Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)

FILING INSTRUCTIONS FOR 2021-2022 COMPLIANCE PERIOD DEADLINES: The 2021-2022 compliance period will end on June 30, 2022. Lawyers must earn all CLE credits by June 30 and file their MCLE annual reports by July 31, 2022.

Attention new admittees:  If you were admitted to practice law after June 30, 2021, you do not have an MCLE filing requirement for the 2021-2022 reporting period.  If you were admitted prior to June 30, 2021, and practiced law during the reporting year, you are required to file an MCLE annual report.

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ON DEMAND vs. ONLINE ACCREDITED COURSES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SCREENING CLE COURSE PROVIDERS:  Some CLE course providers may advertise that their remote courses or webinars are approved for credit in Missouri, but unless their courses meet the Missouri standard for accreditation, you may be paying for a product you do not really want. To be fully accredited, a remote course or webinar must have a designated date in which to access the program, a designated start and stop time and it must have a qualified instructor present (live or via chat) to answer questions from participants. If you are able to access a remote course or webinar at any time of your choosing, that course is an on-demand course, which is not fully accredited in Missouri and can only be reported as a self-study activity. Self-study activities are capped at six hours per year and do not include ethics or elimination of bias credit. Please screen your courses and course providers carefully to ensure that your CLE dollars are well-spent.

Contact us:

The Missouri Bar 
Attn: MCLE Department
PO Box 2355 | 326 Monroe
Jefferson City MO 65102
(573) 638-2233 |

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