California CLE Deadline is Fast Approaching


By: The NBI Team

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

California CLE Deadline is Fast Approaching

While January is the start of a new year, it is also the end of the three (3) year MCLE compliance period for California attorneys in Group 2 (last names H-M).

CA CLE Credit Requirements

The MCLE rules for California state that attorneys are required to complete 25 credit hours every three (3) years.

Of the 25 required credit hours, 4 credit hours must be for legal ethics, 1 credit hour must be for elimination of bias, and 1 credit hour must be for competence issues, such as substance abuse and mental health.

There are two types of CA MCLE credit you can earn, participatory (live seminars, live online seminars, live webinars, OnDemand courses) and self-study (downloadable courses, CDs, DVDs, & books). At least 12.5 credit hours must be earned with participatory credit. Specialty credit hours may be taken as participatory or self-study.

Reporting CA CLE Credits

California attorneys are responsible for tracking and reporting their own MCLE credits and must keep these records for at least one year after reporting. You can track your MCLE credits using this Personal Log.

Login to My State Bar Profile to report your MCLE credits.

CA CLE Accredited Courses

Need participatory credit? We have 10 California-specific Live Online Seminars and more than 50 Live Webinars in January.

Prefer OnDemand? Choose from more than 1,500 OnDemand courses, including California-specific OnDemand courses.

Looking for self-study credit? Browse our more than 1,500 Downloadable courses, including California-specific Downloadable courses.

For more information, visit our CA CLE Requirements page.


This blog post is for general informative purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or a solicitation to provide legal services. You should consult with an attorney before you rely on this information. While we attempted to ensure accuracy, completeness and timeliness, we assume no responsibility for this post’s accuracy, completeness or timeliness.
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