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San Diego Law Library Resources to Help Lawyers Meet MCLE (Minimum Continuing Legal Education) Requirements
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What is MCLE?

MCLE (Minimum Continuing Legal Education) is the continuing legal education requirement for California attorneys. For particular details the California State Bar MCLE page is the place to start.

In general, attorneys must complete 25 hours of approved education credits every 3 years; unless an exemption or other exception applies. The California State Bar requires reporting of compliance on the attorney's state bar profile and provides the following chart for the upcoming compliance periods:

GROUP 1 (A-G)     GROUP 2 (H-M)      GROUP 3 (N-Z) 
Period: 2/1/16 - 1/31/19 Period: 2/1/15 -1/31/18 Period: 2/1/14-1/31/17
Deadline: 2/1/2019 Deadline: 2/2/2018 Deadline:3/1/2017


California attorneys must keep track of their hours and are subject to an audit by the State Bar. Certificates of attendance at MCLE activities and a self-study record must be maintained by the attorney for one year from the time the compliance is reported.


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 The California State Bar website offers a useful chart on types of MCLE credits:


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