Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

The Committee on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education was created by the Louisiana Supreme Court to administer a compliance program designed to foster attorney competence, ethical and professional behavior through education.

MCLE Reporting Requirements:


Important Information

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2017 Transcripts have been mailed

Preliminary transcripts were mailed to all attorneys November 22, 2017. Please check them carefully. Any unreported hours must be received in this office no later than January 31, 2018 or late penalties will apply.

Any application forms, teaching and writing requests can be accessed here.

If you live in an area that suffered severe flood or wind damage in 2017, you can claim the hardship exemption. All Exemptions must also be reported by January 31, 2018 in order to avoid late penalties.

Any requests for assistance due to hardship should be directed to the MCLE Committee in care of Kitty Hymel, Director. All requests are kept confidential.

Financial need is not considered grounds for a hardship waiver, however, the staff may be able to help you find low cost CLE. The sooner you contact us, the more opportunities are available for low cost programming, so don’t delay.

Attorney delinquent fees can now be paid online.

Attorney delinquent fees can now be paid online. For security purposes, attorneys must use the same identification and password that they use to log into their attorney trust accounts. If you have not previously used this portal, you will still need to create your own user identification HERE first. Only then can you access the MCLE Payment Portal. MCLE will only collect debit and credit card payments through the online portal. We do not process or receive card data by phone or in the office. Any access issues should be directed to Webmaster@LADB.org

Earn CLE Credit for Pro Bono Work

Effective May 1, 2015, the Supreme Court will allow up to 3 hours of CLE credit to be earned annually through providing uncompensated pro bono legal representation to an indigent or near-indigent client or clients. See Regulation/Rule 3.21