IL CLE Requirements
What are IL MCLE requirements?
UPDATED MCLE REQUIREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS: Attorneys with last names beginning A-M who do not complete their credits for the 2018-2020 reporting period by 6/30/2020 can report "Not Yet Complied" to the Board online at www.mcleboard.org by 7/31/2020 to secure a three-month extension at no cost. No reason for the extension is needed. Those attorneys then have until 9/30/2020 to complete their credits and report compliance to the Board.
Illinois attorneys are required to complete 30.00 credit hours every 2 years. All credits can be earned using Live, Live Technology or Recorded Technology CLE activities.
What are IL MCLE specialty credit requirements?
Specialty credits may be taken as Live, Live Technology or Recorded Technology.
Professional Responsibility: 6.00 credit hours (required). Of the total 6.00 required credit hours, 1.00 credit hour must be diversity/inclusion CLE and 1.0 credit hour must be mental health/substance abuse CLE.
When is the IL MCLE compliance deadline?
How do I report my IL MCLE?
Attorneys are responsible for tracking and reporting their own CLE credits. A Verified Certificate of Completion and an Illinois MCLE Certificate of Attendance will be sent to you. Please retain for your records.
Attorneys must submit using the MCLE Board’s online reporting system found at www.mcleboard.org. Online reporting for a two-year reporting period opens on May 1st of the year in which the attorney needs to report. The MCLE Board must receive an attorney's report by 11:59 PM central time on July 31st of the reporting year.
What are IL MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?
Newly-admitted attorneys have a 15 credit hour requirement and three options for completion. These options include completing: (1) 9 hours of CLE credit + mentoring program for 6 professional responsibility credit hours, (2) 9 hours of CLE credit + 6-hour basic skills course (includes 6 professional responsibility credits), (3) 3 hours of CLE credit + 6-hour basic skills course + mentoring program for 6 professional responsibility credits.
What is allowed for Live Technology and Recorded Technology credit?
Maximum 30.00 credit hours.