California MCLE Deadline Fast Approaching!

The good news is that you still have plenty of time left to get the MCLE that you need to avoid fines and suspensions. Group 3 California attorneys have a February 1, 2011, compliance deadline this year. Those attorneys who submit their compliance after February 1 face a $75 late penalty, and getting the units done after June could get you suspended. Don’t fret, however, we offer numerous 25 unit Bundles that will fulfill your compliance requirement with plenty of time to spare.

Something new for 2011 is electronic compliance.  The State Bar of California is advising that in lieu of submitting a paper compliance card this year, attorneys should report their compliance online through My State Bar Profile.  My State Bar Profile is an online feature for California attorneys to pay fees, update personal information, report MCLE compliance, and manage other ministerial tasks.

From the Cal Bar Website:

Please note that, effective Feb. 1, 2010, California Rule of Court 9.7 made it a requirement to use My State Bar Profile as the means to report changes to your contact information, as well as to provide and maintain a private e-mail address for State Bar communications.

If you are a first-time user, call the Member Services Center at 1-888-800-3400 for your initial Access Code. Returning users should simply logon with their password and go to MCLE Compliance.

The benefits of reporting compliance electronically include real-time reporting to into the Cal Bar database with instant confirmation e-mailed to the member. This means no more no more lost compliance cards in the mail!  Please visit this webpage on the Cal Bar website for Report Compliance FAQ.

Future compliance periods:

Group 3 (N-Z) compliance deadline for period 2/1/08 – 1/31/11 is February 1, 2011

Group 2 (H-M) compliance deadline for period 2/1/09 – 1/31/12 is February 1, 2012

Group 1 (A-G) compliance deadline for period 2/1/10 – 1/31/13 is February 1, 2013

Members may report their compliance through My State Bar Profile beginning two months before their compliance deadline. For more information please visit the Cal Bar website. Also, please visit our California MCLE page for more information.