Continuing Legal Education

Amendments to the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio and the Government of the Judiciary of Ohio effective January 1, 2014

Comparison charts and FAQs are being provided as a courtesy to assist attorneys, judges, magistrates, acting judges, and new lawyers with the transition to the new rules effective January 1, 2014. It is strongly encouraged that those affected by these rule amendments consult the new rules to ensure proper compliance.

Additional information and resources will be added as they become available. Please check back for updates.

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Continuing Legal Education
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431

Phone: 614.387.9320
Fax: 614.387.9329
E-mail: CCLE

Interim Director:
Lee Ann Ward, Esq.

Active attorneys and attorneys registered for corporate status must complete 24 hours of accredited CLE activities every two years. Fulltime, part-time, and retired judges must complete 40 hours of accredited CLE activities. Magistrates and acting judges must complete 24 hours of accredited CLE activities every two years. Judges, acting judges, and magistrates also have a Judicial College requirement. CLE requirements are contained in Gov. Bar R. X and Gov. Jud. R. IV and are administered by the Commission on Continuing Legal Education and the Office of Attorney Services.

Final Transcripts

Final Transcripts were mailed the week of Dec. 5, 2016, to attorneys and judges whose last names begin with the letter M through Z for the 2015/2016 continuing legal education compliance period.  The Final Transcript reflects hours earned and reported as of Dec. 2, 2016.  M through Z attorneys and judges must earn all required hours on or before Dec. 31, 2016.

Please note that under the new CLE rules that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, attorneys and judges are no longer required to file a final reporting transcript.  However, if you wish to make corrections or changes to your transcript, please refer to the instructions that were mailed with your transcript.

You may view your transcript online by logging on to the Attorney Services Portal at

Attorneys are encouraged to contact the Office of Attorney Services if they have further questions at 614.387.9320 or

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Attorney CLE Requirements

New Lawyers Training

New Lawyers Training FAQs (For Attorneys Admitted By Examination or Registered for Corporate Status)

How to Earn CLE Credit for Pro Bono Service

Judicial CLE Requirements

Reinstatement Instructions and Forms

Find an Approved CLE/New Attorney Activity

Find Approved Self-Study Activities


Late Compliance

General Attorney and Sponsor Fees


Information for Sponsors

CLE Rules

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