MCLE Reporting Period & Requirements

The current MCLE reporting period began on July 1, 2012 and will end June 30, 2014. The filing deadline is July 31, 2014. Active members of the Bar must show proof of completion of 24 total credits, including at least 3 credits in legal ethics, office management, substance abuse, and/or elimination of bias in the legal profession credits. Newly admitted attorneys, admitted between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013, must complete 12 total credits, including at least 3 in legal ethics, office management, substance abuse, and/or elimination of bias in the legal profession credits. Attorneys admitted July 1, 2013 or later, are exempt for the 2012-2014 reporting period.

All required credits must be completed and filed by July 31, 2014, to avoid late filing fees. Courses may be taken during the month of July 2014 and carried back to meet the MCLE requirement for the 2012-2014 reporting period. Please note that courses carried back may not be split between the 2012-2014 reporting period and the 2014-2016 reporting period. If you exceed the total number of required credits, a maximum of 6.0 general credits will automatically be applied to the next reporting period.

Credits submitted after July 31, 2014 for the 2012-2014 reporting period will require a $50 late filing fee payable to the WV State Bar. Credits submitted after October 1, 2014, will require a $100 late filing fee payable to the WV State Bar. Credits will not be entered until the appropriate late filing fee is received.

Please submit MCLE credits earned online. If your online credit submission is complete, you will receive an e-mail confirmation for each submission. Please check back online within approximately two weeks to ensure that your credits are properly posted to your record. If your credits have been submitted online, and you have confirmed that the credits are properly posted, you do not need to submit the written MCLE forms. Credits may also be submitted on a certificate of attendance or on Form C. The forms may be scanned and e-mailed to greshamh@wvbar.org or faxed to our office at 304/558-2467.