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From the California State Bar – MCLE deadline extended

The MCLE compliance reporting deadline for attorneys in Group 3 (last names N-Z) has been extended by one month for 2017 to coincide with the extended fee payment deadline of March 1. MCLE courses taken through the end of February can be credited for the current reporting period. However, be warned, the State Bar doesn’t allow double-dipping. If you use these courses for the current reporting period, you will not be allowed to count them a second time for Group 3’s next reporting period that comes in 2020. 

Don’t be like Luke

Don’t be like Luke* and the handful of other Group 2 attorneys that were recently disciplined by the California State Bar for failing to meet their MCLE requirements last year. California attorneys must report compliance with the requirement to attend 25 hours of continuing legal education every three years. Of those 25 hours, there are six hours of special requirements:

  • Legal Ethics: 4 hours 
  • Competence Issues (formerly known as Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness): 1 hour 
  • Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society: 1 hour 

We make it easy – all MCLEs held at our office are included in your ACBA membership. Now, the return on your investment in your career is worth even more!

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ACBA members get access to our excellent free MCLEs held at the ACBA Downtown Oakland office. Same great programs, now included in your membership. Welcome to inclusive membership! We also keep track of the MCLEs you attend so you’re covered in case you get audited – we’ve got you covered.

Check out our upcoming free MCLE programs, including several with speciality credits, on our calendar: www.acbanet.org/calendar

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