CLE Programs – Discounts and Free Programs for Members

The City Bar offers 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.

Programs range from 1 1/2 hours to full day; and are also available as live webcasts and on-demand programs.

Free CLE Programs for Members

Iranian Sanctions: Trends in Compliance and Enforcement
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:10 pm
Program Fee: $50 for Nonmembers
New York CLE Credit: 1.5 Professional Practice
 
Starting the Year Right: Establishing a Practice of Mindfulness and Well-Being for Competence, Clarity and Compassion
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Program Fee: $50 for Nonmembers
New York CLE Credit: 2.5 Total: 1.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias, 1.0 Ethics
 
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems in Attorneys: Barriers to Effective Treatment & the Lawyers Assistance Program
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
There is no fee for this program
New York CLE Credit: 1.5 Ethics
 
Answers to Ethics Questions You Were Afraid to Ask
Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Program Fee:
Free for Attorneys from Sponsoring Law Firms
$229 for Members | $75 for Nonmembers
Small Law Firm: $119 for Members
New York CLE Credit: 3.0 Ethics
 
Civil Rights Litigation
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Program Fee: $50 for Nonmembers
New York CLE Credit: 3.0 Total: 2.5 Professional Practice, 0.5 Ethics
 
EQ Tips and Training for Lawyers
Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Program Fee: $50 for Nonmembers
New York CLE Credit: To be determined
 
Name Changes: A How-to-Guide with Special Considerations for Transgender and Non-binary Individuals
Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Program Fee: $50 for Nonmembers
New York CLE Credit: 2.0 Total: 1.0 Skills, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
 
Ethics of Representing Children in Family Court, Immigration Court and Crossover Cases
Monday, June 8, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Program Fee: $50 for Nonmembers
New York CLE Credit: 2.0 Ethics
 
Counseling LGBTQ Clients in Crisis: Managing Stress & Trauma in Clients & Staff
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Program Fee: $50 for Nonmembers
New York CLE Credit: 2.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
 
Protecting LGBTQ Workers in a Changing Legal Landscape
Monday, June 22, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Program Fee: $50 for Nonmembers
New York CLE Credit: 2.0 Professional Practice

 

2020 Professional Development Workshop Series

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 9:00 am - 10:45 am
Program Fee: Free for New York City Bar Members & Attorneys from Sponsoring Law Firms | $75 for Nonmembers
No CLE credit will be issued for this program
 
Program Fee: Free for New York City Bar Members & Attorneys from Sponsoring Law Firms | $75 for Nonmembers
New York CLE Credit: 2.0 Law Practice Management
 
Friday, March 13, 2020 | 9:00 am - 10:45 am
Program Fee: Free for New York City Bar Members & Attorneys from Sponsoring Law Firms | $75 for Nonmembers
New York CLE Credit: 2.0 Law Practice Management
 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 9:00 am - 10:45 am
Program Fee: Free for New York City Bar Members & Attorneys from Sponsoring Law Firms | $75 for Nonmembers
New York CLE Credit: 2.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
 
Program Fee: Free for New York City Bar Members & Attorneys from Sponsoring Law Firms | $75 for Nonmembers
New York CLE Credit: 2.0 Ethics
 
  • Members who are recent law graduates (not yet admitted), newly admitted attorneys (admitted 2017 - 2019), 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.

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.

Discounts for Association Committees

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

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).
 

Passports

The City Bar offers a unique passport program which 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 up front 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.