The current MCLE reporting period began on July 1, 2018 and will end September 30, 2020, per an extension granted by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Active members of the Bar must show proof of completion of 24 total credits, including at least 3 credits in legal ethics, law office management, attorney well-being, and/or elimination of bias in the legal profession. Newly admitted attorneys, admitted between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, must complete 12 total credits, including at least 3 in legal ethics, law office management, attorney well-being, and/or elimination of bias in the legal profession credits. Attorneys admitted July 1, 2019 or later, are exempt for the 2018-2020 reporting period. If you exceed the total number of required credits, a maximum of 6.0 general credits will automatically be carried over and applied to the next reporting period. Ethics credits do not carry over.
All required credits must be completed and filed by September 30, 2020, to avoid late filing fees. Certified notice will be sent out as soon as practicable after October 1, 2020, to those attorneys who are in non-compliance after September 30th. Courses may be taken for 30 days from the date of the certified notice of non-compliance and carried back to meet the MCLE requirement for the 2018-2020 reporting period. Please note that courses carried back may not be split between the 2018-2020 reporting period and the 2020-2022 reporting period.
Credits submitted after October 1, 2020 for the 2018-2020 reporting period will require a $50 late filing fee payable to the WV State Bar. Credits will not be entered until the appropriate late filing fee is received.
MCLE credits are to be submitted through the online member portal at www.mywvbar.org. If your credit submission is successful, you will receive an e-mail confirmation for each submission. CLE sponsors of approved courses are to report your attendance credits via the portal within 30 days of the course. If your credits do not appear within two months of the activity date, you may self-report your credits online.
Courses approved in other states are no longer automatically approved in WV. If the course you completed is not sponsored by a presumptively accredited provider, or if the sponsor has not submitted an application and received WV approval, then each individual attorney completing the course must apply for approval through the member portal. You will need to submit a detailed agenda, brief biographical sketches of the instructors, and a $20 processing fee per course. If your CLE request is approved, the credits will be posted directly to your CLE transcript. You will be notified by e-mail.
You may search the listing of presumptive providers through the online portal. Courses offered by presumptive providers are automatically approved. You may search the individually approved course list to see if your activity has been approved. If the course does not appear, you must submit the attorney application for individual course approval.
Requests for teaching credits and publication credits may be submitted through the online portal. Supporting documentation for publication credits may be sent via e-mail to email@example.com.
If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 304/553-7238.