MCLE Reporting Period & Requirements

The current MCLE reporting period began on July 1, 2014 and will end June 30, 2016. The filing deadline is July 31, 2016. 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, 2014 and June 30, 2015, 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, 2015 or later, are exempt for the 2014-2016 reporting period.

All required credits must be completed and filed by July 31, 2016, to avoid late filing fees. Courses may be taken during the month of July 2016 and carried back to meet the MCLE requirement for the 2014-2016 reporting period. Please note that courses carried back may not be split between the 2014-2016 reporting period and the 2016-2018 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, 2016 for the 2014-2016 reporting period will require a $50 late filing fee payable to the WV State Bar. Credits submitted after October 1, 2016, 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 through the member portal at www.mywvbar.org.   If your online credit submission is complete, you will receive an e-mail confirmation for each submission. Please check back online within approximately two months to ensure that your credits are properly posted to your record.   The MCLE Commission has requested that sponsors electronically report your credits to our office.  If your credits do not appear within two months of the activity date, you may want to report your credits online.

The CLE Commission made various changes as of September 1, 2013.  Courses approved in other states are no longer automatically accepted in WV.  If the course is not sponsored by a presumptively accredited provider, or if the sponsor has not submitted an application and received WV approval, then each individual attorney must apply for approval through the member portal.  You will need to submit the detailed agenda, brief biographical sketches of the instructors, and a $20 processing fee per course.  If your request is approved, the credits will be posted directly from your course approval request submitted online.  You will be notified by e-mail.

You may search the listing of presumptive providers online through the portal.  Courses offered by presumptive providers are automatically approved.  You may search the individually approved course list to see if your activity has been approved.  If the course does not appear, you must submit the attorney application for individual course approval.

Requests for teaching credits may be submitted online through the portal as well as publication requests.  Supporting documentation may be sent via e-mail to greshamh@wvbar.org.

If you submit a paper MCLE form that must be entered or processed by our office, a $10 processing fee is required as of January 1, 2014.  Your check, payable to the WV State Bar,  should accompany your submission.  This includes forms sent via US mail, fax, or e-mail.

If you have questions, contact Hope Gresham, at greshamh@wvbar.org or 304/553-7238.