Free and Discounted Programs for Members

The City Bar offers hundreds of free and discounted programs to members, including over 150 live CLE courses annually with member discounts of up to 35% off regular rates. Select programs also offer special pricing for small law firm members.

Our CLE programs range from 1 1/2 hours to full day, and are available as live webcasts and on-demand programs.

For a full list of free CLE programs, free events, and discounted CLE options for members, see below. Our main upcoming events calendar can be found here.

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Free CLE Programs for Members

Telemedicine Abortion Part 1: Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Landscape
February 7, 2023 | Program 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm | Reception 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
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Leading Change in Uncertain Times
Friday, February 10, 2023 | 9:00 am - 10:45 am
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When Lawyers Need Help: Navigating Mental Health and Substance Use Issues
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias: Practice Pointers for Pro Bono Advocacy
Thursday, March 9, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tools for Difficult Conversations in the Legal Workplace
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 9:00 am - 10:45 am
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What Gender Bias Can Look Like Within the Courts and Its Impact on Women
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Becoming an Ally to All: Belonging in the Legal Profession
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | 9:00 am - 10:45 am
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Foundations for Flourishing: Leveraging the Science of Positive Psychology to Find Greater Success and Satisfaction in Your Law Practice
Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 9:00 am - 10:45 am
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Check back soon for more upcoming free CLE programs for members.
  • Members who are recent law graduates (not yet admitted), newly admitted attorneys (admitted 2020-2022), in-house/corporate counsel, work in government, academia, and non-profit, judges (or work for one) can attend any CLE programs that are 4 hours or less for free, as part of their membership.
  • A 20% discount off of member and non-member prices is available for firms and corporations that register 4 or more people for the same program or group webcast.

Free Events for Members

New York Environmental Law Year in Review 2022
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Telemedicine Abortion Part 2: Risks and Protections for Patients and Providers
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Need for a Special Tribunal on the Crime of Aggression in Ukraine
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior Lawyer’s Chatroom
Friday, February 10, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Get Out of Your Head: Three Essential Social and Emotional Communication Skills to Ace Your Interview Game
Wednesday February 15, 2023 | 1:00 pm – 2:00pm
CLE Discounts for Small Law Firms and Solo Practitioners
  • Many of our CLE programs have special pricing for small law firm practitioners.
  • Select Solo CLE - solo practitioners get unlimited access to our CLE programs 4 hours or less for a flat fee of $399, includes live programs, live webcasts and on-demand programs. Please contact Customer Relations for more information and to sign up.
  • Select CLE - members (outside of solo practitioners) get unlimited access to our CLE programs 4 hours or less for a flat fee of $499, includes live programs, live webcasts and on-demand programs.

CLE Discounts for Association Committees

Committee Members who are sponsoring a program are eligible for a 50% discount off the member rate.

CLE Financial Scholarships

Financial scholarships are available for traditional & non-traditional program formats. An application must be submitted in writing at least two (2) weeks before the date of which the CLE course or program is scheduled. Applications received less than two (2) weeks before the program may be denied. Download the Financial Scholarship Application (PDF).

CLE Passports

The City Bar offers a unique passport program that allows firms to choose from a wide variety of the City Bar’s continuing legal education (CLE) programs at a discounted rate. A flat fee is paid upfront for the duration of the agreement and attorneys are able to attend unlimited* CLE programs. CLE programs are held in person at the NYC Bar Association building, and most programs are also available as live webcasts and on-demand programs. To learn more, click here.


 * Passport firms will receive 2 free passes to the Institutes; additional passes will be given out if available (only applicable for firms with 25 or more attorneys). The City Bar’s 4-Day Basic Mediation and 3-Day Advanced Commercial Mediation programs will be offered at a 20% discount off Member rates (due to the fact that attendance is limited to 48 participants). The Professional Development Workshop Series is not part of the Passport program.