The State Bar of Arizona ensures that Arizona attorneys meet and maintain the highest standards of competency and technical skill. This is accomplished by offering a diverse catalog of CLE Programs, both live and OnDemand; and through enforcing Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) standards set forth by the Arizona Supreme Court.
The ever-growing complexity of the law and its reach into the lives of every Arizonan demand that Arizona lawyers demonstrate skill and proficiency as prerequisite to admission to the State Bar, and that competency is maintained through a lifelong commitment on the part of every Arizona attorney to continued legal education and professional development.
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The CLE Department of the State Bar of Arizona provides a diverse collection of programs, including live courses, webcasts, and OnDemand programming. Courses taken through the CLE Department are automatically added to your yearly CLE affidavit report.
In addition, the department publishes a variety of reference guides and legal publications offering information on current legal developments, as well as useful "how-to" guidance.
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In 1989 the Supreme Court of Arizona mandated that every active member of the Bar must participate in 15 hours of continuing legal education every year, including three hours of professional responsibility.
While the Court requires MCLE, the State Bar is responsible for ensuring compliance. For each educational year (July 1 to June 30), members must submit a signed MCLE affidavit to the State Bar no later than September 15. In addition to recording the affidavits, the State Bar also carries out random MCLE audits. The MCLE department oversees the compliance.
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