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New Mexico CLE

Top New Mexico CLE Questions


How many MCLE hours are required?

Twelve NM MCLE credit hours every year - including 2 required hours of legal ethics.

How many MCLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

A maximum of 4 credit hours each year.

How do Attorney Credits' MCLE courses qualify for credit in New Mexico?

All of our online and downloadable on-demand MCLE courses have been approved for MCLE credit by the New Mexico MCLE Board. Online and downloadable MCLE courses are considered self-study credit in New Mexico.

What are my MCLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadline: December 31
Reporting Deadline: May 1

Is there a special requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

No, newly admitted attorneys do not have any special requirements. Please note that newly admitted attorneys are exempt from the MCLE requirement for the remainder of the calendar year they are admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes and no. A maximum of 12 hours may be carried over to the next compliance period, 10 general and 2 legal ethics credit hours. You may NOT carry over self-study computer based CLE courses to the next compliance period.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

Yes, under the New Mexico MCLE Requirements we must monitor your completion of the course. For online streaming video courses you must click on randomly inserted pop ups to confirm that you are viewing the video. For downloadable courses we have embedded numeric codes in the courses. You must write these numbers down and then enter them on our website after you complete the course to obtain your course certificate. Please note that the date you enter the codes and get the certificate is the date that will be printed on the certificate.

Does Attorney Credits report my MCLE hours to the New Mexico MCLE Board?

Yes, Attorney Credits does report your completed courses to the State Bar of New Mexico. Our automated attendance reports run on the 1st and 15th of every month and we report through the New Mexico website normally within two days of the report running. In addition, we also maintain a record of all your completed courses and you can access your certificates of completion at anytime from our website.

How do I report the completion of my MCLE requirement at the end of my compliance period?

The New Mexico MCLE Board will mail you an annual report by February 28. The annual report will indicate whether you have completed the New Mexico MCLE requirements for the compliance year or whether you have a deficiency in MCLE credit hours. You must notify the New Mexico MCLE Board of any errors or omission in your annual report statement and cure any MCLE deficiency. The deadline for reporting MCLE credit hours earned in the previous year is May 1.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about MCLE in New Mexico, please call the New Mexico MCLE Board at (505) 821-1980 or visit the New Mexico MCLE Board webpage: https://www.nmbar.org/Nmstatebar/For_Members/MCLE.aspx.

You may also contact Attorney Credits by phone. For further assistance and information about the New Mexico MCLE requirement, please call our Support Center at (760) 434-1885.

New Mexico CLE Requirements

State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 12
Total Online Credits Allowed: 4

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 2

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 1 year
Compliance Deadline: December 31
Reporting Deadline: May 1


New Mexico CLE Info

With Attorney Credits’ convenient on-demand New Mexico continuing legal education (CLE) courses, New Mexico attorneys can complete their NM CLE on their own schedule from the comfort of their own home or office! You can access AttorneyCredits.com and complete your New Mexico CLE courses on most computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones so you can study your NM Bar CLE courses where it's convenient for you! Attorney Credits' streaming video, audio download and video download CLE courses have all been approved for self-study credit by the New Mexico MCLE Board. Under the NM MCLE Rules, New Mexico attorneys may complete up to 4 NM CLE hours through online and downloadable on-demand CLE courses as part of the annual 12 hour New Mexico CLE requirement.

Attorneys must complete 12 New Mexico State Bar CLE credits each annual CLE compliance period, including 2 hours of legal ethics or professionalism. The New Mexico CLE compliance period begins on January 1 and ends on December 31. The deadline to report MCLE compliance is May 1. New Mexico attorneys may complete up to 4 hours of CLE credit per year earned through online on-demand CLE courses. All of Attorney Credits’ New Mexico CLE courses have been approved for CLE credit by the New Mexico MCLE Board. A maximum of 12 hours earned in one reporting year may carry over to the next year. Please note that self-study (online) credits CANNOT be carried over. Excess New Mexico state bar CLE ethics and professionalism credits can be converted and used toward the substantive general requirement.