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How do I claim CLE credit for qualifying part-time teaching of a law course at an ABA-accredited law school and add it to My MCLE list of reported credits?


To claim credit CLE credit for qualifying part-time teaching of a law course at an ABA-accredited law school, the law school must give you a certificate stating that you engaged in a qualifying teaching activity for a course at the school. We strongly suggest the school use the Board’s form certificate. 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 for qualifying teaching 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 part-time teaching of a law school course. 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 the Part-Time Teach (Law School or College Law Course) and follow the steps to input the requested information about teaching an ABA-Accredited Law School Course.  During the process you will need to upload the certificate issued to you by the law school.  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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