Continuing Legal Education Seminars

SCBA is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York.

Luncheon meetings + CLE – Doors open 11:30; lunch meeting at noon. Members - $25; nonmembers - $30; financial need scholarships available (contact info@schenectadycountybar.org)

Make checks payable to SCBA and mail to:
SCBA
PO Box 1728
Schenectady, NY 12301-1728 Scholarships are available based on financial need, please contact the Bar Association


Resources on Pro Bono Service Provisions

For information on pro bono provisions - http://www.courts.state.ny.us/attorneys/probono/index.shtml and in particular, on provisions relating to credit for pro bono service - http://www.courts.state.ny.us/attorneys/cle/section1500_22j_redline.pdf

New registration information relating to reporting pro bono service on registration forms: Effective May 1, 2013, section 118.1(e)(14) of the Rules of the Chief Administrator (22 NYCRR Part 118) requires all New York attorneys to report the following information on their biennial registration forms: (a) the number of hours that the registrant voluntarily spent providing unpaid legal services to poor and underserved clients during the previous biennial registration period; and (b) the amount of voluntary financial contributions the registrant made to organizations primarily or substantially engaged in providing legal services to the poor and underserved during the previous biennial registration period. Read more - http://www.courts.state.ny.us/attorneys/probono/reportingreqs-intro.shtml

For information on pro bono reporting provisions for the biennial attorney registration, effective May 1, 2013, see Rules Governing the Registration of Attorneys and the Reporting of Voluntary Pro Bono Legal Services and Financial Contributions, section 118.1(e)(14) of the Rules of the Chief Administrator (22 NYCRR Part 118)  http://courts.state.ny.us/attorneys/probono/reportingreqs-intro.shtml


Resources on New York State MCLE

Information on New York State’s mandatory CLE requirements and related reporting requirements:
http://www.courts.state.ny.us/attorneys/cle/attorney_info.shtml


Included in these provisions:

  • Experienced attorneys (admitted to the NY Bar more than 2 years) must complete a total of 24 accredited CLE credit hours during each biennial reporting cycle (the two-year period between your attorney registrations). At least 4 of these credit hours must be in the Ethics and Professionalism category. The remaining credit hours may be in any category of credit. See FAQs for Experienced Attorneys.


  • Newly admitted attorneys must have at least 16 transitional CLE credit hours in each of the first two years of admission to the Bar, including in each year – before the first anniversary and during the second anniversary -  3 hours in ethics, 6 in skills and 7 in law office management or areas of practice. See FAQs for Newly-Admitted Attorneys.

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