Today, I received my biennial Illinois MCLE Compliance Report from the MCLE Board. If you are a lawyer with a last name beginning with “N” through “Z”, it’s likely you received the same document today, or you can expect it to arrive in the next few days. This is the form Illinois lawyers are required to complete by July 31st every two years in order to report compliance with the Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirement. (The MCLE Board offers us the convenience of reporting our compliance online or via mail.)
For the current reporting period running from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011, all “N”-“Z” lawyers must earn 24 total MCLE credits including at least 4 professional responsibility credits. As Illinois lawyers, we can earn MCLE credit through “non-traditional” methods that include teaching CLE courses, writing scholarly publications, teaching law school courses part time, or attending certain bar association meetings. However, most of us earn our credit by attending CLE programs over each two-year reporting period.
At the Real Estate Institute, we’re offering a 24-credit-hour CLE package that satisfies this reporting period’s MCLE requirement, including the entire ethics and professional responsibility requirement. For $169, we believe this extraordinarily convenient and user-friendly online/on-demand program offers Illinois lawyers the best CLE value yet.