Perk For NY Attorneys: Complete MCLE at Your Desk

by: The Knowledge Group

July 08, 2019


Some states require their attorneys to take some live classroom CLE hours. Not New York.

Experienced attorneys—those licensed in New York for more than two years—may complete the required 24 New York CLE hours through downloadable and online courses.

Four of these hours must be legal ethics courses. Essential CLE courses also cover skills, law practice management, and professional practice areas. And starting July 1, 2018, you must take diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias.

Attorneys will find all topics defined in 22 NYCRR §1500.2. Ethics and diversity may be interwoven with other courses. Providers of NY CLE courses can classify courses accordingly.

The biennial reporting cycle is the two-year period between dates each attorney submits a biennial registration statement.

Special requirements apply to newly admitted lawyers. Note also that lawyers admitted to practice for two years or less are encouraged—but not required—to take the diversity component.

The Knowledge Group Offers an Experienced Attorney NY CLE Bundle

With 34 Continuing Legal Education courses to choose from, you need not complete all the courses in the bundle to take care of your biennial requirements.

Simply complete what you need and enjoy the rest!