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Missouri CLE Requirements

Whether you're an experienced Missouri attorney or newly admitted, 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

Categories

12 General CLE

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 CLE credit only; limit to 6)

Carryover

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 CLE 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.

Resources

The Missouri Bar 

326 Monroe Street 

Jefferson City, MO 65102 

573-635-4128

[email protected]