MCLE Courses

Minimum Continuing Legal Education

Satisfy your California Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements with courses that are convenient, fast, and easily accessible.


Earning Your Hours Is Easy

Cal State East Bay MCLE courses are open to all attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals who need to meet the required continuing legal education courses under California law. Classes are conveniently located at the downtown Oakland Center, making them easily accessible by car or public transportation.

Ideal for all attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals who need to meet the required continuing legal education courses under California law.

State-Approved Provider

California State University, East Bay Continuing Education is a State Bar of California approved MCLE Provider (provider number 10897).

Cal State East Bay certifies that these activities have been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, so you can be certain that you are receiving quality legal education. The amount of credited hours you receive per course may vary, so be sure to check the amount of hours designated in each course description.

MCLE Super Saturday

Our FREE MCLE Super Saturday will be on January 27, 2018 at our downtown Oakland Center.

We are offering a full day of programs for paralegals needing to meet some or all of the requirements of Business & Professions Code Section 6450(d). State Law requires that most Paralegals have completed 8 hours of continuing legal education every two years.

This year's course offerings include topics in:

Legal Ethics Part I and II

This course is devoted to general ethical issues regarding the utilization of paralegals by the law office. Part I provides an over view of the laws that regulate paralegals including Business & Professions Code Section 6450 et. seq. The unauthorized practice of law and its relationship to paralegals in the legal workplace is also reviewed. Part II explores issues that arise in the attorney/paralegal relationship including confidentiality, privilege, competence, and professionalism in the workplace.

Quick Tips for Selecting Great Cases

This program presents an insightful look and approach in how to evaluate cases as they walk through the door, ask the right questions, and determine whether or not the case is worth your time and money.

Computerized Legal Research & the Use of WestlawNext

This interactive program is designed as an introduction for beginners in the use of one of the main stays in computer assisted legal research: WestlawNext. This program will also provide intermediate users of Westlaw with tips and other “how to” uses to improve their Westlaw skills.

Recent Legal Updates in Civil Litigation and e-Discovery

This program presents a summary of civil litigation cases impacting the work of paralegals and other legal professionals in the areas of: Civil Procedure, Employment Law and Tort Law.

Computer Applications for the Legal Work Place

This interactive program provides an overview of the most popular legal software programs being used in the legal work place. Attendees will get a demonstration of litigation and practice management software programs such as CaseMap, TimeMap, and Hotdocs.

Successor-In-Interest Liability: Presenting Evidence In the Context of Dispositive Motions

Through the use of actual case studies, this interactive program will provide an overview and prevailing legal authorities as it pertains to the concept of successor liability and the exceptions to the general rule that successors are not liable for the wrongs of predecessors. The program will also address the evidentiary burdens of each side when presenting the issue to a court for resolution.

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At a Glance

Area of Study: California Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)

Ideal for: All attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals who need to meet the required continuing legal education courses under California law

Program format: MCLE courses are typically offered in January during the "Super Saturday" event, enabling you to complete all your continuing legal education requirements in a single day 


Please let us know if we can answer any questions about the Minimum Continuing Legal Education program.