OCA CLE Requirements

The Queens County Bar Association has been certified by the NYS Continuing Legal Education as an Accredited Provider in the State of New York for the period of October 8, 2016 through October 7, 2019.

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO:
  • Keep your credit certificates in a safe place. They will be required in the event that you are audited by the Office of Court Administration.
  • Monitor the number and categories of credits you accumulate so that you know when, if, and how you have satisfied the OCA requirement.
  • Certify on your biennial registration that you have met your CLE credit requirement.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTORNEYS ADMITTED MORE THAN TWO (2) YEARS:

You are required to have completed 24 Credit Hours of CLE, according to the following breakdown:

  • Experienced attorneys must complete a total of 24 accredited CLE credit hours during each biennial reporting cycle (the two-year period between your attorney registrations).
  • At least 4 of these credit hours must be in the Ethics and Professionalism category, and at least 1 of these credit hours must be in the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias category. The remaining credit hours may be in any category of credit.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTORNEYS ADMITTED LESS THAN TWO (2) YEARS:

Newly admitted attorneys must complete at least 16 transitional CLE credit hours in each of the first two years of admission to the Bar, as follows:

Category of Credit Before first anniversary of admission During second year of admission
Ethics and Professionalism 3 3
Skills 6 6
Law Practice Management and/or Areas of Professional Practice 7 7
TOTAL 16 transitional CLE credit hours 16 transitional CLE credit hours

The first set of 16 transitional CLE credit hours must be completed by the first anniversary of admission to the Bar, in the designated categories of credit. The second set of 16 transitional CLE credit hours must be completed between the first and second anniversaries.

For more information about these rules, please contact the Office of Court Administration 

CLE@nycourts.gov

(212) 428-2105; Or (Toll-Free Outside NYC) 1-877-697-4253

New York State Continuing Legal Education Board
25 Beaver Street, Room 888
New York, New York 10004