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State Bar MCLE Requirements

Find your group by the first letter of your last name. For example, Group 2 includes last names starting with the letters from H to M*. The current group is Group 3 (N-Z). The Group 2 MCLE compliance deadline is February 1, 2015.

Compliance Group Total Hours
Required
Legal Ethics Competence Issues
(formerly Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness)
Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society
 
Group 1 (A–G)
Period:
2/1/13 – 1/31/16
Deadline:
February 1, 2016
25 hours required
(12.5 may be self-study)
4 hours required 1 hour required 1 hour required
 
Group 2 (H–M)
Period:
2/1/15 – 1/31/18
Deadline:
February 1, 2018
25 hours required
(12.5 may be self-study)
4 hours required 1 hour required 1 hour required
 
Group 3 (N–Z)
Period:
2/1/14 – 1/31/17
Deadline:
February 1, 2017
25 hours required
(12.5 may be self-study)
4 hours required 1 hour required 1 hour required

* Members are permanently assigned to a compliance group once. You always remain in that same group, even if you subsequently change your last name. You were assigned to a group as follows:

More MCLE Information from the California State Bar:

  • Members admitted on or before February 1, 1992 were assigned to a compliance group based on the first letter of their last name as listed on official State Bar records on Feb. 1, 1992 (the beginning of the MCLE program).
  • Members admitted after February 1, 1992 were assigned to a compliance group based on the last name listed on their admit card, which they fill out when they are sworn in as a member of the Bar.
 
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