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Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

By October 31 of each year, all active lawyers must have completed 12 hours of continuing legal education, including 2 hours in ethics/professionalism and 4 hours from live, interactive programs.

Active lawyers are mailed an MCLE end-of-year report in mid-November, and any MCLE hours missing from the report must be reported by December 15.

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Deadlines & Fees

Completion Deadline October 31 Non-compliance fee: $100
Reporting Deadline December 15 Late filing fee: $100
Late Reporting Deadline February 1 Additional late filing fee: $100

Calendar of all compliance deadlines – Deadlines are Eastern Time.

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Authority for the VSB’s mandatory continuing legal education is found in Part 6, Section IV, Rules of Supreme Court of Virginia, Paragraph 17 and the Virginia Code, Title 54.1, Chapter 39, Article 2. Failure to meet these obligations will result in accrual of delinquency fees and possible administrative suspension pursuant to Paragraph 19 of the Rules of Court. 

According to § 54.1-3914 of the Code of Virginia any attorney who fails for two successive years to pay the annual fees shall forfeit his license to practice law in the commonwealth.

Updated: Jan 03, 2020