Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Effective January 1, 2010, all lawyers holding a license to practice law in the State of New Jersey, whether plenary or limited, are required to participate in the mandatory continuing legal education program.

Members of the bar of the State of New Jersey are required to maintain certain standards of professional competence throughout their careers. The Board on Continuing Legal Education was created and assigned the task of administering the Supreme Court's requirement, imposed pursuant to Rule 1:42 Continuing Legal Education.

The Board's Regulations, implementing the mandatory program, are intended to (a) guide lawyers in respect of their requirement; (b) assure the public that those lawyers licensed to practice law in New Jersey remain current in respect of the requisite knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their professional responsibilities and obligations; and (c) improve the standards of the legal profession.


In 2018, the Cumberland County Bar Association began the process of accreditation to host CLE courses. As part of that process, we are offering monthly CLE courses. These seminars are close to home at a great price. We encourage all of our members to attend these short lunchtime sessions so that you can complete your mandatory New Jersey CLE credits.

You can check the CCBA webpage for all current CLE seminars. Should you have any questions regarding a seminar, or suggestions for future topics or a revisitation of past topics, please contact us at (856) 696-5550.