Updated: Jan. 18, 2018

MCLE Board

Licensed 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. The Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board plays a critical role in defining and determining compliance with the minimum education requirements. The Board meets five times a year to consider MCLE policy issues and review requests from legal professionals, including requests for waiver and extension of time to meet their minimum education requirements, and holds hearings on denied requests.

Board Members:

Melissa Skelton, Chair  │  John Bender  │  Andrew L. Benjamin  │  Scott J. Bergstedt  │  Christopher C. Graves  │  Rebecca Stewart-LeVon  │  Asia N. Wright

BOG Liaison: Paul A. Swegle

Staff Liaison: Adelaine Shay

Meeting Dates and Minutes

2017–2018 2016–2017 2015–2016
Oct. 6, 2017 Oct. 7, 2016 Oct. 2, 2015
Jan. 12, 2018 Jan. 20, 2017 Jan. 22, 2016
April 13, 2018 April 7, 2017 April 8, 2016
May 11, 2018 May 12, 2017 May 13, 2016
Aug. 17, 2018 Aug. 18, 2017  Aug. 19, 2016

Contact Us

Direct all correspondence, petitions, notices, and other written communications to:

Washington State Bar Association
MCLE Board
1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 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 MCLE Petition of Undue Hardship, please contact our MCLE Team at 206-733-5987, or email us at mcle@wsba.org.