Admitted with four months or less left in the compliance period?
The proportional requirement rules specify that if a licensee is subject to the MCLE requirement for four months or less, s/he does not need to comply with the MCLE education requirement for that compliance period.
Thus, if an attorney was admitted in December and his or her Compliance Group's deadline is less than 2 months away, it is unnecessary to comply with the MCLE requirement for that compliance period. The next compliance period for this group begins on February 1, and an attorney can count only activities earned on or after February 1 toward the requirement for that next compliance period. (There is no carryforward of credit hours from one compliance period to the next. [Rule 2.72(D)])