With a few exceptions, active attorneys practicing in California must complete 25 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) every three years and file a report with the State Bar.
Here is a breakdown of the required credits:
Attorneys are assigned to a compliance group only once and always remain in that same group, even if the attorney subsequently changes his/her last name.
Group 1 (A-G):
Attorneys with last names beginning with A-G.
Compliance period: 2/1/19 - 1/31/22
Deadline to report: Feb. 1, 2022
Group 2 (H-M):
Attorneys with last names beginning with H-M.
Compliance period: 2/1/18 - 1/31/21
Deadline to report: Feb. 1, 2021
Group 3 (N-Z):
Attorneys with last names beginning with N-Z.
Compliance period: 2/1/17 - 1/31/20
Deadline to report: Feb. 3, 2020