Updated: May 18, 2018

MCLE Board

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

Melissa Skelton, Chair  │  John Bender  │  Andrew L. Benjamin  │  Scott J. Bergstedt  │  Rebecca Stewart-LeVon  │  Asia N. Wright

BOG Liaison: Paul A. Swegle

Staff Liaison: Adelaine Shay


Meeting Dates and Minutes

2017–2018

2016–2017

2015–2016

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 7, 2016

Oct. 2, 2015

Jan. 12, 2018             

Jan. 20, 2017

Jan. 22, 2016

April 13, 2018         

April 7, 2017

April 8, 2016

May 11, 2018

May 12, 2017

May 13, 2016

Aug. 17, 2018

Aug. 18, 2017 

Aug. 19, 2016

Contact Us

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.