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Notice to the Bar

Effective December 6, 2013, Under New York’s Approved Jurisdiction policy New York attorneys may count towards their New York CLE requirement credit earned through participation in out-of-state courses accredited by a New York Approved Jurisdiction.  New Jersey is one of those approved Jurisdictions. The policy applies to both traditional live classroom-format and nontraditional-format courses (online, DVD, teleconference, etc.).

Requirements for Claiming Credit for an Out-of-State Course Under New York’s Approved Jurisdiction Policy

An attorney claiming credit for an out-of-state course must retain the following documentation for a period of at least four (4) years:

EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS (admitted to the New York Bar for more than two years)

·        proof of attendance from the course sponsor

The attorney should obtain from the course sponsor a certificate of attendance or other documentation of the attorney’s attendance or participation in the course. This documentation should include the attorney’s name, the title, date and location of the course, and the number of credits earned.

·        written course materials 

NEWLY ADMITTED ATTORNEYS (admitted to the New York Bar for two years or less) Please note that, generally, newly admitted attorneys may not earn CLE credit for nontraditional-format courses. Additional Information.

·        proof of attendance from the course sponsor

·        proof that written course materials were made available

·        proof that the course content was appropriate for newly admitted attorneys

For more information:  http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/

 

 


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