Thursday, July 13, 2017

NEW RULES FOR NY ATTORNEYS - CLE REQUIREMENTS



Part 1500, Title 22 of the Official Compilations of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York - recent change

"CLE PROGRAM RULE §1500.22 Minimum Requirements

(a) Credit Hours.  Each attorney shall complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of accredited continuing legal education each biennial reporting cycle in ethics and professionalism, skills, law practice management, areas of professional practice, or diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias, at least four (4) credit hours of which shall be in ethics and professionalism and at least one (1) credit hour of which shall be in diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias.  Ethics and professionalism, skills, law practice management, areas of professional practice, and diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias are defined in §1500.2. The ethics and professionalism and diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias components may be intertwined with other courses. [effective July 1, 2018]

Attorneys due to re-register on or after July 1, 2018 must meet this requirement"

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