California Attorneys with Last Names H-M: CA MCLE Compliance Date is 2/2/15

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For California attorneys with the last names H-M it’s almost that time again. Time to get your CA MCLE requirement done! The compliance deadline for California attorneys with last names H-M is February 2, 2015.[1]

California MCLE Compliance Groups

  • Group 1 (A-G) Period: 2/1/2013 – 1/31/2013 Deadline 2/1/2016
  • Group 2 (H-M) Period: 2/1/2012 – 1/31/2015 Deadline 2/1/2015
  • Group 3 (N-Z) Period: 2/1/2014 – 1/31/2014 Deadline 2/1/2017

Members of the State Bar of California are assigned to a compliance group only once. Once you are assigned to a compliance group, you will always remain in that same CA MCLE compliance group – even if your last name changes. California attorneys admitted to the State Bar of California on or before February 1, 1992, were assigned to a compliance group based on the first letter of their last name as listed on their Bar records.[2] Those California attorneys admitted after February 1, 1992 are assigned to a compliance group based on the first letter of the last name listed on their admit cards.[3]

All California attorneys (except those on voluntary Inactive status) report CA MCLE compliance by submitting a statement of MCLE compliance to the State Bar of California. CA MCLE compliance may be reported online through My State Bar Profile.

California attorneys must complete 25 total CA CLE credit hours each three-year compliance period. Of the 25 required credit hours, you must complete 4 credit hours of Legal Ethics, 1 credit hour of Substance Abuse and 1 credit hour of Elimination of Bias. And at least 12.5 credit hours must be considered participatory CA CLE credit. For more information about the mandatory CA CLE requirement please click here: CA CLE.

[1] The compliance period runs from 2/1/12 – 1/31/15.

[2] As listed on their official State Bar records, effective Feb. 1, 1992 (the beginning of the CA MCLE program).

[3] Admit cards are filled out when you are sworn in as a member of the State Bar of California.