Experienced attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar Association must complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) CLE credit hours during each two-year reporting period. According to the New York CLE Rules, an “experienced” New York attorney is an attorney that has been admitted to the New York Bar for more than two years. Please be advised that newly admitted attorneys in New York have their own set of special CLE requirements that must be completed.
NY CLE Requirements — Experienced Attorneys
- Total NY CLE Credits Required: 24
- Reporting Cycle: 2 years
- Compliance Deadline: Birth date
- Reporting Deadline: 30 days after your birthday
Attorneys in New York can study their NY CLE courses online. In fact, the entire mandatory 24 credit hour NY CLE requirement may be completed through online and offline NY CLE courses. Attorneys in New York may also complete 4 credit hours of Ethics and Professionalism though online and offline CLE courses.
What kinds of NY CLE courses count toward my CLE requirement?
Experienced attorneys may earn CLE credit by attending CLE courses offered in the traditional live classroom format, or in nontraditional formats such as audiotapes, videoconferences, online, etc., so long as the CLE Board has accredited the provider to offer the course in the particular format, or the course is eligible for credit under New York’s Approved Jurisdiction policy.
Attorney Credits offers continuing legal education (CLE) for attorneys in New York and around the country. We feature one-click state bundle compliance packages, credit hour packages and individual CLE courses if you just need to pick up a couple of units. For more information about the mandatory New York CLE requirement, please click here: NY CLE.
 The biennial reporting cycle in New York is defined as the two-year period between your attorney registrations. The registration card is sent to you around the time of your birthday.
 Attorneys that are newly admitted to the New York Bar must complete a minimum of sixteen (16) “transitional” CLE credit hours in each of the first two years of admission to the New York Bar for a grand total of thirty-two (32) CLE credit hours. Sixteen (16) of those credit hours must be in the following areas: Skills, Ethics and Professionalism & Law Practice Management and/or Areas of Professional Practice. The first set of 16 transitional CLE credit hours must be completed by the first anniversary of admission to the New York Bar in the designated categories of credit. The second set of 16 transitional CLE credit hours must be completed between the first and second anniversaries of admission to the New York Bar.