Continuing Legal Education requirements and restrictions for attorneys licensed in Kansas are as follows:
- Minimum CLE requirement of 12 hours per year, including two hours of ethics and professionalism (1 hour = 50 minutes).
- Self-study does not qualify for credit.
- Maximum of five hours of nontraditional programming such as on-demand programs is allowed each year.
- Speakers may credit up to 15 hours of preparation time for each 50-minute seminar for which they do no receive credit.
- Authors of continuing legal education publications may credit research and composition time.
- Maximum of 10 hours may be carried over from one year to the next; ethics hours may be carried over as general credit but not as ethics hours.
- Maximum of two hours per year of credit may be obtained from law practice management programs.
- Newly-admitted attorneys are exempt from CLE requirements for the first compliance period during which they were admitted to the Kansas Bar.
To see complete requirements as detailed in Kansas Supreme Court Rule 801-811,click here.