CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
The new, one-day, Bridge the Gap Mandatory Continuing Legal Education program for new Bar members was offered live and through an on-demand broadcast through the Bar's website.
Welcome to the Rhode Island Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (CLE) page. Here you may connect to information concerning upcoming live CLE seminars, on-line seminars, and recent publications.
If you have placed an order with the Rhode Island Bar Association, your CLE seminar registration is subject to space availability. You should receive final confirmation by email. With regard to publication orders, please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR CLE SEMINAR REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION via email within 48 business hours, please contact the Bar Association at (401) 421-5740 or email email@example.com.
CLE Seminar Calendar
Online CLE Seminars
New Attorney Requirements
CLE Program Proposal
The Rhode Island Bar Association CLE Committee, working with the Association's staff, plans and carries out an annual program of over 60 continuing legal education programs for members of the Bar. The Bar’s CLE offers a creative, topical and substantively diverse calendar to meet the varied needs of Rhode Island's practitioners at all levels of experience.
All members of the Bar are required to attend ten hours of continuing legal education annually. To meet this requirement, two hours must deal with ethics and professionalism. Link below to information from the MCLE Commission. The Association is committed to offering a variety of high quality seminars, workshops, and courses in many formats and locations. The CLE programs are developed by and for Rhode Island practitioners. An up to date calendar and registration information is available below.
Current Rhode Island Bar Association CLE handbooks are available to review at the Rhode Island Law Center, 115 Cedar St., RI
. Descriptions and ordering information are available by clicking here
For more information, please contact the Bar’s CLE office at 401.421.5740
, (TTY 401.421.1666), fax us at 401.421.2703
, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to submit an idea for an upcoming seminar or you would like to participate as an instructor for CLE please click here
to fill out and submit a proposal form. Thank you.
: Pursuant to Article IV Rule 3 all Continuing Legal Education credits must be reported to the MCLE Commission by June 30th
each year. Please forward your completed Appendix G*
along with your CLE certificates to:
RI MCLE Commission
John E. Fogarty Judicial Annex
24 Weybosset St, 3rd Floor
Do not send this documentation to the Rhode Island Bar Association. Please remember that reporting your credits after June 30 may subject you to the assessment of late fees.
*An Appendix G is included in the packet sent to all members in late February by the MCLE Commission. If you do not have a form you may contact the RI Bar Association at 401.421.5740 or the MCLE Commission at 401.222.4942. You may access Appendix G by clicking here.