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Continuing Legal Education

Information for CLE providers regarding cancelled or postponed CLE events can be found here.

Chief Justice Christensen's order lifting the six-hour cap on unmoderated CLE programs may be found here.


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

List of CLE events approved for 2018 (in excel format)

List of CLE events approved for 2019 (in excel format)

Overview of 2018 Filing Season

During calendar year 2018, 12,232 applications for CLE accreditation were considered. This was an increase of 68 submissions over calendar year 2017, in which 12,164 applications for accreditation were considered. Of the 12,232 individual applications for accreditation considered in 2018, 11,993 applications (98%) were approved in whole or in part.

In 2018 there were 9,737 “live” CLE events approved for accreditation for Iowa’s lawyers. These events consisted of in-person, telephonic and webinar based CLE. This was 264 more than in 2017, which only had 9,473. There were a total of 2,256 unmoderated events accredited for Iowa’s lawyers.



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