How do I claim CLE credit for judging a qualifying law student simulation or competition and add it to My MCLE list of reported credits?


To claim CLE credit for qualifying judging, the law school or sponsoring entity must give you a certificate stating that you served as a judge for a qualifying law school student simulation or competition. We strongly suggest the school or sponsoring entity use the Board’s form certificate for judging a law school simulation. If another certificate is used, it must contain all the information required on the Board’s form certificate.

You must also report the CLE credit you claim from qualifying judging to the MCLE Board by adding it to your My MCLE list of reported credits.

When adding this credit, our system will automatically calculate the amount of Illinois CLE credit you earn based on the MCLE Rules for qualifying judging. You’ll enter the needed information to make that calculation during the entry process. Also, when adding the credit to your record, you have the option to request that the Commission on Professionalism approve all or a portion of the CLE credit for Illinois professional responsibility (PR) credit.

To add this type of credit to your record, login to the MCLE Board's website here, then click the “I want to...” drop down menu in the upper right corner, and select “Add Non-Traditional Credits”.  On the next page select Judge Law Student Simulation and follow the steps to input the requested information.  During the process you will need to upload the certificate issued to you by the law school or sponsoring entity.  After completing the submission process, your CLE credit from this activity will appear on your My MCLE list of reported credits.

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