None. There is currently no minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) requirement for attorneys in South Dakota.
South Dakota attorneys are encouraged to complete CLE courses in order to maintain their competence to practice law (See South Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.1, Comment ). Some providers of professional liability insurance also offer a discount for attorneys who complete CLE in non-mandatory states.
Attorneys may take as many CLE courses as they need to fulfill their ethical duties and maintain their competence to practice law. You can access the South Dakota course list by clicking the following link: South Dakota Course List.
No, attorneys in South Dakota monitor their own progress and verify their own completion. Once you complete the course and verification method you will then be given the option to download or email the Certificate of Completion as a PDF file.
For more information about CLE in South Dakota, please call the State Bar of South Dakota at (605) 224-7554.
You may also contact Attorney Credits by phone. For further assistance and information about the South Dakota MCLE requirement, please call our Support Center at (760) 434-1885.
There are no South Dakota Bar CLE requirements at this time.
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Attorneys in South Dakota do not have a mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) requirement. While there is no mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) requirement for attorneys admitted to the State Bar of South Dakota, South Dakota attorneys are encouraged to complete SD CLE courses in order to maintain their competence to practice law according to Comment  of the South Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct, entitled "Maintaining Competence." There are also some professional liability carriers who offer a discounted rate for attorneys who complete specific South Dakota CLE courses on legal ethics and malpractice avoidance topics. For example, ALPS generally offers a 10% credit for each attorney in a law firm who has received 3 SD CLE hours annually in the areas of Ethics, Risk Management, Loss Prevention and/or Office Management.