Continuing legal education
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Continuing legal education (CLE) courses are available for the current year plus the two previous years. Enter your search criteria below. Search help.
Note: Enter a range of course start dates that you would like to search from in mm-dd-yyyy format. Example: 05-10-2009 through 05-14-2009. To search for a specific location, select desired state from the drop down box.
The Wisconsin Court System has developed an electronic CLE reporting system which allows attorneys to electronically file their continuing legal education requirements.
Go to the CLE reporting website
CLE Form 1 is also available as an electronic document that can be completed and printed. If you choose to use this version of the form, please understand that:
- You MUST have an original signature of lawyer on the form.
- CLE Form 1 will NOT be accepted by facsimile transmission.
- If you wish to print a blank CLE Form 1, before you print the form please remember to select ‘Add Row’ for each section where more rows are needed.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Tammy McMillen at the Board of Bar Examiners during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, except holidays). You can reach her directly at (608) 261-2350, or you may call the Board of Bar Examiner's main number: (608) 266-9760.
A CLE Form 2 should be completed for each activity to be considered by the Board for approval for use toward the CLE requirement. An approval decision is usually made within a week; it will take longer if the request is not complete, or if the CLE Form 2 is submitted during the CLE seasonal peak (November-January). The Board no longer sends written notification of course approvals via letter. Approvals are instead added to this site. To determine course approval status, enter the course date in the "Search for courses" section above.
To submit a course for approval:
- Print the CLE Form 2
- Complete the form
- Submit the form with proper materials to:
Supreme Court of Wisconsin
Board of Bar Examiners
110 East Main Street, Suite 715
P.O. Box 2748
Madison, Wisconsin 53701-2748
Phone: (608) 266-9760
Lawyers may request CLE credit for approved published legal writings using the CLE Form 4. A copy of the publication must accompany the completed form. Publications must meet all of the criteria pursuant to SCR 31.07(3) and the rules adopted by the Board of Bar Examiners.
The maximum number of credits that a published legal writing may receive is 15. A lawyer may not claim in excess of 15 hours for all approved legal writings in any one reporting period.
To submit legal writing for approval: