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CLE, Continuing Legal Education, Mecklenburg County 



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Effective 1/1/11 by the NC State Bar  
All active members admitted to the North Carolina State Bar after January 1, 2011 must complete the North Carolina Bar New Admittee Professionalism Program in the year the member is first required to meet the continuing legal education requirements. Rule .1518 (c)  
Course required to be completed by 12/31/2011 for those who pass the February 2011 Bar exam. LIVE Presentation required for NEW admittess to receive CLE credit.


Consider the MCB CLE Advantage

Your Bar offers high-quality, incredibly convenient and cost-effective programs in Mecklenburg County.

  • The feedback on our accreditation and evaluation forms consistently rates our training as excellent.
  • Our programs are competitively priced with rarely any additional long-distance travel expenses. 
  • Our customer service is friendly, competent and knowledgeable.
  • We offer a wide variety of live and prerecorded CLEs at the Bar Center, local sites and even at your own office. 
  • You can view our online programs right at your desk - 24/7.

MCB CLE Options

ยท    Live CLE programs

ยท    CLE Video Replays at Your Firm/Office - at least 3 attorneys must view the course and we need 30 days notice

  • Online CLE programs are available on demand, 24 hours a day. 
  • Webcasts - Earn CLE Credit from the comfort and convenience of your own desk.  Webcasts are considered live programs - they do not count towards your 4.0 online course allotment.  

CLE Annual Pass-   $695 for up to 24 hours of CLE credits

  • Included in the price of the pass: program materials, food, beverage, and NC State Bar CLE fees for each course you attend using your pass.
  • After you have reached the 24.0 hour limit, you may purchase additional CLE courses for $35/hour.
  • Valid from 7/1/12 to 6/30/13.  
  • Non-transferable.
  • The CLE Annual Pass does not include webcasts or online programming.
  • The pass cannot be used for certain CLEs throughout the year, including but not limited to: New Admittee Professionalism Program (09/28/12 and 09/29/12), 2013 Annual Review (2/08/13 and 2/09/13), WDNC Spring Bankruptcy Seminar Spring 2012 (5/17/13).
  • To register for courses using your pass, contact Sara Poplin at, 704/375-8624 or fax a registration form to 704/333-6209 with a note at the bottom that you are a pass-holder

Discount CLE Rates


1.     Unemployed attorneys will be eligible to receive a 25% discount for all live programs and video replays.

2.     Employed full-time attorneys in public service and government agencies will be eligible to receive a 25% discount for all live programs and video replays.

3.     Employed full-time attorneys in the following offices will be eligible to attend video replays at a rate of $10/hour:

a.    Public Defender

b.    District Attorney

c.     Legal Aid of North Carolina

d.    Legal Services of Southern Piedmont

e.     Council for Children's Rights

f.     Clerk of Court

g.    Federal Defender

h.     United States Attorney

i.      Attorney General

4.     If not specifically stated above, all other requests for discounts will be considered by the CLE Committee or its designate.

5.     The MCB CLE Committee reaffirms that all members of the State and Federal Benches, including Magistrates, attend all live programs and video replays on a complimentary basis.

6.     Online programming and webcasts will not be discounted.

7.     MCB CLE is committed to offering low cost or no cost CLE opportunities in conjunction with the MCB Volunteer Lawyers Program and the MCB Professionalism Lawyers Life and Culture Committee.




Interested in past CLE materials?

Contact or to check on availability.

MCB materials may be purchased at the following fee structure:

  • 1 hr - $15 to $25
  • 3 hr - $25 to $35
  • 6+ hrs - $50 to $75

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Volunteer on the CLE Committee

MCB welcomes your participation as a CLE faculty member (earn 3 hours of CLE credit for every one-half hour of instruction), course planner, committee member or simply as a satisfied participant.  Contact Lisa Armanini at 704/375-8624 or


Inclement Weather Policy

CLE activities scheduled to be held at the Bar Center will follow Charlotte-Mecklenburg School closings. For offsite courses, please contact the scheduled venue directly.




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Upcoming MCB Events

5-2-14 Come Rap With Us -Alternative Options for Legal Practice
Free networking event and lunch to connect informally with peers and discuss the steps and things to consider when making a big career change. Register by 4/28/14.

5-8-14 Law Day Luncheon
Mary C. Curtis, award-winning multimedia journalist, will provide the keynote address. The MCB will present the Liberty Bell Award and winner of the Charlotte Observer's Law Day essay contest.

5-8-14 MCB YLD Spring Social
Join MCB YLD members for drinks and appetizers at the NoDa Brewery Crawl. Free for MCB YLD members; $10 for Non-Members


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