Frequently Asked Questions
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Category 1 lawyers report their CLE in 2015, 2018, 2021, and 2024, etc. Category 2 lawyers report in 2016, 2019, 2022, and 2025, etc. Category 3 lawyers report in 2017, 2020, 2023, and 2026.
CLE Rule 9B(1-2) states that there are special categories of CLE credit that every lawyer must attend – 2 hours of courses in elimination of bias and 3 hours in courses on ethics and professional responsibility.
Lawyers are encouraged to report CLE attendance online by logging into the OASIS Attorney Record.
-$35 for live courses that are more than 60 minutes in length – if submitted by paper.
-$20 for live courses that are more than 60 minutes in length – if submitted through OASIS.
-$35 for all on-demand courses, regardless of length of time – if submitted by paper.
-$20 for all on-demand courses, regardless of length of time – if submitted through OASIS.
Course Search tips:
1. Use the course event code.
2. If you do not know the event code, use minimal search criteria. Use one key word from the title and the event start date (leaving all other fields blank). Less information yield better results.
3. If your search attempts are unsuccessful, then you may wish to contact the course sponsor and ask if the sponsor sought CLE credit in Minnesota.
Lawyers may request a fee waiver by submitting a written request to the Board office stating the basis for the request.
The Continuing Legal Education Rules state:
Waivers of strict compliance [may be made] in cases of hardship or other compelling reasons.” (Rule 3D(1))
The lawyer should include in the request for waiver sufficient information for the Board office to make a determination. Factors that the Board office considers include the following:
- The diligence of the lawyer in timely filing and in resolving any issues after the deadline;
- Whether there is a compelling reason for the lawyer’s delay in filing, such as a serious medical condition that impacted timely filing, or other serious circumstance outside of the lawyer’s control;
- The compliance history of the lawyer;
- Whether financial hardship will result if the waiver is denied;
- If the request is for waiver of the course approval fee, whether the lawyer has paid other course approval fees during the filing period and if the courses were taken in another state;
- Whether the lawyer has previously requested and been granted waivers; and
- Other relevant past history.
The initial determination is made by Board office staff. The lawyer may appeal the staff’s determination to the Director. The lawyer may appeal the Director’s determination to the Board of Continuing Legal Education by submitting a written request within 10 business days of receipt of the Director’s determination.
On-Demand courses are defined by the Rules as “archived programming.” On-demand courses are recorded programs that provide self-paced learning experiences. On-demand courses may be accessed at any time.
Live webinars or live webcasts are courses “attended” online with a designated start or stop time; sitting at your computer or device, you can see and hear faculty as they present each topic just like being at the program in person. The Board reviews live webinars and live webcasts as live events.
No. Pursuant to Rule 6D, the course must be approved before the lawyer attends the course. The approval period for on demand courses is 24 months from the approval date, provided the sponsor agrees to follow the requirements in the Rules. It is important to confirm that the on-demand course has been approved for credit or apply for approval prior to viewing the course. The review period typically takes 3 to 5 weeks, but may be longer during high volume application periods. It may also be helpful to search for already approved on-demand courses using your OASIS attorney portal during your reporting period.
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