Professional Practice credit may be completed in any approved format, including Non-participatory formats such as on-demand audio or video, or live broadcast
Ethics credit may be completed in the traditional live classroom setting; by fully interactive video conference; or by simultaneous transmission with synchronous interactivity; such as web-conference, or teleconference, where questions are allowed during the program
There is no change in the requirement for Skills credit; which must be completed in the traditional live classroom setting or by fully interactive video conference.
Newly admitted attorneys eligible for a pro-rated CLE requirement must complete the credit in a format permissible for the category of credit, except that no more than 14 credits may be earned through non-participatory formats, such as on-demand audio or video, or live broadcast.
Newly admitted attorneys who have earned more than 16 transitional CLE credits before the first anniversary of admission to the Bar may apply up to 8 of their additional credits earned during the first year of admission towards their second-year requirement. Once the second-year requirement is complete, up to 6 additional credits may be applied towards the next reporting cycle. Ethics and Professionalism may not be carried over.
Newly admitted attorneys are not eligible to earn CLE credit for presenting at a CLE seminar.
Experienced attorneys must complete a total of 24 accredited CLE credit hours during each biennial reporting cycle (the two-year period between your attorney registrations). At least 4 of these 24 credit hours must be in the Ethics and Professionalism category, and at least 1 from the remaining 20 credit hours must be in the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias category. The remaining 19 credit hours may be in any category of credit. Attorneys may fulfill requirements through CD and DVD recordings
|Total Number of CLE credit hours||24|
|Minimum Number of Ethics and Professionalism CLE credit hours||4|
|Minimum Number of Diversity Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credit hours||1|
Once an experienced attorney has completed the 24 CLE credit requirement, a maximum of 6 additional credits earned may be applied toward the next reporting cycle. Experienced attorneys may carry over credits in any category, including Ethics and Professionalism, and Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.
To find out your biennial reporting date, contact the Office of Court Administration, P.O. Box 2806, Church Street Station, New York, NY 10008, tel: 212.428-2800
To contact the Academy:
tel: (516) 747-4464
fax: (516) 747-4147