LOUISIANA MCLE TRANSCRIPT Q & A

Annual MCLE Requirements:

Licensed attorneys must earn 12.5 hours annually, including 1 hour of ethics and 1 hours of professionalism, based on a 60 minute credit hour calculation. The maximum carry forward credit is 8 hours.

Newly admitted attorneys must earn 12.5 hours, including 8 hours of ethics, professionalism, or law practice management. These hours must be earned within the year of admission and the following calendar year. 

All credit hours must be earned by December 31 and reported by January 31 of the following calendar year.

A $150 late fee will be levied on any member who fails to comply with these deadlines, with an additional $50 fee for those who are repeatedly late.

Licensed in another state? For further filing information go to: www.cleusa.org

For Specialization information
www.lsba.org/specialization

Activity attendance is not recorded

A. Was the course held in Louisiana?

1. If yes, proceed to B.
2. If no, proceed to C.

B. Has it been at least 30 days since you attended?

1. If yes, contact the MCLE Department for assistance. Contact us at our MCLE email address below.
2. If no, please wait 30 days after the course date before contacting the MCLE department. This 30 days waiting period allows the sponsor time to file the attendance.

C. Did the sponsor file for the course?

1. If yes, has it been at least 30 days since the course was held? If yes, contact the MCLE Department for assistance. If no, please wait 30 days after the course date before contacting the MCLE department. This 30 day waiting period allows the sponsor time to file the attendance.
2. If no, then you should file for the course credits yourself. Go to MCLE Forms for a Member Application.

How long does it take to get my hours recorded?

Generally, it takes 30 - 45 days from the date the course was held (or filed with us) before the hours will be recorded on your transcript. The sponsor has 30 days from the date the course was held to report your attendance.

Teaching/Publishing Credit is not recorded

If your teaching/publishing credit is not entered:

A. Did you fill out a form for the credit?

1. If yes, contact us at our MCLE email address below.
2. If no, fill out a Teaching or Publication Credit Form. Go to MCLE Forms to obtain the application.

Teaching credit is not allowed if the course has not been accredited.

Activity Showing with No Hours

If you attended a course held out of state, or reported hours to the MCLE Department, the activity will be logged in the date it is received, and is usually processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The activity will show up on the transcript, but without course credits until such time as the application is reviewed. Please give this process at least 30 days before contacting the MCLE Department.

If the course is filed by the provider, the same standards apply, except the attendance will not be listed until the course application has been approved. 

Course attendance cards for pre-approved courses are usually entered within two weeks of receipt.

Please note: Due to the increased level of activity, please allow at least 45 days for processing credits earned and/or reported after November