22 CRR-NY 1500.12NY-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 B—MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION FOR NEWLY ADMITTED ATTORNEYS
22 CRR-NY 1500.12
22 CRR-NY 1500.12
1500.12 Minimum requirements.
(a) Credit hours.
Each newly admitted attorney shall complete a minimum of 32 credit hours of accredited transitional education within the first two years of the date of admission to the Bar. Sixteen accredited hours shall be completed in each of the first two years of admission to the Bar as follows:
(1) three hours of ethics and professionalism;
(2) six hours of skills; and
(3) seven hours of law practice management and areas of professional practice.
Ethics and professionalism, skills, law practice management and areas of professional practice are defined in section 1500.2 of this Part. The ethics and professionalism and skills components may be intertwined with other courses.
(b) Carry-over credit.
Except as provided in section 1500.13(b)(2) of this Part, a newly admitted attorney who accumulates more than the 16 hours of credit required in the first year of admission to the Bar may carry over to the second year of admission to the Bar a maximum of eight credits. Six credits in excess of the 16-hour requirement in the second year of admission to the Bar may be carried over to the following biennial reporting cycle to fulfill the requirements of subpart C of this Part. Ethics and professionalism credit may not be carried over.
(c) Accredited courses or programs only.
Transitional continuing legal education credit will be granted only for courses and programs approved as such by the CLE board, except as provided in subdivision (d) of this section. No transitional continuing legal education course or program consisting of nontraditional formats, such as self-study, correspondence work, videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture presentations or on-line programs may be accepted for credit without prior permission from the CLE board, except as provided in the regulations and guidelines.
(d) Other jurisdictions.
Transitional continuing legal education courses approved by another state, the District of Columbia, any territory of the United States or any foreign jurisdiction with requirements meeting the standards adopted by the CLE board shall count toward the newly admitted attorney's compliance with New York's transitional CLE program requirements in accordance with the regulations and guidelines established by the CLE board and this Part.
A maximum of 16 credit hours of approved transitional CLE courses taken from the date of graduation from law school up through the date of admission to the New York Bar may be applied toward a newly admitted attorney's first-year CLE program requirements. Credit hours in excess of 16 may not be carried over and applied toward the second-year CLE requirement.
(f) Obligations of attorneys exempt from the program requirements.
(1) An attorney who is exempt from the requirements of this program and who is required to comply with the continuing legal education requirements of another jurisdiction shall comply with those requirements and shall certify to this compliance on the attorney's biennial attorney registration statement.
(2) An attorney who is exempt from the requirements of this program and who is not required to comply with the continuing legal education requirements of another jurisdiction shall so certify on the attorney's biennial attorney registration statement.
(3) An attorney who is exempt from the requirements of this program and who thereafter ceases to be exempt and commences the practice of law in New York during the first two years after admission to the Bar shall be required to complete by the end of those two years 1.5 credit hours of accredited continuing legal education as set forth in subdivision (a) of this section, in any combination of categories set forth in said section, for each full month of the two-year period during which the attorney practices law in New York.
(4) An attorney who permanently ceases to practice law in New York while commencing or continuing the practice of law in another jurisdiction shall be exempt from the requirements of this program for the year in which the permanent cessation from New York practice occurred, and shall comply with the requirements of any jurisdiction in which the attorney practices law during that year.
22 CRR-NY 1500.12
Current through March 15, 2020
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