22 CRR-NY 1500.2NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 22. JUDICIARY
SUBTITLE B. COURTS
CHAPTER IV. SUPREME COURT
SUBCHAPTER E. ALL DEPARTMENTS
PART 1500. MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR ATTORNEYS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK
SUBPART A—STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM
22 CRR-NY 1500.2
22 CRR-NY 1500.2
1500.2 Definitions.
(a) Accredited course or program is a continuing legal education course or program that has met the standards set forth in section 1500.4(b) of this Part and has received advance accreditation approval by the Continuing Legal Education Board.
(b) Accredited provider is a person or entity whose continuing legal education program has been accredited by the Continuing Legal Education Board, and who has been certified by the Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education courses and programs in accordance with section 1500.4(c) of this Part.
(c) Ethics and professionalism may include, among other things, the following: the norms relating to lawyers' professional obligations to clients (including the obligation to provide legal assistance to those in need, confidentiality, competence, conflicts of interest, the allocation of decisionmaking, and zealous advocacy and its limits); the norms relating to lawyers' professional relations with prospective clients, courts and other legal institutions, and third parties (including the lawyers' fiduciary, accounting and recordkeeping obligations when entrusted with law client and escrow monies, as well as the norms relating to civility); the sources of lawyers' professional obligations (including disciplinary rules, judicial decisions, and relevant constitutional and statutory provisions); recognition and resolution of ethical dilemmas; the mechanisms for enforcing professional norms; substance abuse control; and professional values (including professional development, improving the profession, and the promotion of fairness, justice and morality).
(d) Skills must relate to the practice of law and may include, among other things, problem solving, legal analysis and reasoning, legal research and writing, drafting documents, factual investigation (as taught in courses on areas of professional practice), communication, counseling, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, organization and trial advocacy.
(e) Law practice management must relate to the practice of law and may encompass, among other things, office management, applications of technology, State and Federal court procedures, stress management, management of legal work and avoiding malpractice and litigation.
(f) Areas of professional practice may include, among other things, corporations, wills/trusts, elder law, estate planning/administration, real estate, commercial law, civil litigation, criminal litigation, family law, labor and employment law, administrative law, securities, tort/insurance practice, bankruptcy, taxation, compensation, intellectual property, municipal law, landlord/ tenant, environmental law, entertainment law, international law, social security and other government benefits, and alternative dispute resolution procedures.
(g) Diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias courses, programs and activities must relate to the practice of law and may include, among other things, implicit and explicit bias, equal access to justice, serving a diverse population, diversity and inclusion initiatives in the legal profession, and sensitivity to cultural and other differences when interacting with members of the public, judges, jurors, litigants, attorneys and court personnel.
(h) Regulations and guidelines refers to the regulations and guidelines of the Continuing Legal Education Board set forth in Part 7500 of this Title.
22 CRR-NY 1500.2
Current through March 31, 2019
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