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Accreditation and CLE Rules for Washington
National Academy of Continuing Legal Education has been approved for accredited sponsor status by the Washington State Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. All courses offered by the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education have been directly approved by the WSBA.
Washington attorneys are required to take 45 credit hours every 3 years including 6 credit hours of Ethics and 15 credit hours in the area of Law and Legal Procedure. The reporting cycle is from January 1st through December 31st every 3 years and each member must certify compliance by Feb 1st. *Beginning with the reporting period that runs from 2023-2025, WA attorneys must complete 1 credit hour that focuses on the category of equity, inclusion and the mitigation of bias.
Washington attorneys can earn all 45 CLE credit hours with us using our DVDs, Audio CDs, USB Stick, Online, and iOS/Android App courses.
WSBA members are divided into three MCLE reporting groups based upon year of admission.
Group 1: Admitted through 1975, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2022
Group 2: Admitted in 1976 through 1983, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2020 Group 3: Admitted in 1984 through 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2018, 2021
The CLE deadline for Group 1 is Dec 31, 2022, for Group 2 is Dec
31, 2023 and for Group 3 is Dec 31, 2024. The deadline for reporting is Feb 1.
Washington attorneys may carry over a maximum of 15 credits including a maximum of 2 Ethics credits for a period of 36 months.
Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLT) and Limited Practice Officers (LPO) are required to take 30 approved MCLE credits every applicable three-year reporting period, including, at least 15 law and legal procedure credits and 6 ethics credits. All 30 credit hours can be taken with us using our DVDs, Audio CDs, USB Stick, Online, and iOS/Android App formats.
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Law & Legal Procedure
About This Course
This CLE program will provide an overview on the four principal business entities – Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, General Partnerships and Limited Partnerships. Business lawyers Eli Greenberg and Mark Silverstein will discuss organizing, financing and managing entities, mergers and acquisitions and option plans. Additional topics include fiduciary duties and indemnification of those managing an entity’s affairs.