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$49 New York CLE - 24 Credits

Fulfill your New York CLE Requirements with this 20 Course Compliance Bundle

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24 Credit - New York CLE Bundle A - $49

Online and On-demand New York Bar Approved CLE Requirements Compliance | 20 Courses | 24 Credits

This informative compliance bundle will provide access to streaming video and audio courses which, when completed, will yield 24 hours of CLE credit including the required 4 hours of Ethics/Professionalism, 1 hour of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias (D&I), and 1 hour of Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection.

Conveniently watch these courses on your computer, tablet or phone anywhere that you have an Internet connection. Fulfilling your New York CLE requirements could not be easier!

Speciality Credits:
Ethics: 4 Hours
Diversity: 2 Hour
Cybersecurity: 1 Hour

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New York CLE Requirements at a Glance

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Within 30 days of the attorney's birthday every 2 years, New York attorneys must earn 24 hours of Continuing Legal Education, 4 hours of which must cover Ethics or Professionalism. Earn all 24 hours with MCLEZ.

The courses offered by MCLEZ apply toward the New York CLE requirement under the New York Approved Jurisdiction policy. To read the policy in full, please see the New York CLE Board website.

New York CLE Board phone # 212- 428-2105

Courses Included in this New York CLE Requirements Bundle - 24 Credits Total

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  • Aliant Law - Economic Crime Conference
  • Attorneys and Hi-Tech Communication: A Basic Guide
  • Continued Progress in Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
  • Ethical Considerations when Screening and Selecting New Clients
  • Ethical Issues During the Discovery Process
  • Ethical Issues When Taking or Defending Depositions
  • FOIA: Freedom of Information Act - 2021 Update
  • Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc.
  • Intellectual Property Law Basics
  • Patent Law Basics
  • Policing from Where we Are Today
  • Security and Confidentiality for Providing Legal Services Remotely
  • Taking Depositions in the New Virtual Era
  • Technology and Bias - Spreading it and Stopping it
  • The CA Privacy Act: What You Need to Know
  • Through the Smoke: Legal Trends and Gun Violence
  • Time to Say Goodbye: Ethical Considerations When Ending Client Relationship
  • Update on NLRB Cases, Guidance and Rulemaking
  • Water Law: Water Rights, Droughts, and a Flood of Legal Issues
  • Whistle-Blower Claims: Avoiding the Courthouse
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New York CLE Requirements Bundle Course Details



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Aliant Law - Economic Crime Conference

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: General

Running Time: 2 Hours, 0 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

This program features an expert panel of attorneys from across the world who discuss global trends in sanctions and Asset Recovery, particularly in relation to the Ukraine-Russia war. This second Aliant Law International Economic Crime Conference provides valuable information for attorneys who represent U.S. businesses impacted by sanctions on Russia, both here and globally. Attorneys from the UK, Italy, India, and France identify which countries have, or have not been affected, in various sectors, such as the financial sector, shipping, aviation and energy. Remedies or compliance measures, such as asset-recovery (seizure of ships/aviation), anti-money laundering statutes in numerous countries. and whistle-blower remedies are examined. The panelists also discuss immigration and human rights issues and specific remedies implemented (or not) in many countries. This program is of great value for lawyers who value the expertise of colleagues from other countries and how they asses the relative impacts of this conflict on the global legal landscape for businesses and other clients across the globe and in the U.S., and recommendations they have on how to best provide protective legal measures for their clients.

Faculty:

  • Jacob Stein, Esq
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Attorneys and Hi-Tech Communication: A Basic Guide

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: General

Running Time: 1 Hours, 8 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

In today's modern workplace, Attorneys need to understand the importance of meeting with clients in a virtual setting. This lecture discusses the ethical and practical reasons to go virtual with meetings and how to accomplish that task, plus tips and troubleshooting ideas for making those online meetings happen as successfully as possible.

Faculty:

  • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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Continued Progress in Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: Diversity and Inclusion

Running Time: 1 Hours, 4 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

Steven A. Nielsen objectively addresses progress made and new challenges faced by the legal profession in the areas of diversity and inclusion. This program includes a through review of multiple newly published articles and surveys, discernable trends, and valuable resources available. Topics include bullying as a form of gender discrimination, and ageism and mental health as other forms of perceived bias. He includes information on new programs that provide loan counseling and cross-cultural competency in ABA accredited law schools, the Diverse Lawyers Trial Academy which aims to further "first chair" opportunities for women, the Community Fund for Black Bar applicants and the AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence.

