Disclaimer: FAQs will be updated periodically or as needed. General CLE Information Webinars Help/Support General CLE Information: Q: Do all Training Division programs offered qualify for CLE? A: Most but not all programs offered by the Training Division qualify for CLE credit. CLE approval is at the discretion of the State Bar. CLE information will be made available by Training Division (TD) Staff as approved by state Bar. Q: Who provides content for CLE programs offered by the Training Division? A: Training Division Attorney Advisors and/or Committees (if applicable) work together to develop content for CLE programs. Q: Does the Training Division decide if a program is approved for CLE? A: CLE approval is at the discretion of the State Bar not the Training Division. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation for attending In-Person or Live Webinar Programs will be sought in all applicable jurisdictions unless otherwise noted in the program announcement. CLE information will be made available by Training Division (TD) Staff as approved and as applicable by State Bar or CLE Commission. Q: I need Ethics CLE credit, where can I find programs on Fd.org? A: You may visit the Training Division's Training Events calendar and sort through our programs for Ethics. Q: How do I know if CLE credit is approved for my state? A: The Meeting Coordinator (TD Staff) assigned to the program will send Attorney attendees a post program email with a CLE Information Sheet detailing the amount of CLE credit approved by the state. Q: What CLE information and documentation will the Training Division provide? A: The Meeting Coordinator (TD Staff) assigned to the program will send Attorney attendees a post program email with a CLE Information Sheet detailing the amount of CLE credit approved by the state, a Uniform Certificate of Attendance and a program Agenda. Q: I did not receive the CLE information for a Training Division program I attended, who do I contact? A: Email us at DSO_CLEAdmin@ao.uscourts.gov for further assistance. Q: Can you tell me what the CLE requirement for my state is? A: You may view requirements for your State Bar by visiting the Training Division's CLE Info Center. Q: I attended a Training Division program, and do not have the CLE documentation needed to claim credit, what do I do? A: Email us at DSO_CLEAdmin@ao.uscourts.gov for further assistance. Q: Does the Training Division report / submit my attendance for CLE credit or do I as the Attorney? A: Information on who will report / submit attendance on behalf of the Attorney, can be found on the Training Division's CLE Info Center "Self-Apply/Self-Reporting States" or "States with CLE" page. Q: Do I have to pay a fee to report attendance for CLE credit for my state? A: Information on who will report / submit attendance on behalf of the Attorney by state, can be found on the Training Division's CLE Info Center webpage under "States with CLE". The Training Division does not collect any fees. Q: I don't need CLE credit, but I need proof of attendance, how do I obtain proper documentation? A: Email us at DSO_CLEAdmin@ao.uscourts.gov for further assistance. Q: What is the duration of Training Division 'Live' in-person and webinar programs? A: Duration of in-person programs varies by days, whereas webinars occur on one day. Duration of sessions for both in-person and webinar program generally lasts approximately 60-75 minutes. The specific length for every session is listed in each program agenda. For those watching recordings of past programs, the exact duration of each recording is displayed at the start of each recording. Q: When attending 'Live' in-person Training Division programs, how do Attorney's earn CLE credit? A: Attorney is required to sign in and sign out each day of the program as applicable and instructed by Training Division (TD) Staff to receive full CLE credit. If an Attorney signs in and does NOT sign out the attorney cannot receive full CLE credits for attending. Exceptions are made at the discretion of the Meeting Planner and or the Meeting Coordinator. Ultimately the State Bar decides if an attorney can be granted CLE credit for the total credit hours reported. The attorney must be present for at least 40 minutes for the Training Division to report attendance on their behalf. Q: What are specialty credits? And what specialty credits are offered by the Training Division? A: Specialty credits are credits available in an area of specialization directed toward the development of advanced skills. There are seven specialty skills (General and Ethics credits not included). The Training Division generally offers five (as noted in the Uniform Certificate of Attendance). Areas of Professional Practice Diversity & Inclusion Elimination of Bias Law Practice Management Skills Q: How can I obtain program handout materials and videos for in person / virtual programs offered by the Training Division A: If program handout materials and videos are available, they will be posted on the password protected side of