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Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Administrative Code PD 1.035(4) requires that all attorneys certified with the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office (SPD) complete six credits of continuing legal education each calendar year in courses approved by the SPD. The programs must be related to criminal defense practice areas. 

Credits should be reported by December 31st of each calendar year.  SPD will allow 6 credits to carry forward 1 calendar year. If an attorney does not have the required credits to report, he or she may be suspended from the appointment list. The Assigned Council Division (ACD) Director may allow attorneys who do not meet the requirement to submit a plan to make up credits.   

Your CLE credits must be reported through your online billing account.  To access your account, click here.


Training On-Demand

SPD's Training Division On-Demand Site

The SPD Training Division offers many online courses that qualify for CLE requirements.  Click the link to go directly to the On-Demand Site.