This is the second post of a series where I'll share the maps, which analyze one aspect of the MCLE rules and regulations each. I'm still looking for more feedback regarding which aspects of the rules you'd most like to see. Please note that I'm comparing the rules for all US states requiring CLE, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
These maps (the full version, which is much more viewable than the small images this posting format allows) are available as a separate page on Gina's CLE Blog as well.
The first map in today's post is simply a comparison of how states calculate a credit - whether it is based on a 50- or 60-minute hour. The large majority of states use a 60-minute credit hour, but there are still a few holdouts (notably New York, New Jersey, and Florida), which still calculate based on a 50-minute hour.
I also looked at how state regulations are treating online credits. This map shows which states allow attorneys to earn all credits with both live webcasts and on demand programs; which allow all credits through live webcasts but limit on demand; which allow all credits through live webcasts but do not allow on demand; and which states limit credits which may earned online in any format.
It is notable that there are currently no MCLE states which don't allow attorneys to earn at least some credits online. This is a change from when I began in CLE in 2001. At that time, of the 40 jurisdictions which had an MCLE requirement, only 27 allowed attorneys to earn credits online.
Another change I've seen in my tenure in CLE is the number of states which now have some online system for either submitting applications, attendance, or both. While the vast majority of states still do not have an online system, the number continues to grow.
The final map in this posting looks at whether the provider or the attorney is required to report attendance for online viewing of programs. The map details where the provider is required to report all online attendance; where the provider reports live webcasts and the attorney reports on demand (considered self-study); and where the attorney reports attendance at both.