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Request for Comment: Proposal to Increase the Required MCLE Hours and Require that a Specified Number Be Relevant to the Attorney's Practice Area

Posted By Administration, Friday, May 15, 2015

At the recent State Bar of California Board of Trustees meeting, the Board Committee on Admissions and Education approved the following proposal to be sent out for public comment: Proposal to Increase the Required MCLE Hours and Require that a Specified Number Be Relevant to the Attorney’s Practice Area.

The proposal would:

1. Increase the number of required MCLE hours from 25 to 36 per three-year compliance period.

2. Of the 36 hours, require that at least 12 be relevant to an attorney’s practice area.

3. Increase the maximum number of “self-study” hours from 12.5 to 18.

Complete details regarding this request for public comment can be found at:http://www.calbar.ca.gov/AboutUs/PublicComment/201509.aspx.

The deadline for comments is June 26, 2015.

 

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