CLE CLASSESUnless otherwise specified, all the course in our catalog are appropriate for both newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.
As a reminder, newly admitted attorneys, in general, are not eligible to earn CLE credit through completion of courses in nontraditional formats (e.g., online video, etc.). See New York State CLE Board Regulations and Guidelines section 2(F):
F. Nontraditional CLE Course Formats—Except as set forth in sections 2(C) and 2(F)(1) of these Regulations and Guidelines, no newly admitted attorney shall earn transitional CLE credit hours through nontraditional CLE course formats except in extenuating circumstances and only with prior permission from the CLE Board. Nontraditional formats are any formats other than the traditional live classroom format. Nontraditional formats include, but are not limited to, audio recordings, video recordings, live broadcasts, teleconferences, videoconferences, webconferences and online courses.
- Exception for Newly Admitted Attorneys in Foreign Offices—Newly admitted attorneys based in law offices outside of the United States may fulfill up to 12 credit hours of accredited transitional continuing legal education through nontraditional course formats without prior permission from the CLE Board. Videoconferences as provided in section 2(C) of these Regulations and Guidelines do not fall within this limitation.
- Procedure—Requests to fulfill the transitional CLE requirement through nontraditional CLE course formats as set forth in this section shall be made in writing and submitted to the CLE Board at least 60 days prior to the date of the course or program. The request shall set forth the specific extenuating circumstances warranting this exception and include supporting documentation. The CLE Board shall notify the attorney of its decision by first class mail.
- Nontraditional Format Credit Hour Limit—No newly admitted attorney may earn more than 12 CLE credit hours through nontraditional format CLE courses. CLE credit hours earned through nontraditional format courses pursuant to sections 2(C) and 2(F)(1) of these Regulations and Guidelines do not fall within this limitation.