Continuing Legal Education

ISBA Law Ed is the Continuing Legal Education provider for Illinois lawyers. ISBA provides programs on a wide variety of topics, many with a specific emphasis on Illinois law. The association also offers programs in a range of delivery formats – from podcasts to live programs.

Online CLE

Upcoming Live Programs

Types of CLE Formats Available

Free CLE

Eligible ISBA members can now select from over 450 hours of online CLE content to earn up to 15 MCLE credit hours (including PMCLE credit) per bar year via our Online CLE Site at no additional cost. Choose topics and programs from ISBA’s top-notch CLE to meet your specific practice needs and earn enough Free Online CLE to meet your 30-hour MCLE credit requirement over a two-year period. Our 6-hour accredited Basic Skills program is also available online at no cost to help our new attorney members meet their newly admitted attorney MCLE requirements for free. Using a computer with Internet access, you can access these programs whenever and wherever you’d like.
This benefit is sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company

Live CLE

Live ISBA CLE programs are presented throughout the state of Illinois.

Recorded CLE

Because it may not be possible for you to leave the office to attend a program, we offer online CLE that’s available as a streaming video or podcast (audio only).

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CLE Faculty and Coordinators

Accredited Provider


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. Find out more about MCLE.


The ISBA is also approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as a registered public accountant continuing professional education (CPE) sponsor.

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