Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

The Committee on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education was created by the Louisiana Supreme Court to administer a compliance program designed to foster attorney competence, ethical and professional behavior through education.

MCLE Reporting Requirements:

Important Information

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2016 Compliant Transcripts will be online Friday, February 17.

The deadline for earning credits was December 31, 2016, and the deadline for filing those credits and any exemptions, etc. was January 31, 2017. At this point, all applications and exemptions must be accompanied by the late fee or they will not be accepted.

2016 Flood Damage Exemption Form

Due to the unprecedented rain and flood events that have impacted so many of the attorneys in this state, the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education has agreed that an exemption for hardship caused by the flooding is justified for impacted attorneys for the year 2016.

Here is the link to a simple Exemption Form created to accommodate those who have had substantial flood damage to their home and/or office. You must fill out the form in order to get the exemption. The Committee is not requiring documentation of damages, only the signature of the attorney filing for the waiver. It is not necessary to wait until the end of the year to file this exemption and it is strongly recommended that you take this step as soon as possible. The signed form can be mailed, emailed, or faxed. Please see the form for directions on where to send it. Acknowledgment of receipt and confirmation of your exemption will be sent via email and it will be reflected on your online transcript.

2016 Hardship Exemption (Not Flood Related)

We realize that there may also be attorneys who have encountered a serious hardship in 2016 unrelated to the flood. If you need assistance in obtaining your hours, or find you may be unable to satisfy the requirements, please contact the MCLE Committee for assistance. These requests should be directed to Kitty Hymel, MCLE Director, through the mail or via her email address: Requests unrelated to the rain and flood events will be handled through the three person Exemptions, Extensions and Substituted Compliance Subcommittee and are privacy protected. That Committee has more options to help you if you contact them sooner rather than later, so please forward your request now.

Attorney delinquent fees can now be paid online.

Attorney delinquent fees can now be paid online. For security purposes, attorneys must use the same identification and password that they use to log into their attorney trust accounts. If you have not previously used this portal, you will still need to create your own user identification HERE first. Only then can you access the MCLE Payment Portal. MCLE will only collect debit and credit card payments through the online portal. We do not process or receive card data by phone or in the office. Any access issues should be directed to

Earn CLE Credit for Pro Bono Work

Effective May 1, 2015, the Supreme Court will allow up to 3 hours of CLE credit to be earned annually through providing uncompensated pro bono legal representation to an indigent or near-indigent client or clients. See Regulation/Rule 3.21