Attorneys admitted after Feb. 1, 2018 are under a new State Bar requirement to complete 10 hours of training under the New Attorney Training Program. The training must be completed within the first year of an attorney's admission.
New attorneys have one year from the last day of the month in which they were admitted to complete the training. For example, an attorney admitted on March 15, 2018 must complete the training by March 31, 2019 (Rule 2.53(D) of Title 2, Division 4, Chapter 1 of the Rules of the State Bar).
You can only access the program if you have received an email from the State Bar with information for the New Attorney Training Program.
If you are a new attorney admitted after Feb. 1, 2018, you should have received an email from the State Bar with a link and a login to the online portal. If you are required to go through this training, and you did not receive this information, contact the State Bar at 888-800-3400 or email NewAttorneyTraining@calbar.ca.gov.
The online courses were designed to be completed in any order and at your own pace. You can leave and return at any time, and your progress will be saved. Only eight of the nine courses are currently available. They include:
After completing each course, you will receive a certificate that you can save or print in order to document your completion of this requirement. Save an electronic or print version of your certificate because resource materials and certificates of completion will be available only for 30 days after you finish each course. After that, they will be unavailable.
The State Bar developed the New Attorney Training Program and provided it without charge. Credits for the program can also be applied to an attorney's regular MCLE requirement.