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Section/Rule:15.02
Subject: Rule 15 - Rules Governing the Missouri Bar and the Judiciary - Continuing Legal Education Publication / Adopted Date:December 2, 1986
Topic:[REPEALED]Revised / Effective Date:November 1, 2009

15.02 (RESERVED)
(Regulations for former Rule 15.02, which was repealed by order June 21, 1991.)

The Supreme Court of Missouri approved the following Regulation for Minimum Continuing Legal Education:

Regulation 15.02. Professionalism, Legal or Judicial Ethics and Malpratice Prevention Requirement

1. (a) On or before June 30, 1993, and during every three year professionalism compliance period through the July 1, 2005 June 30, 2008 professionalism compliance period each lawyer shall complete at least three credit hours of accredited programs, seminars, and activities devoted exclusively to professionalism, legal or judicial ethics, or malpractice prevention, unless during the concluding reporting year of the professionalism compliance period the lawyer has not actively practiced law in Missouri or the lawyer has given notice of inactive status pursuant to Rule 6.02 (b).

(b) During the July 1, 2009 June 30, 2010 professionalism compliance period and during every one year professionalism compliance period thereafter, each lawyer shall complete at least two credit hours of accredited programs, seminars, and activities devoted exclusively to professionalism, legal or judicial ethics, or malpractice prevention, unless the lawyer has not actively practiced law in Missouri during the professionalism compliance period or the lawyer has given notice of inactive status pursuant to Rule 6.02 (b).

2. A lawyer may satisfy the requirements of subdivision (e) and subdivision (f) of Rule 15.05 by completion of accredited programs, seminars, or activities, or designated portions thereof, devoted exclusively to professionalism, legal or judicial ethics or malpractice prevention as designated by The Missouri Bar or an accredited sponsor. When applying for accreditation of a program, seminar, or activity pursuant to Regulation 15.04.3, any lawyer or any sponsor not accredited pursuant to Regulations 15.04.2 or 15.04.3 (a) may seek designation of a program, seminar, or activity or portion thereof as satisfying the requirements of subdivision (e) and subdivision (f) of Rule 15.05.

3. Completion of the requirement established by subdivision (f) of Rule 15.05 shall be reported to The Missouri Bar on the written affidavit required by Regulation 15.06.1. Completion of the requirement of subdivision (f) of Rule 15.05 for the initial professionalism compliance period shall be reported by July 31, 1993. Completion of the requirement for each subsequent professionalism compliance period shall be reported by the July 31 immediately following each professionalism compliance period.

4. Completion of the requirements established by subdivision (e) of Rule 15.05 shall be reported to The Missouri Bar by the July 31 immediately following the reporting year in which the programs, seminars, and activities occurred. The programs, seminars, and activities shall be reported on the written affidavit required by Regulation 15.06.1.

(Left Blank July 1, 1988. Adopted effective July 1, 1990. Amended eff. March 20, 1993; Nov. 1, 2009)