New CLE Requirements for NY Attorneys

The New York State CLE Board has issued a new CLE requirement for New York attorneys.
    • Effective July 1, 2023, you must complete 1 CLE credit hour in the new Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection category of credit as part of your CLE requirement. The total number of CLE credits that you must complete in your reporting cycle does not increase.
    • Experienced attorneys (admitted to the New York Bar for more than two years):
      • If you are due to re-register on or after July 1, 2023 (birthday is on or after July 1st), you must complete 1 CLE credit hour in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection as part of your biennial CLE requirement.
      • If you are due to re-register in 2023 but your birthday is before July 1st, you need not comply with the new requirement in 2023, but must comply in future biennial periods.
        • Example: If your birthday is on June 30th and you are due to re-register in 2023, then you do not need to comply with the new requirement in 2023, even if you file your registration form on or after July 1, 2023.
      • If you are due to re-register in 2024, or later, you must comply with the new requirement.
      • Newly admitted attorneys (admitted to the New York Bar for two years or less):
        • If you were admitted to the NY Bar prior to July 1, 2023, you need not comply with the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection requirement in your newly admitted cycle, but must comply in future reporting cycles.
        • Attorneys admitted to the NY Bar on or after July 1, 2023, must complete 1 CLE credit hour in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection as part of their newly admitted attorney CLE requirement.
      • Earning Credit: You may start to earn CLE credit in this new category beginning on January 1, 2023.

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