CLE Requirements: The State Bar of California requires attorneys to complete 25 credits, including 4 credits of legal ethics, 1 credit of competence issues, and 2 credits of elimination of bias, by January 31 every three years. At least one of the two elimination of bias credit hours must be devoted to implicit bias. There are three compliance groups, assigned by last name and staggered by year. All credits must be reported by February 1. No credits may be carried over to the next reporting period. For more information, please visit the FAQ page on the State Bar of California website.
NEW! Rule 2.72 of the Rules of the State Bar was revised to increase the elimination of bias requirement from one hour to two and to establish a sub-topic devoted to implicit bias. At least one of those two hours must be focused on implicit bias and the promotion of bias-reducing strategies to address how unintended biases regarding race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics undermine confidence in the legal system. A licensee shall meet the requirements of this section for each MCLE compliance period ending after January 31, 2022.
Learn about the specific requirements for newly-admitted California attorneys.
Completing Your California Requirements with PLI: All PLI and SEC Institute products qualify as "participatory" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs. View all CLE programs approved in California. View programs approved for ethics, competence issues, elimination of bias or implicit bias in California.
PLI is an approved Multiple Activity Provider with the State Bar of California, and our programs are presumptively approved.
Attendance Reporting: Attorneys must report their own attendance to the State Bar of California. Members can report their credits through My State Bar Profile starting two months before their compliance deadline. Visit the State Bar of California's MCLE FAQs for more details.