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To the best of our knowledge, all listed MCLE providers are currently approved by the California state bar.
However, before completing any MCLE, please verify the current status of the provider at:
If you discover that a listed MCLE provider is no longer approved, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can remove them from the list.
General Free and Low Cost MCLE
Complete all or most of your MCLE for free or low cost with the resources below.
PLI Pro Bono MCLE
PLI provides on demand videos certified for participatory MCLE credit. Most videos on pro bono topics are free and can easily fill all of your MCLE credits. (However, note that non-pro bono videos are pricey.)
LA Law Library CEB CDs
LA Law Library provides CEB MCLE CDs for free in-library use. Ask at the LA Law Library reference desk near the entrance for help locating them.
LA Law Library MCLE
The LA Law Library also offers reasonably priced lunchtime MCLE classes and an annual Saturday cram day.
CJER's Temporary Judge Resources
Free self-study MCLE from the California courts designed for judges. Note that the California bar limits self-study to 12.5 out of 25 hours of MCLE.
California Bar Online MCLE
Online MCLE videos, podcasts, and articles from the California bar. At about $20 per self-study credit and about $45 per participatory credit, completing your full CLEs will cost roughly $812.50 (as of Feb. 2019). Note that webinars offer participatory credits for about $55, and live MCLE events vary in price.
California Bar Journal CLE Self-Study
Online MCLE from the California bar's official California Bar Journal. Each monthly article provides 1 self-study credit for $25.
California Bar MCLE Calendar
Master calendar of live MCLE opportunities from the California bar.
If you are already a member of the ABA, you can access up to 18 hours of MCLE programs for free. As of 2018, ABA dues range from free (for the newest attorneys) to $467 (for attorneys practicing for over a decade.) Otherwise, access to their MCLE materials is pricey, running near or over $100 for a credit.