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

Diversity & the Multigenerational Workplace: Exploring the Importance of Intergenerational Dialogue

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
NY CLE Credit: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

2019 Professional Development Workshop Series
This annual series provides attorneys with critical training to help them succeed as they transition into more senior roles and is free to City Bar members as well as attorneys from sponsoring firms. 

Mindfulness for Lawyers: Improving Focus, Productivity and Well-Being

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
NY CLE Credit: 1.5 Law Practice Management

Say It Well: Communication Skills for Lawyers to Maximize Clarity, Demonstrate Credibility and Enhance Delivery

Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
NY CLE Credit: 2.0 Skills

Relationships: The Astonishing X-Factor in Improving the Legal Profession & Enhancing Productivity

Friday, March 22, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
NY CLE Credit: 2.0 Law Practice Management

Creating a More Inclusive Work Environment: Why Interrupting Implicit Bias Matters

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
NY CLE Credit: 2.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

Hard Legal Ethics Questions: How to Resolve Them or, Even Better, Avoid Them

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
NY CLE Credit: 2.0 Ethics

Discounts on CLE Programs for Members

  • Members who are recent law graduates (not yet admitted), newly admitted attorneys (admitted 2016 - 2018), 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 50% discount will be granted to attorneys working for government agencies, public interest groups, full-time students and full-time academics.
  • 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 Service 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.