Credit hours required: 3 hours of mandatory continuing professional education (MCPE). Attorneys are encouraged to complete an additional 9 hours of voluntary continuing legal education (VCLE).
Specialty credits required: MCPE topics include Rules of Professional Conduct, legal ethics, law office management, client trust account administration, bias awareness and prevention, access to justice, case and client management, and malpractice insurance and prevention.
Length of reporting period: 1 year
Compliance date: December 31
Compliance group: All attorneys
Reporting date: January 31
Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 60 and round down to the nearest quarter hour. The attorney must be present for the first 60 minutes of a program (session) to receive CLE credit for an approved program. Limit on credit hours for recorded programs: No limit. Attorneys can earn all CLE hours via recorded programs. Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must self-report compliance with MCPE and report on VCLE completed during the year on the annual attorney registration statement. Attorneys should not send certificates of attendance to Hawaii after each program.
Approved ABA Live Program Formats Live, in-person meetings (e.g., National Institutes) Webinars and teleconferences Approved ABA CLE Product Formats CDs, CD-ROMs, and DVDs On-demand online courses CLE downloads Recorded products may be used for credit for up to 2 years from the original recording date.
State Contact Information
Hawaii State Bar Association
1100 Alakea Street, 10th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813