Understanding the Missouri CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

15 credit hours annually

Credit Format:

9 hours must be taken live
6 may be completed online

TRTCLE's online, on demand courses qualify as Self-Study, which is limited to six (6) credits per year.

Please note: Attorneys may not satisfy the ethics or elimination of bias requirements through on-demand or self-study programs. They must be through live programming, which includes TRTCLE's Teleconferences.

Credit Breakdown:

13 hours General

At least 2 hours Ethics, Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Professionalism, or Malpractice Prevention

At least 1 hour in the area of cultural competency, diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias within the legal profession.

Compliance Deadline:

*June 30

Reporting Deadline:

*July 31

Reporting Information:

*COVID-19 Temporary Changes:

Compliance Deadline extended to September 30, 2020: The Supreme Court of Missouri has issued an order as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the reporting year for 2019-2020 will be for the 15 months between July 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020. Any extra credit hours earned during the 2019-2020 reporting year may be carried over as prescribed in Regulation 15.05.5.

Extension of Reporting Deadline: as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the reporting deadline for the 2019-2020 reporting year is extended until October 31, 2020. Every lawyer failing to meet the Rule 15 credit hour and reporting requirements for the 2019-2020 reporting year by December 31, 2020, shall be notified pursuant to Rule 15.06 and subject to the procedures and fees outlined therein.

Newly Admitted Requirement:

Newly Admitted lawyers are exempt from the annual requirements for the July 1 - June 30 reporting year in which they are admitted.

State Contact Information:

  • Address The Missouri Bar
    326 Monroe Street
    PO Box 2355
    Jefferson City, MO 65102
  • Numbers (T)573-635-4128
    (F)573-635-2811
  • mail mcle@mobar.org
    www.mobar.org

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