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Credits that New York Attorneys Can Earn From National Academy:

National Academy of Continuing Legal Education is a NYS Accredited CLE Provider. The NY CLE Board maintains an Accredited Provider directory on their website. You can find us listed on the most recent directory at

Experienced NY attorneys may earn all 24 CLE credit hours from National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, including all 4 Legal Ethics credits. Experienced NY attorneys may carry over up to 6 credits from one CLE cycle into the next.

New York attorneys must report that they are CLE compliant on their biennial registration form and must retain proof of compliance for a minimum of four years. Accordingly, National Academy of CLE issues a NY CLE Certificate of Attendance for all CLE activities.

Newly admitted attorneys are required to take "transitional” courses, 16 credits each year for the first two years following their admission to the Bar. The 16 credits must consist of 3 Ethics credits, 6 Skills credits, and 7 Law Practice Management (LPM) or Professional Practice (PP) credits. As of 1/1/2016 you may earn your 7 PP/LPM credits with On-Demand courses. The remaining 9 credits must be earned through traditional live classroom and other approved fully interactive methods.

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New York CLE State Requirements
Total CLE Requirements
Self Study Credits Allowed
Reporting Cycle
 Every Two Years
Reporting Date
 At time of biennial registration
Specialty Requirements
Ethics & Professionalism
Substance Abuse
Elimination of Bias


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