fd.org under "Program Materials & Videos" Q: I am barred in more than one of the following states NM, TN, PA, NE, will the Training Division report attendance to all states? A: To minimize reporting fees per attorney/program, if you are barred in more than one of the following states NM, TN, PA, NE, attendance will be reported to one state only for applicable CLE programs. Q: How do I access program handout materials for previously held 'Live' in-person programs? A: Program handout materials and videos are available on the password protected side of fd.org under "Program Materials & Videos." Webinars: Q: If I watch a previously recorded Training Division webinar does the timing announced at the beginning of the recording to receive of CLE Information and documentation apply to me? A: No, if an Attorney watches a previously recorded webinar, the time frame for obtaining CLE information and documentation no longer applies. Attorneys must first be verified, and CLE Information and documentation will be provided after the verification process. Q: How do I access the Training Division's previously record CLE webinars? A: Program handout materials and videos are available on the password protected side of fd.org under "Program Materials & Videos." Q: I watched a previously recorded webinar, how can I obtain CLE credit and documentation? A: Attorneys must follow the steps below to obtain CLE credit and documentation: The Attorney must first verify eligibility with their State Bar. CLE by state information is available in the Training Division's CLE Info Center. Send an email request to a Training Division (TD) Meeting Coordinator or the Attorney Advisor assigned the program. Email us at DSO_CLEAdmin@ao.uscourts.gov if you need the email address of a Training Division Staff person. The email must contain the following information to be considered: Title and original date the program took place. The actual date the attorney viewed/watched the webinar. The Attorney State Bar and number (not applicable to self-reporting states) Upon receiving the email request with requirements outlined above, the Training Division (TD) Staff person will verify within 10 business days that the attorney watched the recording. After the verification process is complete, the Training Division (TD) Staff person will provide the attorney with a Verification email stating that the attorney watched the recording (or attended the program) along with the Uniform Certificate of Attendance (UCOA), CLE Information Sheet and/or Attendance Verification Certificate (if applicable). Q: How many previously recorded Training Division webinars can I watch, and obtain CLE credit for? A: The Training Division will issue CLE documentation and report attendance for a maximum of two (2) states + two (2) previously recorded programs per attorney per calendar year. Due to the volume of requests for CLE credit, we cannot process requests for certification of attendance for recordings viewed more than three (3) years from the date of the request. Please note the following: CLE attendance will not be reported to the following 4 (four) states NM, TN, PA, NE (this applies to those seeking credit for watching previously recorded programs) Attorneys cannot self-apply/report credit in states that the Training Division is an Accredited CLE provider and should contact the Meeting Coordinator for the applicable program to confirm our accreditation status for the select state. Q: How is attendance recorded for Webinars (Virtual Programs)? A: The platforms used to deliver virtual programs e.g., webinars capture Attorney engagement and analytics. Help/Support: Q: I have questions about the Training Division's programs and events, who do I contact? A: You may contact the Training Division by visiting the "Contact Us" page on fd.org. Q: Is there a hotline or helpline phone number for the Training Division? A: Yes, the number is 1-800-788-9908 (toll free hotline) Q: Where can I find information about Training Division programming and events? A: Visit fd.org, then, click on "Training Events" to view and access the Training Division's programs and events. Q: Who may register and attend Training Division programs? A: All Training Division programs are limited to persons who provide services pursuant to the Federal Criminal Justice Act (CJA). For more information, please read our Training Events Registration Disclaimer. Q: Does the Training Division have health and safety protocols for attendees who participate in in-person programs and events? A: Yes, Please read the 2023 DSO In-Person Health & Safety Protocols. Q: I have general questions about the Training Division's CLE process and requirements that are not program specific and/or not addressed under the FAQs. A: If you have general questions about our CLE process and requirements that are not program specific, please email Jenny Abreu, Program Specialist, Continuing Legal Education (CLE). Q: I have questions about future programs? A: Email us at DSO_CLEAdmin@ao.uscourts.gov for further assistance.