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Check Montana Bar MCLE requirements, reporting, deadlines, and the most current Montana CLE compliance details.


How many MCLE hours are required?

Fifteen credit hours every year – including 2 required hours devoted to legal ethics.

How many MCLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

A maximum of 5 credit hours each year.

How do Attorney Credits' MCLE courses qualify for credit in Montana?

All of our online and downloadable on-demand MCLE courses have been approved for MCLE credit by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education.

What are my MCLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadline: March 31
Reporting Deadline: April 1

What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted attorneys do not have any special requirements. Please note that newly admitted attorneys are not required to complete any MCLE for the remainder of the reporting year that they are admitted to the State Bar of Montana.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes and no. A maximum of 30 "live" or "interactive" credit hours may be carried forward to the next 2 reporting years. "Other" credits such as online MCLE credit hours may NOT be carried over to subsequent compliance periods.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

No. Montana attorneys monitor their own progress and verify their own completion once the course has been completed.

Does Attorney Credits report my MCLE hours to the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education?

No. Attorney Credits does not report your completed courses to the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education. We do maintain a record of all your completed courses and you can access your certificates of completion at anytime from our website.

How do I report my MCLE hours to the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education?

The easiest way to report MCLE credits is by sending copies of your certificates of completion to cle@montanabar.org.

How do I report the completion of my MCLE requirement at the end of my compliance period?

After the compliance period ends on March 31, you will receive a transcript of all the MCLE credit hours that have been posted to your MCLE record over the past reporting year. Unless you have not reported all your MCLE hours or you need to make changes it is not necessary to return the transcript. Your MCLE compliance should be reported no later than April 1. However, because there is a 6-week grace period you may earn and report Montana MCLE credit hours until May 15 without penalty.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about MCLE in Montana, please call the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education at (406) 442-7660 or visit the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education webpage: https://www.mtcle.org.

You may also contact Attorney Credits by phone. For further assistance and information about the Montana MCLE requirement, please call our Support Center at (760) 434-1885.


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