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

Women in the Law
Friday, September 25, 2020 | 8:45 am - 4:45 pm
NY CLE Credits: 7.0 Total: 4.5 Professional Practice, 2.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
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ESG and the Insurance Industry
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
NY CLE Credits: 1.5 Professional Practice
Civil Rights Litigation on Behalf of Children, Families, and People with Disabilities
Friday, October 2, 2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NY CLE  Credits: 3.0 Total: 2.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics
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Making a Trial Record to Preserve Reproductive Rights before the U.S. Supreme Court: June Medical Services v. Russo
Friday, October 16, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
NY CLE Credit: 1.5 Professional Practice
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  • Members who are recent law graduates (not yet admitted), newly admitted attorneys (admitted 2018 - 2020), 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

Rule of Law Forum – Preserving the Rule of Law in an Age of Disruption
Session 2: Checks, Balances and Oversight -- the Distribution of Governmental Power and Information 
Tuesday, September 22 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Fostering Mental Health for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our Colleagues Through Challenging Times
September 23, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
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Cyberwarfare and International Law: A Growing Threat and the Mechanisms to Stop It
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Domestic Violence: A perspective from the Americas
Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Forward Focus Fridays: Q & A Sessions on Moving Your Career Forward
Friday, September 25, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Weekly Mindfulness Break
Friday, September 25, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Justiceology-By-Design™: An Innovative Approach to Equity and Racial Justice Training After George Floyd for Lawyers in 21st Century
September 29 and October 1 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Attendance to both days of the program is mandatory.
Emerging Legal Paradigms
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
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The Great De-Coupling
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Small Firm Chats – Stay Connected with Your Peers and Us!
Thursday, October 1 , 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
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Weekly Mindfulness Break
Friday, October 2nd, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Mindful Mondays: A Conversation with Sharon Salzberg- Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World
Monday, October 5, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Mastering Communication in a Virtual World
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Rule of Law Forum – Preserving the Rule of Law in an Age of Disruption | Session 3: Interference with Judicial Independence and Local Law Enforcement
Thursday, October 8 | 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
2020 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Awards Celebration (Virtual)
Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Mindfulness Break
Friday, October 9, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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.