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Credit Requirements

Every active licensed New Mexico attorney shall complete twelve (12) hours of continuing legal education during each compliance year. One (1) hour (credit) of continuing legal education will be equivalent to sixty (60) minutes of instruction. A compliance year is the calendar year January - December 31.

Of the (12) credits of approved continuing legal education, at least two (2) credits must be ethics/professionalism.

Self-Study: No more than four (4) credits may be given during one (1) compliance year for self-study activities Self-study credits may be applied only to the continuing legal education requirements for the year in which they are earned, and may not be carried over to subsequent year requirements or backward to prior year requirements.

Carry-over: Attorneys may carry up to twelve (12) credits earned in one (1) compliance year over to the next compliance year only. Self-study credits cannot be carried over.

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