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State Bar of California MCLE requirements
The State Bar of California requires attorneys to complete a total of 25 hours of approved credit every three years, including four hours of legal ethics, one hour of detection/prevention of substance abuse or mental illness and one hour of elimination of bias in the legal profession. As part of their 25-hour requirement, attorneys can obtain a maximum of 12.5 hours of self-study credit.
Attorneys are divided into three compliance groups:
GROUP 1 (A-G)
- February 1, 2019 – January 31, 2022
- Deadline: February 1, 2022
GROUP 2 (H-M)
- February 1, 2021 – January 31, 2024
- Deadline: February 1, 2024
GROUP 3 (N-Z)
- February 1, 2020 – January 31, 2023
- Deadline: February 1, 2023
Please note that attorneys are responsible for tracking their own hours and reporting their compliance to the State Bar of California. If audited by the State Bar of California, you will need to provide your certificates of attendance and your record of self-study activities. The State Bar of California provides a Personal MCLE Log form you can use to keep track of your credit hours.