Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

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Illinois CLE

State CLE Requirements

Attorneys A-M (Even years): 30 hours per compliance period
Compliance period: July 1 to June 30 (For two year period starting July 1, 2010)

Attorneys N-Z (Odd years): 30 hours per compliance period
Compliance period: July 1 to  to June 30  (For two year period starting July 1, 2010).

6 hours professional responsibility per 2-year compliance period, which one hour of diversity/inclusion PR CLE and one hour of mental health/substance abuse PR CLE.

Compliance Deadline:

June 30

Reporting Deadline: July 31 following last day of compliance period.

Credit Hour: 60 minutes (rounded down to 1/4 hour)

Newly Admitted Attorneys:

Attorneys admitted in Illinois on or after October 1, 2011 who are not exempt must complete certain required credits and then report to the MCLE Board by the stated deadlines:

Earning credits:

1. A course accredited as a Basic Skills Course. In lieu of that course, an attorney may undertake a mentoring program approved by the Commission on Professionalism (www.2civility.org); and

2. At least nine other hours of Illinois-approved CLE credit, including any amount of professional responsibility (PR) credit. Participating in a mentoring program cited in Part 1 counts toward these nine hours only if it was not completed in lieu of the Basic Skills course.

Parts 1 and 2 (which may include enrollment in an approved mentoring program) must be done by the completion deadline. The completion deadline is the last day of the month that you were admitted to the Illinois bar – one year later.

 
Delivery FormatStrafford CLE Availability
Live Webinar

Approved IL CLE Provider

CLE On-Demand

Approved IL CLE Provider.  Recorded programs are valid within 2 years of the live presentation date.

Recordings (MP3, Webinar Download, DVD)

Approved IL CLE Provider.  Recorded programs are valid within 2 years of the live presentation date.

 
CLE Board Contact

Minimum Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of Illinois
200 W. Madison Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606-3416
312-924-2420
mcle@mcleboard.org

http://www.mcleboard.org

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