California CLE Requirements
CLE requirements for California attorneys.

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

  • (4) credit hours of Ethics.
  • (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.
  • (2) credit hours of Competence Issues. (1) Prevention and Detection Competence, and (1) Wellness Competence.
  • (1) Technology in the Practice of Law.
  • (1) Civility in the Legal Profession.


On-Demand/ Self-Study credits
California 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: 2/1/23−1/31/26   
  • Deadline to report: Feb. 1, 2026 


Additional information

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

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