Mr. Nielsen reviews new data from the ABA on diversity and the need to promote minority associates. He notes a general cultural shift, such as in California where an ethnic studies course is required to graduate high school. He also discusses efforts by large law firms to now allow numerous hours per year of pre-approved Diversity and Inclusion work to count toward billable hours and bonuses and suggests a number of courses of action to improve discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion issues in law firms.

Faculty:

  • Steven A Nielsen
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Ethical Considerations when Screening and Selecting New Clients

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: Ethics

Running Time: 1 Hours, 14 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

One of the most important yet overlooked issues in practicing law are the ethical considerations when screening and selecting new clients. If you work in a large law firm with a dedicated research department or work for a small law firm, it is important to understand the rules and nuances of new client ethics. In this course we look at what the ethical framework is that underlies these principles. We first look at conflicts of interests. Next, we examine meritorious claims and contentions. We then look at the various issues involved into going into business with or investing in a client. We examine the related concepts of competence and capacity and then lastly review the importance of not overselling a case with a potential client.

Faculty:

  • David Graulich, Esq.
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Ethical Issues During the Discovery Process

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: Ethics

Running Time: 1 Hours, 10 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

In this course we will look at the ethics of the discovery process as it pertains to Interrogatories and Document Production. First we will review what the discovery process entails and how it fits into the overall litigation picture. We will next look at the relationship between the courts and the discovery process. Next, we will look at the ABA rules and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure which are the sources of rules regarding the discovery process. We will then look in detail at various cited cases that resolved around these discovery process rules. Lastly we will look at a taxonomy of discovery abusers and investigate some practical considerations for litigators.

Faculty:

  • David Graulich, Esq.
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Ethical Issues When Taking or Defending Depositions

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: Ethics

Running Time: 1 Hours, 7 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

In this course we will look at the ethics of the taking and defending depositions. First, we will review what the deposition process entails and how it fits into the overall litigation picture. We will next look at common unethical behaviors during depositions and investigate the breadth of the problem. Next, we will look at the ABA rules which are the sources of rules regarding the discovery process. We will then look in detail at various cited cases that illustrate unethical behavior during depositions. Lastly, we will look some practical considerations for litigators in dealing with ethical abusers during depositions and also ways to look at our own behavior.

Faculty:

  • David Graulich, Esq.
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FOIA: Freedom of Information Act - 2021 Update

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: General

Running Time: 2 Hours, 3 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details: Presentation Goals: To help attorneys - in all fields of practice - learn how to more successfully navigate the FOIA process to better support their clients

Faculty:

  • Pete Sorenson
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Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc.

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: General

Running Time: 1 Hours, 43 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

One of the most important copyright and fair use cases of our time has been Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. This case has worked its way through many levels of courts while examining two key concepts: Are Application Programming Interfaces copyrightable and if they are, is copying them fair use? This course looks at these two concepts in detail and provides arguments from Oracle's and Google's advocates on both key topics.

Faculty:

  • Michael Carroll
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Intellectual Property Law Basics

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: General

Running Time: 1 Hours, 9 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

The field of Intellectual property is an ever-changing area of law. This lecture will talk about the basic concepts behind IP law including Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, what they cover and what potential limits and conflicts can be in enforcing them.

Faculty:

  • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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Patent Law Basics

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: General

Running Time: 1 Hours, 2 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

This course is designed to provide information for all attorneys with a general interest in Patent Law as well as those with clients who may have an idea with patent implications which they might like to explore. Although many areas of Patent Law do not often change, with advances in technology, medicine and other areas, along with general updates in rules and regulations specific to Patent Law Practice, this program addresses developments in those areas. Patent Law is a dynamic practice area and Mr. Nielsen's program discusses basic issues and concepts in an easy to understand and enjoyable fashion

Faculty:

  • Steven A Nielsen
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Policing from Where we Are Today

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: General

Running Time: 1 Hours, 17 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

The objective of this presentation is to identify and discuss key legal and social issues in the context of today's volatile society, with an emphasis on limitations on the use of force and legal remedies in response to police misconduct. The presenter discusses how current events give rise to cases in numerous legal areas, from Civil Rights violations, Constitutional Law, including freedom of speech and lawful (and unlawful) protests, and liability for damages from both protests and police misconduct. Moreover, the presenter discusses topical issues of vital importance, such as the ?defund? movement, which runs along a spectrum, from those in Minneapolis who would disband and rebuild their police department (on the theory that the current department?s culture is too pervaded by racism and violence), to those in New York City or Los Angeles who advocate reallocation of spending and reform of police practices. Ultimately these issues end up in Court, where lawyers must be leaders and help society solve these complicated issues. This program aims to increase awareness of the critical legal issues involved.

Faculty:

  • Greg Woods, J.D.
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Security and Confidentiality for Providing Legal Services Remotely

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: Cybersecurity

Running Time: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

For lawyers, securing client information is of paramount importance and there can be severe risks that come from not doing so. However, most law firms are not adequately prepared in terms of cybersecurity because they do not invest in the tools necessary to prevent the inadvertent disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, client data. Failure to do so can be devastating for any law firm and the shift to working remotely due to COVID-19 has exacerbated the probability of these problems occurring. This program aims to elucidate the importance of cybersecurity for attorneys who are providing legal services from home and how to protect that legal data from potential cyberattacks.

Faculty:

  • Joshua Lenon
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Taking Depositions in the New Virtual Era

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: General

Running Time: 1 Hours, 17 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

The Coronavirus epidemic has been wildly disruptive to many aspects of our lives and professions and conduction depositions is no exception. Virtual depositions are now standard and routine and are likely to remain ubiquitous even once the epidemic has abated. In this course we look at depositions generally from an overview perspective and then examine both the advantages and disadvantages of virtual definitions. Some important case law examples are explored and then we conclude with some practical considerations when conducting virtual depositions.

Faculty:

  • David Graulich, Esq.
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Technology and Bias - Spreading it and Stopping it

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: Diversity and Inclusion

Running Time: 1 Hours, 8 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

This lecture deals with how technology both spreads and helps eliminate conscious and unconscious bias in the legal profession, and what can be done to continue to use technology to identify and eliminate patterns of bias while being aware of how the wrong use of technology can unfortunately help spread it.

Faculty:

  • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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The CA Privacy Act: What You Need to Know

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: General

Running Time: 1 Hours, 4 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

The California Privacy act was put in place in 2018 but is being enforced now in 2020. Learn about how this law changes your practice and what you can do to prepare your law office and clients to deal with this (and soon to be in many other States) Privacy act, in both a technological & contractual way to avoid pitfalls and clarify with clients how their data will be protected.

Faculty:

  • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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Through the Smoke: Legal Trends and Gun Violence

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: General

Running Time: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

We are experiencing an epidemic of gun violence in this country.

The parents of a student killed in the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stone-man Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, the deadliest high school shooting in United States history, set up and tricked a former president of the National Rifle Association into giving a high school graduation speech defending gun rights in front of 3,044 empty chairs, one chair for each student who couldn?t graduate because they were killed by gun violence.

A political stunt? Perhaps, yet it effectively illustrates the severity of the problem. It further invites us to examine the legislative solutions we ap-ply to those societal problems that impact us most. We are living through a stress test exposing flaws inherent to our system of justice. (We look to the law to fix the flaws!)

With our time together today, we will examine contemporary legal trends in regard to the 1) problem related to Gun Violence, and 2) Legislative solutions in response to those problems, 3) Impacting the rights and remedies of so many, 4) Conclude: Take Away Observations) re: Impact on Practitioners.

Faculty:

  • Greg Woods, J.D.
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Time to Say Goodbye: Ethical Considerations When Ending Client Relationship

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: Ethics

Running Time: 1 Hours, 4 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

An important yet overlooked issues in practicing law are the ethical considerations when ending formal relationships with clients. If you work in a large law firm such matters would hopefully be routine but small firms and private practice attorneys frequently make mistakes in this area. In this course we look at what the ethical framework is that underlies these principles. We then examine in detail the two types of withdrawals: optional and mandatory. Both case law and personal examples are explored to make these concepts concreate. We end the course by looking at different situations where formally ending a relationship is necessary and then explore some best practices.

