Accreditation and CLE Rules for Illinois
National Academy of Continuing Legal Education is an Accredited CLE Provider in Illinois. The MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois maintains an Accredited Provider directory on their website. Illinois attorneys can satisfy all CLE requirements through Online, CD-ROM, DVD and Audio CD formats.
The MCLE Rules require the completion of 30 hours of CLE activity in a two-year reporting period. An attorney’s reporting period depends on the first letter of the attorney’s last name as it appears on the master roll of attorneys. Illinois attorneys with last names beginning with A-M are due on June 30 of each even numbered year and attorneys with last names beginning N-Z are required to complete their requirement on each odd numbered year.
*By Order entered October 1, 2010, the Supreme Court of Illinois has amended its MCLE Rules to increase the number of required professional responsibility credits to a minimum of six hours. This change applies to all reporting periods that end June 30, 2012 and thereafter.
Attorneys must self-report completion of CLE to the MCLE Board of Supreme Court of Illinois. The Certificate of Completion issued by National Academy may be used to verify attendance. Up to 10 hours, including ethics hours may be carried over to the next reporting period.
The deadline to report is 31 days after the end of the attorney's reporting period. Attorneys can Report Online.
The MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois
200 West Madison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60606