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Mississippi CLE Requirements: The Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education requires attorneys to complete 12 credits, including 1 credit of ethics, professional responsibility, professionalism, malpractice prevention, substance abuse or mental health, every year by July 31. All credits must be reported by August 15. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period. A maximum of 12 credits may be carried over to the next reporting period; ethics credit carries over as general credit. For additional information, please see the FAQ page on the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education website.
Coronavirus update: The Supreme Court of Mississippi issued an order temporarily amending Rule 3 of the Rules and Regulations for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education to waive the in-person requirement for attorneys’ continuing legal education obligation for the 2020-2021 reporting year. Attorneys will be allowed to earn CLE credits in the method of their choosing, either online, webinars or live, in-person programs.
The Mississippi Supreme Court had previously issued an order that waived the in-person requirement for attorneys' continuing legal education obligation for the 2019-2020 reporting year.
Learn about the specific requirements for newly-admitted Mississippi attorneys.
Completing Your Mississippi Requirements with PLI: PLI and SEC Institute's live seminars qualify as "live" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs. View live CLE programs approved in Mississippi.
PLI and SEC Institute's live webcasts, co-sponsored locations, on-demand programs, MP3s, and MP4s qualify as "distance learning" credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period. View distance learning CLE programs approved in Mississippi.
PLI is a Sponsor with the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Providers are required to submit applications for each program.
Attendance Reporting: PLI reports attendance to the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education.