Faculty:

  • David Graulich, Esq.
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Update on NLRB Cases, Guidance and Rulemaking

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: General

Running Time: 1 Hours, 4 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

Faculty:

  • Thomas A. Lenz
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Water Law: Water Rights, Droughts, and a Flood of Legal Issues

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: General

Running Time: 1 Hours, 4 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

This program covers an array of legal, regulatory and policy topics involving California water supplies and related environmental issues, all of which implicate federal, state and local laws and regulations. California often serves as a model utilized by other states for some of these matters, making this discussion helpful for understanding what occurs throughout California and beyond. The program identifies different types of water rights, regulatory overlays from all levels of government and distinctions between surface and groundwater rights and rules. Also discussed is navigating through drought and climate change conditions when water demands may be high but supplies low. The presenter offers ideas looking ahead to avoid or resolve water resource disputes.

Faculty:

  • Wes Miliband
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Whistle-Blower Claims: Avoiding the Courthouse

New York CLE Requirements Credit Type: General

Running Time: 1 Hours, 6 Minutes

New York CLE Course Details:

During this presentation, Fisher Phillips Partner, Jason Geller will discuss, what constitutes retaliation, protecting and defending your company against such claims, whistle-blower protection vs. retaliation claims and creating policies and procedures to minimize problems, claims and lawsuits.

Faculty:

  • Jason A. Geller

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Detailed New York CLE Requirements

What Does MCLEZ Provide to it's New York CLE Customers?

Previously Recorded Programs: All 24 credits for experienced attorneys may be satisfied with previously recorded audio or video programs.

Live Webcast Programs: All 24 credits for experienced attorneys may be satisfied with live Webcasts.

MCLEZ has full and partial scholarships available for low-income and unemployed attorneys, legal aid and government attorneys, judicial clerks and employees of nonprofit organizations. To request our scholarship policy and procedures e-mail info@mclez.com.

What are the New York CLE Requirements?

At a glance:

- 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
- 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.

New York CLE Requirement Details



The New York CLE requirements are split up into two categories: Newly admitted and experienced attorneys. The NY State CLE Board has defined a different set of requirements for both groups. First, we will look at the requirements for experience attorneys and then look at the requirements for newly admitted attorneys.

Most people searching for this information will be experienced attorneys are, so we will summarize these requirements here: 24 New York CLE credit hours every two years. At least 4 of these credit hours must be ethics and at least 1 credit hour of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.

New York CLE Experienced Attorneys Requirements

Experienced attorneys (those who are not transitional) are able to attend any approved New Your CLE courses, activities, or programs. Any exception is that if a specific New Your CLE course is designed specifically for newly admitted attorneys, then those are not eligible to experienced attorneys for New York CLE credit.

Experienced attorneys who find themselves exempt from the New York CLE requirement but who then find themselves no longer exempt and begin actively practicing law in New York during their two-year New York CLE reporting period are required to complete (by the end of the reporting period) one credit hour of approved New York CLE course activity for each month of the reporting period while an attorney is actively practicing law in New York.

Experienced attorneys who are actively practicing law in New York at the beginning of their New York CLE reporting period but then no longer practice law in New York and thus are defined as exempt from the New York CLE requirement during the two-year reporting period, and continue to be exempt through the completion of their two-year reporting period, are obligated to complete (by the end of their reporting period) one approved New York CLE credit hour for each month of their reporting period that they actively practice law in the state of New York.

Any newly admitted attorney who is exempt from New York?s transitional CLE requirements yet is obligated to fulfill the New York CLE requirements for experienced attorneys, may apply to their initial two year reporting period a maximum of 16 New York CLE credit hours for taking either approved transitional or non-transitional New York CLE courses that occur before the date that they are admitted to the bar. An exception is that they cannot apply credit earned in New York CLE courses that occurred more than two years before they joined the NY State Bar.

New York CLE Experienced Attorneys Course or Program Format Requirements

Experienced attorneys may earn New York CLE credit hours in a few different types of formats. Examples are:

- Traditional live classroom setting
- Audio recordings
- Video recordings
- Live broadcasts
- Teleconferences
- Videoconferences,
- Web conferences and Webcasts
- Online courses,
Regardless of the format, the New York CLE Board needs to have approved the specific type of format to be offered by any individual provider. For example, if a provider has approval to offer live broadcasts, they do not automatically have approval to offer traditional live classroom courses.

It is important to note that New York CLE credit cannot be earned reading law practice or legal materials unless they have been explicitly approved by the New York CLE Board.

