New CLE Requirements Announced

New CLE Requirements Announced

The New York State CLE Board has announced the following changes in CLE requirements:

1)  Effective January 1, 2018, a new category of CLE credit in New York: “Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias” will become effective.  You may view the definition of the new category of credit and a related Provider FAQ at:

2)  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.

You may view 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 at:


There is no change to the newly admitted attorney biennial CLE requirement.

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