Compliance date: December 31
Reporting date: March 10
Compliance group: All attorneys report annually.
Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes
Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must self-report completion of CLE requirements at the end of each reporting period.
Overview of 2017 Filing Season
During calendar year 2017, 12,164 applications for CLE accreditation were considered by the CLE Commission, an increase over last year's 11,475:
Of the 11,475 individual applications for accreditation considered in 2016, 11,111 applications were approved in whole or in part. This is an approval rating of 97%. Informal consultation with applicants resulted in denial of credit for 36 applications. There were four appeals of these denials to the Commission pursuant to Rule 42.10. Three of the appeals resulted in the Commission’s denial of the accreditation request, and one appeal resulted in partial CLE credit being awarded for the appealed program.
Of the 12,164 individual applications for accreditation considered in 2017, 11,580 applications were approved in whole or in part. This is an approval rating of 95%. In 2017 there were 9,473 “live” CLE events approved for accreditation for Iowa’s lawyers. These events consisted of in-person, telephonic and webinars. There were a total of 2,107 unmoderated events accredited for Iowa’s lawyers.