Credit hours required: 15 hours per reporting period
Specialty credits required: 5 hours of ethics, with 1 of those 5 hours on substance abuse/mental impairment (SAMI requirement) every 3 years.
Length of reporting period: 1 year
Compliance date: March 31
Compliance group: All attorneys
Reporting date: May 15
Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes
Limit on credit hours for recorded programs: Attorneys can earn up to 5 CLE hours via recorded programs (classified as “other” credit in Montana). The product formats listed below are approved in Montana.
Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must self-report completion of CLE requirements each reporting period through the affidavit mailed to them by the Montana Bar Association. The ABA does not send certificates of attendance to the Montana Bar Association.
Approval of ABA Programs
The ABA is an accredited sponsor in Montana and is approved for the following formats.
Approved ABA Live Program Formats Live, in-person meetings (e.g., National Institutes) Webinars and teleconferences Live webinars and teleconferences count as “interactive” credit in Montana.
Approved ABA CLE Product FormatsCDs, CD-ROMs, and DVDs On-demand online courses CLE downloads
State Contact Information
Montana Board of CLE
7 W. 6th Ave., Ste. 2B P. O. Box 577
Helena, MT 59624