CLE Information and Rules

CLE General Information, Mandatory Rules and Regulations

Extension of Changes to Format Restrictions for Newly Admitted Attorneys

The New York State CLE Board has extended the changes to format restrictions applicable to newly admitted attorneys for Skills credit through June 30, 2024. Newly admitted attorneys can continue to earn their required Skills credits via interactive webinars. Click here for more information.

General Information and Support

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.


Online registrants will receive an e-mail confirmation. Upon arrival, check in at the Registration Desk. If registering at the door, the appropriate fee must accompany your registration form.

Technical Support

For technical support accessing on-demand courses, CLE certificates as well as user accounts, please email

Refunds for full price courses

Written notice of cancellation must be received by NYCLA no later than 1 hour prior to the start of the program for refund of the course registration fee. Email No phone calls. A $35 processing fee per course will be deducted from the refund for cancellations received less than five calendar days prior to the course date. No refunds will be issued after the program start time. No refunds will be issued for unattended portions of multi-part courses. For multi-part courses written notice of cancellation must be received no later than one hour prior to the start of the first day of the class to receive a refund. Please allow 4-6 weeks for refund to be issued.

No refunds will be given for orders of on-line courses (CLE on Demand) or once the link(s) to the program(s) ordered have been sent/added to the account.

Refunds for tuition assistance recipients

No refunds will be given to tuition assistance recipients.

MCLE Certificates

In most cases, MCLE certificates will be distributed at the end of each CLE program. Certificates not so distributed will be emailed to all persons completing the program within two weeks of course completion. New York State CLE Board Regulations require each licensed attorney to maintain his/her MCLE certificates for a period of four years in the event that he/she is audited by the Board.

Lost Certificates

Attorneys who have lost their CLE certificates may request a replacement for a $15 processing fee for checking our records, verifying attendance and issuing a new certificate. Click here for more information

Limitations on CLE Credit Awards

The New York State CLE Board has ruled that full CLE credits may not be awarded for attending part of a course session. Late arrivals or early departures from courses will affect the number of credits awarded.

Entrance and Facilities for the Disabled.

For wheelchair access, a ramp is provided. Please call at least one day in advance to make arrangements: 212-267-6646. Special restroom facilities are located on the 10th floor with elevator access.

Early Registration is Advised

Pre-register if possible. Space is limited and courses sell out early. Pre-registration guarantees you a seat and course material. At-door registrants will be allowed to register subject to seat availability.

Online Registration

Save time by registering online. All major credit cards are accepted. Be sure to input your credit card information and e-mail address in the required fields in order to receive an e-mail confirmation.

Course Materials

Course materials for most classes will be distributed via USB flash drive, or downloaded from the NYCLA website, unless a hard copy is requested at least 24 hours before the program.


CLE Announcements:

August 17, 2022 Announcement of New Category of CLE credit and NEW REQUIREMENT for ALL New York Attorneys:

The New York State Continuing Legal Education Program Rules (22 NYCRR § 1500) have been amended to add Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection as a new CLE category of credit. Further, both experienced and newly admitted attorneys will be required to complete at least 1 CLE credit hour in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection as part of their CLE requirement. Attorneys must comply with the new requirement beginning on July 1, 2023. CLE providers can begin issuing NY CLE credit in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection to attorneys who take qualifying courses beginning January 1, 2023. So, for example, Experienced Attorneys due to re-register on or after July 1, 2023 (their birthday is on or after July 1, 2023), must complete at least 1 credit in this category as part of their biennial requirement. Newly admitted attorneys who are admitted to the NY Bar on or after July 1, 2023, must complete at least 1 credit in this category as part of their newly admitted CLE requirement.

Topics in this new CLE category of credit may include, among other things: cyber threats, cyberattacks, data breaches, the importance of securing and protecting electronic data and communication, appropriate cybersecurity and privacy policies and protocols, and compliance with professional and ethical obligations to protect confidential client and law firm data.

While a requirement to complete a CLE credit in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection has been added to the rules, the TOTAL number of credits experiences attorneys and newly admitted attorneys must complete in each reporting cycle remains the same.


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