The attorney CLE applications below are for certain out-of-state courses and for certain non-traditional courses or activities including lawyer to lawyer mentoring. Please begin by reviewing the Rule requirements for obtaining professional responsibility CLE credit for these application.
Out-of-state CLE is defined by Rule 795(c)(5). Attorneys receive professional responsibility credit for certain out-of-state CLE courses when the course provider did not seek accreditation in Illinois. First report your out-of-state CLE credit to the Illinois MCLE Board. Upon receiving the MCLE Board certification, submit our application for out-of-state professional responsibility credit.
Rule 795(d) lists 9 non-traditional courses or activities that qualify for CLE credit: attending in-house programs, law school courses, bar association meetings, and law-related cross-disciplinary programs such as medical-legal seminars; teaching CLE courses; part-time teaching of law courses; writing law books and law review articles; pro bono training; and completing an approved lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program. To request professional responsibility credit for attending law school courses, part-time teaching of law courses or legal scholarship (publications), submit the non-traditional application.
If you are attending in-house programs, attending law-related cross-disciplinary programs, attending association meetings, teaching CLE courses, or participating in pro bono training, the provider organization will give you a certificate for professional responsibility credit.
CLE credit for mentoring is set forth in Rule 795(d)(11). To receive 6 hours of professional responsibility credit for participation in a mentoring program preapproved by the Commission, submit this mentoring application upon completion of the year-long program.
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