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Mississippi CLE Requirements

Whether you're an experienced Mississippi attorney or a Mississippi newly admitted attorney, here's what you need to know about Mississippi’s mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements.

Mississippi CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement12 credits every year
Categories11 General 
1 Ethics, professional responsibility, professionalism, malpractice prevention, substance abuse or mental health
CLE Compliance deadlineJuly 31
CLE Reporting deadlineAugust 15
Approved Quimbee formats
COVID-19 Update: The Supreme Court of Mississippi has temporarily removed the limit on credits earned through online programs for the 2020-2021 reporting period.

On-demand (limit 6)
Carryover12 general credits
CLE reporting instructionsMississippi is a self-reporting jurisdiction and Quimbee does not report your completed courses to the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Credits must be reported on the CLE Annual Report Statement. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificate from our website at any time.

Mississippi CLE Requirements

Mississippi-licensed attorneys must complete 12 credits each year, including 1 credit in the areas of ethics, professional responsibility, professionalism, malpractice prevention, substance abuse or mental health.
COVID-19 Update: The Supreme Court of Mississippi has temporarily removed the limit on credits earned through online programs for the 2020-2021 reporting period.

Mississippi-licensed attorneys can complete up to 6 credits through Quimbee's on-demand courses.
  • Attend an approved, live, in-person CLE program. 
  • Teach an approved CLE program Teach a course in an ABA or AALS approved law school. 
  • Attend a course at an ABA or AALS accredited law school. 
  • Write a law journal article published by an ABA or AALS approved law school. 
  • Serve as a member of the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions or as a bar examiner. 
  • Serve as a member of the Committee on Professional Responsibility, the Ethics Committee, the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, or the Professionalism Committee of the Mississippi Bar. 
  • Enroll in a bar review course approved by the Mississippi CLE Commission. 
  • Serve as a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules. 
  • Serve as a member of the Model Civil Jury Instructions Committee or the Model Criminal Jury Instruction Committee. 
  • Serve as Lieutenant Governor of the State of Mississippi or as a member of the Mississippi Legislature.
Mississippi attorneys must complete their MCLE requirement by July 31.
Yes, Mississippi attorneys may carry over up to 12 general credits to the next reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Mississippi attorneys must complete an approved new-lawyer program by the end of the second CLE year occurring after their date of admission. The new-lawyer program consists of 12 hours of CLE credit, including 6 hours of basic skills and 6 hours of ethics/professionalism. This program satisfies the newly admitted attorney’s CLE requirement for the CLE year of admission and the next succeeding CLE year.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Mississippi attorneys must report compliance with the MCLE requirement by August 15 each year.
The Mississippi CLE Annual Report Statement is mailed out to attorneys in June of each year. This report will show any CLE that has been reported to the CLE Commission at the time of its printing and any additional CLE earned for the year may be added to this form.

Resources

Mississippi Commission on CLE 
656 N. State Street 
Jackson, MS 39202 
601-576-4622

Newest Mississippi courses

Professionalism: How Wonderful it Really is to be a Lawyer

by Kevin Johnson
On demand
1h 2m 04s
Professionalism in the practice of law is not just complying with the Code of Professional Conduct. It is about how a lawyer is as a lawyer. This presentation describes what professionalism looks like in key areas of a law practice. Integrity, competence, attorney-client relations, dealing with other attorneys and with society, as well as why attorneys should look out for each other. A good attorney is ethical, it is the great attorney who understands and exercises professionalism throughout the day and over time.

Extreme Hardship Criteria in Waiver and Cancellation of Removal Cases: Clinical Strategies and Challenges for Immigration Lawyers

by Mark Silver
On demand
1h 2m 56s
In this seminar, forensic expert Mark Silver provides the immigration lawyer with a detailed analysis of criteria considered by clinical experts when undertaking a psychosocial evaluation in extreme hardship cases for waivers and cancellation of removal cases. Here, Mr. Silver integrates important legal considerations with the psychosocial criteria offering new and different insights to better advocate for the clients and their family members. He also reviews the different challenges that have an impact on extreme hardship considerations. Additionally, he addresses how to best present these issues to help your client.

Introduction to Trademark Law - An Overview from the PTO’s Pet Peeves in Applying for a Trademark to Proving Infringement in Federal Court

by Ken Kula
On demand
1h 4m 36s
Young and old attorneys can always learn something about Trademark Law. In this introduction to Trademarks, attorneys learn the basics of Trademark Law from prosecution of a Trademark to obtain one through litigation when a Trademark is infringed. The presentation is broken down into three sections. First, the results of an interview with a Trademark Examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office about her prosecution pet peeves is addressed. Second, the basics of Trademarks is presented. Third, a sample case on Trademark infringement is thoroughly analyzed and discussed.

What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

by Michael Riela
On demand
1h 1m 13s
Attorneys in firms of all sizes – from solo practitioners to lawyers are multinational Big Law firms - face a number of ethical issues relating to cybersecurity, and preserving the confidentiality and security of their clients’ data. Contrary to what some lawyers may believe, law firms are often a valuable target for hackers because they can hold vast collections of sensitive and highly valuable client-related data. These cybersecurity threats come from individual hackers, international cybercriminals, and even a firm’s own attorneys and other employees. This program provides a basic primer on attorneys’ ethical obligations to understand and address the cybersecurity risks they face, and provides practical advice for attorneys in addressing issues that arise will undoubtedly arise in their legal practice.