continuing legal education - Legal Definition
- The training available to lawyers, usually through seminars, to continue their legal education, hone their skills, and keep up with the latest developments within a particular area of the law. Abbreviated CLE.
- The industry of the providers of seminars, books, and other materials designed to provide such training to lawyers. Abbreviated CLE.
Such training to the extent it is required by a state or a state bar association. In most states, lawyers are required to devote a particular number of hours every year, usually by attending seminars, in furtherance of their legal education and in improving their skills. Abbreviated MCLE.