New York MCLE Requirements
24.00 credit hours every 2 years.
All credits can be earned using Live or Nontraditional Format CLE activities
Attorneys are responsible for tracking and reporting their own CLE credits.
NBI will send you a Verified Certificate of Completion and a New York CLE Certificate of Attendance. Retain the certificates for your records for at least 4 years from the date of the course or program. Do not submit them to the New York State CLE Board unless requested.
At the end of your reporting period you must complete a biennial registration statement and certify that the appropriate number of credit hours have been completed.
New Attorney Information
A new attorney is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar two years or less. New attorneys may only take transitional (basic or basic-to-intermediate level) programs.
Each newly admitted attorney must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours of accredited transitional education within the first two years of the date of admission to the Bar. 16 credit hours must be completed in each of the first two years of admission to the Bar as follows: 3 credit hours of ethics and professionalism; 6 credit hours of skills; 7 credit hours of law practice management and/or areas of professional practice.
Nontraditional Format Allowable: Maximum 24.00 credit hours.
Specialty credit RequirementsSpecialty credits may be taken as Live or Nontraditional Format.
Ethics and Professionalism: 4.00 credit hours (required)
A new category of CLE called ‘Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias’ became effective January 1, 2018. Experienced attorneys who are due to re-register on or after July 1, 2018, must complete at least 1.0 credit hour in this category. This does not add to the biennial CLE requirement of 24.0 credit hours nor change the requirement that experienced attorneys earn at least 4.0 credit hours in Ethics and Professionalism.
Compliance Deadline30 days after birthday, biennially