New York CLE Transitional Course Requirements

Newly admitted attorneys are required to fulfill their New York CLE requirements by attending accredited transitional New York CLE courses, activities, or programs. Newly admitted attorneys who are exempt from the New York CLE requirement for a portion of the New York CLE reporting cycle may be eligible for a prorated requirement as defined by the state bar rules.

New York CLE Transitional Course Format Requirements

Newly admitted attorneys who are exempt from the New York CLE requirement and who then are no longer exempt and begin their career in the practice of law in NY during the two years after admission to the Bar, will be requested to finish by the end of those two years 1.5 credit hours of New York CLE in any combination of categories defined by the NYE CLE rules for each month during this two-year period if they are engaging in lawyering activities in NY.

New York CLE credit should be engaged in a format allowable for the specific type of credit, as defined Regulations and Guidelines. An exception is that no more than 14 credits may be earned via any sort of non-participatory activity. Examples of non-participatory activity are on-demand video or live webcast broadcast.

Newly admitted attorneys who are engaging in the practice of law in New York as a new reporting cycle begins and who then no longer practice law in New York and thus become exempt from the New York CLE requirements during the first two years after they have been admitted to the Bar, and then remain exempt through the end these two years, shall be obligated to finish within that two years period 1.5 NY CLE credit hours of approved NY CLE, for each month of that two-year period when the attorney is engaging in NY law practice activity.

NY CLE Credit shall be completed in an appropriate format as defined by the NY CLE rules, with the exception that no more than 14 credits may be acquired through sorts of non-participatory NY CLE activities in the same manner as the previous requirement.

Transitional continuing legal education courses are courses designed to help recent graduates and newly admitted attorneys establish a foundation in the practical skills, techniques and procedures essential to the practice of law.

Newly admitted attorneys shall fulfill their requirement by completing transitional continuing legal education courses in a format permissible for the category of credit:

Skills - Skills credit shall be completed in a traditional live classroom location or by fully interactive web video conference.

Ethics and Professionalism - Ethics and professionalism credits should be earned in a traditional live classroom setting or by fully interactive videoconference. This should involve interactive participation where questions are allowed during the class.

Law Practice Management and Areas of Professional Practice - Law practice management and areas of professional practice credit may be completed in any approved format, including non-participatory formats such as on-demand video or live Internet webcast.

What are the New York CLE Reporting Procedures

New York attorneys are required to keep their New York CLE certificates of attendance (issued by the New York CLE Providers). They are also required to maintain possession of any supporting documentation such as waivers, modifications, extensions or exemptions information. All of this documentation must be maintained for a four-year period.

Every two years, New York attorneys are required to confirm on their registration statement that they have completed the required number of New York CLE credit hours. They must also conform that they are in complete compliance with all the New York CLE rules as defined by the New York CLE Board.

All New York attorneys must report compliance on an attorney registration form. This form is sent by the New York CLE board to attorneys by mail or email. All New York attorneys must submit their attorney registration forms certifying that they have completed their New York CLE requirements within 30 days of their birthday every two years.

If a New York attorney was admitted in an odd-numbered year after 1982, then they must register in odd-numbered years. If a New York attorney was admitted before January 1, 1982 or in an even-numbered year, then they need to register in even-numbered years.

At the end of their two-year CLE period, all attorneys must officially confirm that they have completed all of their New York CLE requirements for that reporting period and are in possession of all required documentation. Exceptions are if they are exempt from the CLE requirement or have applied for an extension, waiver, or modification of the New York CLE requirement. In those cases you still need to file, but you state your special circumstance at that time.

The New York CLE Two Year Reporting Cycle is not the Same as the Attorney Registration Cycle

This is often confusing to New York attorneys. When a New York attorney files their registration form, they will certify their New York CLE compliance for the prior two-year period, and then register for the following two years. For example, if an attorney was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1996 (and thus register in even-numbered years) and their birthday is in August, then in August 2016 they will file their ?2016-2017" registration form, and they will certify their New York CLE compliance for their June 2014 - August 2016 two-year reporting cycle.

If You Have Not Received an Attorney Registration Form by Your Birthday

If you have not received an attorney registration form from the New York CLE Board by your birthday in the second calendar year after your admission to the Bew York State Bar, you should contact the Attorney Registration unit by e-mail at attyreg@nycourts.gov or by telephone at (212) 428-2800.

