Missouri CLE Requirements: The Missouri Bar requires attorneys to complete 15 credits by June 30 of every year. Of the 15 credit hours, at least three credit hours must be devoted exclusively to professionalism, substance abuse, mental health, legal or judicial ethics, or malpractice prevention, and at least one of these three credit hours must be devoted exclusively to explicit or implicit bias, diversity, inclusion or cultural competency. All credits must be reported by July 31. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period. The ethics and elimination of bias credits may not be earned through self-study. A maximum of 15 credits, including 2 ethics credits, may be carried over to the next reporting period. Self-study credit may not be carried over. For additional information, please see the FAQ page on the Missouri Bar website.
Coronavirus update: The Supreme Court of Missouri previously issued an order dated March 23, 2020 that 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.
In addition, as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the reporting deadline for the 2019-2020 reporting year was extended until October 31, 2020. Every lawyer that failed 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.
Effective July 1, 2019, all active Missouri attorneys are required to complete one live credit hour per reporting year in explicit or implicit bias, diversity, inclusion or cultural competency. For additional information on the rule change, please refer to Rule 15.05 on the Supreme Court of Missouri website.
Learn about the specific requirements for newly-admitted Missouri attorneys.
Completing Your Missouri Requirements with PLI: PLI and SEC Institute's live seminars, live webcasts and co-sponsored locations 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 Missouri.
PLI and SEC Institute's on-demand programs, MP3s, and MP4s qualify as "self-study" credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period. View self-study CLE programs for Missouri.
PLI is an Accredited Sponsor with the Missouri Bar. Providers are required to submit applications for each program.
Attendance Reporting: Attorneys must report their own attendance to the Missouri Bar. Please visit the Member Portal on the Missouri Bar website to report electronically.