Attorneys licensed in North Carolina must complete 12 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) per year. The NC State Bar will give credit for up to six hours per year received via on-demand videos.

Disability Rights North Carolina currently offers the following On-Demand videos:

Clients with Disabilities: Ethical Considerations

What do attorneys need to consider when representing a client who may have diminished capacity? How do you identify if this is an issue, and if so, what are your responsibilities to those clients? During this course, viewers will explore these and other ethical issues including how to preserve attorney-client privilege, how to best communicate with clients with diminished capacity, and dealing with conflicts. (60 minutes)

Approved by the NC State Bar for 1-hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility CLE.

Purchase Clients with Disabilities: Ethical Considerations – $37. Once your transaction is processed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to watch the video and receive CLE credit.

Available Soon – Recognizing and Responding to a Lawyer with a Mental Health Disorder

A 2016 ABA study on attorney mental health confirmed what many have known for a long time — attorneys are at greater risk for mental health disabilities, such as depression and anxiety, than other professionals. In this session, we will review how to recognize a lawyer with a mental illness. Using the framework of the NC Rules of Professional Conduct, we will discuss the responsibilities of colleagues and review reporting requirements when the conduct of the lawyer with a mental impairment or mental illness violates the rules of professional responsibility. Finally, we will review the Americans with Disabilities Act and legal responsibilities to the lawyer as an employee with a disability, including examples of reasonable accommodations.

Expected approval by the NC State Bar for 1-hour Substance Abuse/Mental Health CLE.


For questions about our on-demand CLEs, information about group viewings, or assistance in applying for CLE credit outside of North Carolina, contact us at 919-856-2195.