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.
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
|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|
Direct all correspondence, petitions, notices, and other written communications to:
Washington State Bar Association
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.