Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Strafford is an approved sponsor for continuing legal education in states that accredit webinars or teleconferences. Refer to our state CLE map for information about your state.

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Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Live Webinars

Credits Available
Strafford legal webinars are usually eligible for 1.5 general CLE credits, depending on program length and state rules. Programs with "ethics" in the title of the event generally earn between 0.5 and 1.5 ethics credits. In addition, many states will grant self-study CLE credits for listening to recorded events.

Accreditation
Strafford is accredited as a CLE sponsor by AK, AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, IL, MO, MS, MT, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, VT, and WV. Strafford can also process CLE credits for AZ, FL, IA, ID, KY, LA, ME, MN, NC, ND, NY (except NY attorneys admitted within the last 2 years), OR, TN, UT, WA, and WI.

Due to restrictions of the following jurisdictions, Strafford cannot provide CLE credit processing for attorneys admitted within the last two years in IN, NY, OH or PR.

Refer to our state CLE map for information about your state.

Processing
To obtain CLE credit using Strafford's CLE processing service, attendees must participate in the live event, return an Official Record of Attendance to Strafford affirming their participation, and pay any required fees.

Since reporting requirements vary widely by state, attendees are encouraged to apply within 30 days.

Special Requirements for NM, NC and NH: Individuals requesting CLE credit for NM, NC or NH must submit a completed Official Record of Attendance within 10 days following a program.

Credit Confirmation
Depending on individual states' approval times, Strafford will send CLE credit confirmation to attendees within approximately 30 days of receiving the attendee's completed Official Record of Attendance—provided all required conditions have been satisfied.

On-Demand CLE

Many states grant CLE credits—participatory, self-study, non-traditional/alternate format—for on-demand streaming audio programs. Refer to our state CLE map for state-specific information.

Strafford's On-Demand CLE is pre-approved in the following states and you may request credits immediately: AK, AZ, CA, HI, MT, NJ**, NM, NV, NY**, WI, WV, VT*.

*Courses with ethics credit must be submitted for approval before CLE credit can be given
**Courses approved via “Other Approved Jurisdictions" Rule

We will also process participatory, self-study  or non-traditional/alternate format credit in the following states upon request: AR, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WY.  If you are applying for credit in one of these states, make sure to select those states when placing your order as processing time varies.

Recorded Events

Many states grant self-study CLE credits for recorded events. Refer to our state CLE map for information about your state.

Available Recorded Formats
Strafford webinars are available as Recorded Audio Downloads (MP3) and Recorded Webinar Downloads, online streaming audio, and on CD and DVD-ROM. All program formats include access to speaker handouts—as separate PDFs with the audio formats and included in the presentation materials in the video formats.

Strafford's legal program recordings are pre-approved for self-study credit in AK, AZ, CA, CT, MO, MT, NY*, TX, VT, WA.

*NY CLE rules uniquely require self-study listeners to verify their participation by submitting the NY Affirmation Form for Recorded Events.  Please contact Strafford's CLE department at 1-800-926-7926 ext. 35 or CLE@straffordpub.com for this form.

Upon request, self-study CLE is also available in: CO, FL, GA, HI, ID, KY, ME, NH, NM, NV, ND, OR, UT, WI, WV, WY. If you are applying for self-study credit in one of these states, simply contact Strafford's CLE department at 1-800-926-7926 ext. 35 or CLE@straffordpub.com.

Refer to our state CLE map for information about your state.

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