Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP is accredited as a California Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) provider. The State Bar of California is the only entity authorized to approve providers and education activities for California MCLE credit.
The California MCLE Requirement Information below is provided by the State Bar of California:
With a few exceptions, all attorneys who are actively practicing law in California must complete 25 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) every three years and file a report with the State Bar.
For compliance groups who must report for the period ending on January 31, 2023, and thereafter
Rule 2.72 of the Rules of the State Bar of California, which addresses attorney MCLE requirements, was recently amended. Below is a breakdown of the credits required on and after January 1, 2022:
- Half of the 25 MCLE hours must be in activities approved for what is called participatory MCLE credit.
- No more than 12.5 hours can be for self-study
- Other special requirements:
- At least four hours of legal ethics
- At least one hour on competence issues
- At least two hours dealing with elimination of bias. Of the two hours, at least one hour must focus on implicit bias and the promotion of bias-reducing strategies.
The new requirements will first apply to attorneys in MCLE compliance group 3 who must report compliance for the period ending on January 31, 2023.