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Satisfy your 15-Hour Illinois Supreme Court newly admitted attorney MCLE requirement with the ISBA – for free! As a complimentary ISBA member during your first year of bar admission, you can select your compliance methods through the ISBA at no cost! Activate your complimentary ISBA new attorney membership.

MCLE Requirements

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Newly admitted attorneys have special requirements for your first year of admittance. Your choices include taking a Basic Skills course, participating in an approved mentoring program, or selecting other MCLE courses of interest.

Find out more about MCLE requirements and when to report

General Requirements

Illinois lawyers must complete 30 hours of MCLE credit including 6 hours of PMCLE credit every 2 years. The reporting period starts July 1 and your reporting period is based on the first letter of your last name.

CLE Options

Free CLEFree Online CLE

As an ISBA member you can take up to 15 hours of Free Online CLE per bar year from our huge selection of online archived programs in streaming and podcast formats.

In-Person CLELive Onsite CLE for Only $25

ISBA members who have been practicing for five years or less can attend most live onsite CLE programs for only $25! It is a great way to meet fellow attorneys. Find live onsite CLE on our upcoming events calendar.

Live online and remote CLEOther CLE Formats

Basic SkillsBasic Skills for Newly Admitted Attorneys

Take advantage of ISBA’s online Free CLE member benefit to help satisfy MCLE requirements for your first year of admittance with ISBA’s outstanding Basic Skills Course designed to equip you with the information you need as a new Illinois attorney.

Upcoming CLE for New Lawyers

View and filter more programs on our Upcoming CLE Calendar.