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Illinois CLE

Top Illinois MCLE Questions

TOP ILLINOIS MCLE QUESTIONS

How many MCLE hours are required?

Thirty credit hours every 2 years – including 4 required hours of Professional Responsibility, 1 hour of Diversity & Inclusion and 1 hour of Mental Health and Substance.

What is the new Professional Responsibility requirement?

Starting with the 7/1/2017-6/30/2019 compliance group the Professional Responsibility requirement has been modified. All Illinois attorneys will be required to complete a minimum of 1 hour of Diversity & Inclusion and 1 hour of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. The rule change does not affect the total number of hours required to fulfill the Professional Responsibility requirement, which remains at 6. The total number of MCLE credits required in each 2 year compliance period also remains at 30.

How many MCLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

All 30 credit hours. To see a list of MCLE courses offered in Illinois please click the following link: Illinois Course List

How do Attorney Credits' MCLE courses qualify for credit in Illinois?

Attorney Credits is an Accredited CLE Provider in Illinois (ATT0001). All of our online on-demand MCLE courses have been approved for MCLE credit by the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois.

What are my MCLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: 2 years
Compliance Deadline: June 30
Reporting Deadline: July 31

What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted attorneys must complete a total of 15 MCLE hours – which must include a 6 hour Basic Skills course and at least 9 hours of general or Professional Responsibility MCLE hours. Please note that only the 6 hour Basic Skills requirement may be satisfied prior to being sworn into the bar. The remaining 9 hours must be completed within 1 year after being sworn into the bar.

Does Attorney Credits offer courses for newly admitted attorneys?

No. Attorney Credits does not offer courses for newly admitted Illinois attorneys.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, up to 10 general CLE hours may be carried over to the next compliance period. Professional Responsibility hours may be carried over from one reporting period to the next only as general hours.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

No, Illinois attorneys monitor their own progress and verify their own completion once the course has been completed.

Does Attorney Credits report my MCLE hours to the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois?

No. Attorney Credits does not report your completed courses to the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois. Illinois attorneys are required to self-report their hours. We do maintain a record of all your completed courses and you can access your certificates of completion at anytime from our website.

How do I report the completion of my MCLE requirement at the end of my compliance period?

Illinois is a self-reporting state. All Illinois attorneys are required to report compliance, non-compliance or exemptions at the end of the attorney's 2 year MCLE reporting period. You must report compliance through the MCLE Board website. Once you login, click on the MCLE tab and follow the steps to report compliance. Here is the link to the MCLE Board website: https://www.mcleboard.org/

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about MCLE in Illinois, please call the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois at (312) 924-2420 or visit the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois webpage: https://www.mcleboard.org/

You may also contact Attorney Credits by phone. For further assistance and information about the Illinois MCLE requirement, please call our Support Center at (760) 434-1885.

Illinois CLE Requirements

State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 30
Total Online Credits Allowed: 30

Specialty Requirements

Professional Responsibility - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 4
Diversity & Inclusion - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 1
Mental Health & Substance Abuse - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 1

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 2 years
Compliance Deadline: 30-Jun
Reporting Deadline: 31-Jul

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Illinois CLE Info

Attorney Credits let's you study your Illinois CLE courses from just about anywhere – at any time of the day or night. Illinois attorneys can satisfy all IL CLE requirements through Attorney Credits’ streaming video, MP3, Video Download and CD courses. There is no limit to the amount of CLE hours an Illinois attorney can earn by viewing or listening to online CLE courses. All of Attorney Credits' Illinois CLE courses have been specifically designed to meet the Illinois interactivity requirement. Attorney Credits is an Accredited CLE Provider in Illinois and our IL CLE courses are deemed pre-approved by the Illinois MCLE Board.

Illinois attorneys must complete 30 CLE hours every 2 years as part of the Illinois CLE requirements, including 6 hours of Professional Responsibility. The mandatory Illinois CLE compliance deadline is June 30 and the CLE reporting deadline is July 31. If your last name starts with A-M, your two-year IL CLE compliance period begins July 1 of even numbered years. If your last name starts with A-M, your two-year IL CLE compliance period begins July 1 of odd numbered years. Pursuant to the Illinois MCLE Rule, Illinois attorneys are responsible for their own record keeping of CLE activities completed. The IL MCLE Board will only request certificates of attendance in the event that the attorney is audited. The certificates of completion issued by Attorney Credits should be maintained to verify Illinois CLE compliance.