What is your CLE requirement in New York? Well, that depends on how long you have been practicing law. In New York, as in a number of states across the country, there are different requirements for newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.
In New York, newly admitted attorneys have their own set of CLE rules. Newly admitted attorneys must fulfill their CLE requirement by taking accredited transitional continuing legal education (CLE) courses or programs.
Those attorneys that have been admitted to the New York Bar for more than two years are considered to be experienced attorneys. Experienced attorneys in New York are not subject to the requirements for newly admitted attorneys. Experienced attorneys in New York must complete a total of 24 NY CLE credit hours during each biennial reporting cycle. A minimum of 4 of these 24 required CLE credit hours must be in the area of Ethics and Professionalism. The remaining CLE hours can be in any category of credit.
Nontraditional CLE formats in New York include audiotapes, videoconferences and online CLE courses.
Experienced attorneys in New York have the option to earn New York CLE credit by completing CLE courses offered in a live classroom setting or in nontraditional formats, such as online CLE courses. Experienced attorneys in New York may complete all 24 NY CLE units through Attorney Credits CLE because Attorney Credits is an Accredited Provider of CLE in New York. All of our course formats have been accredited by the New York CLE Board.
 Transitional continuing legal education courses are courses designed to help recent law graduates and newly admitted attorneys establish a solid foundation in the practical skills, techniques and procedures essential to becoming a quality attorney.