Calculating Credit Hours
Credit hours are computed based on actual time spent in legal education instruction (actual speaking time, actual time spent viewing a legal education program by video recordings, or listening to audio recordings, the actual time spent preparing materials for publication, and the actual time spent attending a law school class). Hours are rounded up or down to the nearest quarter hour and expressed in decimals.
Formula: Actual time spent in legal education activity ÷ 60 = Credit Hours
California members do NOT receive credit for break periods, lunch periods, and any non-legal education functions (networking, company business meetings, tours, demonstrations, etc.).
Types of Credit
All credit hours are classified as “participatory” or “self-study”. Self-study credit refers to self-verified participation in a legal education activity. (Go to Education Options for more information.)
Credit hours may be designated as subfield credit hours in the areas of:
- Legal Ethics
- Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness
- Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession
(Go to Qualifying Activities for information on activities eligible for subfield credit hours.)