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Legal Learning Never Stops

Carolina Law’s Office of Continuing Legal Education offers year-round, affordable and engaging CLE opportunities for lawyers to fulfill their CLE requirements each year.

Our goal is to schedule a variety of programming that covers topics that are timely, interesting and thought-provoking. We engage leading experts and legal scholars to address these topics so you are informed on up-to-date laws, cases and trends in practice.

For 31 years, Carolina Law has been home to the Festival of Legal Learning, the largest CLE program in the state. At Festival, lawyers will have the opportunity to satisfy all CLE requirements during a four-day virtual program with over 25 sessions led by recognized experts in their fields including members of our distinguished faculty.

Carolina Law also prides itself on developing new opportunities for CLE events that cover specialized topics such as expert witness school, U.S. Supreme Court Review and Preview, and Legal Assistance for Military Personnel as well as student-run symposia.

Whether you need a couple of hours of CLE credit or all 12, we have you covered.


The annual CLE requirements in North Carolina are 12 hours of approved CLE. Of these 12 hours, two must be in the area of professional responsibility or professionalism or any combination thereof, and effective in 2019, at least one hour shall be devoted to technology training. If a lawyer takes more than the required 12 hours in a calendar year, up to two additional hours of professional responsibility and up to ten additional hours of general education may be carried over to the next calendar year.

Learn more about the annual requirements needed to fulfill 12 hours of CLE in North Carolina.


Director of Continuing Legal Education and Special Events
(919) 843-5644 |
5082 Van Hecke-Wettach Hall