Tag Archives: Illinois MCLE

IL CLE: What is the New Professional Responsibility MCLE Requirement?

Illinois attorneys now have a new IL MCLE requirement. Please note that the Professional Responsibility requirement has been modified. All Illinois attorneys are now required to complete a minimum of 1 hour of Diversity & Inclusion and 1 hour of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

New Professional Responsibility Requirement

  • 1 hour of Diversity & Inclusion
  • 1 hour of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

This IL MCLE rule change does not affect the total number of hours required to fulfill the Professional Responsibility requirement, which remains at 6. These two new hours are considered count towards your Professional Responsibility requirement. The total number of MCLE credits required in each 2 year compliance period also remains at 30.

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IL MCLE: The Mandatory CLE Requirements in Illinois

Illinois lawyers must complete at least 30 IL CLE credit hours every two years, including 6 mandatory credit hours of Professional Responsibility. The mandatory Illinois CLE compliance deadline is June 30 and the CLE reporting deadline is July 31.

Illinois CLE Requirement

Illinois lawyers must complete at least 30 IL CLE credit hours every two years.

Illinois MCLE compliance is divided into two groups.  If your last name starts with A-M, your two-year IL CLE compliance period ends on June 30, 2017. Once you’re done with the 30 required IL CLE hours, you can report IL MCLE compliance online through the Illinois MCLE Board reporting system.

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New CLE: Achieving Gender Diversity in the Law Firms

In a recent case, a U.S. Magistrate Judge sanctioned an attorney for telling opposing counsel it wasn’t “becoming of a woman” to raise her voice during a contentious deposition. Yes, we have made strides when it comes to creating a level playing field for women in the legal profession… but there is still a long way to go.

Increasing Gender Diversity 

In this lively and thought-provoking program, Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B. Harris discuss how gender bias can prevent law firms and legal organizations from achieving their desired diversity goals.

In this incredibly insightful and practical discussion Andie and Al will mainly address gender disparity in achievement in the legal profession, why gender disparity exists in law firms, ending the gender disparity in law firms and what attorneys can do. Andie and Al will also provide specific action steps for addressing implicit biases and creating policies and procedures that can prevent bias from influencing decisions inside the firm. To access the course please click here: Achieving Real Gender Diversity in the Legal Profession.

The following topics are also covered:

  • ABA Model Rule 8.4(g)
  • State bar professional responsibility rules
  • The Muller-Lyer Illusion
  • Communal & agentic stereotypes
  • The Goldilocks dilemma
  • The moral & business rationale for creating diversity
  • Affinity bias
  • Unconscious bias
  • Being proactive
  • Impression management
  • What male lawyers can do to be a part of the solution

Andrea S. Kramer is an attorney and a partner in the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, LLP. The managing partner in the Chicago office of Nixon Peabody, Al is a frequent writer and lecturer on the financial markets, financial regulation, corporate governance and diversity in the legal profession.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in Illinois and around the country. For more information about CLE in Illinois please click the following link: IL CLE.

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New Required CLE in Illinois: Diversity & Inclusion and Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Illinois attorneys now have new requirements. Attorneys in Illinois still must complete 30 credit hours every 2 years.  However, Illinois attorneys must now complete 1 hour of Diversity & Inclusion and 1 hour of Mental Health and Substance as part of the 6 required hours of Professional Responsibility to complete the Illinois CLE requirement.

New Illinois CLE Requirements

Diversity & Inclusion and Mental Health & Substance Abuse are now required hours in Illinois.

This rule change went into affect on 7/1/2017 and starts with the 7/1/2017-6/30/2019 compliance group.  Please note that Illinois attorneys completing late compliance from can complete Diversity & Inclusion and Mental Health & Substance Abuse hours as part of the 6 required hours of Professional Responsibility. Please click here for more information about IL CLE.

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IL CLE: Last Names N–Z Complete 30 Hours by June 30

The deadline to complete the IL MCLE requirement for many Illinois attorneys is June 30.  Please note that your Illinois CLE reporting period depends on the first letter of your last name as it appears on the master roll of attorneys with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee. If your last name begins with N-Z you must complete and report the required IL CLE hours by June 30, 2017.

IL CLE Reporting Group

  • Last Name N – Z
    • Report in 2017
  • Last Name A – M
    • Report in 2018

Illinois attorneys are required to complete at least thirty (30) IL CLE credit hours every 2 years to complete the Illinois MCLE requirement, including 6 hours of Professional Responsibility. For more information about the IL CLE requirement and deadlines, please click the following link: IL CLE.

