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

 
Creative Lawyering During COVID-19 for the Family Court Practitioner 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NY CLE Credit: 2.0 Professional Practice
Register Today
 
Serving More NYS Veterans: Holistically Incorporating Veterans Law Into Your Practice 
Friday, November 20, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
NY CLE Credit: 1.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Register Today
 
Providing Equal Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Disabilities, Even in the Time of COVID
Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NY CLE Credit: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
 
 
  • 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

Job Searching in a Pandemic: Finding a Job in a Virtual World
Monday, October 19, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
Original Sin: How Origination Credit Is a Barrier to Achieving Diversity Goals
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 
 
NYC Schools Career and Technical Education: A Critical Need for our Students and our City's Economy
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Rule of Law Forum – Preserving the Rule of Law in an Age of Disruption: Session 4: Threats to Individual and Societal Rights
Wednesday, October 21 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
Commercial Arbitration in Latin America: What U.S. Parties May Encounter in Arbitrations and/or Enforcing Awards in the Region? 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Small Firm Chats – Stay Connected with Your Peers and Us!
Thursday, October 22 , 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
 
Thurgood Marshall Professional Development Series: Resume Writing (Part I)
*Seeking Volunteers for High School Students
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 
Program and Reception For International LL.M. Candidates
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Register Today - Free for both members and non-members
 
Weekly Mindfulness Break
Friday, October 23, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
 
Diversity on the New York State and Federal Benches
Monday, October 26, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 
Meet the Judge: Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 
The Future of the Practice of Law - What Employers Have Learned from the Pandemic about Working Remotely
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm. 
 
Creative Lawyering During Covid-19 for the Family Court Practitioner
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 
What New Lawyers Must Know About Alternative Dispute Resolution
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
The 2020 Mortimer H. Hess Memorial Lecture: "Progressive Taxation and a Conservative Supreme Court (and Related Issues)" 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. 
 
Forward Focus Fridays: Q & A Sessions on Moving Your Career Forward
Friday, October 30, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Weekly Mindfulness Break
Friday, October 30, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 1:50 p.m.
 
Mindful Mondays: City Bar Series on Well-Being and Mindfulness: The Upside of Stress for Lawyers
Monday, November 2, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
The Bernard Botein Medal
Monday, November 2, 2020 | 4:30 p.m.
 
Achieving Health Equity and Justice - How Medical Legal Partnerships Address Social Determinants of Health
Monday, November 2, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Small Firm Chats – Stay Connected with Your Peers and Us!
Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 
Yoga for Lawyers
Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
 
Career Fulfillment by Design: Create Greater Enjoyment in Your Work and Life 
Friday, November 6, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
 
Weekly Mindfulness Break
Friday, November 6, 2020 | 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
 
Motivation in A Time of Uncertainty
Monday, November 9, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
 
Cover Letter and Resume Workshop
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
 
Diversity in Fashion: Practical Solutions for Attorneys and Their Clients
Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 
 
What’s Next? Managing Your Career/Life Transitions
Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 
How Can I Be A Lawyer & Still Be Me?
Friday, November 13th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
 
Weekly Mindfulness Break
Friday, November 13, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 1:50 p.m.
 
Animal Rights and Feminism: An Intersectional Approach
Monday, November 16, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
 
Hot Practice Areas Post Pandemic
Monday, November 16,  2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 
COVID-19’s Impact on Taxation and Tax Compliance in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Spain and the United States 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. 
 
Part I The Diversity Gap: Black and Latinx Representation Disparities in the Legal Pipeline
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
Rule of Law Forum – Preserving the Rule of Law in an Age of Disruption
Session 5: Rebuilding the Rule of Law in America: What Can and Should the Legal Profession, Individual Lawyers and Citizens Do?
Wednesday, November 18 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
Policing Black and Brown Communities in NYC: Reckoning with the Past and Envisioning a Better Future
Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 
Small Firm Chats – Stay Connected with Your Peers and Us!
Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
 
Forward Focus Fridays: Q & A Sessions on Moving Your Career Forward
Friday, November 20, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Weekly Mindfulness Break
Friday, November 20, 2020 | 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
 
Part II The Diversity Gap: Black and Latinx Representation Disparities in the Legal Pipeline
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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.