Provider FAQs: Professional Responsibility CLE


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What is professional responsibility CLE?

Whether discussing the impact of diverse backgrounds and journeys to the law, debating civil behavior in the face of aggressive litigation tactics, or discovering strategies for work-life balance, we believe that innovative and effective professional responsibility education leads to a more effective and rewarding legal experience. Professional responsibility courses teach attorneys how to work with their peers, serve their clients, and increase their own personal commitment to the law.

How do I submit a course for professional responsibility CLE credit?

We accredit professional responsibility continuing legal education courses and activities. Courses are submitted through the MCLE Board’s PCAM system and then progress through a shared portal for our substantive review of the course content. Professional responsibility courses or segments generally are reviewed in 7-10 days. Providers with questions about PCAM should contact the MCLE Board.

What resources does the Commission offer providers?

We assist CLE providers across the country in developing cutting edge, interactive courses that addresses modern issues of professional responsibility.  We invite all providers and attorneys presenting courses to review our Professional Responsibility Education Guide. We also encourage providers to review these Best Practices for facilitating CLE which includes a checklist for professional responsibility CLE.

How can bar associations get credit for meetings?

Bar or professional associations may issue professional responsibility credit for one-hour association meetings where professional responsibility issues are discussed. To receive one-time presumptive approval for this, associations submit our Association Meeting Agreement.

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