If You are not Going to Finish Your New York CLE Requirement by the Due Date

The deadline for experienced (non-provisional) attorneys to complete their New York CLE and file their attorney registration form is their birthday. If an attorney cannot complete their New York CLE requirement within 30 days of this deadline, they should request an "Extension of Time".

Carry Over Credits

Once an experienced (non-provisional) New York attorney has finished all 24 New York CLE credit requirements, a maximum of 6 additional credits earned may be applied toward the next two-year reporting period. Experienced attorneys may carry over credits in any category. This can be General, Ethics and Professionalism, and Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias. In cases of carry-over, the clock to keep your documentation starts at the next filing period, not the one where you took your courses.

New York CLE Attendance Certificates

New York attorneys are responsible for determining compliance with the New York CLE requirement and this includes keeping their certifications of completion of New York CLE courses they attend. New York attorneys are not required to (and asked not to) send these certificates of completion to the New York CLE Board. The New York State Board CLE program is completely a self-reporting system. New York State attorneys are required to retain certificate proof of attendance of the courses they attend. Additionally, they must save other documentation of compliance, or documentation of exemption from, the New York CLE requirement. This all must be saved for a period of at no less than four calendar years from the date of completion.

Penalties for Not Fulfilling New Your New York CLE Requirements

The names of all New York attorneys who do not fully comply with the New York CLE requirements risk being submitted to the Appellate Division for appropriate sanction. This includes not only taking the required course but also filling to compliance at the end of the two-year New York CLE cycle.

What are the New York CLE New Admitted Requirements

A newly admitted attorney is someone who has been admitted to the New York State Bar within the past two years. There are many aspects of being an attorney that come rushing at those who are newly admitted and completing the special New York CLE newly admitted requirements is one of them.

In a nutshell, here are the requirements: Newly admitted attorneys must complete at least 16 transitional CLE credits in both of the first two years of admission to the Bar. These requirements (per year) are 3 ethics and professionalism credits, 6 skills credits and 7 professional practice or law practice management credits.

Exemptions

All newly admitted attorneys who: were at some point exempt from the New York CLE requirements and who then are no longer exempt at some point and begin their career in the practice of law in NY (during the two years after admission to the Bar), will need to finish their requirements. At the deadline of those two years, they need to complete 1.5 credit hours of New York CLE for each month during this two-year period if they are actively practicing law in New York state.

Transitional Courses Details

Transitional courses are designed to help newly admitted attorneys develop a foundation in the practical skills, techniques and procedures that are essential to the practice of law. The sponsoring organization will be able to tell you which of its courses are transitional.

Skills credit must be earned in the traditional live classroom setting or by attendance at a fully interactive videoconference that has been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.

Ethics/Professionalism credit can be completed in the traditional live classroom setting, by attendance at a fully interactive videoconference that has been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys, or by participation in the live simultaneous transmission of a live program, such as a webinar or teleconference, where audience questions are allowed during the program (synchronous interactivity). If there is no opportunity for questions during the program, then a newly admitted attorney may not earn Ethics and Professionalism credit for the program.

Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credit component

Although you are encouraged to participate in such programs, the transitional CLE requirement for newly admitted attorneys (those admitted to the New York Bar for 2 years or less) does not include the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credit component.

May I earn credit in the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE category of credit for attending diversity programs in order to apply the credit toward my first experienced attorney cycle CLE requirement?

No, only experienced attorneys are able to earn credit in the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias category of credit for attending Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias programs.

Formats

Areas of Professional Practice and/or Law Practice Management credit may be completed in any approved format, including non-participatory formats such as on-demand video, live broadcast, DVD, audio recording, etc.

Out of State Courses

You may use a CLE certificate from another state towards your NY CLE requirement if:

the standards of the Approved Jurisdiction list and policy are satisfied, and

the course meets NY?s standards of accreditation and credit is consistent with the Program Rules and Regulations.

If you are unable to use the out-of-state CLE certificate towards your NY CLE requirement, then you must submit an Application for Accreditation of an Individual Course Activity.

A course is considered ?out-of-state? if:

participants and faculty are all physically seated together in a live course with faculty (traditional live classroom format) and the course occurs outside of the State of New York, or in any other format (e.g., Webconference, prerecorded, etc.) and the sponsor is headquartered outside of the State of New York.

