Updated January 1, 2018
Effective January 1, 2018 – New Category of CLE Credit - Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias:
A new category of CLE credit - Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias has been added to the CLE Program Rules. This new credit category is defined in the CLE Program Rules 22 NYCRR 1500.2(g) (redlined version) and clarified in the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias FAQs. Providers may begin to issue credit to experienced attorneys in this new category on January 1, 2018.
Effective July 1, 2018 – Change to Experienced Attorney Biennial CLE Requirement to Include One Credit Hour in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias:
Experienced attorneys due to re-register on or after July 1, 2018 (birthday is on or after July 1st) must complete at least 1 CLE credit hour in the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias category of CLE credit as part of their biennial CLE requirement as outlined in CLE Program Rules 22 NYCRR 1500.22(a) (redlined version). This new requirement is applicable to experienced attorneys. The transitional requirement for newly admitted attorneys remains unchanged.
Effective January 1, 2016—Changes to Permissible CLE Formats for Newly Admitted Attorneys: The New York State CLE Board has adopted changes, effective January 1, 2016, to the format requirements for newly admitted attorneys. (There is no change to the number or categories of credit required, nor to the requirement that they be fulfilled by attendance at accredited transitional courses.)
Effective January 1, 2016— Changes to Eligibility Requirements for New York CLE Accredited Provider Status: A revised section 8(B) (redlined version) of the Regulations and Guidelines reflects changes, recently adopted by the New York State CLE Board, to the eligibility requirements for Accredited Provider status. Effective January 1, 2016, a provider that has presented at least 8 qualifying programs within the prior 3 years, with at least 5 programs during the 18 months prior to the date of the application, and at least 3 programs during the 18 to 36 months prior to the date of the application, and that meets the other eligibility requirements set forth in revised section 8(B)(2), may apply for Accredited Provider status.
Preapplication Information Sessions: Periodically, the CLE office holds information sessions for prospective applicants for Individual Course accreditation or Accredited Provider status.
Date TBD, at 25 Beaver Street, Room 1161, New York, NY 10004, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Please send an e-mail to email@example.com at least two days prior to the session to reserve a space.
Changes to Approved Jurisdiction list and policy [effective December 6, 2013]: The New York Approved Jurisdiction list and policy have been revised to include 17 additional jurisdictions. The revised section 6 (redlined version) of the Regulations sets forth new procedures for claiming credit under New York’s Approved Jurisdiction policy. Section 8 of the Regulations has also been revised. Under the revised relevant subsections (redlined versions) of section 8, out-of-state nontraditional-format CLE programs that have been accredited by a New York Approved Jurisdiction are no longer eligible for accreditation by the New York State CLE Board, nor will these programs count towards the three-year, eight-program history required for Accredited Provider status eligibility.
Changes to Program Rules and Regulations: The New York State CLE Board Regulations and Guidelines and the CLE Program Rules have been revised to reflect changes in pro bono CLE credit limits and calculation, and to include guidelines for the award of pro bono CLE credit for participation in the Attorney Emeritus Program.
The revised sections 1500.22(j) (redlined version) of the Program Rules and 3(D)(11) (redlined version) of the Regulations and Guidelines provide for an increase in the number of pro bono CLE credits that may be earned and a more favorable ratio for the calculation of pro bono CLE credit.
A new section 3(D)(12) in the Regulations and Guidelines relates to the award of pro bono CLE credit for legal services provided under the Attorney Emeritus Program.
Faculty Attorney Requirement: FAQs regarding the requirement that the faculty of every accredited program include at least one attorney in good standing may be found at Faculty Attorney FAQs.