Continuing Legal Education for Attorneys

Continuing legal education (CLE) can be administered for all states that require CLE if the session is legal in content and comprehensive outlines or other materials are distributed at the session. In most CLE states listed below, the International Foundation seeks approval after the program has taken place. Only those sessions actually attended by attorneys in the respective states are submitted for credit.

The following states require continuing legal education as of January 1, 2006 (updated 11/19/2010).

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California*
Colorado
Florida
Idaho
Delaware
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana*

Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri*
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada*
New Hampshire

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York*
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania*
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

* Special circumstances apply (see below).

Note: If your state requires continuing education and is not listed above, please call the Foundation's continuing education department at (262) 786-6710, option 2; or e-mail continuinged@ifebp.org .

California*

The International Foundation is approved as a CLE provider under Section 9 of the MCLE Rules and Regulations, and sessions that are legal in content are approved for credit without seeking individual approval.

A 2½-day seminar generally includes 12 to 16 (60-minute) hours of credit. For information regarding a specific program and the hours and categories of credit, please e-mail continuinged@ifebp.org .

A California CLE evaluation form will be sent with the Continuing Education Certificate. This form should be returned to the International Foundation.

Indiana*

The International Foundation is an approved sponsor of CLE courses in Indiana. By virtue of this status, it is not necessary to apply for individual course approval if the course adheres to the guidelines set forth in Admission and Discipline Rule 29.

Indiana requires the International Foundation to report the hours of continuing education completed by each Indiana attorney (to include a description of the program content). When an attorney uses the continuing education forms and requests credit in Indiana, the Foundation will report this information to the Indiana Bar.

Missouri*

The International Foundation is an accredited sponsor of continuing legal education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the Missouri State Bar governing minimum continuing legal education. (The Foundation is required to file an annual report with the Missouri Bar.)

Nevada*

The International Foundation is an accredited sponsor of continuing legal education activities in the state of Nevada. Sessions sponsored by the Foundation that are in compliance with Regulation 3 as to session content automatically qualify for credit toward Nevada's mandatory requirement. Attendance must be reported to the bar by the Foundation.

New York*

Members of the New York Bar may apply CLE credit earned at International Foundation programs toward their New York CLE requirements because the International Foundation is accredited in a number of states* that fall under the New York CLE Board’s Approved Jurisdiction policy.

If you request CLE credit on your registration form for an International Foundation program that is legal in content, you will be issued a Certificate of Attendance and the necessary documentation as outlined in section 6 of the New York CLE Board’s Regulations and Guidelines.

Pennsylvania*

The International Foundation is approved as an Accredited CLE Provider. Because of the Accredited Provider status, programs will be presumptively approved, providing that they follow the Pennsylvania CLE Rules and Regulations. Pennsylvania attorneys must request credit on their registration forms, since the International Foundation must send a notice to the Pennsylvania Bar prior to the program taking place and report credit to the bar on behalf of the attorneys. The International Foundation will pay the Pennsylvania Bar's per credit hour reporting fee and will invoice the attorney for this fee at the time the Continuing Education Certificate is mailed to the attorney. All Pennsylvania attorneys requesting credit will be assessed these fees and are required to submit a Pennsylvania CLE evaluation form to International Foundation.