Credit hours are computed based on the actual time spent in legal education instruction. This includes actual speaking time, actual time spent viewing video recordings or listening to audio recordings, the actual time spent preparing materials for publication and the actual time spent attending a law school class. Hours are rounded up or down to the nearest quarter-hour and expressed in decimals. California requires that providers give 60 minutes for each hour of instruction.
Formula: Actual time spent in legal education activity ÷ 60 = credit hours
California attorneys do NOT receive credit for break periods, lunch or any non-legal education functions ( such as networking, company business meetings, tours, demonstrations, etc.).