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Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)

MCLE Requirements

The Commonwealth of Virginia mandates 12 continuing legal education (CLE) hours, including 2 hours in ethics/professionalism and 4 hours from live programs.

  • MCLE completion deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
  • MCLE reporting deadline: Dec. 16, 2014
  • MCLE late filing deadline: Feb. 1, 2015

Failure to meet deadlines results in $100 fines.

Continuing Legal Education Programs

The Virginia Bar Association offers a wide variety of continuing legal educational programs to satisfy your MCLE credits. In 2014, so far, we've offered programming at our Annual Meeting, Spring Symposium, Bankruptcy Law Conference, Health Law Legislative Update and Summer Meeting. See below for a list of our upcoming programs or check out our CLE calendar.

MCLE Program Calendar

Online CLE

Unable to attend in person? No problem. The VBA offers all lawyers continuing legal education courses on demand through VBA Online CLE, written materials included. VBA members enjoy special discounts.

VBA Online CLE

Upcoming MCLE Programs

128th Annual MeetingOpen in a New Window

NOTE: Online Registration for the 128th Annual Meeting is now closed. If you still need to register, you may do so on-site by visiting the VBA registration desk at the Williamsburg Lodge.

Our sections and committees have lined up a wide variety of CLE panels you won't want to miss at this year's 128th Annual Meeting. This statewide event will take place Jan. 18-20, 2018, at the Williamsburg Lodge. The preliminary brochure, mailed this fall to VBA members, contains a full list of CLE programs and all the related events and activities of the Annual Meeting. View it online. Attendees can choose from among 17 MCLE presentations to enhance their practices.

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Book Rooms

Act now to request your lodging for the conference.

Discounted reservations at the Williamsburg Inn and Williamsburg Lodge are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until the room block has filled or until a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Please make reservations through the hotels. Reference The Virginia Bar Association's 128th Annual Meeting (Group Code 30938) to receive the discounted room rate.

Reservations can be made online, by phone, or by fax or mail.

  • Online: Go to
  • By Phone: Call 800-261-9530
  • By Fax or Mail: Print and fill out the Room Request Form below. The fax number and mailing address are included on the form


Staying Green in 2018

Continuing the practice introduced during the 126th Summer Meeting, the VBA will provide all written materials for MCLE programming online only! That's right, no more heavy packets of paper to lug around the conference center. Bring your laptop or e-device, sign on to the conference center Wi-Fi and access your materials from our website. Prefer hard copies? Be sure to print at home or work before arriving in Williamsburg. All registrants are being notified of the link to access MCLE written materials.

Twitter Hashtag

Social media can play a big role in broadening the reach of the VBA and its mission. Do you tweet? Tell your followers about the January meeting with the hashtag #vbaannual2018. Find the VBA on Twitter at @VaBarAssn.

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Virginia Law Foundation Annual Dinner

Please join the Virginia Law Foundation for their 2018 Annual Dinner at the Williamsburg Lodge on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m., to celebrate the Foundation and induct the 2018 Class of Fellows. Please reserve your space by emailing


128th Summer MeetingOpen in a New Window

Please check back again nearer to the event, when we have more details to share.

If you are interested in information about sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising in conjunction with the 128th Summer Meeting, please contact the VBA at or by calling 804-644-0041. If Virginia attorneys are part or all of your target market, this is a great way to connect with legal professionals across Virginia.


Young Lawyers Fall MeetingOpen in a New Window

Watch for more details as we get closer to this event.
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