The Supreme Court of Illinois Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board website provides detailed MCLE information for attorneys licensed in Illinois, as well as expanded information for CLE course providers.
In September 2005, the Supreme Court of Illinois took the significant step of establishing minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements for Illinois attorneys under Supreme Court Rules 790-798. As part of that important undertaking, the Court created the MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois to administer the MCLE program, and the Commission on Professionalism to address issues of professionalism.
The Illinois State Bar Association is accredited by the Illinois Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board to provide MCLE programs in Illinois. As a private, not for profit voluntary bar association, the ISBA has no role in the administration or enforcement of the Illinois Supreme Court Rule requiring MCLE. MCLE is administered by a board appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court, and that Board's staff, including a Director of MCLE.
|First Letter of Last Name||Reporting Period|
|A through M||Two-Year Period Beginning July 1 of Even Numbered Years
30 Hours required, including 6 hrs. PMCLE credit
|N through Z||Two-Year Period Beginning July 1 of Odd Numbered Years
30 hours required, including 6 hrs PMCLE credit
The ISBA has no role in the administration or enforcement of the Illinois Supreme Court rule requiring Minimum Continuing Legal Education. MCLE is administered by a board appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court and that board's staff. For more information, visit: www.mcleboard.org
Attorneys must keep a record of program attendance and forward the certificate of attendance (received after the program) to the appropriate agency and complete any other requirements set forth by the agency.
The MCLE Board's FAQ page will be able to answer your questions regarding:
If you have any questions regarding the MCLE rules, please contact the Illinois MCLE Board.