Upon completion of an approved organization’s year-long mentoring program, attorneys may receive six hours of professional responsibility CLE credits.
Both mentors and mentees submit the online Mentoring Attestation and CLE Certification form to obtain credit. The credit hours are granted for the year in which the mentoring term is completed.
The Rule 793(c) Requirement for Newly-Admitted Attorneys states completion must be one year after admission to practice in Illinois; however, if the Newly-Admitted Attorney is involved in a mentoring program that will not complete its term until after the one-year deadline, the mentoring credits still may be used to satisfy this requirement.
There are two options for satisfying a portion of the 15-hour Requirement for Newly-Admitted Attorneys with credit for completion of the year-long mentoring program. These new attorneys may complete:
- Mentoring program for 6 professional responsibility credits + 6-hour basic skills course + 3 hours of CLE credit = 15 hours
- Mentoring program for 6 professional responsibility credits + 9 hours of CLE credit = 15 hours
Apply for Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring professional responsibility CLE credit: