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How does an attorney request reinstatement after removal from the Master Roll for MCLE non-compliance?


After an attorney is removed from the Master Roll for MCLE non-compliance, the process of reinstating to the master roll involves the attorney seeking reinstatement, the Board, and the ARDC.

First, the attorney needs to address each removal by: (1) earning the required credits for the reporting period or be exempt from that reporting period’s requirements for up to the last three reporting periods for which the attorney is removed, (2) reporting that compliance or exemption to the MCLE Board for up to the last three reporting periods, and (3) paying a reinstatement fee for each reporting period for which the attorney was removed.

Second, after the attorney completes steps 1, 2, and 3 above, the MCLE Board will verify that completion to the ARDC. Then in 3-5 business days, the ARDC will return the attorney’s name to the master roll if there is no other reason that the attorney is removed from the master roll (e.g., removed for failure to register with the ARDC or removed for discipline reasons).

If you completed steps 1, 2, and 3 above, more than five business days ago, please contact the ARDC at 312-565-2600 and ask for the Registration Department. Only the ARDC can change your license status after a removal.

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