Credit hours required: 12 hours per reporting period
Specialty credits required: 1 hour of legal ethics, professional responsibility, or malpractice prevention credit per reporting period
Length of reporting period: 1 year
Compliance date: July 31
Reporting date: August 15
Compliance group: All attorneys report annually.
Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 60 and round up or down to the nearest one-tenth of an hour.
Limit on credit hours for distance-learning programs: Attorneys can earn up to 6 CLE hours via live webinars and teleconferences and on-demand online courses.
Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports attendance on behalf of attendees.
Approval of ABA Programs
The ABA is an accredited sponsor in Mississippi and programs are presumptively approved for credit in the following formats.
Approved ABA Live Program Formats
Live, in-person meetings (e.g., National Institutes)
Live Webinars and Teleconferences
Approved ABA CLE Product Formats
On-Demand Online Courses
Mississippi does not recognize self-study of recorded formats of CDs, CD-ROMs, and DVDs as a method to earn CLE credit.
State Contact Information
Mississippi Commission on CLE
P. O. Box 369
Jackson, MS 39205-0369
450 High Street, Jackson, MS 39201
A Note About MCLE Credit
The content on this page is for informational and educational purposes only. Each state has its own rules and regulations indicating what qualifies for CLE credit. Certain programs, subjects, and formats may not receive credit in some states and there may be specific rules regarding who may earn credit or the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned with specific formats. Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules.