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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

127th Annual MeetingOpen in a New Window

2017 VBA Annual Meeting in WilliamsburgOur sections and committees have lined up a wide variety of CLE panels you won't want to miss at this year's 127th Annual Meeting. This statewide event will take place January 19-21, 2017, at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center. 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 15 MCLE presentations to enhance their practices.

Please join the fun. You may wish to bookmark to make it easy to check back.

Preliminary Brochure [PDF]

Register Today!

Sign up online by clicking "Register" above. If you sign-in on, your registration form will be populated with your member information. We encourage you to sign in because it will save you time. If you do not have a log-in, you can request a new password or you can fill in all the contact information on your registration form.

You may also download and tab through the printable registration form to fill it out. Return the printable form to the VBA office by mail, fax or email.

Printable Registration Form

Book Rooms

Act now to request your lodging for the Jan. 19-21, 2017, 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. Wednesday, Dec. 28. Please make reservations through the hotels. Reference The Virginia Bar Association's 127th Annual Meeting (Group Code 30937) 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

Room Request Form [PDF]

Sponsor, Exhibit, Advertise

Are Virginia attorneys a target market of yours? Encourage your firm or office and its vendors to promote their business to legal professionals across Virginia and support The Virginia Bar Association. Visit the overview page on, or take these links to go directly to the sponsorships, or exhibitors or advertisers pages.

Deadlines to expand your outreach will be here before you know it:

  • Submit sponsor requests by Dec. 1 to get the most mileage out of your support
  • Make exhibitor requests no later than Dec. 1
  • Reserve advertising space no later than Dec. 1

Act now for the best selection of sponsorships and the first choice of exhibitor table locations.

Staying Green in 2017

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 #vbaannual2017. Find the VBA on Twitter at @VaBarAssn.


127th Summer MeetingOpen in a New Window

Bookmark this page or to return when more details are available.

If you are interested in information about sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising in conjunction with the 127th Summer Meeting, please contact the VBA at 804-644-0041.

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