Montana CLE Requirements
What are MT MCLE requirements?
UPDATED MCLE REQUIREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS: The extended deadline for completion and reporting of CLE credits has expired. The Supreme Court of Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education has not issued any further extensions or waivers at this time.
Montana attorneys are required to complete 15.00 credit hours every year. Members must fulfill at least 10.00 credit hours of their CLE requirement with activities approved for Live CLE credit.
What are MT MCLE specialty credit requirements?
Specialty credits may be taken as Live or Self-Study.
Legal Ethics/Professionalism: 2.00 credit hours (required each year)
When is the MT MCLE compliance deadline?
How do I report my MT MCLE?
NBI, Inc. will report your credit to the Montana Commission of CLE.
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.
Submit a copy of your Verified Certificate of Completion to the Montana Commission of CLE. After March 31, the Commission will mail you a transcript of all CLE credits posted to your record over the past reporting year.
What are MT MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?
New attorneys are not required to complete any CLE for the duration of the reporting year (not the calendar year) during which they are admitted to the State Bar of Montana. The reporting year begins on April 1 and ends on March 31 each year. Your admission date is the date on which you were sworn-in to the Bar (not the date on which you passed the bar exam.)
For example: An attorney admitted to the Bar in October 2016, does not have a requirement for the year that ends on March 31, 2017. The first full reporting year for which that attorney has a CLE requirement will begin April 1, 2017 and end March 31, 2018.
What is allowed for Self-Study credit?
Maximum 5.00 credit hours.