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MCLE reporting year and reporting deadline extended, Missouri Bar offers online resources to help

The Supreme Court of Missouri Monday adopted changes to Rule 15, effectively expanding the 2019-20 MCLE reporting year. Under the new rule, a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the reporting year for 2019-2020 will be for the 15 months between July 1, 2019, and Sept. 30, 2020. Any extra credit hours earned during the 2019-2020 reporting year may be carried over as prescribed in Regulation 15.05.5. 

In addition, the Court ordered that the reporting deadline for the 2019-2020 reporting year is  extended until Oct. 31, 2020. Every lawyer failing to meet the Rule 15 credit hour and reporting requirements for the 2019-2020 reporting year by Dec. 31, 2020, shall be notified pursuant to Rule 15.06 and subject to the procedures and fees outlined therein. The Supreme Court of Missouri’s full order is available at courts.mo.gov.  

All MCLE requirements for Missouri lawyers can be fulfilled remotely, and in-person attendance is not required. MoBarCLE will continue to offer a diverse and robust catalog of live programs via webinar to help keep Missouri lawyers up to date and in compliance. The Missouri Bar’s new MCLE annual reporting online application is now live and was developed to help improve the ease of reporting hours. The new reporting platform builds on the more than 18,000 Missouri lawyers who filed their 2018-19 reports online and is part of ongoing efforts to continually improve technology and services for members. 

The Missouri Bar recently launched a Coronavirus Resource Center for Lawyers to help Missouri lawyers continue to serve their clients and communities during the novel coronavirus pandemic.See it here.