MS CLE Requirements
What are MS MCLE requirements?
UPDATED MCLE REQUIREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS: For the 2019-2020 CLE reporting year, attorneys may complete their CLE obligations set forth in Rule 3 through online webinars or live in-person programs. The completion deadline set forth in Rule 5 is extended to 9/30/2020; and the reporting deadline is extended to 10/15/2020. In addition, newly admitted lawyers who are to complete the new lawyer program set forth in Rule 3b by 7/31/2020 may complete the required courses through online webinars or live in-person programs, as approved by the Commission. Such newly admitted attorneys shall complete the program by 9/30/2020. Any attorney who is unable to comply with the temporary amendments may seek a hardship exemption and/or extension from the Commission.
Mississippi attorneys are required to complete 12.00 credit hours every year. Members must fulfill at least 6.00 credit hours of their CLE requirement with activities approved for Live CLE credit.
What are MS MCLE specialty credit requirements?
Specialty credits may be taken as Live or Online.
Legal ethics, professionalism, malpractice prevention, substance abuse or mental health: 1.00 credit hour (required)
When is the MS MCLE compliance deadline?
How do I report my MS MCLE?
NBI, Inc. will report your credit to the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education. A Verified Certificate of Completion will be sent to you. Please retain for your records.
Attorneys are responsible for tracking and reporting their own CLE credits. A Verified Certificate of Completion will be sent to you. Please retain for your records.
At the end of your reporting period, enter all completed courses on your annual report given to you by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education.
What are MS MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?
Each attorney newly licensed to practice law in the State of Mississippi, from and after August 1, 2015, shall, by the conclusion of the second CLE year occurring after their date of admission to The Mississippi Bar, attend or complete a new-lawyer program approved by the Commission on Continuing Legal Education, which shall be comprised of a total of twelve (12) actual hours of CLE to include six (6) hours of basic skills training and six (6) hours of ethics/professionalism. Completion of the new-lawyer program shall satisfy the requirement of subsection (a) of this Rule for such newly licensed attorney for both the CLE year of admission and the next succeeding CLE year.
What is allowed for Online credit?
Maximum 6.00 credit hours.