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Members keep up-to-date about the latest practice-area developments, technological innovations and trends, and law practice management. Speakers are experts on the topics presented. MCLE is offered in a variety of formats to allow members maximum flexibility: in-person, live-streamed, pre-recorded, and interactive-online are some of the ways members can access SJCBA MCLE offerings, including topical roundtable discussions, expert panels, and more.

Upcoming MCLE sessions

Ethics for Attorneys Who Use Paralegals and their Paralegals

Tuesday, March 23, 2023 | 12pm - 1pm
via ZOOM


Introduction to Racial Justice Act Motions & Proceedings for Criminal Defense Lawyers

Friday, April 14, 2023 | 12:15pm – 1:15pm
via ZOOM

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2023 MCLE Master Series

More MCLE Information:

MCLE Requirements

Rule 2.72 of the Rules of the State Bar of California, which addresses attorney MCLE requirements, was recently amended.

Below is a breakdown of the credits required on and after January 1, 2022:

  • Half of the 25 CLE hours must be in activities approved for what are called participatory MCLE credit.
  • No more than 12.5 hours can be for self-study
  • Other special requirements:
    • At least four (4) hours of legal ethics
    • At least one (1) hour on competence issues
    • At least two (2) hours dealing with elimination of bias. Of the two hours, at least one hour must focus on implicit bias and the promotion of bias-reducing strategies

The new requirements will first apply to attorneys in MCLE compliance group 3 who must report compliance for the period ending on January 31, 2023.

For more information about The State Bar of California MCLE requirements, visit

MCLE Compliance Groups

Attorneys assigned to a compliance group will always remain in that group, even if they change their last name.

  • Attorneys admitted on or before Feb. 1, 1992 were assigned to a compliance group based on the first letter of their last name, as listed on their official State Bar records, effective Feb. 1, 1992 (the beginning of the MCLE program).
  • Attorneys admitted after Feb. 1, 1992 are assigned to a compliance group based on the first letter of the last name listed on their admit cards. Admit cards are filled out when they are sworn in.

Group 1 (A-G):

Attorneys with last names beginning with A-G.
Compliance period: 2/1/22 - 1/31/25
Deadline to report: Feb. 1, 2025

Group 2 (H-M):

Attorneys with last names beginning with H-M.
Compliance period: 2/1/21 - 1/31/24
Deadline to report: Feb. 1, 2024

Group 3 (N-Z):

Attorneys with last names beginning with N-Z.
Compliance period: 2/1/20 - 1/31/23
Deadline to report: Feb. 1, 2023

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New Lawyers Reception

Thank you for joining us this year at the New Lawyers Reception, presented and hosted by Bank of Stockton. We hope you can join us next year!

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May 3, 2023

Law Day

Each year, the San Joaquin County Bar Association sponsors an annual Law Day Luncheon where it honors an individual or organization who has made a significant contribution to the San Joaquin County legal community.