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Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

How do I register for a course?

You may register for any D.C. Bar CLE course at http://www.dcbar.org, or you may call us at 202-626-3488 to make payment with a credit card.

How do I know if a course is accredited in my jurisdiction?

All D.C. Bar CLE courses, in all formats, are accredited in every jurisdiction with MCLE requirements.  In the rare instance that we do not receive accreditation for a course, we will note it in the course description.

Can I get my course or event CLE-accredited for the District of Columbia?

The District of Columbia Bar has no mandatory continuing legal education requirements at this time, which also means that we have no CLE accreditation body and do not accredit courses. We do not certify CLE providers or keep records of our members’ attendance at other providers’ CLE courses for the same reason. While the D.C. Bar requires members to maintain their legal competence, we do not specify the means and do not require that attorneys submit attendance documentation from any courses they attend.

How do I check on the status of my CLE credits and/or Certificate of Attendance?

We process MCLE credits based on the date that you complete the course.  All credits are submitted to your jurisdiction within 30 days of your course completion date. However, it may take longer for a state bar to post the credits to your record. 

You may always check on the status of your MCLE credit by sending an email to [email protected] with your full name, course name and date, jurisdiction(s) for which you are seeking credit, and course format (i.e., in-person, webinar, or on-demand).

How do I access a purchased webinar or on-demand course?

Once you purchase the course, you will receive an email confirmation letter with detailed instructions.  Please note that our webinars are streamed live via the Zoom platform.

What devices may I use to view webinars or on-demand courses?

Our on-demand courses are viewable across all platforms and devices, including tablets, smartphones, and iPads. The screen size will vary depending on what device you use.

Must I complete the course in one sitting?

No. You may rewind, pause, or stop the program to complete it at a later time. We encourage you to finish one section in one sitting. You will not be able to fast forward the presentation beyond the point that you have already completed.

What if I want to ask a speaker a question or have a substantive course question?

During a live webinar, you may ask questions in the Q&A interface.  If you have any substantive questions about an on-demand course, you may email us at [email protected]. We will share your question with faculty and respond to you as quickly as possible.

Are there any course materials?

Substantive written course materials are part of every D.C. Bar CLE course. All materials are available in a PDF format. You may find these materials in the tab labeled “Course Materials.”  Generally, all materials are available as fully searchable, printable PDF files.

If I have a technical problem with a live webinar, what do I do?

If you are having a problem viewing a live webinar, let us know in the Q&A interface, email us at [email protected], or please call us at 202-626-3488.  We will work with you to resolve the technical issue.

What do I need to do to get MCLE credit for webinars and on-demand courses?

You must watch and listen to the presentation to find the codes we inserted at random points. The codes will appear on the bottom of the video screen. CLE staff will repeat the codes.  Please write down the codes.  Once the course concludes, you must take a quiz to identify the codes.

If you are taking a webinar, you will receive instructions via email on how to submit for a credit at the conclusion of the course.

If you are taking an on-demand course, you will receive an email notification once you have submitted your quiz and evaluation.  The CLE staff will also receive a copy of this notification and will move forward in processing your CLE credit.  If you do NOT receive this email notification, you MUST email [email protected] with the codes and the name of the course you took so that we may move forward in processing your CLE credit.

Do I need to print out my Certificate of Attendance?

Yes. When you have completed the course, taken the quiz, and submitted the evaluation, you will have access to your electronic Certificate of Attendance. Most states require you to keep the Certificate of Attendance for your records.  Accordingly, we recommend you print the certificate, or retain it electronically.

Why do I need to fill out an evaluation?

The evaluations are short, and we find them incredibly valuable in helping us improve our service to you.  Additionally, many accrediting bodies require providers to evaluate courses.

Are the course materials available for sale?

Electronic materials (in PDF files) are available for purchase for most courses.  You may purchase these materials for $40 if you are a D.C. Bar member, and $50 if you are a non-member.  You may purchase course materials by emailing us at [email protected] or calling us at 202-626-3488.

How do I contact the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) department?

You may email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.  You may also call us at 202-626-3488 and we would be happy to speak with you. The D.C. Bar is located at 901 4th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.