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OSB members must complete 45 MCLE credits in each 3-year reporting period. Special requirements apply to newly admitted and reinstated members. All MCLE credits must be completed by midnight on December 31 of a member’s reporting period. A member’s compliance report is due on or before January 31 of the year following the end of the member’s reporting period.

There are requirements for the type of credit you must earn, based on your reporting cycle. In addition to general MCLE credits, depending on the reporting period, members may be required to complete ethics, practical skills, access to justice, abuse reporting, and mental health/substance abuse reporting MCLE credits. For more information about credit requirements, see MCLE Rule 3.2 and Regulation 3.300(d), or login to your Member Dashboard to see which credit types you will need for your next reporting cycle.

As of September 1, 2016, the Oregon Supreme Court amended the MCLE Rules/Regulations to create new reporting categories. These amendments increase the methods members can use to earn MCLE credits. Under the new MCLE Rules/Regulations, there are three categories, which are outlined in the table below. Categories 2 and 3 are capped, which means that members may only earn a limited number of MCLE credits from those categories toward their overall MCLE requirement.

For example, under the amended MCLE Rules/Regulations, a member who is not newly admitted or reinstated may claim credits for “Category 3” credits involving business development, marketing and certain volunteer legal services, but the member will only be able to claim a total of six of these Category 3 credits in a 3-year reporting period.

The below summary of Categories and their credit caps includes quick links to the relevant portions of the MCLE rules.

Remember, the MCLE Reporting tab on your Member Dashboard will always have up-to-date information on the number and types of credit you need, as well as a list of credits that have been recorded for the current reporting period.

Note: If you reach the maximum number of credits for Category 2 and Category 3 in a reporting period, you will be unable to add additional activities for those categories.

If you have questions about the amended MCLE Rules/Regulations, please contact Jade Priest-Maoz or (503) 431-6346.