Upcoming Events

Mar.
19
Tue
CLE ONLINE - I've Been Summoned to Serve on a Jury; Now What
When: 12:30 PM
Where: Webinar via Zoom
Apr.
19
Fri
CLE ONLINE - A PRIMER ON ESTATE PRACTICE
When: 12:30 PM
Where: Webinar via Zoom
May.
10
Fri
CLE ONLINE - CPLR UPDATE 2024
When: 9:30 AM
Where: Webinar via Zoom

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Rockland County Bar Association
337 N Main Street, Suite 1
New City, NY 10956
E: office@rocklandbar.org
P: (845) 634-2149
F: (845) 634-1055
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Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST
Serving Rockland, Orange and Westchester Counties

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Experienced Attorneys: Each attorney shall complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of accredited continuing legal education each biennial reporting cycle in ethics and professionalism, skills, law practice management, areas of professional practice, diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias, or cybersecurity, privacy and data protection, at least four (4) credit hours of which shall be in ethics and professionalism, at least one (1) credit hour of which shall be in diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias, and at least one (1) credit of which shall be in cybersecurity, privacy and data protection. Attorneys may apply a maximum of three (3) credit hours of cybersecurity, privacy and data protection-ethics to the four-credit ethics and professionalism requirement. -  Ethics and professionalism, skills, law practice management, areas of professional practice, diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias, and cybersecurity, privacy and data protection are defined in §1500.2. [revised effective July 1, 2023]

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  (those admitted fewer than 2 years) Minimum Requirements (a) Credit Hours. Within the first two (2) years of the date of admission to the Bar, each newly admitted attorney shall complete a minimum of 32 credit hours (16 credit hours each year) of accredited transitional education as follows:

Year 1: 7 credit hours of law practice management, areas of professional practice, and/or cybersecurity, privacy and data protection-general; 6 credit hours of skills; and 3 credit hours of ethics and professionalism.

Year 2 :7 credit hours of law practice management, areas of professional practice, and/or cybersecurity, privacy and data protection-general; 6 credit hours of skills; and 3 credit hours of ethics and professionalism.

As part of the 32-credit hour requirement, each newly admitted attorney must complete at least one (1) credit hour of cybersecurity, privacy and data protection. ** Attorneys may apply a maximum of three (3) credit hours of cybersecurity, privacy and data protection-ethics to the six-credit hour ethics and professionalism requirement. Ethics and professionalism, skills, law practice management, areas of professional practice, and cybersecurity, privacy and data protection are defined in §1500.2. [revised effective July 1, 2023]

New York State CLE Program Rules

CLE - Diversity Requirements