The MCLE Board has suggested an amendment to APR 11(e)(6), which will allow tutors in the WSBA Law Clerk Program to receive MCLE teaching credit for their "personal supervision" of law clerks. More information here.
The Washington Supreme Court has entered order no. 25700-A-1349 amending the ethics requirement under Admission and Practice Rule (APR) 11. More information here.
The MCLE Board recognizes the significant effects and practice restrictions WSBA Licensed Legal Professionals are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are resources and options available to all licensed legal professionals, including those professionals in the 2018-2020 reporting period.
- The state Supreme Court ordered a one-year extension of MCLE reporting for licensed legal professionals in 2018–2020 reporting period. You can read the order here.
- Please be advised that on account of the Court order extending the 2018-2020 reporting period by one year (2018-2021) due to COVID-19, the following reporting period (2022-2023) is only two years instead of three. Your next reporting period will be a standard three-year reporting period (2024-2026).
- This extension order encompasses all licensed legal professionals: lawyers, LLLTs and LPOs.
- Remember, you do not have to attend live or real-time seminars to earn MCLE credits. You may earn all your CLE credits by viewing or listening to recorded events such as webinars, MP3s, or DVDs.
- If you can’t afford to attend webinars or purchase CLE products, ask the MCLE team for a list of accredited sponsors who offer free and low-cost CLEs. You can contact the MCLE team at email@example.com.
- You can earn free CLE credits by providing pro bono services through a qualified legal services provider (APR 11(e)(7)), or by participating in a structured mentoring program (APR 11(e)(8)).
Note : Any discrepancy or conflict between the information provided here and the rules and regulations set by the Washington Supreme Court, or the Bylaws and policies of the Washington State Bar Association, is unintentional and will be resolved in favor of strict compliance with the rules, regulations, Bylaws and policies.