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Montana CLE Requirements

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

Montana CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement15 credits every year
Categories13 General 
2 Ethics and professionalism
CLE Compliance deadlineMarch 31
CLE Reporting deadlineMay 15
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Carryover30 credits
CLE reporting instructionsEmail copies of certificates of attendance or participation to [email protected]

Montana CLE Requirements

Montana-licensed attorneys must complete 15 credits, including 2 ethics and professionalism credits.
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  • Attend approved, live, in-person CLE courses. 
  • Attend approved, interactive CLE courses. 
  • Write an article that appears in any law review published by an ABA-accredited law school. 
  • Teach an approved CLE course. 
  • Attend courses taught at an ABA-accredited law school. 
  • Attend in-house courses offered by law firms, corporate legal departments, or similar entities.
Montana attorneys must complete their CLE requirement by March 31.
Yes, up to 30 credits may be carried over to the following two reporting cycles. Only up to 4 live or interactive ethics credits may be carried over.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Montana attorneys are not required to complete any CLE credits during the reporting year in which they are admitted to the State Bar of Montana.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Montana attorneys should email copies of their certificates after they have completed a course.
Montana attorneys should email copies of certificates of attendance or participation to [email protected] throughout the year. After the reporting cycle ends on March 31, attorneys will receive a transcript of all CLE credits that have been posted over the past year. Attorneys can use the form to make any changes and only need to return it to the Montana CLE commission by May 15 if there are changes to be made.

Resources

Montana Commission of CLE 
33 South Last Chance Gulch, Suite 1B 
PO Box 577 
Helena, MT 59624 
406-442-7660