MCLE - Mississippi

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

MCLE Rules Changes

The Supreme Court of Mississippi approved the waiver of the in-person requirement for MCLE so that attorneys may earn all their credits through online programs or live webinars. The Court also extended the deadline to September 30, 2020 with a reporting deadline of October 15, 2020.  This waiver and deadline extension also apply to newly licensed attorneys whose new lawyer requirement deadline is July 31, 2020.

MCLE Requirements

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
(601) 576-4622

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.