Recent Changes to Program Rules

Effective January 1, 2023 – New Category of CLE Credit – Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection: A new category of CLE credit - Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection - has been added to the CLE Program Rules. This category is defined in the CLE Program Rules 22 NYCRR 1500.2(h) and clarified in the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection FAQs and Guidance document. Providers may issue credit in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection to attorneys who complete courses in this new category on or after January 1, 2023.

Effective July 1, 2023 – Change to Experienced Admitted Attorney Biennial CLE Requirement to Include One Credit Hour in Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection: Experienced attorneys due to re-register on or after July 1, 2023 (birthday is on or after July 1st) must complete at least 1 CLE credit hour in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection as part of their biennial CLE requirement. See CLE Program Rules 22 NYCRR 1500.22(a).   

Effective July 1, 2023 – Change to Newly Admitted Attorney CLE Requirement to Include One Credit Hour in Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection: Newly admitted attorneys whose admission to the NY Bar is on or after July 1, 2023 must complete at least 1 CLE credit hour in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection as part of their CLE requirement. See CLE Program Rules 22 NYCRR 1500.12(a).

Effective January 1, 2018: Section 1500.2(g) (redlined version) of the Program Rules has been revised to include a new category of CLE credit: Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias. Section 1500.2(h) now includes the Regulations and Guidelines, which were formerly under the Section 1500.2(g).

Effective July 1, 2018: Section 1500.22(a) (redlined version) of the Program Rules has been revised to include 1 (one) credit hour in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias to the biennial CLE requirement for experienced attorneys.

Effective February 15, 2012: Section 1500.22(j) of the Program Rules has been revised to raise the maximum number of pro bono CLE credits that may be earned during a two-year reporting cycle from six to ten. The revision further allows an additional five pro bono CLE credits to be earned subject to the requirements and limitations set forth in the Regulations and Guidelines.