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MCLE Requirements


New York State MCLE Requirement

All attorneys practicing in New York are required to complete continuing legal education credits. For all attorneys admitted to the bar for less than two year, the requirements for each of the first two years of practice is three hours of ethics, six hours of skills, and seven hours of practice management/professional practice areas for a total of sixteen credits annually. For all attorneys who have been in practice for more than two years, the biennial requirement is twenty-four hours, four of which must be in ethics, with the remaining twenty hours in any combination of credit areas.

For details regarding New York MCLE requirements, see the New York State Unified Court System website

 

California MCLE Requirements

All attorneys practicing in California are requirement to complete a total of twenty-five hours of continuing legal education every three years.

For details regarding California MCLE requirements, see the State Bar of California website

Illinois MCLE Requirements

All attorneys practicing in Illinois are required to complete a total of twenty hours of continuing legal education during the first reporting period, twenty-four hours during the second reporting period and thirty hours for all subsequent reporting periods. At least four credits must be in ethics for each reporting period.

For details regarding Illinois MCLE requirements, see the Supreme Court of Illinois website.

New Jersey MCLE Requirements

All attorneys practicing in New Jersey are required to complete a total of twenty-four hours of continuing legal education every two years; at least four of those credits must be in ethics for each reporting period.

For details regarding New Jersey MCLE requirements, see the Supreme Court of New Jersey website.

Pennsylvania MCLE Requirements

All attorneys practicing in Pennsylvania are required to complete a minimum of one hour of ethics, professionalism, or substance abuse and a minimum of eleven hours of substantive law, practice and procedure, annually.

For details regarding Pennsylvania MCLE requirements, see The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board website.