New York State CLE Requirement
All attorneys practicing in New York State are required to complete continuing legal education (CLE) credits.
Newly Admitted Attorneys
For all attorneys admitted to the bar for less than two years the requirements for each of the first two years of practice is three (3) hours of Ethics/Professionalism, six (6) hours of Skills, and seven (7) hours of Practice Management/Professional Practice for a total of 16 credits annually. One of the 32 credits over the two-year reporting period must be in the area of Cybersecurity General or Cybersecurity Ethics or a combination of the two.
For all attorneys who have been in practice for more than two years, the biennial requirement is 24 CLE credit hours. At least four (4) of the 24 credit hours must be in the Ethics and Professionalism category, at least one (1) credit hours must be in the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias category, and at least one (1) must be in the category of Cybersecurity credit in Cybersecurity General or Cybersecurity Ethics or a combination of the two. The remaining 18 credit hours may be in any category of credit.
For more details regarding New York State CLE requirements, see the New York State Unified Court System website
California MCLE Requirements
All attorneys practicing in California are required to complete a total of twenty-five hours of continuing legal education every three years.
For details regarding California MCLE requirements, see the State Bar of California website.
New Jersey MCLE Requirements
All attorneys practicing in New Jersey are required to complete a total of 24 hours of continuing legal education every two years; Effective January 1, 2021, the number of total ethics and professionalism credits required during a compliance-reporting period will increase from four to five credit hours and must include at least two credit hours of coursework in diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias.
For details regarding New Jersey MCLE requirements, see the Supreme Court of New Jersey website.
Pennsylvania MCLE Requirements
All attorneys practicing in Pennsylvania are required to complete a minimum of one hour of ethics, professionalism, or substance abuse and a minimum of eleven hours of substantive law, practice and procedure, annually.
For details regarding Pennsylvania MCLE requirements, see the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board website.