MCLE Rules Changes
The South Carolina Appellate Court has waived the restriction that no more than eight credit hours of CLE via online or telephonic course may be earned for the current annual reporting year.
Accordingly, lawyers and judges may earn all or any portion of the CLE credit they are required to obtain for the 2020-2021 annual reporting year (March 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021) through online webinars or on demand programs.
The South Carolina Supreme Court waived the 8 hour cap on distance education, thus permitting attorneys to earn all or any portion of the required annual 14 hours of MCLE credit for the 2019-2020 annual reporting year (ending on February 29, 2020) through pre-approved alternatively delivered programing. The eight-hour live credit requirement for the current 2020-2021 reporting year ending on February 28, 2021 is still in place.