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Mississippi CLE Requirements and Courses

Detailed jurisdiction information about MCLE regulations and general information accreditation of ABA CLE events, webinars, and on-demand CLE courses

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Mississippi Newly-Admitted CLE Rules

Mississippi newly admitted attorneys must complete an approved New Lawyer program of 12 hours of CLE courses, including 6 hours in Basic Skills training and 6 hours in Ethics and Professionalism by the second July 31st following admission.

Mississippi General CLE Rules

  • 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 webcast or previously recorded.
  • Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports attendance on behalf of attendees.

State Contact Information

Mississippi Commission on CLE, P. O. Box 369, Jackson, MS 39205-0369, 450 High Street, Jackson, MS 39201 | (601) 576-4622

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A Note About MCLE Credit

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