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Missouri CLE Requirements

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

Missouri CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement

15 credits every year


12 General

2 Professionalism, substance abuse, mental health, legal or judicial ethics, or malpractice prevention

1 Elimination of bias

CLE Compliance deadline

COVID-19 Update: The 2020 CLE completion deadline has been extended to September 30, 2020.

June 30

CLE Reporting deadline

COVID-19 Update: The 2020 CLE reporting deadline has been extended to October 31, 2020.

July 31

Approved Quimbee formats

On-demand (General credit only; limit to 6)


15 live credits

CLE reporting instructionsMissouri is a self-reporting jurisdiction and Quimbee does not report your completed courses to the Missouri Bar. Quimbee on-demand courses are considered self-study credit and you may earn up to 6 self-study credits each reporting year. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificates from our website at any time.

Missouri CLE Requirements

Missouri-licensed attorneys are required to complete 12 credits each year, including 2 credits in the areas of professionalism, substance abuse, mental health, legal or judicial ethics, or malpractice prevention and 1 elimination of bias credit.

Missouri attorneys can complete up to 6 general credits through Quimbee’s on-demand courses.

  • Attend approved, live, in-person CLE courses.
  • Teach an approved CLE course.
  • Write legal materials published by an accredited or identified sponsor, a professional journal, or as a monograph.
  • Serve as a member of the general assembly.

COVID-19 Update: The 2020 CLE completion deadline has been extended to September 30, 2020.

Missouri attorneys must complete their MCLE requirement by June 30.

Yes, up to 15 live credit hours can be carried over to the next reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Missouri attorneys are exempt from the CLE requirement in the year in which they were admitted.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

COVID-19 Update: The 2020 CLE reporting deadline has been extended to October 31, 2020.

Attorneys must submit their Annual Report of Compliance by July 31.

Attorneys can submit their Annual Report of Compliance electronically by logging into their profile on the Missouri Bar website.


The Missouri Bar 

326 Monroe Street 

Jefferson City, MO 65102 


[email protected]

Newest Missouri courses

Stress, Competence, and the Seven Elements of Self

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 43s
Stress can cause serious harm to one’s health, or even death. Approximately 120,000 people die every year as a direct result of work-related stress, and over 75% of physician visits pertain to stress-related issues. Over the years, stress has been normalized in the legal ecosystem, with success and achievement outweighing balance and wellbeing. Chronic stress can have a dangerous impact on attorney wellbeing and competence to practice law, but there’s a movement within the profession to change all that. In this presentation, we’ll take a humorous look at stress and burnout in the context of attorney competence and explore the concept of attorney wellbeing. We’ll then use a self-mastery framework called the “Elements of Self” to explore individual techniques and practices for reducing stress, achieving wellbeing, and maintaining competence.

A Primer on Excessive Force and the Fourth Amendment

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 0m 37s
All police must comply with the U.S. Constitution. When they don’t, the harm police cause is unjustified, and its impact can be far reaching. In this presentation, we introduce you to the major issues that arise in representing people harmed by police during an “arrest, investigatory stop, or other seizure.” We will take a practical look at the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable seizures, and the primary vehicle for addressing excessive police force—42 U.S.C. § 1983. In doing so, we will explore Fourth Amendment excessive force caselaw, including the doctrine of qualified immunity, and touch on the hot topic of police bodycams.

Ethics. Writing. Tacos.

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 48s
Legal writing is perhaps the most important tool of the legal profession. Nonetheless, attorneys regularly violate ethical duties in their writing, and those violations go undetected. Systemic unethical legal writing impacts the entire legal profession, as well as those we serve and the community in which we practice. In this presentation, we examine seven common ethical issues in legal research, writing, and advocacy in the context of litigation. We examine the ethical duties of competence, diligence, and candor as embodied in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. And how do tacos factor in? Well, you’ll just have to see—it just might guac your world!

Fighting BAC: Defending Breath Test Prosecutions

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 12s
Over the past several years, there has been a trend toward scrutinizing DWI breath test technology. In a 2019 investigative study, the New York Times discovered what DWI attorneys have known for a long time: that breath tests are “often unreliable.” In this presentation, we will explore some foundational issues in defending a “breath test” prosecution. Core concepts will include Henry’s Law, Beer’s law, and the variable of temperature. This presentation isn’t meant to make you an expert in the area, but it will introduce you to some core issues involved in beating bad breath.