With a few exceptions, all attorneys who are actively practicing law in California must complete 25 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) every three years and file a report with the State Bar.
For licensees reporting compliance for the period ending January 31, 2022
Below is a breakdown of the current required credits:
For compliance groups who must report for the period ending on January 31, 2023, and thereafter
Rule 2.72 of the Rules of the State Bar of California, which addresses attorney MCLE requirements, was recently amended. Below is a breakdown of the credits required on and after January 1, 2022:
The new requirements will first
apply to attorneys in
MCLE compliance group 3 who must report compliance for
the period ending on January 31, 2023.
Some attorneys may be able to claim a reduced number of hours because they were just admitted to the State Bar, were inactive, or claimed an exempt status. Find out more about attorneys subject to “proportional requirements.”
For questions, please email MCLE@calbar.ca.gov.