MCLE Course Series
Series

MCLE Course

The business of law

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Series Description

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

Cost: Varies
Required Credits: Total Required: 25 units (MCLE hours)
Duration: Most courses take 4–10 weeks to complete.

Courses

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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