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Continuing legal education (CLE) courses are available for the current year plus the two previous years. Enter your search criteria below.  Search help.

Note: Enter a range of course start dates that you would like to search from in mm-dd-yyyy format. Example: 05-10-2015 through 05-14-2015. To search for a specific location, select desired state from the drop down box.

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Continuing legal education reporting information

2015-2016 CLE Memorandum Adobe PDF
2015-2016 CLE Electronic Filing Instructions Adobe PDF
2015-2016 CLE Reporting Information Adobe PDF
2015-2016 General Program Approval (GPA) Sponsors Adobe PDF

The Wisconsin Court System has developed an electronic CLE reporting system which allows attorneys to electronically file their continuing legal education requirements.
Go to the CLE reporting website

CLE Form 1 is also available as an electronic document that can be completed and printed. If you choose to use this version of the form, please understand that:

  1. You MUST have an original signature of lawyer on the form.
  2. CLE Form 1 will NOT be accepted by facsimile transmission.
  3. If you wish to print a blank CLE Form 1, before you print the form please remember to select 'add row' for each section where more rows are needed.
2015-2016 CLE Form 1 (currently unavailable)

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Tammy McMillen at (608) 261-2350 at the Board of Bar Examiners during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, except holidays). You may also call the Board of Bar Examiner's main number: (608) 266-9760.

CLE Form 2
CLE Form 2 (Request for Approval of Continuing Legal Education Activity Form) (fillable electronic version) Adobe PDF
(Note: Because this is an interactive form, your browser may require that you download it to your computer/device and then open it in your PDF reader in order to leverage form features.)

A CLE Form 2 should be completed for each activity to be considered by the Board for approval for use toward the CLE requirement.  An approval decision is usually made within a week; it will take longer if the request is not complete, or if the CLE Form 2 is submitted during the CLE seasonal peak (November-January). The Board no longer sends written notification of course approvals via letter. Approvals are instead added to this site. To determine course approval status, enter the course date in the "Search for courses" section above.

To submit a course for approval:

CLE Form 4
CLE Form 4 (Request for Approval of Continuing Legal Education Credit for Published Legal Writing) Adobe PDF

Lawyers may request CLE credit for approved published legal writings using the CLE Form 4. A copy of the publication must accompany the completed form.  Publications must meet all of the criteria pursuant to SCR 31.07(3) and the rules adopted by the Board of Bar Examiners.

The maximum number of credits that a published legal writing may receive is 15. A lawyer may not claim in excess of 15 hours for all approved legal writings in any one reporting period. 

To submit legal writing for approval: