California CLE Requirements

California New Admittees CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirements: Each attorney shall complete a minimum of 25 hours of accredited continuing legal education in each three-year reporting cycle, including 19 General credits, 4 Ethics credits, 1 credit in Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness, and 1 credit in Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession.

Admitted Group 1 [A-G] — 2/1/010 – 1/31/13Due: Feb. 1, 2013 Group 2 [H-M] — 2/1/09 – 1/31/12Due: Feb. 1, 2012 Group 3 [N-Z] — 2/1/011 – 1/31/14Due: Feb. 1, 2014
June 2009 Regular 25Hour Requirement 23 hours including4 hours ethics Regular 25Hour Requirement
December 2009 Regular 25Hour Requirement 19 hours including3 hours ethics Regular 25Hour Requirement
June 2010 23 hours including4 hours ethics 14 hours including3 hours ethics Regular 25Hour Requirement
December 2010 19 hours including3 hours ethics 10 hours including2 hours ethics Regular 25Hour Requirement
June 2011 14 hours including3 hours ethics 6 hours including1 hour ethics 23 hours including3 hours ethics
December 2011 10 hours including2 hours ethics N/A 19 hours including3 hours ethics

 

Note: If the table above indicates you must complete a proportional requirement, the total number of hours and hours of legal ethics are pro-rated. Legal ethics hours are part of (not in addition to) total required hours. [Rule 2.72] The special credit hours in detection/prevention of substance abuse and elimination of bias are not required, but any credits earned in those areas may be used to fulfill the general credit hour requirement.

CLE Deadline: February 1st
Reporting Date: California is a self-reporting jurisdiction.
Reporting Information: Each active attorney is permanently assigned to one of three compliance groups based on the first letter of their last name:

Compliance Group 1: A-G
Compliance Group 2: H-M
Compliance Group 3: N-Z

Note: All of Marino Legal’s Online Courses and our California Special package may be used to satisfy your California requirement.

State Contact Info:

The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(t) 1-888-800-3400
E-mail: mcle@calbar.ca.gov

http://mcle.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys.aspx


California Veteran CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirements: Each attorney shall complete a minimum of 25 hours of accredited continuing legal education in each three-year reporting cycle, including 19 General credits, 4 Ethics credits, 1 credit in Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness, and 1 credit in Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession. A maximum of 12.5 (or one-half) credit hours may be completed through “self-study.” Therefore, at least one-half of these requirements must be fulfilled through activities approved for “participatory” credit.

CLE Deadline: February 1st
Reporting Date: California is a self-reporting jurisdiction.
Reporting Information: Each active attorney is permanently assigned to one of three compliance groups based on the first letter of their last name:

Compliance Group 1: A-G
Compliance Group 2: H-M
Compliance Group 3: N-Z
Note: All of Marino Legal’s Online Courses and our California Special package may be used to satisfy your California requirement.

State Contact Info:

The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(t) 1-888-800-3400
E-mail: mcle@calbar.ca.gov
http://mcle.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys.aspx