State Information

Overview of Participating States*

 

The following contains a brief overview of states in which Celesq®’s programs, available directly through Celesq® online at www.celesq.com, or on audiotapes, videotapes or audio CDs, may be used to earn CLE credit. For more detailed information about CLE accreditations in individual jurisdictions, select the individual program description for each program in which you are interested. (For state accreditation information concerning Celesq®’s live web casts, click on the web cast link to the right.)

 

Arizona (AZ)—Mandatory CLE jurisdiction. Celesq’s programs may be used for self-study credits if listened to or watched online or in tape format (60-minute credit hour)

 

California (CA)--Mandatory CLE jurisdiction. Celesq® is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. Programs are approved for participatory MCLE credit if listened to, or viewed, online.

Celesq® will provide to you Certificates on the special forms that comply with California State Bar requirements. Please let us know that you are a member of the California Bar and provide us with your State Bar number on your Affirmation. (60-minute credit hour)

 

Colorado (CO)—Mandatory CLE jurisdiction. Celesq® is an Approved Sponsor of continuing legal education in the State of Colorado, and its programs are accepted for credit in Colorado. Many of Celesq®’s programs are specifically approved for Homestudy credit in Colorado. For those programs specifically approved for Homestudy credit, visit us at www.celesq.com, click on the program description(s) for the programs in which you are interested, or go to All Programs and click on either the State Filter or the Category Filter and click on Colorado Homestudy programs. For a listing of additional programs that are accredited in other mandatory CLE states and eligible for CLE credit in Colorado, click on the State Filter and click on Colorado-Eligible programs. (50-minute credit hour)

 

Connecticut (CT) - Mandatory CLE State. Effective January 1, 2017, Connecticut requires 12 credits, including 2 ethics credits, each year. Please see http://www.jud.ct.gov/mcle/MCLE_rule.pdf. As indicated by the FAQs,
“If an organization’s MCLE program or course has been approved by the authority authorized to approve MCLE courses in another jurisdiction, then the organization’s MCLE course is automatically approved in Connecticut; however, in Connecticut credits are based upon actual instruction time, which includes any question and answer period, but does not include any time provided for breaks.” http://www.jud.ct.gov/mcle/MCLE_FAQs.pdf - Please make sure and notate the actual running time on the General Certificate you will be provided.  Connecticut provides a form that an attorney can use to track hours earned http://www.jud.ct.gov/webforms/forms/CE001.pdf

Celesq®’s programs may be used to satisfy Connecticut’s requirements because Celesq® is an approved CLE provider in states such as NY and CA.

 

Florida (FL)—Mandatory CLE jurisdiction. Celesq®’s programs are eligible for credit by the Florida Bar. Programs taken online, on CD or tape must be completed within 18 months of the production (program) date listed. (50-minute credit hour)

 

Georgia (GA)—Mandatory CLE jurisdiction. Celesq® is an accredited sponsor under the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program of the State Bar of Georgia. Celesq®’s programs, including online audio, CD, and podcasts, are approved for self-study credit. (60-minute credit hour)

 

Missouri (MO)—Mandatory CLE jurisdiction. Celesq®’s programs may be used to satisfy Missouri’s CLE requirements as a self-study program. See www.mobar.org for special rules about formats and content of programs that may be used to satisfy Missouri’s self-study CLE requirements. (60-minute credit hour)

 

New Jersey (NJ)—Mandatory CLE jurisdiction. Pursuant to Regulation 201:4 of the New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education (regulation concerning reciprocity), New Jersey attorneys who complete programs will receive 1:1 credit for courses approved as satisfying the continuing legal education requirements of any other jurisdiction. See http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/notices/2010/n100129f.pdf for more information.


Because, among other states, Celesq® is an Accredited Provider in the State of New York (certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board) for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016, most of the programs offered for CLE credit in New York (including online and CD formats) may be used by New Jersey attorneys so long as the attorneys comply with the New York requirements (see New York discussion below), including the completion of the entire program and the identification of the embedded code number(s). For a listing of programs that are eligible for CLE credit in New Jersey under the reciprocity rule, click on the State Filter and click on New Jersey-Eligible programs.


New Jersey attorneys who complete New Jersey-Eligible programs in compliance with the New York requirements will receive CLE Certificates on New York Certificate forms.  New Jersey attorneys can take up to 12 credits of New Jersey-eligible programs per reporting period.

NY CLE Update - 2017

New York (NY)—Mandatory CLE jurisdiction. Celesq® is an Accredited Provider in the State of New York (certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board) for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019 for the following categories and methods of presentation:


• --Prerecorded audio (which includes, but is not limited to, audiotapes, audio CDs, audio files [podcasts, MP3s, etc.] and audio recordings archived online), for self-study; and

• --Prerecorded video (which includes, but is not limited to, videotapes, video CDs, DVDs, video files [vodcasts, MP4s, etc.] and video recordings archived online) for self-study.


