Minimum Continuing Legal Education and COVID-19

No additional accommodations will be made in 2020 as a result of COVID-19. The deadline to complete credits for the 2020 licensing year is December 31, 2020. All Rules, found here, and requirements for Minimum Continuing Legal Education in New Mexico remain the same.

Thanks to New Mexico’s generous policy regarding distance/virtual/remote learning for MCLE credit, it is possible for an attorney to meet full MCLE requirements through LIVE, on-line, socially distanced courses.

A live course(click here for LIVE options) is one that takes place at a scheduled time, while you are watching it, has a moderator and permits real-time questions.  Acceptable live course formats include webcasts and teleconferences. A self-study course is pre-recorded, up to 5 years prior, and can be watched at any hour, on any day (“on-demand”) and used for compliance in the year in which it was taken.(click here for self-study options)

As always, email with questions.

Ensuring high quality legal education

MCLE is a program mandated by New Mexico Supreme Court Rules 18-101 through 18-303 NMRA.  MCLE compliance is required for every licensed member of the State Bar of New Mexico.

On September 1, 2018, the State Bar assumed administration of the Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program. Click Here to review the NMSC Order. We are excited about this opportunity to improve services and help shape legal education for New Mexico attorneys.

Through the MCLE program the State Bar of New Mexico is committed to:

  • Providing exceptional customer service for members and course providers;
  • Certifying courses on relevant legal topics and emerging areas of law practice management;
  • Investing in new technology to assist members with reporting and tracking CLE credits; and
  • Encouraging modern training delivery methods.


Phone (505) 797-6054, Email