If you’re an attorney, in any state, you have mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) compliance requirements. In California, a practicing attorney is required to complete 25 hours of approved credit every 3 years. There are endless opportunities for CLE credit but, as you probably already know, they are not free. Some law schools provide CLE events free of charge for alumni, but generally attending a CLE credited event can cost between $20 – $30 per hour of credit.
I recently received an marketing email for Attorney Credits that advertised $79.99 for 25 hours of credit (that’s around breaks down to $3.20 per credit hour). Compared to the average $20 – $30 per hour I have been spending, this seemed too good to be true. And that’s not even the best part – I discovered that all of the Attorney Credits courses can be completed online! Did you know in California and many other states, you can fulfill all your State’s required CLE credits online? If you are a busy attorney like myself, it is amazing how much time and money Attorney Credits can save you. Without the hassle of commuting to and from live CLE events and paying for parking as well as admission, Attorney Credits makes earning your CLE credits easy and inexpensive.
There are 179 accredited courses available for California that cover everything, including introductory courses in all fields of law, practice management and courses covering ethical and moral issues. I love that you can choose which courses you want to take which makes earning my CLE credits much more interesting and relevant to me than taking whatever my local bar association is offering. Each course comes with downloadable worksheets provided by the lecturer so that you may follow along and print them to save or share.
The program is extremely user friendly. Once you have purchased the package, you can search a list of all available courses by name and the amount of corresponding credit hours. You are also given different options for completing the course. According to the California Bar Association, you can earn up to 12.5 credits of self- study and the rest must be online participatory, which means they will ask you to click a button several times to confirm you are actively watching. Once you have completed the course you can download and print out the paperwork confirming your completion of the credit hour(s). It’s that easy!
If you’re not considering earning your required CLE credits online, you’re wasting valuable time, money and effort. Don’t make it harder on yourself than it has to be, you can earn these credits on your lunch hour with Attorney Credits.