Important Updates Regarding MCLE

The New Mexico Supreme Court and the State Bar of New Mexico are pleased to announce that the State Bar has assumed administration of the Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program. We are excited about this opportunity to improve services and help shape legal education for New Mexico attorneys. The transition is scheduled to be complete on or before September 1, 2018.

Regular updates will be provided as we transition the MCLE program from its current administration by the Court Regulated Programs of the Supreme Court to the State Bar. Information will be posted on the State Bar’s website, in the Bar Bulletin, and through regular emails. A presentation and materials will be provided at the State Bar annual meeting regarding the transition and any changes.

What will stay the same

Some things will stay the same.  For example, all New Mexico licensed attorneys must still comply with the continuing legal education requirements as defined in NMSC Rules 18-101 through 18-303 NMRA, and MCLE’s contact information remains the same:

Phone 505-821-1980, Email, Website

What to expect

Both during and after the transition, the State Bar 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.