Proposed Changes to Ethics CLE Requirements in Missouri

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is considering proposed amendments to Supreme Court Rule 15 that would change the minimum requirements for continuing legal education hours devoted to professionalism, ethics, or malpractice prevention.  A copy of the proposed changes can be found here (no longer available).

Under the current system:

        Each lawyer shall complete at least three credit hours of accredited programs and activities devoted exclusively to professionalism, legal or judicial ethics, or malpractice prevention. . . .  Such programs and activities shall be completed on or before June 30, 1993, and at least every three years thereafter.

Mo. Ct. R. 15.05(f) [now Mo. Ct. R. 15.05(f)(1)].  In short, we are required to complete three credit hours of CLE programs devoted to professionalism, ethics, or malpractice prevention every three years.

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