Mandatory CLE Rules and Regulations

ACCREDITED PROVIDER STATUS - New York County Lawyers' Association is currently certified as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York and the State of New Jersey. NYCLA CLE courses also qualify for fulfilling mandatory CLE requirements in the State of Connecticut.

New York State MCLE Requirements
Click here  to access current NYS CLE Board MCLE Rules and Regulations, as well as relevant forms, all of which may be downloaded. Please contact the Office of Court Administration, Communications Dept., 212-428-2105, with any specific compliance questions.

New Jersey State Board on Continuing Legal Education
Click here to access regulations and forms from the New Jersey Board of Continuing Education. Attendees at courses qualifying for CLE credit in New Jersey must sign in on the designated sign-in sheets and sign their certificate of attendance at the end of the program. Courses that qualify for New Jersey CLE credit will be so designated on the NYCLA website.

New Connecticut MCLE Requirements

Under Sec. 2-27 A of the Connecticut Practice book, each attorney admitted in Connecticut shall certify, on the registration form required by Section 2-27 (d), that the attorney has completed in the last calendar year no less than twelve credit hours of appropriate continuing legal education, at least two hours of which shall be in ethics/professionalism. The ethics and professionalism components may be integrated with other courses. Click here to access the Ct. CLE Log and click here for the Rules and FAQs concerning the new mandatory CLE requirements.

Course Credit for Other MCLE States 
Many states with MCLE requirements will grant continuing legal education credits for our courses. If you are admitted to practice in a MCLE state, please contact the appropriate State CLE Administration Office for information.
Effective January 1, 2016, newly admitted attorneys who were admitted after 1/1/2014 may satisfy their Professional Practice and Law Practice Management requirements ONLY by taking classes in any format – live, DVD/CD, On-line, MP3 or webinar. For more information go to

Changes to NY MCLE Requirements for Experienced Attorneys

On January 1, 2018, a new category of CLE credit in New York: “Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias” will become effective.  The definition includes: courses programs and activities related to the practice of law   and may include implicit or explicit bias, equal access to justice, serving a diverse population, diversity and inclusion initiatives and sensitivity to cultural and other differences when interacting with members of the public, judges, jurors, litigants attorneys and court officials. For more information Click here and here 


Experienced attorneys (those admitted to the New York Bar for more than 2 years) who are due to re-register on or after July 1, 2018 must complete at least one (1) credit hour in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.  This change does not add to the current experienced attorney biennial CLE requirement of twenty-four (24) credit hours, nor does it change the requirement that experienced attorneys earn at least four (4) credit hours in Ethics and Professionalism. 

For the  FAQ’s related to the new “Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias” category of credit click here

There are no changes to the CLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn credits in diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias.


For the  revised section of the CLE Program Rules (22 NYCRR 1500.22(a)) setting forth the change to the biennial CLE requirement for experienced attorneys click here

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