Frequently Asked Questions on the CLE Dashboard

How do I get to the CLE Dashboard?
Do I have to go to the CLE dashboard before filing my affidavit online?
What’s on the CLE Dashboard?
Do I have to enter anything on the Tracking Dashboard?
Is the CLE dashboard the same as filing an affidavit?
The State Bar program I’ve taken has not shown up on my tracking page. How do I fix this?
I took a State Bar program after the end of the educational year. How can I move it back?
I’m a new member and completed CLE hours when I had no requirement to file. Can I claim those hours?
How can I go back and claim an event from last year?
I found a mistake on my affidavit. How can I amend it?
These is a fee assessed on my affidavit filing screen, but I don’t think I owe a fee?
How do I enter teaching hours on my CLE tracking page?
How do I calculate teaching hours (including the ethics portion)?
How do I enter pro bono services CLE hours on my tracking page and affidavit?
Can I get some technical help if I need it?

 

How do I get to the CLE Dashboard?

You need to access the CLE Dashboard directly from your Member Dashboard after logging into your member account. Once you are logging into your Member Dashboard, there is a link to the CLE Tracking/MCLE affidavit on the left-hand side under the Quick Links menu.

 

Do I have to go to the CLE dashboard before filing my affidavit online?

Yes. However, if you are claiming compliance with another MCLE jurisdiction, you are not required to enter events on your tracking page.

 

What’s on the CLE Tracking Dashboard?

A quick and easy view of where you currently stand on your hours. The number of days remaining until the filing deadline. Links to your affidavit history. A link to your CLE Tracking Page.  The CLE Tracking page lists any CLE events attended through the State Bar (these are auto populated).  You can’t delete a Bar event, but you can decrease the hours if you left early, or zero out if you did not attend. A link which will allows you to enter CLE hours taken from third party providers/sponsors.

 

Do I have to enter anything on the Tracking Dashboard?

The Tracking Dashboard is the gateway to your tracking page.  You will list your CLE on your tracking page, be sure to include:

1. CLE events you attended through providers other than the State Bar.
2. Self-study credits, even if you obtained the material from the State Bar.
3. Teaching hours for presentations including State Bar CLE events.

 

Is the CLE dashboard the same as filing an affidavit?

No. After you’ve entered and verified your CLE for the educational year, you will need to return to your dashboard and click on the File Affidavit button to complete the filing process.

 

The State Bar program I’ve taken has not shown up on my tracking page. How do I fix this?

State Bar CLE programs are entered for you automatically within 2 hours of completion. If a program does not appear on your tracking page after 2 hours, send an email to the CLE Department at clefix@azbar.org include your name, bar number and a description of the issue. Other than self-study and teaching hours, do not enter State Bar programs manually.

 

I took a State Bar program after the end of the educational year. How can I move it back?

If you've taken a State Bar program after June 30 of this educational year, and need the hours for compliance this year, using the Educational Year drop down option on the CLE Tracking Dashboard, click on the next year.  Once that year's tracking page loads, click on the orange "Go to CLE Tracking" button, click on the edit button on the right of the seminar you wish to move. When the edit event screen opens, change the MCLE year to the educational year you wish to apply the hours to and save the seminar. This will move the event to the year in which you need the CLE credit. Do not enter State Bar programs manually.

 

I’m a new member and completed CLE hours when I had no requirement to file. Can I claim those hours?

You may claim CLE events after your date of admission through the end of the educational year (June 30).
Courses taken through the State Bar are automatically entered on the CLE tracking screen. If you have CLE hours from other providers, enter those hours. Be sure to enter the hours in the appropriate educational year. After you enter all your hours on your CLE Tracking Page, print the page.

Write a note on the printout to ask the MCLE department to manually enter your carry forward hours.
Sign and date the printout.

Email (mcle@staff.azbar.org) your request with a scanned copy of the tracking page to the attention of the MCLE department.

The update to your carry forward hours will be processed as soon as possible. Please allow 2-4 business days for processing.

