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May 21, 2018

MCLE Board Seeks Comments on “Opinion 19 Lawyer Well-Being”

In response to the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being report issued in August of 2017, the MCLE Board has reviewed and amended Opinion 19 on substance abuse, mental health disorders, stress and work/life balance topics to be renamed “Opinion 19 Lawyer Well-being.” The revised Opinion 19 makes clear that lawyer well-being topics will be considered for CLE credit, so long as other MCLE requirements are satisfied. The opinion provides examples of topics and programs that may receive regular CLE and ethics/professionalism credit.

The MCLE Board is seeking comments on the proposed changes to Opinion 19. Comments are due by August 1, 2018. Comments may be submitted by e-mail to

view the proposed amendments to MCLE Opinion 19

Updated: May 21, 2018