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 Plan Completion Attestation and the Attorney Application: Mentoring CLE 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