Rule 21 & Regulations

Continuing legal education in Tennessee is governed by Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 21. Under the Rule, a Commission oversee administration of the Rule through a staff that provides day-to-day operational and administrative support. 


On November 1, 2022, the Tennessee Supreme Court amended Rule 21 to eliminate all distance-learning requirements. Attorneys may earn all CLE hours online or via other distance learning methods.

Supreme Court Rule 21 - Tennessee Supreme Court Rule for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education.


Regulations - Standard procedures of the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.