New York CLE Requirements

What are NY MCLE requirements?

New York attorneys are required to complete 24.00 credit hours every 2 years. All credits can be earned using Live or Nontraditional Format CLE activities

What are NY MCLE specialty credit requirements?

Specialty 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.

When is the NY MCLE compliance deadline?

2 years from attorney's birth date

How do I report my NY MCLE?

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.

What are NY MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

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), live programs. No non-traditional format programs are allowed.

Each newly admitted attorney must complete a minimum of 32.00 credit hours of accredited transitional education within the first two years of the date of admission to the Bar. 16.00 credit hours must be completed in each of the first two years of admission to the Bar as follows: 3.00 credit hours of ethics and professionalism; 6.00 credit hours of skills; 7.00 credit hours of law practice management and/or areas of professional practice.

The New York CLE Board has issued an order temporarily allowing Newly Admitted Attorneys to complete their live Skills requirement via live webcast, teleconference, or videoconference. The deadline for this requirement has been extended to 12/31/2022.

What is allowed for Nontraditional Format credit?

Maximum 24.00 credit hours.

Requirements by Format

Course Book Course Book Included With All Formats

Live Credit

The below format is considered Live by the New York State CLE Board.

You can obtain 24.00 of 24.00 required hours with the below format.

Live In-Person Seminars

Nontraditional Credit

The below formats are considered Nontraditional Format by the New York State CLE Board.

You can obtain 24.00 of 24.00 required hours with the below formats.

* In-program attendance verification is required.

View all Nontraditional Credit formats

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