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Attorney Credits State Info

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Attorney Credits is a Virginia State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board Approved Provider

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State Reporting

Virginia attorneys must self report their compliance. You can self-report your MCLE hours on the Virginia State Bar website at: https://www.vsb.org

STATE CONTACT INFO: 804-775-0500 | www.vsb.org

State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 12
Total Online Credits Allowed: 8

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics or Professionalism - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 2

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 1 year
Compliance Deadline: October 31
Reporting Deadline: December 15


Carryover Allowed: Yes
Number of Carryover Credits Allowed: 12

State Rules

Lawyers may satisfy up to 8 of their MCLE requirements through online on-demand courses. Attorneys may carry forward to the next reporting cycle a maximum of 12 credit hours, 2 of which, if earned in legal ethics or professionalism, may be counted toward the 2 hours required in legal ethics or professionalism. Of the maximum twelve 12 allowed for carryover, only 8 can be from online on-demand courses.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted active Virginia lawyers are exempt from the MCLE requirement for the year in which they are licensed. Your license date is the date on which the VBBE released the bar exam results. Lawyers registering as active must also take the mandatory Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course which is required within 24 months of registering with the VSB. Attorney Credits does not offer this course.

Expanded Credits

Virginia has expanded their general credit hours to include a new category call Well-Being. This new category allows courses with topic areas such as stress, mental health, and attorney well-being to count as general credits. Note, there is no requirement for Well-Being.


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