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.
Effective July 1, 2019, all active Missouri attorneys are required to complete and report at least two credit hours of accredited programs and activities devoted exclusively to professionalism, substance abuse and mental health, legal or judicial ethics, or malpractice prevention. Additionally, at least one credit hour of accredited programs and activities devoted exclusively to cultural competency, diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias. 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.