California attorneys who wish to maintain their eligibility to practice law have to complete 25 hours of approved MCLE credits every three years.  The deadline for attorneys whose last names start with a letter from H through M to complete those 25 hours is February 1, 2018. At least 12.5 hours have to be participatory and the remaining half can be self-study.

We have over 15 classes in December and January scheduled so far, including hard to find bias and competence sessions. Each 1 hour of credit is $25, but library members can save $5 per class. Check out our calendar because we are constantly adding new classes and sign up early!

This year, we’ve scheduled Electronic Research Week. It’s a week of MCLE classes to help you take advantage of our electronic resources. These 4 classes are scheduled December 5-8. All classes are from noon to 1pm at the Downtown location and they are described below:

  • Dec 5 – CEB OnLaw – This database puts CEB’s practice books and action guides in an easy to use digital format. This class focuses on basic search techniques, including how to search by keywords, statute, case, or by form.
  • Dec 6 – State and Local Legal Research Using Free Websites – This class will introduce you to the most popular and useful free websites for conducting legal research for California and San Diego.
  • Dec 7 – E-filing and E-service in San Diego -This training session walks you through the steps necessary to E-File your documents in the San Diego (CA) Superior Court.
  • Dec 8 – Lexis Advance – Learn about the Lexis Advance database. This class will cover the powerful search tools and streamlined platform, the use of filters, and how to validate your results.