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IL CLE: 30 IL MCLE Hours Required by June 30

The Illinois is right around the corner for many Illinois attorneys. Illinois attorneys are required to complete at least 30 Illinois CLE credit hours every 2 years to fulfill the IL MCLE requirement. Illinois attorneys must also make sure to complete at least 6 hours of Professional Responsibility.[1]a

Illinois MCLE Requirement

  • Illinois attorneys must complete a minimum of 30 IL CLE credit hours every 2 years.

The biennial deadline to complete the Illinois MCLE requirement for Illinois attorneys is June 30. If your last name begins with N-Z you are required to complete and report the required IL CLE hours by June 30, 2017. For more information about your Illinois MCLE compliance please click here: IL CLE.

[1] Beginning with the 7/1/2017-6/30/2019 and 7/1/2018-6/30/2020 two-year reporting periods, Illinois attorneys must continue to complete 30 total hours, including at least six hours of Professional Responsibility. However, of those 6 hours, Illinois attorneys must complete 1 hour of diversity/inclusion CLE and 1 hour of mental health/substance abuse CLE. Please refer to the Commission on Professionalism’s FAQs for additional information: https://www.2civility.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-illinois-cle-requirement/.

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IL CLE: Illinois MCLE Deadline is June 30

Things always start to get a little busier this time of year.  The phone rings a little more and we start getting quite a few more orders for the Illinois CD bundle. That’s because the Illinois CLE deadline is rapidly approaching for many attorneys in the Prarie State.

Illinois MCLE Deadline

  • If your last name begins with N-Z you must complete and report the required IL CLE hours by June 30, 2017.

You must complete at least thirty (30) IL CLE credit hours if your last name begins with N-Z.[1]  The deadline to complete the required hours is June 30. Illinois attorneys may complete courses in a variety of media formats – online video, MP3 audio download, MP4 video download, CD and other digital media formats qualify for MCLE credit in Illinois. For more information about the IL CLE requirement and deadlines, please click the following link: IL MCLE.

[1] Including at least 6 hours of Professional Responsibility.

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IL CLE: Reporting MCLE Compliance

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Illinois attorneys must complete the required 30 Illinois CLE hours and report compliance every two years.[1]  Please remember that Illinois is a self-reporting state. This means that all Illinois attorneys are required to report compliance, non-compliance or exemptions at the end of the two-year MCLE reporting period.

IL MCLE Reporting

Illinois attorneys are required to self-report their IL CLE hours every 2 years.

The Illinois MCLE Board will mail a Certification Form to each attorney at the preferred mailing address on file with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC). The Certification Form must be completed and returned to the MCLE Board by the due date on the form. For more information on the MCLE requirement in Illinois please click here: IL CLE.

[1] Including at least 6 hours of Professional Responsibility.

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IL CLE: How many MCLE hours are required?

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Illinois attorneys must complete a minimum of thirty (30) IL CLE credit hours every two years to fulfill the IL MCLE requirement. Illinois attorneys must also make sure to complete at least 6 hours of Professional Responsibility.

IL MCLE Requirement

Illinois attorneys must complete a minimum of thirty (30) IL CLE credit hours every two years.

The biennial deadline to complete the Illinois MCLE requirement for Illinois attorneys is June 30. If your last name begins with N-Z you must complete and report the required IL CLE hours by June 30, 2017.

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IL CLE: Late Reporting Deadline is September 30

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The deadline to complete the Illinois MCLE requirement for Illinois attorneys (last name A – M) was June 30.[1] Illinois attorneys must complete a minimum of thirty (30) IL CLE credit hours every two years in order to complete the IL MCLE requirement, including 6 hours of Professional Responsibility.

IL CLE Reporting Group

  • Last Name A – M
    • Report in 2016
  • Last Name N – Z
    • Report in 2017

If your last name begins with A-M and you have not yet completed and reported your required IL CLE, you must finish your CLE hours and report by September 30. You will be subject to late fees, but you will still be able to practice law in Illinois. For more information about the IL MCLE requirement and deadlines, please click the following link: IL CLE.

[1] Please note that your IL MCLE reporting period depends on the first letter of your last name (as it appears on the master roll of attorneys with the Illinois ARDC).

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