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Senior Counselors to be eligible for free, discounted CLE programs

Some senior lawyers will be able to attend free and discounted continuing legal education programs next year after The Missouri Bar Board of Governors adopted a new policy at its November meeting.

Every year, per Supreme Court Rule 6.01 The Missouri Bar designates a group of lawyers as “Senior Counselors.” Lawyers become Senior Counselors when they have reached the age of 75 or have been admitted to The Missouri Bar for 50 years or more.

On Nov. 19, the Board of Governors approved a policy that will allow Senior Counselors to be admitted to virtual Annual Law Updates and virtual Ethics and Elimination of Bias CLE programs without charge per reporting period. That admission will include complimentary course materials by MoBarCLE for those programs.

As part of the policy, Senior Counselors can also receive admission discounts to certain in-person programs. MoBarCLE will determine those programs based on the regular in-person attendee cost.

Lawyers will be eligible for these resources the calendar year after they reach Senior Counselor status, said Garnett Matthews-Campbell, director of CLE and Dispute Resolution programs.

Check MoBarNews in 2022 for more information regarding the implementation of this new policy.