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California

MCLE Requirements 25 hours per 3-year compliance period including 4 hours of ethics; 1 hour prevention, detection, and treatment of substance abuse/mental illness that Impairs Professional Competence; 1 hour elimination of bias in the legal profession.

Compliance Deadline: February 1.

Attorneys are assigned to one of three compliance groups on a staggered cycle, so that one group ends their three-year compliance period each calendar year. (Group 3 in 2014, Group 2 in 2012, Group 1 in 2013, etc.) For information on compliance group assignments and compliance cycles, please see the CA Bar website.
 
Delivery Format ALI CLE Accreditation Status
Live Courses Approved Provider, Participatory
Live Webcasts Approved Provider, Participatory
On-Demand (Online) Approved Provider, Participatory
Telephone Seminars Approved Provider, Participatory
Video Broadcast Replays Approved Provider, Patricipatory
CD-ROM Approved Provider; Self-Study
California Bar members may obtain a maximum of 12.5 (½ total required) credit hours per compliance period via this method.
Self Study Approved Provider
California Bar members may obtain a maximum of 12.5 (½ total required) credit hours per compliance period via this method.
In-House Programs Approved Provider, Participatory
Hour Calculations Credit hours are calculated based on the actual instruction time. 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 members do NOT receive credit for break periods, lunch or any non-legal education functions ( such as networking, company business meetings, tours, demonstrations, etc.).
 
CLE Board Contact Information Mr. George Leal
Office of Certification
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2121
415-538-2180 Fax
mcle@calbar.ca.gov
http://mcle.calbar.ca.gov/
 
Special Notes Attorneys seeking information not provided on this page in regard to state regulations and limitations for alternative delivery formats should contact the state’s accreditation organization.