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Rules Regarding Attorney Licensing and MCLE Compliance

Changes have been made to rules regarding attorney licensing and MCLE compliance. These changes streamline the deadline and fee structure. The changes are outlined in NMSC Order No. 21- 8300-30. 

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All aspects of your 2024 License Renewal must be complete by Feb. 1, 2024 to avoid late penalties:

  • Licensing forms and certifications
  • Licensing Fees
  • Minimum Continuing Legal Education Requirements


February 1, 2024
  • 2023 MCLE credits must have been completed (members and course providers have 30 days to check their transcripts for errors and file credits).
  • 2024 license renewal must have been completed.
February 2, 2024
  • Any aspect of non-compliance will incur a $275 late penalty.
  • Members and course providers have 30 days to file credits for courses taken at the end of the compliance period.
  • After paying the $275 late penalty, members will have an additional 90 days to complete compliance.
March 1, 2024
  • Members and course providers must have filed any outstanding credits for the 2023 compliance period.
  • Members must have reported any errors in their transcripts to the State Bar.
  • It is the member’s responsibility to check his/her transcript to ensure accuracy. Rule 18- 301(B) NMRA.
May 1, 2024
  • Any uncompleted aspect of compliance will cause the member to be reported to the Supreme Court for non-compliance and possible suspension of the member’s license.

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