LAST CHANCE: File your MCLE hours by Aug. 31 to avoid late fees
If you didn’t file your 2021-22 MCLE hours by July 31 and do not have a deficiency plan, take note! Aug. 31 is your last chance to file your annual report before being assessed $200-plus in late fees.
File your MCLE report online at MoBar.org/MCLEreporting. Reports are automatically submitted upon compliance, and this will be indicated by a green "Compliant" status and an auto-generated email confirming compliance for the reporting year. Lawyers who are not in compliance and have not filed their annual reports will instead see a red "Not Yet Compliant" status.
Starting Sept. 1, any Missouri lawyer who has not completed and filed a 2021-22 MCLE annual report and do not have a deficiency plan will be assessed a $200 late fee, pursuant to Rule 15.06(c). An additional $50 will be assessed at the end of each successive month in which compliance is not obtained.
The Missouri Bar will submit a list of lawyers who did not comply with Rule 15 to the Supreme Court of Missouri by March 1, 2023. Those lawyers will be automatically suspended from practicing law and are subject to an additional $100 suspension fee.
Lawyers must complete 15 hours of continuing legal education programs or activities, with at least three of those 15 hours being devoted to accredited ethics activities and one of the three ethics credits focusing on explicit or implicit bias, diversity, inclusion, or cultural competency. See Supreme Court of Missouri Rule 15 and MoBar.org/MCLE for more information.
Click here to file your 2021-22 MCLE annual report today!
If you have questions, we’re here to help! Visit MoBar.org/MCLE for 2021-2022 compliance and reporting information, online tutorial videos, frequently asked questions, accredited programs, and other useful resources. Lawyers can also contact The Missouri Bar MCLE Department at MCLE@MoBar.org or 573-638-2233.