Welcome to the New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education Attorney Reporting Tool (ART)!
The ‘Attorney Reporting Tool’ or ‘ART’ was designed for New Hampshire lawyers to use to comply with NH Supreme Court Rule 53-NHMCLE.
Who should report NHMCLE?
EACH New Hampshire attorney in an “Active” Practice Status (i.e. Active, Pro Bono Active, Military Active, Honorary Active) with the New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA) for nine months or more in the NHMCLE reporting period (between July 1 and June 30 each year) must comply with the requirements of SC Rule 53
What are the Rule 53 requirements for a given year? I.e.2015 NHMCLE year = July 1 to June 30th the following year
Those subject to the requirements of SC Rule 53 must earn and report a minimum of
12 Hours (720 Minutes) of continuing legal education that meet Rule 53 qualifying requirements between July 1 and June 30 each year;
6 Hours (360 Minutes) of the required 12 Hours/720 Minutes must qualify for “LIVE” credit;
2 Hours (120 Minutes) of the 720 Minutes/12 Hours required must qualify for Ethics/Professionalism” credit (“ethics can be “live” or “non-live”).
Will my computer be ready for ART? For optimal user experience, the following is recommended: ART has been designed and developed to run on W3C compliant browsers, so it is highly recommended that Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome, or, as a last resort, Internet Explorer 9+ be used. You can use the links located on the Log In page to quickly install Firefox or Chrome for the best possible browsing experience.
Trouble connecting to ART? Click here to watch the Intro to ART video, see additional information at www.nhbar.org/nhmcle, contact the NHMCLE Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call NHMCLE Office at 1-603-715-3222.
Questions on the My Record Page? Click here to watch the My Record video.
Caution: Attorney Login and Password Security Disclosure:
Attorney’s Role in data entry: The new online ‘Attorney Reporting Tool or ‘ART’, requires that the Attorney self–report NHMCLE Compliance in the online ART system.
The Attorney Username and Password for the ART system are created by the Attorney upon the first entry into the ART system.
Self-reporting requires that the Attorney report course data during the NHMCLE year. The Attorney will also annually certify all courses entered between July 1 to June 30 of the following year that all the courses entered comply with NHMCLE Rule 53.
If the self-reporting Attorney determines that a member of the firm or staff may enter the Attorney’s course data in ART on the attorney’s behalf, the Attorney may so delegate. However, the attorney remains responsible for the evaluation of course compliance, accuracy of data entry and annual certification of NHMCLE course compliance.
Entering a New Course? Click here to watch the New Entry video, then Go to the ‘New Entry’ Tab on the toolbar
- 1.To claim credit for attendance at any NON-NH Bar course:
Determine if the course qualifies and meets NHMCLE Rule 53 qualifying criteria
New Entry Page: Each attorney is responsible for determining whether a program is eligible for NHMCLE credit, based on the requirements set out in Supreme Court Rule 53 (See the abbreviated criteria in the New Entry Screen and FAQ’s available on the toolbar). Report and enter your qualified course attendance using this CLE Attorney Reporting Tool (ART)
- 2.To claim credit for attendance at any NH Bar course:
Monitor your courses entered by the NH Bar: If you have attended a program offered by the NH Bar Association for NHMCLE credit, it will directly entered in the NHMCLE Attorney Reporting Tool. You need to monitor these entries. You will need to adjust, decrease, your NH Bar posted attendance minutes if you were not present for the entire instruction time.
- 3.An Attorney’s ART Responsibility under Rule 53: Attorneys are responsible for the accuracy of their individual on-line course entries in ART.
Attorney’s should enter their course attendance within 30 days of course attendance at the latest and should maintain a file of courses attended for at least 2 years (Rule 53.6)
2015 NHMCLE Year (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015) Annual Certification of NHMCLE Rule 53 Compliance.
After the end of the 2015 NHMCLE Year, an affidavit will be prepared from the attorney’s ART online course entries. Each attorney will be required to certify to the course entries for the July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 NHMCLE Reporting Period.
The NH Bar Association and the NHMCLE Board Administrative Office have developed the on-line tool for the use of Association members in reporting and tracking continuing legal education activity, The software interfaces with the Association database for credit reporting and therefore NH Bar Association continuing legal education offerings are automatically entered in the NHMCLE Attorney Reporting Tool (ART).
The NHMCLE Rule 53 Program of the New Hampshire Supreme Court should not be confused with the New Hampshire Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education (NHBA-CLE) program of course offerings.