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MCLE reporting: To be or not to be exempt

You may not be Gov. Jerry Brown or state Attorney General Kamala Harris, but you may be in a category of California attorneys who are not required to complete MCLE hours. Find who’s who in defining who is exempt — and who’s not.

Fast facts about the 2013 MCLE audit

MCLE audit graphicA recent analysis of this year’s audit shows many attorneys still make errors in MCLE compliance reports that could open them up to sanctions or make them ineligible to practice. This colorful illustration reveals what the most common mistake was and how many attorneys were referred for discipline or placed on inactive status.

MCLE reporting deadline on Feb. 3

For many, the deadline for reporting the completion of the Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirement comes the same day as the deadline for paying fees for the 2014 State Bar annual membership: Feb. 3.

What’s new in MCLE?

State Bar trustees have adopted new Minimum Continuing Legal Education rules that aim to expand course options and improving their quality. The revised MCLE rules also create a formal provider review system.


Can nontraditional or out-of-state courses count towards CLE? What do I do if I lose my MCLE certificates? Find the answer to these and other common questions in our list of Frequently Asked Questions.