CLE Requirements: The Supreme Court of South Carolina Commission on CLE and Specialization requires attorneys to complete 14 credits, including 2 legal ethics and professional responsibilities (LEPR) credits, by the last day of February every year. All credits must be reported by March 1. At least 1 substance abuse/mental health credit must be completed every three years. As of May 1, 2019, Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit shall be a part of the general CLE requirement and cannot be applied to satisfy the legal ethics and professional responsibilities (LEPR) requirement. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of alternatively delivered programs per compliance period. A maximum of 14 credits may be carried over to the next compliance period. Credits from alternatively delivered programs may not be carried forward. For additional information, please see the FAQ page on the Supreme Court of South Carolina Commission on CLE and Specialization website.
Coronavirus update: The South Carolina Supreme Court issued an order effective March 31, 2021 that allows lawyers to earn all or any portion of the CLE credit they are required to obtain for the 2021-2022 annual reporting year through online or telephonic programs.
Learn about the specific requirements for newly-admitted South Carolina attorneys.
Completing Your South Carolina Requirements with PLI: PLI and SEC Institute's live seminars 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 South Carolina.
PLI and SEC Institute's live webcasts, on-demand programs, MP3s, and MP4s qualify as "alternatively delivered" credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of alternatively delivered programs per compliance period. View alternatively delivered CLE programs approved in South Carolina.
PLI is an Accredited Sponsor with the Supreme Court of South Carolina Commission on CLE and Specialization. Providers are required to submit applications for each program.
Attendance Reporting: PLI reports attendance to the Supreme Court of South Carolina Commission on CLE and Specialization.