CLE Reporting Periods


North Dakota's attorney membership is divided into three compliance groups. Compliance periods for the three groups are staggered so that each group reports compliance in a different year. Compliance periods are 36 months (three years) in length (depending on date of licensure).

Example:

CLE Reporting Group 3 reports in 2014 for the period beginning July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2014.

CLE Reporting Group 1 reports in 2015 for the period beginning July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015.


CLE Reporting Group 2 reports in 2016 for the period beginning July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016.

 

Reporting Dates for New Bar Admittees

Admission Date Reporting Period Report Due
July - December 2010 Group 3 June 30, 2014
January - June 2011 Group 3 June 30, 2014
July - December 2011 Group 1 June 30, 2015
January - June 2012 Group 1 June 30, 2015
July - December 2012 Group 2 June 30, 2016
January - June 2013 Group 2 June 30, 2016
July - December 2013 Group 3 June 30, 2017
January - June 2014 Group 3 June 30, 2017
July - December 2014 Group 1 June 30, 2018
January - June 2015 Group 1 June 30, 2018
July - December 2015 Group 2 June 30, 2019


Policies Regarding CLE Reporting Groups

 

Policy 4.1 Beginning of Reporting Periods.
The initial reporting period will commence the July 1st following the date of relicensure or initial licensure. New admittees may carry-over credits earned from courses taken after August 1 of the year of their admission. Attorneys admitted by motion or relicenure will not receive credit for courses taken prior to becoming licensed.
Policy 4.2 Modification of Reporting Period.
Reporting periods may be changed to correspond with reporting periods in other states, but the attorneys requesting the change must move their ND reporting period back one or two years.
Policy 4.3 Exemptions from Filing.
Judges, including federal judges, full-time magistrate judges and federal administrative law judges (ALJs) are exempt from filing under the rules.
Policy 4.4 Carry-Over Credits.
Credit hours in excess of the 45 hour minimum taken during a reporting period may not be carried over to the next reporting period.