The California Bar Association requires that all attorneys licensed in California complete 25 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit (MCLE) every three years. If you are in Compliance Group 1 (Last Name A-G) your 25 hours are due Feb.1, 2022.
Of those 25 hours, the Bar requires the following a minimum of the following Specialty Credits: four (4) hours on Legal Ethics, one (1) hour on Competence Issues, and one (1) hour in Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society.
These three specialty credit classes are often hard to come by and very expensive. Fortunately for all California Bar members, we are offering one hour classes on each specialty topic for only $10 per class! All classes take place from 12 pm to 1 pm PST.
- Wed., Dec. 1st: Legal Ethics Off the Clock: Professional Ethics on Personal Time (1 hour Participatory Legal Ethics Credit): Most ethics CLE classes discuss the ethical rules that apply during work hours. Speaker Wendy L. Patrick of the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office will focus on the rules, statutes, case law, principles, and guidelines that govern a lawyer’s actions, conduct, and speech during personal time. This class will provide real world examples to illustrate each subsection of Professional Rule of Conduct 8.4 to show how off the clock behavior can have one the job consequences.
- Mon., Dec. 6th: Avoiding Burnout (1 hour Competence Credit): Let’s face it, the pandemic-era world has been exceptionally stressful. And, physical and mental exhaustion takes it toll on even the best of us. Join us for an important discussion about the problem of burnout in the legal profession, how it can interfere with the ability to practice law, and what to do about it. Speaker Rebecca Zipp, Chief Deputy City Attorney for the Domestic Violence and Sex Crimes Division, will discuss how to prevent and detect burnout as well as how to manage stress.
- Tues., Jan. 4th: Managing Implicit Bias in the Workplace (1 hour Elimination of Bias Credit): Despite progress, implicit bias in our legal system and workplaces persists. In this presentation speaker Ray English will provide insight and specific guidance on how to turn the table on difficult conversations, resulting in a better understanding of how to manage implicit bias in the practice of law and the workplace. English is an Assistant Dean and Professor of Practice at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
We will be adding more classes for January soon, so keep checking for more announcements! And, be sure to register as soon as possible, these webinars fill up quickly!
Our online MCLE classes are only $10 each, but if you purchase our MCLE Class Package for $75, you will be able to attend as many MCLEs as you want from the date you sign up through the end of 2022! In addition to unlimited MCLE classes like these, you will also have access to online databases like Trellis, Gale California Legal Forms, HeinOnline, and the National Consumer Law Database.
Our MCLE webinars are just one of the many resources that we have made available to help you with your legal education during the COVID-19 crisis. Check out our Classes, Legal Databases, and COVID-19 Legal Issues pages for more information! If you have any questions about our webinars or accessing our legal databases, please contact us by email or telephone.