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How are attorneys placed in their two-year reporting period group?

Each attorney is placed in one of two reporting groups by the first letter of their last name: A–M or N–Z.
  • For those admitted to the Illinois bar before June 30, 2006, your last name on the Master Roll of Attorneys on July 1, 2006, sets your reporting group. 
  • If sworn in on or after July 1, 2006, your last name on the Master Roll of Attorneys on your Illinois bar admission date sets your reporting group.
Your reporting group does not change even if your name does.

Reporting periods last two years from July 1 to June 30 – starting and ending in even-numbered years for those with A-M last names and starting and ending in odd-numbered years for those with N-Z last names. The second year is the reporting year. To avoid fees, (1) CLE hours must be completed by 11:59 PM Central Daylight Time on June 30 of that year (completion deadline), and (2) by 11:59 PM on July 31, the attorney’s transcript must reflect compliance no later than June 30 or a valid exemption on file. 

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