Continuing Legal Education in Nebraska: What You Need To Know
Your CLE Requirements
Attorneys with active Nebraska licenses are required to complete 10 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) each year, beginning on January 1 of the year following admission to the NSBA.* Two of those 10 hours must be in the area of professional responsibility (ethics).** Up to five hours in the annual reporting period may be obtained through completion of distance-learning legal education classes.*** Other requirements and restrictions apply and are set forth in the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for Lawyers Rules. The Rules can be found on the Nebraska Supreme Court’s website at www.supremecourt.nebraska.gov.
The NSBA is a provider of CLE in Nebraska and, as a CLE provider, we strive to help Nebraska lawyers achieve the highest standards of competence, ethics and professionalism. In doing so, we offer over 300 CLE courses each year, via a variety of formats: in-person, live webcast, teleconference, and on-demand. Check out our CLE calendar at www.nebar.com/events and our on-demand catalog at www.nebarondemand.com. All of our CLE seminars are accredited in Nebraska, and many are accredited in Iowa as well.
NSBA CLE Cancellation Policy
- A full refund will be granted only when a cancellation request is received at least 72 hours prior to the live or distance-learning CLE event.
- A cancellation request made less than 72 hours of the live or distance learning CLE event or following the live or distance-learning CLE event will be refunded, less a $30 processing fee.
- You may send a substitute (e.g., someone from your firm) in lieu of cancelling.
- The cancellation policy for a NSBA sponsored CLE event does not apply to independent third-party CLE providers, and attorneys are subject to their cancellation policy.
CLE-Related Benefits of Being a Dues-Paying Member
Being a dues-paying member of the NSBA comes with many perks, including:
- Significant discount on all NSBA-produced CLEs (including those available on-demand at www.nebarondemand.com)
- Free attendance at certain NSBA-produced CLEs, including many at the NSBA’s Annual Meeting
- 2 free hours of ethics CLE, offered once a month at certain NSBA-produced CLEs
- Free attendance at section-sponsored webcasts for section members
NSBA OnDemand CLE
Watch webinars on what you want, when you want! Visit the NSBA’s on-demand CLE portal, www.nebarondemand.com to view a webinar at your convenience and earn distance-learning CLE credit, including professional responsibility (ethics) and GAL credit.
For questions about NSBA CLEs (anything on www.nebar.com or www.nebarondemand.com), contact the NSBA’s Director of CLE, Amy Prenda, at 402-475-7091 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about CLE rules and requirements, non-NSBA CLEs, or reporting your CLE attendance on the Nebraska Supreme Court Attorney Services Division’s website at https://mcle.wcc.ne.gov/ext/, contact the Nebraska Supreme Court’s MCLE Commission at 402-471-3137 or email@example.com.
The NSBA gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the volunteer lawyers and other professionals who plan, create, and present the programs sponsored by this organization. Without their hard work, the NSBA would not be able to provide the quality educational opportunities that so greatly benefit Nebraska attorneys.
The NSBA also gratefully acknowledges the volunteers who serve on its various advisory committees. These volunteers set policy, aid in planning, and help determine the content for educational seminars and related publications.
*Neb. Ct. R. § 3-401.4 (A) and §3-401.5 (E).
**Neb. Ct. R. § 3-401.4 (A).
***Neb. Ct. R. § 3-401.8 (A).