Do I have to comply with California's MCLE requirement?
Yes. Within the first 12 months after approval of your application for registration as an in-house counsel, you must complete the same 25 hours of MCLE activities that attorneys of the California bar must complete in a 36-month period. The 25-hour requirement includes four hours of legal ethics, one hour of prevention, detection and treatment of substance abuse, and one hour of elimination of bias in the legal profession. After the first-year requirement, you will be assigned to a compliance group according to your last name and must continue to comply with the MCLE requirement by completing 25 hours of MCLE every three years.