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MCLE Credit Hour Requirements


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Please read carefully: New York's mandatory continuing legal education rule for all attorneys went into effect on December 31, 1998. Veteran attorneys need 24 credit hours during each biennial registration period.

New lawyers admitted 2 years or less, under the portion of the rule established in October '97, must take 16 credit hours each year for a total of 32 transitional (Practical Skills/Bridge the Gap) training hours during their first two years of practice. New Attorneys can ON attend "Practical Skills/Bridge the Gap" (transitional courses) to meet their requirements. Veteran attorneys can attend all courses for credit, both transitional and intermediate.

The Monroe County Bar Association's Academy of Law was accredited April of '98 as a provider of continuing legal education. Consequently, Academy courses taken by attorneys at MCBA are presumptively approved and may be utilized to fulfill the requirements. **This is a self reporting process. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided by the Bar Association following each course.  The MCLE Rules can be accessed at the Unified Court System website
(http://www.courts.state.ny.us/mcle.htm ) or by calling the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board at the following toll-free number -- 1-877-NYS-4CLE.