For some reason, there are still some states that limit the amount of online CLE you can complete. New York is NOT one of those states. Experienced attorneys that are licensed to practice in New York may complete all 24 hours through online and downloadable NY CLE courses.
NY CLE Media Formats
* Online CLE – streaming, webinar, etc.
* Downloadable – MP3 & MP4
* Compact Disc – CD
Don’t forget about the new required one hour of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias. This is now part of the overall 24 hour New York CLE requirement and you are still required to complete 4 legal ethics courses. For more information about New York CLE please click here: NY CLE.
 Experienced attorneys have been licensed to practice in New York for more than 2 years. Newly admitted attorneys must complete a total of 16 credit hours in the following areas in EACH of their first 2 transitional years for a total of 32 hours. The requirements each year are: Ethics and Professionalism – 3 hours, Skills – 6 hours, Law Practice Management and/or Areas of Professional Practice – 7 hours. The first set of 16 transitional CLE credits must be completed by the first anniversary of admission to the Bar. The second set of 16 transitional CLE credits must be completed between the first and second anniversaries.