Welcome NY Newly Admitted Attorneys! What You Need to Know Now

February 8, 2017

Good news newly admitted New York attorneys  -  you can officially call yourself esquire and your CLE requirements just became a little easier! Without having to break the bank, you can now satisfy almost half of your requirements by watching on-demand CLE programs, rather than attending live events!

So, let’s break it down. You need:

  • 16 credit hours each year for your first two years of admission, in the following categories:
    • 7 Professional Practice / Law Practice Management: Can now be completed via online on-demand programs!
    • 6 Skills: Must be completed via live in-person programs like Lawline’s Bridge the Gap.
    • 3 Ethics: Can be completed either live in-person or via online live webcasts!
These on-demand professional practice and law practice management programs will satisfy your requirements. Click here for an overview of the CLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys. You can find the detailed rules here.


Author Bio

Written by Angelica Cesario

Angelica is a Program Attorney with Lawline. She graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 2008 and holds a B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies and a Certificate in Latino and Latin American Studies. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2013 and is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Before joining Lawline, Angelica worked as a labor & employment litigation attorney. Outside of work, Angelica mentors a bright and funny high school student and serves on the Board of Directors of the TEAK Fellowship. During her free time, Angelica loves to read, try new foods, and spend time with her wife, daughter, and her dog, Scotty.


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