At Attorney Credits, we work hard to bring you the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) that you need to remain compliant with your MCLE requirement. We have tried to make studying and completing your California MCLE requirement as convenient as possible. As part of CLE Your Way, we offer online and offline CA CLE courses so can study whenever and however it’s most convenient for you. You can also take any CA CLE course for self-study or participatory credit.
Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) refers to the approved continuing legal education (CLE) required of California attorneys. California attorneys are required to complete a total of 25 hours of approved credit every 3 years. Group 3 (N-Z) attorneys must complete their California MCLE requirement by January 31 and report compliance by February 3.
We also know that you have a lot of questions about your California MCLE requirement – everything from the required amount of participatory and specialty credit to reporting compliance and the record keeping requirement. And we also know that the information you need is hard to find. For that reason, we have compiled an FAQ about California MCLE compliance.
Top California CLE Questions
What are the California CLE compliance groups?
- Group 1 (A-G) Period: 2/1/2010 – 1/31/2013 Deadline 2/1/2013
- Group 2 (H-M) Period: 2/1/2012 – 1/31/2015 Deadline 2/1/2015
- Group 3 (N-Z) Period: 2/1/2011 – 1/31/2014 Deadline 2/1/2014
How many online CLE courses can I take through Attorney Credits?
- All twenty-five (25) CLE credit hours.
What are the limits to the amount of self-study credits?
- California attorneys can earn NO MORE THAN 12.5 units via self-study credit in each compliance period. California attorneys can earn all 25 units via participatory CLE credit.
Can all of Attorney Credits CA CLE courses be taken for participatory credit?
How does Attorney Credits offer participatory CLE credit?
- We have several different methods for you to receive participatory credit. If you choose to take a course via streaming audio or video, we will randomly prompt you with a pop up window to make sure you are there. If you take a CD, DVD, MP3 or video download course there will are numeric codes embedded in the course that you must to enter into our system to verify your participation. Alternatively, all courses may also be verified by a third party (any person you select). Just enter the third party’s name and email address and the third party can verify your participation by clicking a link that is sent to their email.
How are CLE credits reported to the State Bar of California?
- CA attorneys must self-report to the State Bar of California. The State Bar of California is advising that instead of submitting a paper compliance card, California attorneys should report their compliance online through My State Bar Profile. My State Bar Profile is an online tool for California attorneys to pay dues, update personal information, report CLE compliance, and manage other administrative tasks. Please use the following link to access the My State Bar Profile on the State Bar of California website: https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/MyStateBarProfile.aspx.
Who can I contact for more information about mandatory CA CLE?
- For more information about mandatory California CLE, please call the State Bar of California CLE Office at 1-888-800-3400. You may also contact Attorney Credits support via email or telephone. For further assistance and information, please call our Support Center at (760) 434-1885 or 877-910-MCLE (6253).
I have listed some of the top questions about CA CLE above. We also have a much more comprehensive FAQ about California CLE available as well. You can access the full CA CLE FAQ by clicking the following link: California CLE FAQ.