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MCLE Rules, Deadlines, and Resources

Feb. 1: Complete prior year’s continuing education credits. After this date, any uncompleted aspect of compliance will incur a $275 late fee which will give you until April 30 to complete.

May 1: Any uncompleted aspect will cause a member's name to be sent to the Supreme Court and you risk a possible administrative suspension of your license.

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Every active State Bar of New Mexico member is required to complete 12 total hours of continuing legal education every year

2 hours must be ethics:

  • at least 8 hours must be LIVE credit
  • of these 12 hours, up to 4 hours may be self-study

LIVE Course definition:

  • webcast
  • teleconference
  • in-person
  • log-in at a set time
  • ability to interact with a moderator in real-time

Self-study definition:

  • only four may apply per year
  • pre-recorded
  • log-in at any time to view or listen