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The D.C. Bar’s award-winning Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program offers a wide array of easily accessible programming designed specifically to meet people’s career and lifestyle needs. From its highly praised ethics courses to in-depth analysis of Supreme Court decisions, Bar members have access to one of the most varied and extensive course schedules and many federal and local practice topics in the nation.

About the Program

The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program presents more than 130 programs annually to more than 7,000 attorneys.

MCLE Credit

All D.C. Bar CLE courses satisfy MCLE credit requirements in every state.

CLE Institute

An all-day institute dedicated to one specific topic that offers CLE credits.


The CLE program offers some of the country's best ethics courses and one of the most varied course schedules of an CLE provider.

CLE Abroad

Earn CLE credit and experience Scotland’s rich culture, landscape, and history on an unforgettable journey with CLE Abroad.

CLE Passport

Learn more about a passport that provides substantial savings and flexibility when completing CLE credits.

Course Alerts

Stay informed about the upcoming courses that are most important to you. Options include receiving the quarterly course catalog in the mail or receiving email alerts of courses matching practice areas you specify.

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Course Materials

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Need more CLE information?

Call: 202-626-3488

Register: [email protected]


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for a course?

You may register for any D.C. Bar CLE course at, or you may call us at 202-626-3488 to make payment with a credit card.

How do I know if a course is accredited in my jurisdiction?

All D.C. Bar CLE courses, in all formats, are accredited in every jurisdiction with MCLE requirements.  In the rare instance that we do not receive accreditation for a course, we will note it in the course description.

Can I get my course or event CLE-accredited for the District of Columbia?

The District of Columbia Bar has no mandatory continuing legal education requirements at this time, which also means that we have no CLE accreditation body and do not accredit courses. We do not certify CLE providers or keep records of our members’ attendance at other providers’ CLE courses for the same reason. While the D.C. Bar requires members to maintain their legal competence, we do not specify the means and do not require that attorneys submit attendance documentation from any courses they attend.

How do I check on the status of my CLE credits and/or Certificate of Attendance?

We process MCLE credits based on the date that you complete the course.  All credits are submitted to your jurisdiction within 30 days of your course completion date. However, it may take longer for a state bar to post the credits to your record. 

You may always check on the status of your MCLE credit by sending an email to [email protected] with your full name, course name and date, jurisdiction(s) for which you are seeking credit, and course format (i.e., in-person, webinar, or on-demand).

How do I access a purchased webinar or on-demand course?

Once you purchase the course, you will receive an email confirmation letter with detailed instructions.  Please note that our webinars are streamed live via the Zoom platform.

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