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.