The New York CLE Board has extended their order allowing Newly Admitted Attorneys to complete their Skills requirement via live webcast, teleconference or videoconference through December 31, 2023
What is my CLE requirement as an experienced attorney?
Experienced attorneys must earn at least 24 CLE credit hours each biennial reporting cycle as follows:
|Experienced Attorney Required CLE Categories||Required CLE Credit Hours|
|Ethics and Professionalism||4|
|Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias||1|
|Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection (General or Ethics)||1*|
|Any CLE category of credit||18|
|Total Number of CLE credit hours||24|
*You may choose to complete the Cybersecurity credit in Cybersecurity General or Cybersecurity Ethics (or a combination of the two: ½ credit in Cybersecurity General and ½ credit in Cybersecurity Ethics).
You may count a maximum of 3 credit hours of Cybersecurity Ethics – but not Cybersecurity General – toward your 4-credit Ethics and Professionalism requirement.
Example: if you earn 3 credits in Cybersecurity Ethics, then you still need to earn 1 credit in Ethics and Professionalism, 1 credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias and 19 credits in any category of credit – total of 24 credits
What is my CLE requirement as a newly admitted attorney?
Newly admitted attorneys must earn a total of 32 CLE credit hours (with 16 credit hours each year) in the newly admitted cycle as follows:
|Newly Admitted Attorney Required CLE Categories||Year 1
CLE Credit Hours
CLE Credit Hours
|Law Practice Management, Areas of Professional Practice, and/or Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection-General||7
|Ethics and Professionalism||3||3|
|Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection-Ethics||see below||see below|
Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection (“Cybersecurity”) Category
You must complete at least 1 credit in Cybersecurity as part of the 32-credit requirement.
You may choose to complete the Cybersecurity credit:
- in Year 1 or Year 2 (as part of the 16 credit-requirement for that year)
- in Cybersecurity General or Cybersecurity Ethics (or a combination of the two)
You may apply a maximum of 3 credit hours of Cybersecurity Ethics – but not Cybersecurity General – toward your 6-credit Ethics and Professionalism requirement.
Example: if you complete 1 credit in Cybersecurity Ethics in Year 1, you satisfy your Cybersecurity requirement, and then need to complete only 2 credits in Ethics and Professionalism for that year.
Example: if you complete 1 credit in Cybersecurity General in Year 1, you satisfy your Cybersecurity requirement and must complete an additional 6 credits in Law Practice Management, Areas of Professional Practice, and/or Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection-General for that year.
For additional information please visit the NYCourts.gov website.