Programs taken in such formats must contain embedded codes for New York attorneys to identify on their Affirmation forms. All of Celesq®’s programs contain such code numbers (programs more than one hour in length may have multiple code numbers, each of which must be identified on the Affirmation). In order to receive your Certificate of Attendance, you must identify the code(s) for the program taken. Please also remember to keep copies of your Affirmation and Certificate for 4 years.


IMPORTANT NOTE FOR NEWLY ADMITTED ATTORNEYS IN NEW YORK

As set forth in http://www.courts.state.ny.us/attorneys/cle/changes_for_2016.shtml


“The New York State CLE Board has adopted the following changes, effective January 1, 2016, to the current requirement that newly admitted attorneys complete all of their CLE credits in the traditional live classroom setting or by fully interactive videoconference (there is no change to the number or categories of credit required, nor to the requirement that they be fulfilled by attending accredited transitional courses):
• Law Practice Management and Areas of Professional Practice credit may be completed in any approved format, including nonparticipatory formats such as on-demand audio or video, or live broadcast.”


For details about Celesq®’s programs available for newly admitted attorneys, click on the program description(s) for the programs in which you are interested, or go to All Programs and click on the State Filter, then click on Programs in New York - BOTH New and Experienced Attorneys.


For details about Celesq®’s programs available for experienced attorneys, click on the program description(s) for the programs in which you are interested, or go to All Programs and click on the State Filter, then click on Programs in New York - Experienced Attorneys Only.

IMPORTANT NOTE RE NEW DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND ELIMINATION OF BIAS REQUIREMENT
Effective July 1, 2018, NY will require its experienced attorneys to take “at least one (1) credit hour of which shall be in diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias.” http://www.courts.state.ny.us/attorneys/cle/Eff070118-ChangeExpAtty-CLE-Req.pdf


Description of new credit requirement:


(g) Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias courses, programs and activities must relate to the practice of law and may include, among other things, implicit and explicit bias, equal access to justice, serving a diverse population, diversity and inclusion initiatives in the legal profession, and sensitivity to cultural and other differences when interacting with members of the public, judges, jurors, litigants, attorneys and court personnel. [effective January 1, 2018].


New Frequently Asked Question
Q] Can you please provide additional information on what may be addressed in diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias programs?
A] These programs may include, among other things, diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias based on, for example, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age or disability.
http://www.courts.state.ny.us/attorneys/cle/Eff070118-ChangeExpAtty-CLE-Req.pdf


Celesq® offers discounts on its programs to attorneys who work in governmental agencies, pro bono organizations, and not-for-profit organizations. The discount is 25% off the regular price of the program. Financial scholarships are available for currently unemployed attorneys. To receive an application, or for more information, please call 1-561-241-1919. (50-minute credit hour)
 

North Carolina (NC)—From time to time, certain of Celesq®’s programs have been approved by The North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education in the online format. (Celesq®’s programs are not sponsored by the board.) For approved programs, visit us at www.celesq.com, click on the program description(s) for the programs in which you are interested, or click on the menu Bar for North Carolina programs.

 

Celesq® reports your credit directly to the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education. Please make sure to include your NC bar number when you become a member.

 

Approved programs are also available for CLE credit when taken on CD, tape or podcast if, in the space provided on the Affirmation form, an attorney correctly identifies the Program code number (sometimes referred to as the New York Code Number) which can be heard while listening to the audio.

 

If you would like to find out about accrediting additional programs in North Carolina, contact us at customer.care@celesq.com. (60-minute credit hour)

 

Texas (TX)—Mandatory CLE jurisdiction. 

 

For details about Celesq®’s programs available for Texas attorneys, click on the program description(s) for the programs in which you are interested, or go to All Programs and click on either the State Filter or the Category Filter and click on Texas Participatory programs which are specifically approved for credit in Texas in an approved format. For a listing of additional programs that are accredited in other mandatory CLE states and may be eligible for self-study CLE credit in Texas, click on the State Filter and click on Texas-Self Study programs.

 

For those programs expressly approved by the State Bar of Texas, Celesq® reports your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas. Please make sure to include your TX bar number when you become a member.
 

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The following jurisdictions are voluntary CLE jurisdictions: Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and South Dakota.

 

*The summary contained herein is provided solely for your convenience and should not be relied upon as a complete description of applicable provisions relevant to your State’s CLE requirements. Not all programs are accepted by the various States in all formats offered by Celesq®. Special requirements may apply to newly admitted attorneys. Moreover, rules and regulations are continuously revised and updated. Accordingly, this summary is not to be relied upon as a substitute for the official rules and regulations and Celesq® does not warrant its accuracy. Please consult your State Bar or Board for a complete set of Rules and Regulations applicable to your CLE requirements, and for any further questions you may have.

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