09
October
2019
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04:54 PM
America/Chicago

Supreme Court order changes MCLE requirements

Summary

In an order dated June 30, 2019, the Supreme Court of Missouri established a new annual continuing legal education requirement that attorneys complete “at least one credit hour of accredited programs and activities devoted exclusively to cultural competency, diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias.”

In an order dated June 30, 2019, the Supreme Court of Missouri established a new annual continuing legal education requirement that attorneys complete “at least one credit hour of accredited programs and activities devoted exclusively to cultural competency, diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias.”

The new requirement is effective for the current MCLE compliance year, which runs from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

The total annual hours requirement has not increased, but the number of speciality credit hours included within the required 15 has increased to three. Attorneys must now complete at least two hours of accredited programs and activities devoted exclusively to professionalism, substance abuse and mental health, legal or judicial ethics, or malpractice prevention and at least one credit hour of accredited programs and activities devoted exclusively to cultural competency, diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias. These hours must be completed no later than June 30, 2020 and reported no later than July 31, 2020.

For additional information about MCLE requirements, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions About MCLE page.