Free California CLE and MCLE

Free California CLE for Attorneys is at your fingertips.

Free California CLE and MCLE for Attorneys is at your fingertips, including ethics, professional responsibility and substance abuse.  Staying up to date with California’s MCLE requirements does not have to be costly. Listed are below are over 25 credit hours of free, on-demand participatory MCLE. If you find these resources helpful, consider sharing them with your colleagues. Please contact me if you would like to be notified about other free CLE online events.

  • Online MCLE library offers one free hour of their premium online courses. Videos cover all major practice areas, ethics, substance abuse and bias.
  • LEXVID Lexvid has a great selection of on-demand video CLE courses across 28 practices areas for California. Programs include ethics, bias, and substance abuse.
  • Practicing Law Institute PLI has free CLE-accredited courses on trial skills, family law, veterans benefits, bankruptcy and eviction defense. Search for “free” in the “on-demand” collection.
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy NITA offers periodic webinars covering fundamental trial skills at no cost.
  • Homeowner Bill of Rights Collaborative HBRC offers free live homeowner bill of rights training periodically throughout California.
  • National Academy of CLE Similar to MCLEZ, the website offers one free CLE hour credit.
  • Attorney Et Al. 26 hours of CA self study in eight courses, inc. bias, abuse & ethics.  Read the California section to see which courses are eligible and use the link at bottom of page.  Requires free registration.
  • National Consumer Law Center Offers archived training and live webinars on various consumer law topics, many of which are eligible for CLE.
  • 4FreeCLE A blog that tracks online presentations eligible for California MCLE credit.
  • Legislative Intent Services LIS offers 3 self study courses (3 hours MCLE) and will grade them for free. The course are helpful, but somewhat self-promotional.
  • One Legal One legal schedules several webinars related to service and filing in major California counties.
  • Legal Aid Assn. Cal. A great collection of on-demand self-study courses covering various consumer and public interest practice areas.
  • Miller Law Group Free employment-law related webinars offered periodically. Check website for details.
  • Westlaw EdCenter One free course of choice if you watch a commercial, and several free on demand courses if you open a free account.
  • AttPro Free professional responsibility (i.e., ethics) webminars offered periodically. Check website for details.
  • Fastcase Online webinars (scheduled) about using the legal research tools offered by the company.
  • Chapman University On-demand videos for self-study credit by Chapman’s Fowler School of Law.  Plenty of hours, but few topics. Find them in the 2014-2015 archives.
  • Lexis University Lexis offers a number of live online seminars for CLE credit. Click to see what is coming up.
  • Online Mediation Sign-up for free negotiation and mediation course, good for 4 hours California credit, including 1 hr ethics.
  • Law Line Law Line offers a 10 day free trial, but to earn CLE credit, you need to pay.
  • Above the Law Above the law has a deal with Law Line, so that you can get one hour per month. This page lists the lecture for this month.
  • LawPay LawPay offers a dozen on-demand courses for free CLE credit, mostly related to ethics. Surprisingly high quality.