faculty in advancing their practice, their careers, and their reputations. Click here to access our calendar.
  • Providing online self-study programs, in the Education Portal, to allow our members to satisfy the Connecticut requirement on their own time as part of their CBA membership.
  • Offering our free CLE Credit Tracker to make it easy for members to record their CLE credits. CLE credits for CBA programs automatically track to the professional development journal in member profiles. This transcript can be searched, emailed, and printed, and is available to CBA members so they do not have to worry about keeping independent records. The tracker even allows members to add CLE credits earned elsewhere.

If you are a CBA member and have questions regarding MCLE, e-mail CLE@ctbar.org.



The Connecticut Judicial Branch has published guidance to the new rule on their Minimum Continuing Legal Education webpage. Information on this page includes:


Complete Rule
Frequently Asked Questions
Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education
Contact the Judicial Branch