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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.

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

All 24 credit hours can be taken online.

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 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 view our NY CLE courses online.: New York Course List.

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

Attorney Credits courses are offered through the New York Approved Jurisdiction Policy, http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/approvedjurisdictions.shtml.

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 NY 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 State 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.

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.


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