Just Added to South Carolina MCLE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health

by: The Knowledge Group

May 28, 2019


South Carolina lawyers, take note! The new Continuing Legal Education requirements came into effect on May 1.

South Carolina’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys include 14 credit hours—at least two in legal ethics and professional responsibility.

Now, SC lawyers must earn one hour of SA/MH—substance abuse, mental health issues, or stress management and the legal profession.

Lawyers and judges must complete the exclusive SA/MH course credit at least once every two annual reporting years. The completion of which counts for LEPR credit.

Attorneys’ credits are recorded at the Check MCLE Credits (password-protected) link. Alternatively, contact 803.799.5578 or

Alternatively Delivered Courses Available Here

Achieve South Carolina CLE credits with the SC Compliance Bundle: 14 credits for $65. Or purchase a year of unlimited continuing legal education for $199.

Webcasts from The Knowledge Group are “alternatively delivered courses” for South Carolina CLE. Historically, lawyers have been able to take up to 6 such credits in each compliance period. This has increased to 8 credits.

Note: We submit neither attendance reports nor applications for South Carolina CLE credits. Apply for each individual course credit with a Uniform Application for Accreditation plus the $25 fee. Do enclose a copy of course materials with each application; email us at if you need details.

Reference: Regulations issued by the South Carolina Supreme Court.