Tag: Self-Study

CA MCLE: Substance Abuse is now Competence Issues

Quick reminder for California attorneys coming up for MCLE compliance in February 2019.  The former 1 hour Substance Abuse requirement has been expanded out to include mental health concerns and is now called Competence Issues.[1] CA MCLE Requirements 25 — Total hours 12.5 — Participatory Credit 4 — Legal Ethics 1– Competence Issues 1 — Elimination of Bias California attorneys must make…

CA CLE: Top California MCLE Myths

We always get SWAMPED this time of year. The phone rings off the hook with procrastinating California attorneys looking to get those 25 required MCLE hours. I am always AMAZED at how many California attorneys don’t have the slightest idea about the CA MCLE requirements. Top California MCLE Myths Participatory credit must be take through live courses. All ethics, bias and competence…

CA MCLE: Don’t Forget Participatory & Legal Ethics!!

California attorneys with last names N-Z (Group 3) must complete and report and report compliance with the CA MCLE requirement by the February 1 CA CLE reporting deadline. California attorney beware: the State Bar of California  has been conducting thousands of California MCLE audits each year. Below, you will find some of the top mistakes California attorneys make when completing their CA MCLE. California…

CA CLE: Participatory Credit for Online CLE Courses

Yes, you can take online CA CLE courses for participatory credit!!!  Some California attorneys are under the impression that participatory credit can only be earned by attending live, in-person CLE courses. However, California attorneys may complete their entire 25 credit hour requirement by taking online, downloadable and CD CLE courses. Participatory & Self-Study California attorneys may take courses for either self-study or…

California CLE: Self-Study vs. Participatory

California attorneys must complete 25 required CLE credit hours every 3 years to remain in compliance with their California MCLE requirement.  California attorneys must also complete 4 hours of legal ethics, 1 credit hour of Substance Abuse and 1 credit hour of Elimination of Bias as part of this 25 unit requirement. Online courses, CD ROM-based courses, and some tape-based courses can…