BILL EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2007
Paralegal MCLE Requirements
California Assembly Bill 2303 was signed by the Governor and became effective on January 1, 2007. AB 2303 was an omnibus bill containing the amendment to Business and Professions Code Section 6450 (d) to correct the staggered compliance periods set forth in the Code. The amended section reads:
"6450. (d) Every two years, commencing January 1, 2007, any person that is working as a paralegal shall be required to certify completion of four hours of mandatory continuing legal education in legal ethics and four hours of mandatory continuing legal education in either general law or in an area of specialized law. All continuing legal education courses shall meet the requirements of Section 6070. Certification of these continuing education requirements shall be made with the paralegal's supervising attorney. The paralegal shall be responsible for keeping a record of the paralegal's certifications."