 

How can I go back and claim an event from last year?

If you have an event that was not entered on last year's tracking page or affidavit and you would now like to claim credit, enter the event on the CLE tracking page for the year in which the event took place.  From your CLE Tracking Dashboard (for that year) click on the blue "File Amended Affidavit" button.

Remember your carry forward hours will not display correctly until the amended affidavit has been marked as compliant.

The update to your carry forward hours will be processed as soon as possible. Please allow at least 1–2 business days for completion.

 

I found a mistake on my affidavit. How can I amend it?

You can file an amended affidavit on your CLE tracking dashboard. Return to the dashboard for the year you wish to amend. Navigate between years using the Education Year drop down menu.

When the proper year loads, click on the “Edit CLE Tracking” button. Make necessary changes to your tracking page. Exit the CLE Tracking to your Dashboard. Click on the “File Amended Affidavit” button.

Corrections to carry forward into following years will not be reflected until the amended affidavit has been reviewed.

 

These is a fee assessed on my affidavit filing screen, but I don’t think I owe a fee?

If you took all your CLE events by June 30 and your affidavit screen is showing a late compliance fee, return to your CLE tracking page and check the dates for each event. You may have accidentally indicated the wrong month or the wrong year.

If you completed your CLE after June 30, you owe a late compliance fee.

If you are filing your affidavit after September 15, you owe the late filing fee.

If you still think you don’t owe a fee, call 602.340.7328 or send an email to mcle@staff.azbar.org.

 

How do I enter teaching hours on my CLE tracking page?

Click on the “Add Event” button on your tracking page. Teaching hours will have the CLE Type of Live/In-person” CLE. Calculate your teaching credits based on the formula outlined in MCLE Regulation 104(B)(3). See the instructions in the following questions/answer.

Enter your hours in the Teaching Hrs and/or Teaching Ethics Hrs box under the event. If you attended and taught a seminar, enter only the hours you attended in the MCLE Hrs box, do not include time that you were presenting. Then enter your Teaching hours in the Teaching Hrs box.

 

How do I calculate teaching hours (including the ethics portion)?

For an original presentation accompanied by original written materials prepared, augmented or updated by the speaker:

The first hour is equivalent to 6 CLE hours.

Each additional hour is equivalent to 2 CLE hours.

For example, you taught an hour and a half and prepared and presented original materials:
The first hour = 6 CLE hours
The next half hour (.5 X 2) = 1 CLE hour
For a total of: 7 CLE hours

And, another example, you taught 45 minutes and prepared and presented original materials:
You may claim (.75 X 6) = 4.5 CLE hours

Repeat presentations, or original presentations without written materials earn 1:1 CLE hours. A 3 hour repeat presentation earns 3 CLE hours.

If the subject of your entire presentation is ethics-defined, ethics hours are the same as teaching hours. If a portion of your presentation is ethics-defined, calculate the ethics hours with the same formula as teaching hours.

For example, you taught an hour and a half original presentation, a half hour of which was ethics:
Ethics portion was .5 hours (.5 X 6) = 3 CLE hours
Your entry would reflect 7 CLE hours, 3 of which are ethics.
Teaching hours are capped at 10 hours per educational year.

 

How do I enter pro bono services CLE hours on my tracking page and affidavit?

Effective January 1, 2014, attorneys may claim 1 CLE hour for every 5 hours of pro bono service provided through an approved Legal Services Organization (under Rule 38). The CLE hours claimed fall into the CLE type of self-study (capped at 5 CLE hours per educational year. You may not claim pro bono hours for personal clients.

Verification of pro bono service hours will be a document produced by the attorney or legal services organization (LSO) to include the name of the LSO, date(s) of service, the number of service hours provided, the number of self-study hours being claimed, signed by a representative of the LSO affirming the attorney’s service.

 

Can I get some technical help if I need it?

Absolutely.
Call the Member Resource Center at 602.340.7239 during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F.  Or email the MCLE Department at MCLE@staff.azbar.org.

 




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