MCLE Course Series

MCLE Course Series

The business of law
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Series Description

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MCLE: Learn the business of a law practice. Learn to manage general business issues that attorneys encounter in finance, accounting, business administration, and human resources. We offer a number of practical business-related courses to help you strengthen your business while earning California Bar-required Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit. From accounting to social media marketing, finance and labor issues—our economical “MBA in brief” for attorneys meets your goals and time constraints.

MCLE program objectives:

  • Maintain your status as a practicing attorney in the state of California pursuant to State Bar standards
  • Handle the accounting and finances of your practice
  • Understand the role of marketing and its effect on client acquisition and retention
  • Manage basic human resource functions

Total Required: 25 units (MCLE hours)

Time Commitment: Most courses take 4–10 weeks to complete.

Estimated Cost: Varies

F1 Students: [Costs for F-1 students]

Courses

Total Required: 25 units (MCLE hours)

Accounting

Units: 2.5 BUSM.X407
Summer Online
Units: 4.0 ACCT.X409
Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom
Fall Online
Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom
Fall Classroom
Spring Classroom

Finance

Units: 3.5 FPLN.X402
Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom
Fall Classroom
Winter Online
Spring Classroom
Summer Classroom
Units: 3.0 BUSM.X405
Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom

General Business Administration

Fall Classroom
Spring Classroom
Units: 2.0 MKTG.X400
Fall Classroom
Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom
Fall Classroom
Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom

Human Resources Management

Fall Classroom
Winter Classroom
Spring Classroom
Units: 0.5 HRMT.X415
Summer Classroom

Professional Development

The MCLE Requirement: The State Bar of California requires attorneys to take 25 hours of MCLE every three years. Requirements:

  • Participatory MCLE credit: 50 percent
  • Maximum self-study: 12.5 hours
  • Legal Ethics: 4 hours
  • Competence Issues: 1 hour (Formerly known as Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness)
  • Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society: 1 hour

Please confirm details with the State Bar of California.

Accredited and MAP. We are an accredited institution and a multiple activity provider (MAP), approved to offer and grant credit to all forms of permissible MCLE activities without having to request prior approval for each offering.

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