Tag: California CLE

CA CLE Participatory Credit for Online & Downloadable CLE Courses

The State Bar of California requires all active California attorneys to complete 25 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) every three years in order to fulfill the mandatory CA MCLE requirement. California attorneys are allowed to take courses for two different types of credit – either self-study or participatory credit. However, the CA MCLE rules require California attorneys to complete a minimum…

Tips for California MCLE Compliance

As I have previously posted numerous times, the State Bar of California is now strictly enforcing their MCLE compliance and reporting rules.  From here going forward, 1,000’s of California attorneys will get a nice MCLE audit letter in the mail around July 4th.  This year, about 5,200 California attorneys were audited to ensure compliance with the California MCLE (Minimum Continuing Legal Education)…

CA MCLE: Group 1 Reporting Deadline is 2/1/16

The deadline for Group 1 attorneys to report their CA MCLE compliance is February 1, 2016. Those California attorneys with last names A-G are in Compliance Group 1. The compliance period for Group 1 attorneys runs from 2/1/13 to 1/31/16. CA MCLE Compliance Group 1 (A-G) Compliance Period: 2/1/13 – 1/31/16 Reporting Deadline: 2/1/2016 Starting December 1, the State Bar of California advises Group…

California CLE: Legal Ethics Credits

If you practice law in California (and many states around the country) you have a legal ethics requirement as part of your mandatory CLE obligations. For example, attorneys in California must complete 4 credit hours of legal ethics each 3 year compliance period. In other state like Florida and Illinois, attorneys need to complete 5 and 6 credit hours of legal ethics…

California MCLE

MCLE. The Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirement. Yes, it is that time of year for a number of lucky California attorneys… time to get your CA MCLE requirement done! Under the MCLE Rules of California, active California are required to complete 25 hours of approved continuing legal education every 3 years. The compliance deadline for California attorneys with last names H-M is…

California CLE: 12.5 Hour Self-Study Limit

Attorneys in California beware! The State Bar of California has greatly increased the amount of CA MCLE audits it will be conducting in the coming years. Therefore, California attorneys must pay special scrutiny to properly completing their CA MCLE requirement. Since the Cal Bar increased the number of MCLE audits some attorneys have even been disbarred for not properly completing their CA…

California CLE: 1 Hour of “Competence” Each CA MCLE Compliance Period

The State Bar of California requires all active California attorneys to complete 25 hours of minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) each three year CA MCLE compliance period. Due to the increased MCLE audits that the State Bar of California is now conducting, it is extremely important to properly complete your California MCLE requirement. California MCLE Compliance & Reporting Reporting Cycle: 3 years…