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Starting in calendar year 2021, there is no longer an ethics "biennium" of three hours every two years. Attorneys who have active status are required to attend 15 hours of CLE each calendar year, one hour of which must be accredited for legal ethics and one hour accredited for either "attorney wellness" or "diversity and inclusion."  To learn more, attorneys may refer to the FAQ for Attorneys. Sponsors, please refer to the FAQ for Sponsors

 Attorneys may earn all of their CLE credit via on-demand programs, live programs, or a combination thereof. There is no longer a cap on unmoderated CLE.

CLE Requirements

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.

Information for Iowa lawyers on how to get CLE accredited 

Information for CLE sponsors on how to get CLE accredited



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