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.At least 4 of these 24 credit hours must be in the Ethics and Professionalism category, and at least 1 from the remaining 20 credit hours must be in the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias category. The remaining 19 credit hours may be in any category of credit.

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 required 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.

New Jersey MCLE Requirements

All attorneys practicing in New Jersey are required to complete a total of 24 hours of continuing legal education every two years; Effective January 1, 2021, the number of total ethics and professionalism credits required during a compliance-reporting period will increase from four to five credit hours and must include at least two credit hours of coursework in diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias.

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.