With a few exceptions, all attorneys who are actively practicing law in California must complete ongoing legal training. This requirement is called Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). Twenty five hours of MCLE are required every three years. These hours must include credits on ethics as well as competence issues, such as substance abuse and mental health.
Attorneys are required to report their training to the State Bar every three years according to a schedule determined by the first letter of last names. The State Bar audits compliance with MCLE requirements.
Approved online education offered by the State Bar
Approved education activities offered by the State Bar
MCLE ProgamThe State Bar of California
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105