Total credit hours: 25.00 credit hours every 3 years.
A minimum of 12.50 credit hours must be taken as participatory programs.
A maximum of 12.50 credit hours may be taken as self study programs.
Deadline to Complete CLEs: January 31
Reporting Deadline: February 1
Reporting Period: 3 years
Active status California attorneys must complete 25.00 CLE credits every 3 years to maintain good standing with the State Bar of California.
Attorneys in California must complete all 25.00 required credits by January 31 of their assigned reporting year. Attorneys must report their credits no later than the day following the end of their compliance period.
You are permanently assigned to a compliance group based on the first letter of your last name as it is listed on your admit card. All compliance periods end on January 31, but reporting years vary depending on your assigned compliance group.
You must keep track of your own CLE credits and certify compliance with your California CLE requirements by completing an attestation online using your State Bar attorney login or by submitting an MCLE Compliance Form.
NBI will send you a Verified Certificate of Completion for each course you complete with us. Please retain it for your records.
No. CLE credit can only be applied to the compliance period in which it is completed. No credits may be carried over.
As part of their 25.00 credits required every 3 years, CA attorneys must complete CLE in the following topics:
Specialty credit may be taken in participatory or self-study format.
No. In-program attendance verification is not required.
Newly admitted attorneys in California must complete a State Bar New Attorney Training Program during their first year of admission.
You may have prorated CA CLE requirements for your first reporting period, depending on your date of admission to the State Bar of California.
No. CLE credits may not be carried over. However, credits earned from your State Bar New Attorney Training Program count toward your CLE requirement.
You are permanently assigned to a compliance group based on the first letter of your last name as it is listed on your admit card. Your first reporting period begins on the first day of the month in which you were admitted. All compliance periods end on January 31, but reporting years vary depending on your assigned compliance group.
Yes. Newly admitted attorneys in California must complete the 10-hour New Attorney Training Program provided by the State Bar of California. You may apply these hours to the MCLE requirement for the compliance period in which they were completed. The courses are available only through your California attorney online login.
You must complete the New Attorney Training Program within 1 year from the last day of the month in which you were admitted to the bar. For example, if you were admitted to the bar on December 1, 2022, you must complete the New Attorney Training Program by December 31, 2023.
An attorney in their first year following admission is considered a CA Newly Admitted Attorney.
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