The State Bar certifies attorneys as specialists in certain areas of law. Certified specialists must take and report an additional number of Legal Specialization Minimum Continuing Legal Education (LSMCLE) credits to maintain their certification. The State Bar may accredit specialty education providing high-quality content in the following areas of the law as meeting the standards for LSMCLE activity:
LSMCLE activity may also qualify as approved Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) activity for legal ethics, recognition and elimination of bias, implicit bias, and competence issues. Any requirements for an MCLE activity as set forth in the MCLE Provider rules apply to an LSMCLE activity (also see State Bar Rule 3.114).
A provider intending to offer LSMCLE must either be approved by the State Bar as a Multiple Activity Provider (MAP) in a specialty area of law in the manner set forth in rule 3.620 of the MCLE Provider rules or must file an application for Single Activity Provider (SAP) status for a single education activity designed to attain or maintain proficiency in a specialty area of law in the manner set forth in the MCLE Provider rules.