Missouri 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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Missouri Newly-Admitted CLE Rules

New lawyers in Missouri have no educational or reporting requirement for the MCLE compliance year in which they are first admitted.

Missouri General CLE Rules

  • Credit hours required: 15 hours per reporting period
  • Specialty credits required: 2 hours of ethics, professionalism, substance abuse and mental health, or malpractice prevention credit and 1 hour of cultural competency, diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias credit
  • Length of reporting period: 1 year
  • Compliance date: June 30
  • Reporting date: July 31
  • Compliance group: All attorneys report annually.
  • Minutes per credit hour: 50 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 50 and round up or down to the nearest one-tenth of an hour.
  • Limit on credit hours for recorded programs: Attorneys can earn up to 6 CLE hours via recorded programs (i.e., self-study). However, specialty credits required must be earned via live programs (in-person or webinar) only, not through recorded programs.
  • Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must self-report completion of CLE requirements each reporting period through the Attorney’s Annual Report of Compliance (available on website below). Neither the ABA nor attorneys send certificates of attendance to the Missouri Bar Association.

MCLE Rule Changes

In reaction to the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, most live in-person CLE events have been cancelled across the world. In response, state and other jurisdictions have have temporarily suspended the requirements that their attorneys attend in-person CLE to fulfill their MCLE requirements or adjusted deadlines, fees, or other aspects of their rules. Your state may have temporarily changed MCLE requirements.

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State Contact Information

MCLE Department, The Missouri Bar, 326 Monroe Street, P.O. Box 119, Jefferson City, MO 65102-2355 | (573) 635-4128

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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. Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules.