Continuing Legal Education – Reciprocity

CLEwebinars.com Offers CLE in 10 States (9 Via Reciprocity and Arizona Via Self-reporting)


Internet For Lawyers (IFL), a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider (#9836), certifies that this activity has been approved by the State Bar of California for the number and type of MCLE credit listed on the program’s details page. IFL offers MCLE credit in the following states via reciprocity: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Montana, New York, North Dakota, and Wisconsin, and via self-reporting in Arizona.


Alaska
CLEs outside of Alaska
CLE programs which take place outside of Alaska or are webcast from outside of Alaska are not required to be accredited by the Alaska Bar Association. Alaska Bar members may claim credit for attendance at CLE programs offered in or from other jurisdictions if the program has been accredited by another MCLE jurisdiction. CLE providers may not advertise programs as accredited by Alaska unless the program has been accredited by Alaska regardless
of where the program is held.
https://alaskabar.org/cle-mcle/cle-provider-information/


Arizona
The State Bar of Arizona does not accredit programs for the MCLE requirement. The Rules and Regulations are predicated on the assumption that attorneys can evaluate CLE activities offered based on the guidelines and report their activities by affidavit. https://www.azbar.org/licensing-compliance/mcle/cle-sponsors-provider-information/

Arkansas
Rule 4.03. Reciprocal Accreditation – Individual Attendance.
Upon receipt of a completed certificate of attendance form or other documentation by the Secretary from an Arkansas attorney confirming attendance at an out-of-state continuing legal education program approved by the situs state, the attorney shall be entitled to CLE credits in Arkansas. The Secretary shall verify the program’s approval by the situs state’s continuing legal education agency.
http://bit.ly/arkansasreciprocity

Colorado
Submit a Colorado Affidavit form (https://cletrack.com) or the “Uniform Certificate of Attendance” (https://www.clereg.org/assets/pdf/uniformCOA.pdf) provided by the sponsor along with a statement certifying that the CLE program is accredited in another mandatory CLE state.

Florida
Courses approved by other state bars are generally acceptable for use toward satisfying CLER. The completed application(s) or certificate(s) of completion may be submitted via email at clemail@floridabar.org or fax at 850/561-9421.
http://bit.ly/flreciprocity

Maine
Credit hours for activities approved by another MCLE state will be accepted for identical credit by the Board of Overseers of the Bar in Maine upon the Board’s receipt of evidence of such certification as issued by that state.
http://bit.ly/mainereciprocity (see number 21).

Montana
Montana will honor the approval given by other CLE jurisdictions, so if a seminar has been approved for CLE credit in the state in which it is held, there is no need to apply for approval of CLE credit in Montana. Simply attach documentation of the other state’s approval to your affidavit at the end of the reporting year.
http://bit.ly/mtreciprocity

New York
Under New York’s Approved Jurisdiction policy, so long as certain requirements are satisfied, New York attorneys may count towards their New York CLE requirement credit earned through participation in out-of-state courses accredited by a New York Approved Jurisdiction [CA is listed, but attorneys must retain written materials]. The policy applies to both traditional live classroom-format and nontraditional-format courses (online, DVD, teleconference, etc.).

Traditional live classroom-format courses are out-of-state if they take place outside of New York State. Nontraditionalformat courses are out-of-state if the sponsor organization is headquartered outside of New York State.

An attorney claiming credit for an out-of-state course must retain the following documentation for a period of at least four (4) years:
EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS (admitted to the New York Bar for more than two years)
– proof of attendance from the course sponsor
– proof of accreditation by at least one of the New York Approved Jurisdictions listed above
– proof that written course materials were made available
– proof that the faculty included at least one attorney in good standing
– for nontraditional-format courses (online, DVD, teleconference, etc.), proof of acceptable attendance verification
http://bit.ly/nyreciprocityapprove

The sponsor of a CLE course must be able to independently verify an attorney’s completion of the course before issuing credit. An attorney claiming credit for completion of a nontraditional-format course must retain proof that the sponsor verified the attorney’s completion of the course without relying solely on statements made by a participating attorney, or log-in and log-out times of the participants. For example, the attorney might retain a copy of a form on
which he or she reported an attendance verification code that was spoken and/or shown during the course. Similarly, the attorney might obtain from the sponsor a description of the procedures used to verify an attorney’s completion of a course, such as requiring the participating attorney to respond to pop-up boxes periodically, or requiring successful completion of a quiz at the end of the course.
http://bit.ly/nyreciprocityverify
New York attorneys:
Please keep a record of this statement by Internet For Lawyers for 4 years:
– Internet For Lawyers (IFL), a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider (#9873), certifies that this activity has been approved by the State Bar of California for 2 hours of General MCLE credit.
– IFL attests that:
o it is one of New York’s Approved Jurisdictions under New York’s Approved Jurisdiction policy
o it supplied written materials
o it independently verified the attorney’s completion of the course before issuing credit by recording the attorney’s login and logout times and required the participating attorney to periodically respond to pop-up polling questions. The attorney’s answers to the pop-up polling questions were recorded. These records are available from IFL if requested.
o the faculty included at least one attorney in good standing

North Dakota
Out-of-State Courses. Courses sponsored by state bar associations are presumptively approved, as are courses approved by a CLE body of a state with mandatory CLE.
http://bit.ly/ndreciprocity – see Policy 1.14.

Wisconsin
CLE 7.005 Except for repeated on-demand programs as defined in SCR 31.01 (6m), self-study courses as defined in CLE 1.02 [fewer than two attendees and one moderator], and courses explicitly disapproved in Wisconsin, courses approved for CLE credit by, and attended in, any other state or territory or the District of Columbia are deemed approved for the same number of hours and for the same purposes in Wisconsin. To take advantage of this section, lawyers must document the out-of-state approval in connection with filing their CLE Form 1.
http://bit.ly/wireciprocity (see CLE 7.005 and CLE 1.02 on same page)