Montana MCLE Requirements

Montana MCLE

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Montana MCLE Requirements

Is MCLE Mandatory in Montana? Attorneys in Montana must complete 15 hours of CLE credit every year. More details about MCLE compliance can be found on this webpage.

What specific subject matters are required in Montana? Of the 15 required credit hours, Montana requires at least two hours cover the topic of legal ethics. 

How many self-study CLE credits will satisfy Montana MCLE requirements? You may report up to five hours of participation in self-study CLE courses toward your MCLE requirement in Montana.

What are the Montana Live CLE Requirements? At least 10 of the 15 hours must be in a live interactive seminar, where an instructor and at least four other participants are present and available for questions and answers.

Is a Marino CLE bundle available for Montana? In the future, Marino plans to offer Continuing Legal Education courses for Montana so that you can get your allowed self-study CLE hours quickly and conveniently from wherever you are.

Is my CLE provider responsible for verifying my participation? Montana does not require an online CLE provider to submit verification of your participation in courses.

What special MCLE requirements are newly admitted attorneys held to? New lawyers are exempt from CLE requirements during the reporting year in which they are admitted.

Does Montana require attorneys to self-report their MCLE attendance? You are required to report your CLE hours to the Commission to satisfy your annual requirement.

What is the certification cycle length? Annual

Montana MCLE reporting deadline:  May 15th

Montana MCLE compliance deadlines: March 31st

State Contact Info:

Montana Continuing Legal Education
33 S. Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59624

Phone: 406-442-7660

Link: Montana Rules for Continuing Legal Education