In order to fulfill the Illinois CLE requirement, attorneys that are members of the Illinois State Bar Association must complete at least thirty (30) IL CLE credit hours every two years. As part of the 30 credit hour IL CLE requirement Illinois attorneys must complete at least six (6) credit hours of Professional Responsibility.
Illinois CLE Compliance & Reporting
- Reporting Cycle: 2 years
- Compliance Deadline: June 30
- Reporting Deadline: July 31
Illinois attorneys must report compliance with IL MCLE requirements every other year. Attorneys with last names that start with A-M must report in even numbered years, while attorneys with last names N-Z report must report in odd numbered years. To avoid late fees and possible eventual suspension, you must complete all of your mandatory Illinois CLE hours by 11:59 PM on June 30 and your IL CLE compliance must be reported by 11:59 PM on July 31.
Your best option is to report non-compliance to the IL CLE Board by July 31 and you automatically receive a grace period until September 30.
If you did not meet the June 30 IL CLE deadline, you cannot list “complied” when you report your IL CLE compliance. Your best option is to report non-compliance to the Board by July 31 (reporting deadline) and you automatically receive a grace period until September 30 to finish your IL CLE credit hours. You will also incur a $100 late fee instead of the $150 assessed for not reporting by July 31.
Please click the following link for more information about Illinois CLE: IL CLE.
 Towards the end of the Illinois CLE compliance period, the Illinois MCLE Board will send you a form to report the number of IL CLE credit hours that you have completed during your compliance period.
 The IL CLE reporting periods last two years and runs from July 1 to June 30.
 IL MCLE FAQ
 The late fees are set by the Court and cannot be waived.