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.
CA MCLE Requirements
- 25 — Total hours
- 12.5 — Participatory Credit
- 4 — Legal Ethics
- 1– Competence Issues
- 1 — Elimination of Bias
California attorneys must make sure to complete at least 1.0 hour of Competence Issues each 3 year compliance period. Last names A-G must report MCLE compliance by February 1, 2109, on the My State Bar Profile portal on the State Bar of California website. For competence issues courses please click here: Competence Issues.
 The Substance Abuse category was effectively expanded to cover additional topics: mental health, stress and how it effects an attorneys competence to practice law.