Minimum Continuing Legal Education

Period: 2/1/13 - 1/31/16
Deadline: 2/1/2016
Period: 2/1/15 -1/31/18
Deadline: 2/1/2018
Period: 2/1/14-1/31/17

Minimum Continuing Legal EducationMinimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) refers to the approved continuing legal education required of California attorneys.

Attorneys are required to complete a total of 25 hours of approved credit every three years. Go to Requirements for credit details, exemptions and modified requirements.

To ensure that lawyers receive quality legal education, the State Bar approves MCLE providers and education activities.

Attorneys, including those who are exempt, are required to report compliance to the State Bar through My State Bar Profile to verify that they have complied with their MCLE requirement.

California's attorney membership is divided into three compliance groups. Compliance periods for the three groups are staggered so that each group reports compliance in a different year. Compliance periods are 36 months (three years) in length. Reporting deadlines for each compliance group are listed above.

MCLE Program
The State Bar of California
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Provider Search
A listing of MCLE approved providers

Online CLE
Approved online education offered by the State Bar

CLE Calendar
Approved education activities offered by the State Bar

Approved Jurisdictions
Attend CLE activities outside of California

Education Options
Additional information about types of approved education

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