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.
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.
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.
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.
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 through our site. 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.
Attorney Credits courses are offered through the New York Approved Jurisdiction Policy, http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/approvedjurisdictions.shtml.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. You can also report online at: "https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/aronline/SignIn.
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.
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