New Admittee Attorney Requirement
New Admittee MCLE Rules
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For attorneys admitted to practice law in Illinois on or after October 1, 2011, there are three elements to the CLE requirements for newly-admitted attorneys:
For attorneys admitted to practice after December 31, 2005 and before October 1, 2011 other rules apply. Visit the MCLE Board website for specifics at www.mcleboard.org.
Initial 2-Year MCLE Reporting Period (after completion of the New Admittee Attorney Requirement)
Regardless of admission date, a newly-admitted attorney's initial two-year reporting period for complying with the general MCLE requirements begins after the completion deadline for the newly admitted attorney requirement.
If your last name is A through M, the 2-year reporting begins on the next July 1 of an even numbered year after the completion deadline for the newly admitted attorney requirement. Examples:
If your last name is N through Z, the 2-year reporting begins on the next July 1 of an odd numbered year after the completion deadline for the newly admitted attorney requirement. Examples:
To confirm your initial 2-year reporting period, go to the MCLE Board Web site at www.mcleboard.org and click on "Attorneys Enter Here."