The Continuing Legal Education Committee administers a program established by the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands which requires attorneys to attend legal education classes each year. All active members must complete 12 hours of continuing legal education in each calendar year, 2 of which shall be ethics or professionalism, and shall only carry forward 6 hours (2 ethics) to the following year. This requirement helps ensure that lawyers keep abreast of the latest legal developments. Please review Rule 208 for complete details, exemptions, deadlines, and associated fees.
The CLE Committee is dedicated to meeting your educational needs!
The department concentrates on providing high-quality seminars on a broad range of topics at a fair and reasonable cost.
CLE THROUGH VIBA
CLE courses taken through VIBA will be automatically listed for you under the heading "VIBA CLE". Please do not duplicate those entries. If you attend a VIBA event but it does not appear on your tracking page, contact us to have it correct.
The contribution of VIBA volunteers and your strong support as seminar participants make it possible for the VIBA to continue to provide high-quality and timely continuing legal education. Make sure to always look for the VIBA members discounts!
Approved Reporting Form - Appendix 1
CLE Affidavit Live Online or Self-Study Form
Sample Petition to Complete CLE Requirements
CLE Sponsor Application Form
Instructions for Adding CLE Credits
Every active member shall be responsible for ascertaining whether or not the particular course satisfies the requirements of Rule 208. Further, this Rule establishes a self-reporting system. Members are responsible for uploading their CLE credits to the website, after which, they are reviewed and approved or denied. Please do not mail or email copies of CLE certificates in absence of submitting them online.
To Upload Certificates
1. Log In
2. Click on "Manage Profile"
3. Scroll down to "Content & Features"
4. Click on "Professional Development"
5. Click on "+ Add Entry"
6. Fill out the requested information. Be sure to attach your certificate and any additional materials. Failure to submit the requested materials will result in a denial of credit.
Please give the VIBA 1 - 2 week to review submissions, especially if you are submitting credits right before the deadline.
Note: So that the office can adequately process the 2015 CLE submissions, all 2016 CLE credits will be reviewed after June 1, 2016. Thank you for your patience.