California State CLE

MCLE requirements for California attorneys.

Required credits
California attorneys are required to earn 25 credits every 3 years. This includes: 

  • (4) credit hours of Ethics. 
  • (1) credit hour of Competence Issues. 
  • (2) credit hours of Elimination of Bias. Of the two hours, at least (1) hour must focus on implicit bias and the promotion of bias reducing strategies. 

On-Demand/ Self-Study creditsCalifornia attorneys are limited to (12.5) hours of self-study CLE credits. The remaining hours must be earned via participatory events.
All of myLawCLE programs (Live and On-Demand) have qualify as Participatory credits. 

Compliance Groups: 

Attorneys assigned to a compliance group will always remain in that same group, even if they change their last name. 

  • Attorneys admitted on or before Feb. 1, 1992, were assigned to a compliance group based on the first letter of their last name, as listed on their official State Bar records, effective Feb. 1, 1992, (the beginning of the MCLE program.) 
  • Attorneys admitted after Feb. 1, 1992, are assigned to a compliance group based on the first letter of the last name listed on their admit cards. Admit cards are filled out when they are sworn in. 

Deadlines: 

  • Group 1 (A-G) – Attorneys with last names beginning with A-G. 
  • Compliance period: 2/1/22−1/31/25 
  • Deadline to report: Feb. 1, 2025 
  • Group 2 (H-M) – Attorneys with last names beginning with H-M. 
  • Compliance period: 2/1/21−1/31/24 
  • Deadline to report: Feb. 1, 2024 
  • Group 3 (N-Z) – Attorneys with last names beginning with N-Z. 
  • Compliance period: 2/1/20−1/31/23   
  • Deadline to report: Feb. 1, 2023 

Additional information
For additional information, please see the CA Bar website here. 

Featured California Webinars

National CLE Webinars

Janna Perret First American Exchange Company
Thu, May 5, 2022
1h CLE
On-Demand
Kate Gold · Michelle Annese · Damien DeLaney · Jeffrey Kimmel · Alka Ramchandani-Raj · Alok Nadig · Kirsten Nordstrom Proskauer Rose LLP
Thu, May 5, 2022
4h CLE
On-Demand
Nicole A. Eichberger · Atoyia S. Harris · Jessica L. Guarracino Proskauer Rose LLP
Thu, May 5, 2022
3h CLE
On-Demand
Allison A. Muller Acri Muller Consulting, LLC.
Thu, May 5, 2022
1h CLE
On-Demand
Joshua G. Prince, Esq. Chief Counsel, Firearms Industry Consulting Group
Wed, May 4, 2022
2h CLE
On-Demand
Elizabeth Pascal · Nicole L. Johnson · Luisa D. Bostick Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP
Tue, May 3, 2022
2h CLE
On-Demand
Alexandra Darraby Principal, Art Law Firm
Fri, April 29, 2022
1h CLE
On-Demand
David Standa · Douglas R. Sargent Greenspoon Marder
Thu, April 28, 2022
1h CLE
On-Demand
Alexandra Darraby Principal, Art Law Firm
Thu, April 28, 2022
1h CLE
On-Demand
Stuart Gerson · Christopher Farella Epstein Becker Green
Wed, April 27, 2022
2h CLE
On-Demand
Ashley Cano · Kyla J. Miller · Ala Salameh · Justin D. Brown Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Wed, April 27, 2022
3h CLE
On-Demand
Allison A. Muller, Pharm.D, D.ABAT, FAACT Acri Muller Consulting, LLC
Thu, April 21, 2022
1h CLE
On-Demand
Paul Townsend Robert C. Gottlieb & Associates
Fri, April 15, 2022
2h CLE
On-Demand
Lenné Eidson Espenschied Next Level Contracts
Wed, April 13, 2022
3h CLE
On-Demand
Jonathan Robert Nelson Nelson Madden Black LLP
Fri, April 8, 2022
2h CLE
On-Demand
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