Understanding the Montana CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

15 credit hours annually

Credit Format:

5 credit hours may be completed online through TRTCLE's on-demand courses, and 10 credit hours must be "live" or "interactive", which includes TRTCLE's live videoconference and teleconference courses.

Credit Breakdown:

13 hours General
2 hours Legal Ethics/Professionalism

Compliance Deadline:

March 31

Reporting Deadline:

May 15

*Please note that Montana has a 6-week grace period during which you may earn and report CLE credits without penalty. This means you may attend CLE programs up until May 15 to meet the requirement for the year ending March 31 without being assessed a late fee.

Reporting Information:

TRTCLE reports attendance to The Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education.

Newly Admitted Requirement:

New admittees are exempt from the CLE requirement during the first reporting year in which they are licensed.

State Contact Information:

  • Address Montana Continuing Legal Education
    7 West 6th Avenue
    P.O. Box 577
    Helena, MT 59624
  • Numbers (T) (406) 442-7660
  • mail cle@montanabar.org

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