MCLE Board

Legal professionals in the state of Washington are required to continue their legal education throughout their careers in order to remain eligible to practice law and the MCLE Board plays a critical role in defining and determining compliance with the minimum education requirements. The Board meets six times a year to consider MCLE policy issues and review requests from members, including requests for waiver and extension of time to meet their minimum education requirements, and holds hearings on denied member requests.


Board Members:
Andrew L. Benjamin, Chair
John Bender

Scott J. Bergstedt
Stacy A. Bjordahl

Aaron Scott Okrent
Melissa Skelton
Rebecca Stewart-LeVon

BOG Liaison: James K. Doane

Staff Liaison: Renata Garcia

Meeting Dates & Minutes


  • Oct. 6, 2017
  • Jan. 12, 2018
  • April 13, 2018
  • May 11, 2018
  • Aug. 17, 2018



Contact Us

All correspondence, petitions, notices, or other written communications must be directed to:

Washington State Bar Association
MCLE Board
1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539

Please submit all requests and notices to the MCLE Board in writing. Requests and petitions must be received two weeks prior to a Board meeting in order to be placed on that meeting's agenda.

To request a petition template, please contact our Service Center at 206-443-WSBA or 800-945-WSBA, or email us at

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