CA CLE: Four Legal Ethics Required for CA MCLE

California attorneys with last names N-Z (Group 3) must complete the required CA CLE by January 31 and report compliance with the CA MCLE requirement by the March 1 CA CLE reporting deadline.[1] California attorneys need to beware that the State Bar of California has been conducting thousands of California MCLE audits each year.

Required CA MCLE

  • At least 4 of the 25 required CLE hours
  • Must be in the area of Legal Ethics

Please make sure to complete at least 4 hours of Legal Ethics as part of the 25 hour requirement.  Many attorneys forget to complete the correct amount of legal ethics credits. This will make you feel much better if you get one of those CA MCLE audit letters from the State Bar of California in July. For more information about the CA MCLE requirement please click the following link: CA CLE.

[1] California attorneys that are in Group 3 for MCLE reporting purposes are technically required to complete their required CA MCLE by February 1, 2017.  However, if California attorneys complete and report their MCLE compliance by March 1, 2017, it will be accepted and they will not be penalized nor will they be assessed a late fee.