What is the difference between CLE and MCLE? 
How many credits do I need to be compliant this year? 
How do I login to register for a course online?
 
How do I access my webcast or on-demand program once I've purchased it? 
Do I need to do anything to ensure that credits for a course I took are filed with MCLE? 
Can I register for a course in advance and bring payment with me day of? 
I took a course from the Center for Legal Education and need to report the credits in another state. How do I obtain a certificate of completion?
I need to cancel my registration for a program. Can I get a refund? 
Which of your viewing formats count as live credit? Which count as self-study? 
Can I get a discount on CLE programs?
Is financial assistance available for CLE programs? 
Can multiple attorneys from my firm view a webcast program at once, on one computer?  
I pay membership dues each year; what do program registration fees cover? 
I was unable to attend or access a program; can I re-take it?


What is the difference between CLE and MCLE?

CLE (Center for Legal Education) is a nonprofit course provider and part of the New Mexico State Bar Foundation (CLE is also the acronym for continuing legal education). MCLE (Minimum Continuing Legal Education) is an agency of the New Mexico Supreme Court that approves courses for credit and tracks State Bar member compliance. 

How many credits do I need to be compliant this year?

Visit www.nmmcle.org if you know your login (which is different from the login for the State Bar website) or call (505) 821-1980. 

How do I login to register for a course online?

Username: bar number; password: last name all lower case unless it is fewer than six characters. Please call us at (505) 797-6020 to reset your password, if needed. 

How do I access my webcast or on-demand program once I’ve purchased it?

Select “My programs” from the Legal EDU dropdown, and click the button at the top of the page to log in and be re-directed to the online viewing portal. Select the name of the course from your Classroom to access any course materials and launch the webcast or on-demand. 

Do I need to do anything to ensure that credits for a course I took are filed with MCLE?

If you took the course from the Center for Legal Education, staff will file the credits within 30 days of the program, normally one to two weeks following the program. No certificate of completion is required. 

Can I register for a course in advance and bring a check (or purchase order) with me day of?

Registration cannot be entered without payment. You are encouraged to register in advance, but you may register in person the day of the program. A $20 late fee may be incurred when registering the day of the program. Registration begins fifteen minutes prior to the program.

I took a course from the Center for Legal Education and need to report the credits in another state. How do I obtain a certificate of completion?

Staff will create the certificate and email it to you, on request. If you are licensed in Texas, provide your Texas bar number and staff will file the credits. CLE is an accredited provider in New Mexico and Texas. 

I need to cancel my registration for a program. Can I get a refund?

If you find you can no longer attend a program, please email us at CLEonline@nmbar.org. We are happy to assist you by transferring your registration to a colleague or applying your payment toward a future CLE event. A refund can be given to registrants who cancel two or more business days before the program date (refund less a 3 percent processing fee if a credit card was used). Cancellation requests received within one business day of the program will not be eligible for a refund, but the fees may be applied to a future CLE program offered in the same compliance year. 

Which of your viewing formats count as live credit? Which count as self-study?

The Center for Legal Education’s Live Seminars, Live Webcasts, Live Replays, Teleseminars, and Webinars are accredited as live credit. The Center’s On-demand courses are accredited as self-study.  

Can I get a discount on CLE programs?

Many programs offer discounts to government and legal service attorneys, members of the Paralegal Division, and co-sponsoring membership groups. For the biggest discount available, you can purchase the Premium or Basic Professional Development Package, which offer one low rate for up to 15 CLE credits and a discount on Annual Meeting registration. Click here for more information and a full list of benefits. 

Is financial assistance available for CLE programs?

Financial assistance can be provided for attorneys who qualify. For more information, click here.  

Can multiple attorneys from my firm view a webcast program all together on one computer?

No. Webcast or on-demand programs cannot be proctored by individual firms or other groups. Due to the nature of our webcasting system, each attorney must view from their own device; otherwise, only the attorney who is signed in will receive credit. To ensure that all registered attorneys receive credits, each must view on their individual devices.  

I pay membership dues each year; what do program registration fees cover?

We are a non-profit course provider; the registration fees you pay are used to cover program costs such as printed materials, equipment, refreshments and credit filings to the New Mexico MCLE. All CLE revenues are reinvested to provide future CLE programs. 

I was unable to attend or access program; can I re-take it?

Most live programs cannot be viewed after the original date, unless they are shown at the State Bar Center as a Live Replay or put online as an on-demand, due to accreditation rules regarding self-study. In most cases we can transfer the amount used on the original purchase to another program within the compliance year. Please note: if you fail to notify the Center for Legal Education within 30 business days that you were unable to access or missed a program, we cannot guarantee a transfer or refund.