CLE Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the annual CLE requirement for licensed attorneys in North Carolina? How can I find out how many hours I already have? + –
The North Carolina State Bar requires licensed attorneys to complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing legal education each year. Of those 12 hours attorneys must complete 2 hours of ethics/professionalism credit and 1 hour of technology credit. Also, one hour of substance abuse/mental health credit must be completed once every three years. If you are newly admitted to the NC State Bar, please contact them for information about your CLE requirements during the first year. For more information concerning the NC State Bar requirements, visit www.nccle.org.
The NC State Bar requires CLE sponsors to report CLE attendance within thirty (30) days of the seminar. Typically your credit should show up on your NC State Bar report within thirty days. After thirty days, you may contact our CLE department if you have any questions.
Visit the NC State Bar Paralegal Certification website for more information about the purpose of the certification, requirements for certification, and CPE requirements. Please note that any seminar approved for CLE credit also qualifies for CPE credit. However, seminars approved for CPE credit do not qualify for CLE credit. Click here for a listing of available CPE seminars.
I haven't had time to register for a seminar before the event date. Can I register at the door or online on the day of? + –
Yes. However, we ask that you pre-register to help us better plan for the seminar. On occasion, we offer seminars that have limited seating (seating restrictions will be listed on the seminar description webpage). If that is the case, we strongly encourage you to pre-register. In some cases, it is a requirement.
We understand that you are a busy person and sometimes things happen. If you can’t attend a seminar that you’ve registered for, you have three options:
- CANCEL WITH A REFUND – You may cancel your registration one week prior to the seminar/replay date for a refund less a $35 service charge. Refunds cannot be given after this date. For CLE Season Ticket Holders – Cancellations must be received by 12:00 Noon the third working day prior to the seminar. Cancellations received after this time will be invoiced for a $77 materials fee.
- TRANSFER TO ANOTHER SEMINAR – Transfer requests received by 12:00 noon the third working day prior to the seminar are subject to a $50 transfer fee. Transfer requests received after this time are subject to a $110 transfer fee. Registrations may be transferred once and only to seminars scheduled through the end of the fiscal year (June 30).
- NO SHOW – If you are unable to attend a seminar and do not cancel or transfer your registration, you will be provided an electronic version of the seminar materials in lieu of a refund. For CLE Season Ticket Holders – If you are unable to attend and do not cancel your registration by Noon the third working day prior to the seminar, you will be invoiced for $77 materials fee.
To cancel or transfer your registration, contact NCAJ/CLE at 800.688.1413 or 919.832.1413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for a virtual live seminar, go to https://learn.ncaj.com/.
Please note that if you register for a live seminar in the virtual format, you will not be registered to attend the seminar in-person. Please note that space at live seminars for in-person attendees is limited.
The CLE Season Ticket allows you to pay one price and attend most* of the live seminars and video replays during our fiscal year (July 1-June 30). For more information or to purchase a CLE Season Ticket, click here.
Once you have purchased the CLE Season Ticket, you can register for seminars by mail, fax, phone, or online. We strongly encourage CLE Season Ticket holders to pre-register for seminars!
*Some of our programs do not apply to the CLE Season Ticket. See the “exceptions” listed in the brochure and for other guidelines regarding the CLE Season Ticket.
If there is impending inclement weather that could affect an upcoming seminar, please check our home page for information at www.ncaj.com or call 800.688.1413 or 919.832.1413 for a recorded message. In the event that a seminar/replay is cancelled due to weather, it will be rescheduled and you will be notified of the rescheduled date.