Minimum Continuing Legal Education




The Minimum Continuing Legal Education Rules are adopted by the Oregon Supreme Court. The MCLE program is administered for the court by the OSB Board of Governors, which appoints the MCLE Committee and operates the MCLE Department.

The MCLE rules require that all regular active members complete forty-five (45) hours of approved continuing legal education activities in each three (3) year reporting period. Of those forty-five (45) hours, five (5) must be legal ethics credits, and one must be on lawyers’ child abuse reporting obligations. In alternate reporting periods, at least three of the required hours must be in programs accredited for access to justice pursuant to Rule 5.5(b)

Credit requirements are prorated for members with shorter reporting periods. See MCLE Rule 3.3.

All credits must be completed by midnight on 12/31 of the member's reporting period. The compliance report is due on or before 1/31 of the year following the end of the member's reporting period.




If a program you attended is not on the list of accredited programs, you may apply for accreditation (MCLE Form 2). Credit is also available for teaching CLEs, legal research and writing, and service on various bar committees (MCLE Forms 3, 4 and 5). Other forms can be obtained from our forms directory.

To check your reporting period and carryover credits online, please click here for member login. The carryover credits link is available in the left-side yellow menu.

If you need a Certificate of MCLE Compliance to send to Washington, Idaho or Utah, please send your request to mclecertificate@osbar.org. Be sure to include your name and six-digit bar number. Certificates will be sent via regular mail within 10 days of the request.

For more information, contact Denise Cline, MCLE Administrator, at dcline@osbar.org or at ext. 315.