CA CLE: Top California MCLE Myths

We always get SWAMPED this time of year. The phone rings off the hook with procrastinating California attorneys looking to get those 25 required MCLE hours. I am always AMAZED at how many California attorneys don’t have the slightest idea about the CA MCLE requirements. Top California MCLE Myths Participatory credit must be take through live courses. All ethics, bias and competence…

CLE on Big Heart Intelligence in Negotiating, Structuring, Managing, and Resolving Disputes in Collaborative Relationships

Lawyers are involved in collaborative relationships in all aspects of legal life. Lawyers are involved as collaborators when they build their law firms & careers, counsel clients and deal with disputes that arise from these relationships. Big Heart Intelligence & the Law The goal of this program is to dive deeper into the practice of law and the legal profession and offers…

CA CLE: Don’t Forget the Legal Ethics, Bias and Competence Issues by the California MCLE Deadline

Under the CA MCLE Rules, California attorneys are required to complete 25 hours CA MCLE every 3 years. Of those 25 required CA CLE hours, attorneys must complete at least 12.5 hours for participatory credit. OR put another way you CANNOT complete more than 12.5 hours of self-study credit.[1] CA MCLE Requirement – Specialty Credits 4 Legal Ethics 1 Competence Issues 1…

California CLE: CA MCLE Compliance Checklist

California attorneys that are in Group 2 (Last names H-M) for MCLE compliance purposes must complete 25 credit hours by January 31 and report CA MCLE compliance by the February 1 CA CLE reporting deadline. California attorneys beware: the State Bar of California has been conducting thousands of MCLE audits each year. From not completing 12.5 hours for participatory CLE credit — to forgetting to…

CA CLE: Don’t Forget the 12.5 Hours of Participatory!!

Starting around November we get quite a few calls from California attorneys as the CA MCLE compliance deadline approaches. We get quite a few calls from California attorneys that don’t know about the participatory and/or self-study CLE requirements when it comes to CA MCLE compliance. California attorneys must make sure to complete at least 12.5 credit hours of participatory credit each three-year compliance…

CA CLE: Last Names H-M Must Complete 25 Hours by January 31

For California attorneys with the last names H-M the end of the MCLE compliance period is drawing near. That means it’s time to get started on that California MCLE! The reporting deadline for California attorneys with last names H-M is February 1, 2018. Alright, got your attention yet? California MCLE Compliance Last Names H-M Report Compliance by February 1 Don’t forget that…

Can all of Attorney Credits CA CLE courses be taken for participatory credit?

The short answer – yes!  California attorneys can take all 12.5 required participatory hours online, including all ethics, bias and competence issues. For online (and downloadable) CLE courses, participatory means that we monitor your participation – which we do.[1] The next group up for MCLE compliance in California is Compliance Group 2. Attorneys with last names H-M must complete the California MCLE…

Florida MCLE: CLER Reporting Affidavit

Florida attorneys must complete 30 CLE credit hours every three years to fulfill their CLER (Continuing Legal Education Requirement).  Each three year compliance period Florida attorneys must also complete at least 5 credit hours in the area of ethics, professionalism, substance abuse, or mental illness awareness.  Each member of the Florida Bar is assigned a three year reporting cycle.  You can find…

Colorado MCLE Compliance

At 45 units each compliance period, Colorado attorneys have one of the more formidable MCLE requirements. Luckily for attorneys in Colorado, each compliance period lasts for three years. Even better, Colorado does not cap online CLE units – attorneys may take all 45 credit hours through online CLE courses. In Colorado, online CLE courses are considered to be Homestudy Credits.  To receive…