So you’re a Group 2 attorney in California and you missed the February 2 MCLE deadline…. what do you do now? Don’t panic!
As long as you are honest in reporting your hours, the worst thing that can happen at this point is that you’ll be assessed a $75 late fee.
At this point, if make up the required 25 credit hour CA MCLE requirement by June 30 the worst thing that will happen is that you will be assessed a $75 late fee. Even if you missed the February 2 CA MCLE deadline, you can avoid receiving the a 60-day notice from the bar that your license to practice law will be suspended as long as you complete the CA CLE hours that you lack in a timely fashion – and make sure not to forget about the required ethics, bias and competence credit, in addition to the 12.5 hours of participatory credit.
- If you had to make up hours after the February 2 MCLE deadline, keep in mind you won’t be able to count them a second time during the next three-year compliance period.
- Don’t falsely report that you have met the requirements. That could land you in some serious trouble!
- Keep good records and documentation of your CLE courses completed and hold onto them for at least one year after you’ve reported compliance.
And at this point in time the absolute worst think you can do is falsely report that you have met the CA MCLE requirement. That could land you in some serious trouble and even get you disbarred! For more information about CLE in California please click this link: CA MCLE.
 Avoiding the stress of the Feb. 2 MCLE deadline