Some out-of-state courses are accredited by the New York State CLE Board. Other out-of-state courses may be accredited by another jurisdiction, and you may be eligible for New York CLE credit under New York?s Approved Jurisdiction policy. (If your course is not accredited by the New York State CLE Board or if your course does not fall under New York?s Approved Jurisdiction policy, you may submit an Application for Accreditation of an Individual Course Activity to the New York State CLE Board.)

Courses That are Not Preapproved for Accreditation

Yes. You may submit an Application for Accreditation of an Individual Course Activity to the CLE Board. If the application is emailed more than 30 days after the conclusion of the course, you must include a detailed explanation of the circumstances that prevented you from submitting the application within 30 days of the conclusion of the course. If the Board accepts your application and if the course is approved, you will be awarded the appropriate CLE credit.

Earning Credit Before Bar Admittance

You may earn a maximum of 16 CLE credits only for attendance at accredited transitional CLE courses from the date of law school graduation, up through the date of admission to the New York Bar. These credits must be completed in a format permissible for the category of credit, and may be applied towards your first-year requirement. Credit hours in excess of 16 may not be carried over and applied to your second-year requirement. No credit may be awarded for attendance at courses occurring more than two years before the date of admission to the New York Bar. You may not earn credit for any other CLE activities completed before you were admitted to the Bar.

Reporting

You will report compliance on an attorney registration form, which you will receive via either mail or email. You must file your attorney registration form within 30 days after your birthday in the second calendar year following your admission to the New York Bar. That is, if you were admitted to the New York Bar in 2021, you will file your registration form within 30 days of your birthday in 2023.

You must certify, at the time of your registration, that you:

1) have satisfactorily completed New York?s CLE requirement and have retained proper documentation,

2) are exempt from the CLE requirement, OR

3) have applied for an extension, waiver or modification of the CLE requirement.

Newly admitted attorneys must complete their CLE requirement within two years of their date of admission to the New York Bar, no matter when they register.

If an Attorney Registration Form Does Not Come Before One's Birthday

If you have not received an attorney registration form by your birthday in the second calendar year following your admission to the Bar, contact the Attorney Registration unit by e-mail at attyreg@nycourts.gov or by telephone at (212) 428-2800.

What if my birthday comes before the second anniversary of my admission? (My birthday is in March; I was admitted in June.)

You will certify the number of CLE credits you have actually completed when you file your registration form. You will be considered in compliance even if you have not completed the full second-year requirement, so long as you have completed the first-year requirement. However, you remain responsible for completing your second-year credit hours by your second anniversary of admission to the Bar. Additionally, 12 of the 16 required CLE credit hours for the second year may be applied towards fulfilling your CLE requirement for experienced attorneys in your next reporting cycle. Ethics and professionalism credit hours may not be applied to the next reporting cycle.

What if my birthday comes after the second anniversary of my admission? (I was admitted in March, and my birthday is in June.)

You must complete your newly admitted CLE requirement by the second anniversary of your admission to the Bar even though you will not register until your birthday. If you have completed the required 32 CLE credit hours during your first two years of admission, credits that you complete between your second anniversary of admission and your birthday may be applied towards your next reporting cycle.

What are the New York CLE Approved Jurisdiction and Reciprocity Rules?

New York?s Approved Jurisdiction policy is as follows:

So long as specific requirements are satisfied, New York lawyers may include towards their New York CLE requirement credit earned through participation in out-of-state courses accredited by a New York Approved Jurisdiction.

This rule applies to both traditional live classroom-format and nontraditional courses such as online, DVD, teleconference.

Traditional live classroom-format courses are considered out-of-state if they take place physically outside of New York State.

Nontraditional-format courses are considered out-of-state if the sponsoring New York CLE organization is physically headquartered outside of New York State.

Group A: Approved Jurisdictions

The Following are the Group A approved jurisdictions:

Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Law Society of Hong Kong

Group B: Other Jurisdictions

For these jurisdictions, please retain written materials

Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine , Minnesota, Missouri, Montana , Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

For courses with accreditation only from Group ?B? jurisdictions, the attorney must retain a complete set of written materials. If the written materials are considerable, a table of contents and the first ten pages of the materials, or some other proof that thorough, high-quality written materials were distributed for the course is sufficient.

