Hawaii MCLE Requirements

Hawaii MCLE

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Hawaii MCLE Requirements

Is CLE Mandatory in Hawaii? Hawaii requires admitted attorneys to complete three hours of CLE training per year. More information about how to stay CLE compliant can be found in this webpage.

What specific subject matters are required in Hawaii? Hawaii requires attorneys to attend one hour of ethics CLE every three years.

How many self-study CLE credits will satisfy Hawaii MCLE requirements? Hawaii does not limit the number of online courses that can be used to satisfy their CLE requirements. Online courses provide the ideal opportunity to quickly and conveniently complete your CLE hours.

Does Hawaii have Live CLE Requirements? No, you may use online or other self-study courses for all of your Hawaii CLE credit requirements.

Is a Marino CLE bundle available for Hawaii? In the future, Marino plans to offer Continuing Legal Education courses for Hawaii so that you can get your CLE hours quickly and conveniently from wherever you are.

Is the MCLE provider responsible for verifying my participation? Hawaii is a self-reporting state. You will be required to maintain records of your participation in CLE courses for three calendar years in case of audit.

What special CLE requirements are newly admitted attorneys held to? Newly admitted attorneys are exempt from Hawaii’s CLE requirements in the year in which they are licensed. However, all newly admitted attorneys must complete the Hawaii Professionalism Course – conducted under the joint sponsorship of the Hawaii State Bar and the Supreme Court of Hawaii – no later than December 31st of the year following the election of active status. This course is separate from CLE requirements.

Does Hawaii require attorneys to self-report their MCLE attendance? Yes; this is done by confirming compliance on the annual State Bar registration form, where you will report the number of CLE hours completed in compliance with RSCH Rule 22.

What is the certification cycle length? Annual

Hawaii MCLE reporting deadline: December 31st

Hawaii MCLE compliance deadlines: December 31st

State Contact Info:

Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education
1100 Alakea St., 10th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Email: bkawakami@hsba.org
Phone: 808-537-1868
Fax: 808-521-7936

Link: Hawaii State Bar Association MCLE info page