The Library is now offering a small targeted collection of State Bar of California approved Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) course materials for use by our practicing attorney alumni and interested students. The collection is located in the Library Lobby on the column next to the 1st floor ThomCat online catalog terminal near the Reference Librarian’s Office.
The State Bar of California is the largest State Bar in the nation and its membership includes some of the most well known lawyers in the world. California is also home to some of the world’s largest law firms and corporate legal departments. The State Bar of California has a long and distinguished history of mandating and developing high quality continuing legal education for its members and the attorney population at large.
California attorneys must fulfill 25 hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) in each three year reporting cycle, including four (4) hours of Ethics training, one (1) hour of Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse training, and one (1) hour of Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession training. Up to 12.5 hours may be “self-study” with the remaining 12.5 hours (minimum) being a “participatory” education activity where the course provider verifies the attorney’s participation in accordance with the State Bar of California Rules.