New Admittees

Members admitted the month after passing the bar exam who have been on "Active" membership status the entire time since admission, may use the table below to look up the amount of required education. Otherwise, go to Requirements to calculate your proportional requirement.

New Admittees Requirement Table

Admitted Group 1 [A-G] — 2/1/13 - 1/31/16
Due: Feb. 1, 2016
Group 2 [H-M] — 2/1/12 - 1/31/15
Due: Feb. 2, 2015
Group 3 [N-Z] — 2/1/14 - 1/31/17
Due: Feb. 1, 2017
June 2012 Regular 25 hour requirement
23 hours including
4 hour ethics
Regular 25 hour requirement
December 2012

Regular 25 hour requirement

19 hours including
3 hours ethics
Regular 25 hour requirement
June 2013 23 hours including
4 hours ethics
1 hour bias
1 hour competence issues
14 hours including
3 hours ethics
Regular 25 hour requirement
December 2013 19 hours including
3 hours ethics
1 hour bias
1 hour competence issues
10 hours including
2 hours ethics

Regular 25 hour requirement
June 2014 14 hours including
3 hours ethics
1 hour bias
1 hour competence issues
6 hours including
1 hour ethics

23 hours including
4 hours ethics
1 hour bias
1 hour competence issues
December 2014 10 hours including
2 hours ethics
1 hour bias
1 hour competence issues
N/A
19 hours including
3 hours ethics
1 hour bias
1 hour competence issues

Note: If the table above indicates you must complete a proportional requirement, the total number of hours and hours of legal ethics are pro-rated. Legal ethics, bias and competence hours are part of (not in addition to) total required hours. [Rule 2.72] 

In California, attorneys are responsible for keeping track of MCLE credit hours. Go to Compliance Information for recording keeping requirements.

Education activities completed prior to admittance may not be counted toward MCLE compliance. Credit may be claimed only for education activities taken on or after the first day of the month in which you are admitted (sworn in) to The State Bar of California.  Additionally, there is no carry-forward of credit hours from one compliance period to the next. [Rule 2.72(D)]