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 

Ask for More: Strategic Negotiation for Lawyers | 2021 Professional Development Workshop Series
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
NY CLE Credit: 2.0 Skills
 
Criminalization and Stigma on the Sex Trades
Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
NY CLE Credit: 1.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

How COVID-19 Struck a Blow to Women and Their Careers
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
NY CLE Credit: 1.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
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Pandemic Survival Toolkit for Lawyers:  Lessons & Learnings in Ethics & Professionalism2021 Professional Development Workshop Series
Friday, May 14, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
NY CLE Credit: 2.0 Ethics
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The Value of Law and Diversity: The BIPOC Attorney’s Path and Pitfalls to Solo & Small Firm Practice
Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
NY CLE Credit: 2.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
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  • Members who are recent law graduates (not yet admitted), newly admitted attorneys (admitted 2019 - 2021), 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  

Senior Lawyer’s Chatroom
Friday, April 16, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
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Weekly Mindfulness Break
Friday, April 16, 2021 | 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
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The Legal System and How to Allow Sexual Assault Victims to Become Survivors 
Friday, April 16, 2021 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
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Social Media Influencers and Regulations
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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2nd Annual Earth Day Climate Change Symposium: Interdisciplinary Panels of Experts Address Governmental Responses to the Increasing Impacts of Climate Change
Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Small Firm Chats – Stay Connected with Your Peers and Us!
Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Using Assessment Tools in BigLaw Hiring: What Students and Grads Need to Know
Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
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Senior Lawyer’s Chatroom
Friday, April 23, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
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Weekly Mindfulness Break
Friday, April 23, 2021 | 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
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Careers in Non-Profits
Monday, April 26, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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ACT: Helping People Discern the Impact of Avoidance on Their Mental Health
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
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Senior Lawyer’s Chatroom
Friday, April 30, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
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Weekly Mindfulness Break
Friday, April 30, 2021 | 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
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Propulsion Lab for New Firms – a Small Firm Circle
Monday, May 3, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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How to Become an Assistant District Attorney 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
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100 Days: Accountability on Immigration 
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Best Practices to Help Build Your Personal Brand and Business in the Time of Social Distancing Program
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Privacy in the Wild: Why the Privacy Interests of Animals Matter
Tuesday, May 25, 2021| 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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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.