Illinois MCLE: 30 Online CLE Units Allowed


Illinois attorneys … it’s almost that time of the year again for some of you.  We are fast approaching the end of the two-year MCLE compliance period in Illinois.  To avoid late fees, all of your CLE hours must be completed by 11:59 PM on June 30 (completion deadline) and your MCLE compliance reported by 11:59 PM on July 31 (reporting deadline).  In Illinois, your reporting group is based on your last name.

If you were sworn in to the Illinois bar:

  • On July 1, 2006 or later, then use your last name on file with the ARDC on your swearing-in date
  • On or before June 30, 2006, then use your last name on file with the ARDC on July 1, 2006

For all two-year reporting periods beginning July 1, 2010, attorneys who are subject to the Illinois MCLE Rules must complete 30 total CLE hours. As part of this 30 unit MCLE requirement, Illinois attorneys must complete at least 6 hours of professional responsibility (PR). Attorneys who are newly-admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association have different MCLE requirements than more experienced Illinois attorneys.[1]

The course or activity may be presented by remote or satellite television transmission, telephone or videophone conference call, videotape, film, audio tape or over a computer network, so long as the Board approves the content and the provider, and finds that the method in question has interactivity as a key component.[2]

Attorneys in Illinois may satisfy all 30 IL MCLE units through online IL CLE courses.  Attorney Credits is an Accredited Provider in Illinois and our Illinois CLE courses are presumptively pre-approved by the Illinois MCLE Board.  Our CLE courses are interactive because all of our presenters information is listed online on our Featured Faculty pages.  The presenter’s contact information is also listed in the written materials and displayed at the end of each IL CLE course.[3]  This enables Illinois attorneys to contact the presenters with further questions or comments about the course.  We offer CLE courses from numerous practice areas, including Bankruptcy, Business Law, Criminal Law, Education Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Personal Injury, Real Property, Sports & Entertainment, Taxation and Trusts & Estates.

[1] See: Completing Credits and Reporting

[2] Illinois MCLE Rule 795(a) – Accreditation Standards and Hours

[3] “Such interactivity may be shown, for example, by the opportunity for the viewers or listeners to ask questions of the course faculty, in person, via telephone, or on-line; or through the availability of a qualified commentator to answer questions directly, electronically, or in writing; or through computer links to relevant cases, statutes, law review articles, or other sources.”  See: Illinois MCLE Rule 795(a) – Accreditation Standards and Hours.