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NH Supreme Court Rule 53
Each annual period (July 1 - June 30), NH attorneys are required to obtain the following:
•12 hours (minimum) of NHMCLE-approved credit, including:
▪6 hours of live programming
▪2 hours of ethics and/or professionalism
Supreme Court Rule 53 -
NH Minimum Continuing Legal Education (NHMCLE)
Welcome to the New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education 'Attorney Reporting Tool' or ART!

Check your email for Notice of Launch and Login instructions to your online ART account. ART is launched and available on nhmcle.org.

Before logging in and setting up your online account, read the following information in preparation to your entry into ART.

ART 'How To' Videos

ART Intro:
How to create your account

ART - My Record

ART - New Entry

The 'Attorney Reporting Tool' or 'ART' was designed for New Hampshire lawyers to use to comply with NH Supreme Court Rule 53 - NHMCLE. ART can be found at nhmcle.org.

Who should report NHMCLE credits?

EACH New Hampshire attorney in an "Active" Practice Status...

  • 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?

NOTE: 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 12 Hours (720 Minutes) 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. Please install Firefox or Chrome for the best possible browsing experience.

Trouble connecting to ART?

Created your ART Account Yet?
5200 Members are subject to SC Rule 53 and need to create an ART Account; 1120 have accounts as of 12/16. If you haven't already done so, learn how to do so.
Email or call the NHMCLE Office: nhmcle@nhbar.org, (603) 715-3222.

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. Please install Firefox or Chrome for the best possible browsing experience.

Where is ART located? How do I open my account?

Members can find ART at nhmcle.org

The page that opens will show "Login" on the toolbar:

  1. Click on "Login" on the upper left hand corner of the tool bar;
  2. Click on the "Sign Up" button for first time users;
  3. Follow the instructions on the Sign Up page.
  4. Enter your personal information.
  5. Go back to the Login page and enter your Login and Password.
Your account is opened. Welcome to ART!

Still have login problems? Email nhmcle@nhbar.org or call the NHMCLE Office at (603) 715-3222

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 certify all data entered on June 30th each year that all the courses entered comply with NHMCLE Rule.

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? Go to the 'New Entry' Tab on the toolbar

To claim credit for attendance at any NON-NH Bar course:

Determine if the course qualifies and meets NHMCLE Rule 53 qualifying criteria: 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).

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 be entered directly into this NHMCLE Attorney Reporting Tool. You need to monitor this entry. You will need to adjust, decrease, your NH Bar posted attendance minutes if you were not present for the entire instruction time.

An Attorney's ART Responsibility under Rule 53:

Attorneys are responsible for the accuracy of their individual online course entries in ART. Attorneys 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 (7/1/14 - 6/30/15) 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.

DATA Entry Period: Data entry may occur throughout the NHMCLE year ending June 30, 2015. Courses should be entered within 30 days of course attendance.

Need to Enter Courses to complete your June 30, 2014 NHMCLE requirements? Enter those courses first and be sure to enter by the end of the initial data entry period.

NOTE: Members who received a June 30, 2014 Certificate of Non-Compliance will have until December 31, 2014 to enter all courses needed to makeup deficiencies existing on or after July 1, 2014. Members are urged to enter all their course data as soon as possible if they did not complete all required CLEs for the CLE year ending June 30, 2014. Late filing fees for Noncompliance will be run after January 1, 2015 and Invoices will be sent for non-compliance existing after October 1 and after November 1.

The NH Bar Association and the NHMCLE Board Administrative Office have developed the online 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.

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  • 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. Please install Firefox or Chrome for the best possible browsing experience.
  • Forgot your ART Username and Password? Email nhmcle@nhbar.org or call (603) 715-3222
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