Updated: July 29, 2022

MCLE Board

The Washington Supreme Court entered order NO. 25700-A-1349 adopting the MCLE Board’s suggested amendment to the Admission and Practice Rule (APR) 11 ethics requirement, effective Sept. 1, 2022. 

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Licensed legal professionals in the state of Washington are required to continue their legal education throughout their careers in order to remain eligible to practice law. The Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board plays a critical role in defining and determining compliance with the minimum education requirements. The Board meets five times a year to consider MCLE policy issues and review requests from legal professionals, including requests for waiver and extension of time to meet their minimum education requirements, and holds hearings on denied requests.

Board Members

Todd Alberstone, Chair  │  M. Christopher Bueter  │  Ayanna Colman  │  Merri Hartse  │  Efrem Krisher  │  Robert Malae  │  Asia N. Wright

BOG Liaisons: Serena Sayani

Contact the MCLE Board and Staff Liaison at MCLE@wsba.org


Preliminary Suggested Amendment to APR 11(e)(6)

The MCLE Board is considering an amendment to APR 11(e)(6), which will allow tutors in the WSBA Law Clerk Program to receive MCLE teaching credit for their "personal supervision" of law clerks.

The MCLE Board is currently soliciting feedback regarding this suggested amendment. If you would like to comment, please complete the survey (survey now closed). The survey will close on May 6, so please provide any comments by that date. You may also attend the May 13 MCLE Board meeting (via Zoom or phone) where comments will be heard starting at 10:05 a.m.

For more information, please see the MCLE Board Report and Recommendation.

Meeting Dates and Minutes


Oct. 8, 2021 

Jan. 7, 2022

April 8, 2022

May 13, 2022

Aug. 5, 2022

Contact Us

Please direct all correspondence, petitions, notices, and other written communications to:

Washington State Bar Association
MCLE Board
1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539

Please submit all requests and notices to the MCLE Board in writing. Requests and petitions must be received two weeks prior to a board meeting in order to be placed on that meeting's agenda.

To request a MCLE Petition of Undue Hardship, please contact our MCLE Team at 206-733-5987, or email us at mcle@wsba.org.