760-434-1885  |   Live Chat  |  8:00 am - 5:00 pm PT (Mon-Fri)

New York CLE

Top New York CLE Questions

TOP NEW YORK CLE QUESTIONS

How many CLE hours are required if I am an experienced attorney?

Experienced attorneys must complete a total of 24 accredited CLE credit hours during each biennial reporting cycle, including at least 4 credit hours of Ethics and Professionalism and 1 credit of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.

What is the new Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias requirement?

Attorneys due to re-register on or after July 1, 2018 will be required to complete 1 hour of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias. This CLE rule change will not add to the current experienced attorney biennial CLE requirement of twenty-four (24) credit hours, nor does it change the requirement that experienced attorneys earn at least four (4) credit hours in Ethics and Professionalism.

How many CLE hours can an experienced attorney take through Attorney Credits?

All 24 credit hours. To see a list of CLE courses offered for experienced attorneys in New York please click the following link: New York Course List

How many CLE hours are required if I am a newly admitted attorney?

Newly admitted attorneys must complete a total of 16 credit hours in the following areas in EACH of their first 2 transitional years for a total of 32 hours. The requirements each year are:
Ethics and Professionalism – 3 hours
Skills – 6 hours
Law Practice Management and/or Areas of Professional Practice – 7 hours
The first set of 16 transitional CLE credits must be completed by the first anniversary of admission to the Bar. The second set of 16 transitional CLE credits must be completed between the first and second anniversaries.

How many CLE hours can a newly admitted attorney take through Attorney Credits?

A maximum of 7 hours in the areas of Law Practice Management & Areas of Professional Practice in each transitional year, for a total of 14 hours over 2 years. Newly admitted attorneys can NOT take the Ethics and Professionalism or Skills requirement online. To see a list of Law Practice Management & Areas of Professional Practice courses offered for newly admitted attorneys in New York please click the following link: New York Course List

How do Attorney Credits' CLE courses qualify for credit in New York?

Attorney Credits is an Accredited Sponsor of CLE in New York. All of our online, downloadable and CD CLE courses have been approved for CLE credit by the New York CLE Board.

What are my CLE compliance and reporting requirements as an experienced attorney?

Reporting Cycle: 2 years
Compliance Deadline: Birth date
Reporting Deadline: 30 days after your birthday

Admitted BEFORE 1/1/82 OR in an even-numbered year - register in EVEN-numbered years.

Admitted in an odd-numbered year AFTER 1982 - register in ODD-numbered years.

Can experienced attorneys carry hours forward to the next year?

A maximum of 6 additional credits earned may be applied towards the next biennial reporting cycle. Experienced attorneys can also carry over Ethics and Professionalism credits.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

Yes, under the New York CLE Requirements we must monitor your course attendance and completion. For online streaming courses, there will be randomly inserted prompts that appear on the video screen that display a five digit number code. You must type this number code on your keyboard while you are watching the video to confirm that you are engaged in the course. For downloadable and CD CLE courses we have embedded numeric codes in the courses. You must write these number codes down and then enter them on our website after you complete the course to obtain your course certificate. Please note that the date you enter the codes and get the certificate is the date that will be printed on the certificate.

Does Attorney Credits report my CLE hours to the New York CLE Board?

No. Attorney Credits does not report your completed courses to the New York CLE Board. New York is a self reporting CLE state. We do maintain a record of all your completed courses and you can access your certificates of completion at anytime from our website.

How do I report the completion of my CLE requirement at the end of my compliance period?

The New York CLE Board will mail you an attorney registration form. You must file your attorney registration form and indicate that you have completed your New York CLE requirement within 30 days after your birthday on alternate years.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about CLE in New York, please call the New York CLE Board at (212) 428-2105 or visit the New York CLE Board webpage: https://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/

You may also contact Attorney Credits by phone. For further assistance and information about the New York CLE requirement, please call our Support Center at (760) 434-1885.

New York CLE Requirements

State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 24
Total Online Credits Allowed: 24

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics OR Professionalism - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 4
Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias (NY) - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 1

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 2 years
Compliance Deadline: Birth date
Reporting Deadline: 30 days after your birthday

CLE MADE EASY

New York CLE Info

AttorneyCredits.com let's you study your NY CLE courses from just about anywhere – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! You can study your NY Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses with most computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets from the comfort of your home or law office, or even while you are on-the-go! There is no limit to the amount of CLE hours an experienced New York attorney can earn by viewing or listening to on-demand online and offline CLE courses. Attorney Credits is an Accredited Sponsor of CLE in New York and our New York CLE courses are all approved by the New York CLE Board. Experienced attorneys may earn all 24 required NY CLE credit hours from Attorney Credits, including all 4 required Legal Ethics credits.

Experienced New York attorneys must complete a total of 24 accredited NY CLE hours during each biennial CLE reporting cycle, including 4 required hours of Legal Ethics. New York attorneys must report that they are CLE compliant on their biennial registration form and must maintain proof of NY CLE compliance for a minimum of 4 years. Experienced attorneys may earn all 24 CLE hours by attending New York CLE courses offered in nontraditional formats such as online, audiotape and CD as long as the New York CLE Board has accredited the provider to offer the course in the particular format. New York attorneys can satisfy all requirements through Attorney Credits' streaming audio & video, MP3, Video Download, CD New York CLE courses, which have been approved for credit by the New York CLE Board.