Note: For courses accredited by California that are more than 60 minutes in length, the attorney need not retain written materials, as California?s CLE regulations require written materials for these courses.

How to Calculate and Report Credit

- Calculate the number of credits earned according to New York standards
- Refer to the category of credit definitions to determine the appropriate category(ies) for the credits
- When you file your Attorney Registration form, include these credits when computing the total number (and categories) of CLE credits completed (there is no need to notify the CLE Board or Attorney Registration that you are claiming credits under New York?s Approved Jurisdiction policy)

Attorney Requirements

An attorney claiming credit for an out-of-state course must retain the following New York CLE course documentation for a period of at least 4 years:

EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS (admitted to the New York Bar for more than two years)

- Proof of attendance from the course sponsor
- Proof of accreditation by at least one of the New York Approved Jurisdictions listed above
- Proof that written course materials were made available
- Proof that the faculty included at least one attorney in good standing
- For nontraditional-format courses (online, DVD, teleconference, etc.), proof of acceptable attendance verification
NEWLY ADMITTED ATTORNEYS (admitted to the New York Bar for two years or less)

Please note that, generally, newly admitted attorneys must earn CLE credit in a format permissible for that category of credit. Additional Information.

- Proof of attendance from the course sponsor
- Proof of accreditation by at least one of the New York Approved Jurisdictions listed above
- Proof that written course materials were made available
- Proof that the faculty included at least one attorney in good standing
- Proof that the course content was appropriate for newly admitted attorneys
- For nontraditional-format courses (online, DVD, teleconference, etc.), proof of acceptable attendance verification

Additional New Yori CLE Out-Of-sDate Information

If an out-of-state course is not accredited by a New York Approved Jurisdiction, New York CLE accreditation of the course may be obtained either by the sponsor of the course (Application for Sponsoring Organization) or by an individual attorney who attended or otherwise participated in the course (Application for Attorney Participant). (Please note that if the sponsor is not able to independently verify attorneys? attendance at the course, the course will not be accredited.)

All courses that take place in New York State ? that is, traditional live classroom-format courses held in New York State and nontraditional-format courses offered by provider organizations whose headquarters are located in New York State ? must be accredited by the New York State CLE Board in order for an attorney to earn CLE credit for the course.

New York CLE Credit may be claimed only in a manner consistent with New York?s CLE Rules and Regulations ? for example, credit may not be claimed for marketing, networking and/or business development courses, or for text-only courses.

Even if a course sponsor may be able to state that New York?s Approved Jurisdiction policy applies, the sponsor may not state that the course has been accredited by New York and may not issue the official New York CLE Certificate of Attendance.

The New York CLE Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply even if the course is not accredited by the jurisdiction in which it takes place. So long as the course takes place outside of New York State and is accredited by any New York Approved Jurisdiction, the policy applies.

For complete or additional information on New York?s Approved Jurisdiction policy, please refer to section 6 of the CLE Board Regulations and Guidelines.

What are the New York CLE Carryover Rules?

- General Credit Carryover Allowed? Yes
- Amount of General Credit Carryover Allowed? 6
- Carryover Period Length (months): 24

What are the New York CLE Ethics and Professionalism Rules?

New York CLE Ethics and Professionalism Rules At a Glance

- Carryover Allowed? Yes
- Max Carryover Credits: 6
- Carryover Period Length (months): 24
- Reporting Period Length (years): 2

New York CLE Ethics and Professionalism Rules Details

The New York CLE rules dictate that practicing attorneys participate in ongoing professional education throughout their careers.

This NY CLE requirement helps ensure that attorneys stay current and updated with legal changes, best practices, and ethical guidelines, contributing to a high level of professionalism in the legal field.

New York attorneys are required to complete 24 CLE credit hours every two years. Four of these New York CLE credit hours must be in the area of Ethics and Professionalism.

Ethics and Professionalism courses can cover a wide variety of topics.

Some examples are:

- Attorney disciplinary proceedings
- Advertising and solicitation.
- Attorney-client privilege and confidentiality.
- Conflicts of interest.
- Billing practices and fee arrangements.
- The duties and responsibilities of an attorney to a client and to the court.
- Professional conduct rules governing the practice of law.


The purpose of these New York CLE courses is to ensure attorneys understand and adhere to ethical and professional standards thus reducing the likelihood of legal malpractice and improving the quality and ethics of legal services for clients.

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