Education

A proud provider of continuing legal education for California attorneys, we customize our programs to your specialized areas of practice. Featuring content from CLA and the organization’s 18 sections, we cover the most relevant topics and all of the CLE subcategories (Legal Ethics, Competency Issues, and Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society).

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Live and Virtual Programs

Join legal professionals across California at our in-person and virtual live programs to make connections and gain industry insights. Attend programs at destination cities and hotels in California and beyond. Or attend through your laptop! See our calendar of events.

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Online CLE & Webcast

Access our online catalog to participate in webinars during lunch, listen to CLEtoGO (podcasts) on your commute, watch OnDemand offerings at any time, or read online articles for self-study MCLE credit!

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Self-Study

Self-study tests, often based on articles from Section publications, offer a low-cost way to completing the self-study portion of your CLE requirements. Read your first self-study article today.

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MCLE Requirements

The requirements for fulfilling your Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements are mandated by The State Bar of California. With a few exceptions, all attorneys who are actively practicing law in California must complete ongoing legal training. Twenty-five hours of MCLE are required every three years. These hours must include credits on ethics as well as competence issues, such as substance abuse and mental health. Total hours must now include no less than seven hours as follows:

  • Legal Ethics: At least four credit hours of legal ethics;
  • Elimination of Bias: At least two credit hours of dealing with the recognition and elimination of bias in the legal profession and society by reason of, but not limited to, sex, color, race, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical disability, age, or sexual orientation.
    • Implicit Bias/Bias-Reducing Strategies: One hour of this requirement must focus 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;
  • Competence: At least two credit hours of education addressing competence, one hour of which must focus on prevention and detection and one hour of which may focus on attorney wellness ; 
  • Technology: At least one credit hour of education addressing technology in the practice of law; and
  • Civility: At least one hour of education addressing civility in the legal profession.

For more information, visit The State Bar of California website.


Our Sections

All 18 sections offer an extensive catalog tailored toward all areas of practice for attorneys. Sections feature OnDemand CLE webinars and “CLEtoGo” podcasts, with many including specialty credits, that you can access around the clock, providing a convenient way to fulfill your credit needs on your time.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at accessibility@calawyers.com or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.

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