The State Bar's e-learning portal offers online education and training on a variety of topics to support your knowledge and understanding of your professional responsibilities and ethical obligations to facilitate the competent practice of law.
E-learning courses can be completed at your own time and at your own pace. If you leave the course at any time your progress will be saved until you return. Once you complete the course, you can access your MCLE certificate to save and print it to document course completion for purposes of your MCLE requirement. You can also save and print the course resource materials. Note that the MCLE certificate and resource materials will only be available for 30 days after you finish a course.
To access the E-Learning Portal, log into your My State Bar Profile. There you will find a link to the E-Learning Portal that will take you to your personalized course dashboard at the portal.
More Information: State Bar E-Learning Portal FAQ
New Rules of Professional Conduct Course
The first e-learning course, available to all licensees, provides an overview of the new and amended California Rules of Professional Conduct that became effective on November 1, 2018. There is no registration fee for taking this course and upon completion you will earn 2 hours of participatory MCLE credit in legal ethics. Complimentary access is for a limited time through February 28, 2021.
Free access to this course was originally scheduled to end on July 1, 2020 but has been extended to February 28, 2021, in part because many licensees rely on in-person courses, such as courses offered at bar association conferences and events, to satisfy their MCLE requirements and these normally readily-available options have been limited due to the unexpected COVID-19 shelter in place restrictions. The new deadline provides licensees with an extended opportunity for obtaining online MCLE credit on the important topic of the new Rules of Professional Conduct.
This course highlights rules with new duties as well as rules with substantive changes in duties from the former rules. It provides resources for cross-referencing the former rules with the new rule counterparts. The rules have been reorganized and implement a new numbering system similar to the American Bar Association Model Rules.
Ensuring high ethical standards and compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct is among the State Bar’s highest public protection priorities, so we are offering this course to all licensees without charge until February 28, 2021.
To learn when new courses become available, bookmark this page so you can easily check it in the future.
To learn about more legal ethics resources, visit the Ethics page.