Requirements for CLE in New York State

New York Law School offers MCLE (mandatory continuing legal education) credit to attorneys who participate in programs sponsored by its journals and Centers and for those who audit our regularly scheduled classes.

Newly admitted attorneys must take 32 MCLE credit hours within the first two years of admission to the Bar. Sixteen credit hours must be completed in each of the first two years of admission to the Bar as follows: (i) 3 credit hours of Ethics and Professionalism; (ii) 6 credit hours of Skills; and (iii) 7 credit hours of Practice Management and/or Areas of Professional Practice.

Experienced attorneys may also take accredited transitional and nontransitional MCLE courses or programs toward their program requirement of 24 credit hours during each biennial reporting cycle. Four credit hours must be in ethics and professionalism. The other credit hours may be taken in any combination of the following categories: ethics and professionalism, skills, practice management or areas of professional practice.

Visit http://www.courts.state.ny.us/mcle.htm for more detailed information on New York State MCLE requirements. Or call the New York State CLE Board at (212) 428-2105.