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Accreditation and CLE Rules for New Jersey
The National Academy of Continuing Legal Education is a New Jersey Accredited CLE Provider.
New Jersey attorneys are required to take 24 credit hours every 2 years including 5 credit hours of Ethics and Professionalism, with a minimum of 2 credits of Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias.
New Jersey attorneys can earn all 24 CLE credit hours with us including 5 credit hours of Ethics and Professionalism with a minimum of 2 credit hours of Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias using our DVDs, Audio CDs, USB Stick, Online, and iOS/Android App courses.
*COVID-19 Update NJ Supreme court has suspended the live requirement until further notice and all 24 credit hours for the compliance period may be fulfilled through approved courses offered in alternative verifiable learning formats. Therefore all NJ attorneys can now satisfy their entire requirement with our DVDs, Audio CDs, USB Stick, Online, and iOS/Android App courses. NJ Live Exception Notice.
Each active New Jersey attorney is permanently assigned to one of two compliance groups for CLE purposes.
Group 1 is attorneys with birthdays in January through June and must complete their CLE by 12/31 every odd numbered year (12/31/2021, 12/31/2023, etc…)
Group 2 is attorneys with birthdays in July through December and must complete their CLE by 12/31 every even numbered year (12/31/2020, 12/31/2022, etc…)
Newly Admitted Attorneys in New Jersey must complete 24 credits of approved CLE in their first full two-year compliance period. Of the 24 credits at least 5 credits must be in Ethics/Professionalism, of which at least 2 must be in Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias.
Additionally, 15 credits must be in any 5 of the following 9 subject areas:
New Jersey Basic Estate Administration,
New Jersey Basic Estate Planning,
New Jersey Civil or Criminal Trial Preparation,
New Jersey Family Law Practice,
New Jersey Real Estate Closing Procedures,
New Jersey Trust and Business Accounting,
New Jersey Landlord/Tenant Practice,
New Jersey Municipal Court Practice,
and New Jersey Law Office Management.
NJ Newly Admitted Attorneys can satisfy all of their credit hours with us using our DVDs, Audio CDs, USB Stick, Online, and iOS/Android App courses.
CLE Courses Available on DVDs, Audio CDs, USB Stick, Online & iOS/Android App!
About This Course
This fascinating CLE course explores the myriad ethical issues that arise as an attorney transitions between the public and private sectors or vice versa. Presented by Frankfurt Kurnit and The Bronx Defenders, Ethical Issues Shared Between Public Interest Lawyers and Private Lawyers reviews relevant guidelines and case law such as the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics, The State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and People v. Kabir.
The CLE course will also offer an in-depth discussion of topics which include:
“Ghost lawyering” for pro se clients
Payment of fees from indigent clients
Pro bono representations and conflicts of interest