Changes to CLE Program Format Restrictions in Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to address the growing concerns related to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the CLE Board will implement the following changes, effective immediately through June 30, 2020 (1):

• Newly Admitted Attorneys – Newly admitted attorneys (those admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) may participate in Skills CLE courses by either individual participation (self-study) or group participation, in the following live, nontraditional formats, where questions are allowed during the program (2):
a. webconference,
b. teleconference, and
c. videoconference.

• New York State CLE Accredited Providers – New York State CLE Accredited Providers may offer CLE programs in the above-listed formats, provided they do so in accordance with all applicable requirements set forth in the Program Rules and Regulations.

More information can be found here: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml

1 Should conditions warrant, these changes may be extended.
2 Under the New York State CLE Program Rules (the “Program Rules”) and the New York State CLE Board
Regulations & Guidelines (the “Regulations”), newly admitted attorneys are required to earn Skills CLE credits in a
traditional live classroom setting or a fully interactive videoconference group setting.