CLE Mission Statement


Mission Statement adopted by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education as amended at its meeting of January 27, 2011 

The CLE Committee and staff are charged with creating and promoting high quality, reasonably priced legal education on a fiscally sound basis. This includes programs, publications, productions in various electronic and other media, and other products and activities for use by the legal profession in New York State. The CLE Committee is also charged with helping:    

  • To coordinate NYSBA activities in this area for the Association; 
  • To maintain and improve competence and professionalism of the bar, in the public interest and in the best interest of the NYSBA members; and 
  • To make optimum, financially prudent use of NYSBA resources dedicated to this purpose. 

NYSBA CLE Provides:

  • The best CLE programs and written materials, presented by leading experts
  • More New York-specific CLE instruction in more locations around the state than any other CLE provider
  • Over 225 programs each year, on a wide range of topics and at varied levels—basic, intermediate, and advanced
  • The most extensive practical skills series for recently-admitted attorneys in New York
  • All programs fully MCLE-accredited in New York and virtually so in all other states (some states do not recognize law practice management programs for credit, but all of our programs on other topics are MCLE-accredited in such states)
  • Discounts of up to 30% for NYSBA members

Newly admitted attorneys are not permitted to earn MCLE credits through nontraditional CLE course formats, e.g, audiotape, videotape, CD, DVD, or CLE Online, without prior permission from the CLE Board. Those based in law offices outside the United States, however, may earn up to a maximum of 12 credit hours in any one reporting cycle through nontraditional course formats without prior permission from the CLE Board. 

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