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April 01, 2020

FAQs About MCLE During COVID-19 Pandemic

No, we have not canceled the MCLE requirement for 2020

Update April 14, 2020:
Supreme Court of Virginia Offers Extensions to Deadlines Governing Lawyers Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
The Supreme Court of Virginia issued an order April 14, 2020, extending a number of compliance deadlines that affect Virginia lawyers to ease their professional responsibilities during the COVID-19 emergency. read more


posted April 01, 2020:

The VSB has received several inquiries as to (1) whether the “live” requirement for MCLE courses will be waived because of the current health crisis and/or the Governor’s stay-in-place order; and (2) whether the MCLE requirements for 2020 will be waived in total.

Programs delivered via teleconference or webcast where there is an opportunity to interact with the speaker in real time qualify as “live” courses.  Just make sure any course you take indicates it is approved for Virginia live interactive credit. A partial list of already approved teleconference and webcast CLE courses is available below under Current Virginia Approved Courses.

NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE TO WAIVE THE MCLE REQUIREMENTS FOR OCTOBER 31, 2020, AT THIS TIME.  

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.

Updated: Apr 14, 2020