Continuing Legal Educational
New York Law School offers MCLE (mandatory continuing legal education) credit to
attorneys who participate in programs sponsored by its journals and Centers and
for those who audit our regularly scheduled classes.
Newly admitted attorneys must take 32 MCLE credit hours within the first two years of
admission to the Bar. Sixteen credit hours must be completed in each of the
first two years of admission to the Bar as follows: (i) 3 credit hours of Ethics
and Professionalism; (ii) 6 credit hours of Skills; and (iii) 7 credit hours of
Practice Management and/or Areas of Professional Practice.
attorneys may also take accredited transitional and
nontransitional MCLE courses or programs toward their program requirement of 24
credit hours during each biennial reporting cycle. Four credit hours must be in
ethics and professionalism. The other credit hours may be taken in any
combination of the following categories: ethics and professionalism, skills,
practice management or areas of professional practice.
http://www.courts.state.ny.us/mcle.htm for more detailed
information on New York State MCLE requirements. Or call the New York State CLE
Board at (212) 428-2105.