Failing to fulfill MCLE requirements can result in placement on administrative inactive status. The California Bar requires active attorneys, with some exceptions, to complete 25 hours of continuing education every three years. These hours must include at least four (4) hours of legal ethics, one (1) hour of competency issues, and two (2) hours of elimination of bias in the legal profession (at least one (1) of which must be implicit bias). The California Bar audits attorney compliance, and an attorney found to have falsely reported compliance may face discipline.

For more information, visit the State Bar of California website.

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