Continuing Education



Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Nixon Peabody LLP is an accredited provider for live, in-person courses and webinars of continuing legal education in the following states: California, Illinois, New York, and Rhode Island.

For live, in-person courses, in states/jurisdictions where reciprocity does not apply, Nixon Peabody will assist with seeking course CLE approval retroactively upon request.

For webinars, in states/jurisdictions where reciprocity does not apply, individuals are responsible for seeking course approval from their state CLE boards. Nixon Peabody will assist with seeking CLE course approval retroactively upon request only in jurisdictions where a sponsor application is required. Please note that the CLE boards have the final authority on the acceptance and granting of CLE credit for individual courses.

Nixon Peabody is not eligible to accredit webinars in the following states due to state-specific rules and regulations: Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Continuing education credits are not available for watching a webinar recording or replay.

Credit Hours

MCLE states determine CLE credit hours by dividing the running time of instructional programs by either 60 or 50 minutes. For example, a 90-minute program may earn 1.5 hours of CLE credit in a state that bases its credit on a 60-minute credit hour, and 1.8 hours in a state that bases its credit on a 50-minute credit hour. Some jurisdictions round down credit to the nearest 1/2 or 1/4 hour. For more information, visit the ABA CLE website.

Non-Reporting States

The following states are considered “non-reporting” states, meaning they do not require continuing legal education, so there is no formal state or district-mandated application process available: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and South Dakota.

Retroactive CLE Course Approvals

States typically decide whether a program qualifies for CLE credit in their jurisdiction 4–8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live, in-person events, credit approval is not received prior to the program and is submitted retroactively.

Human Resource Recertification Credits (HRCI)

IPED LLC, an affiliate of Nixon Peabody, is an HRCI-approved provider. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE for NY ONLY)

Nixon Peabody is an accredited provider of continuing professional education with the New York State Board of Public Accountancy, CPE Sponsor License #686. Nixon Peabody is not registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) nor a member of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

IPED LLC, an affiliate of Nixon Peabody, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Disclaimer

Nixon Peabody is not an accrediting body or regulatory agency, but an independent provider of continuing legal education. CLE accreditation is given on a state-by-state basis. There is no nationwide accreditation since the MCLE programs are administered by the state supreme courts through a distinct CLE commission or board. Each state with MCLE has its own rules and regulations that indicate what qualifies for CLE credit. Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about MCLE rules. For more information on all states’ CLE rules and regulations, visit www.clereg.org or www.americanbar.org.

Questions?

Please contact Vanessa York at vyork@nixonpeabody.com or 202-585-8144.

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