Missouri lawyers must fulfill the minimum continuing legal education requirements set by Missouri Supreme Court Rule 15. You may download all your MCLE forms from the website. Sponsor information is also available.
To access the online Annual Report, click here. You may check carryover credit hours from the prior year and submit electronically your July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 Annual Report or if you have already complied with Rule 15 for the 2013-2014 reporting year then you may record continuing legal education credit hours for the July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 reporting year. The actual filing of the Annual Report for the 2014-2015 reporting year will be available later during the reporting year.
Professionalism, Ethics and Malpractice Prevention Education Requirements of Supreme Rule 15
Annual Two Hour Professionalism, Ethics and Malpractice Prevention Education Requirement Replaces Three Hours Every Three Years Requirement
Supreme Court Rule 15.05(f) has been amended to establish an annual requirement of two hours of education in professionalism, ethics and malpractice prevention per year rather than the previous requirement of three hours every three years. Up to two hours in excess of the annual requirement of Rule 15.05(f) may be carried forward to the immediately succeeding reporting year, similar to the carry forward of hours to comply with the 15 hour annual requirement of Rule 15.05(a). The amendment does not change the content that satisfies the requirement as defined in Regulation 15.01.6-8.
Requirement for New Lawyers and Lawyers Reinstated to The Missouri Bar
As amended, Rule 15.05(e) now requires lawyers admitted or reinstated to The Missouri Bar after June 30, 2009 to obtain two hours of professionalism, ethics and malpractice prevention education within 12 months of admission or reinstatement. Lawyers admitted or reinstated to The Missouri Bar between June 30, 1990 and July 1, 2009 are required to obtain three hours of professionalism, ethics and malpractice prevention within 12 months of admission or reinstatement.
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