How long do I have to report my MCLE? The reporting period runs from January 1 through December 31. Members need to report their MCLE by February 1 of the following year.
How many credits do I need to report every year? All ACTIVE Alaska Bar members are required to report that the member has completed at least 3 ethics credits per year. Even if you were INACTIVE for most of the year but are ACTIVE at the end of a year (12/31) you must report completion of the minimum 3 ethics credits to be in compliance.
Can I use credits earned in other jurisdictions for reporting purposes in Alaska? Yes! Any course or continuing legal education activity approved for credit by a jurisdiction, other than Alaska, that requires continuing legal education is approved for credit in Alaska. All credits are calculated on the 60 minute hour.
Can I carry forward unused CLE credits? A member may carry forward from the previous reporting period a maximum of 12 credits. To be carried forward, the credit hours must have been earned but not claimed for credit during the calendar year immediately preceding the current reporting period.
I just joined the Alaska Bar. When is my first reporting period? As a new member of the Alaska Bar you do not report MCLE until the following MCLE reporting cycle. For example, if you were admitted during 2018 your first reporting cycle would start January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
What happens if I don’t report my MCLE? To be in compliance, an active member must certify that the member has completed at least three hours of ethics CLE. Failure to comply will result in suspension. To become reinstated after suspension, a member must comply with the reporting of three ethics credits and pay a $250 reinstatement fee.
How many credits do I need to report to be on the MCLE Compliance List? The compliance list is for members who report the minimum three ethics credits as well as 9 voluntary general credits.