As required by the MCLE Rules, attorneys must maintain their own certificates of attendance and other proof of MCLE compliance. At the end of the reporting period, attorneys must report whether they have complied with the MCLE Rules, have not complied with the MCLE Rules, or were exempt from the MCLE Rules during the reporting period. Before the end of an attorney's two-year reporting period, the MCLE Board will mail the reporting form to the attorney's address on file with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. Each attorney who is not exempt is responsible for filing the reporting form with the Board, even if the attorney does not receive the form by mail.
Newly-admitted attorneys admitted on or after October 1, 2011, are required to report to the MCLE Board by the last day of the month that occurs one year after the newly-admitted attorney's admission to practice in Illinois.
Individual attorneys should not mail, e-mail or fax their certificates of attendance or other MCLE-related documentation to the MCLE Board unless they are notified by the Board that they are being audited. Attorneys need to keep their proof of MCLE compliance for three years after the two-year reporting period ends, so that the attorney can respond if audited by the MCLE Board.