BAEC's 135th Annual Awards Celebration

Wednesday, October 12 @ Seneca One Tower

New Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Category of CLE Credit and Attorney Requirement

Dear Members,

As you may have heard, the BAEC has pledged to make the Erie Institute of Law more responsive to the current needs of our members. Please read below about one of our first efforts.

The New York State Continuing Legal Education Program Rules are being amended to:

(a) add Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection as a new category of CLE credit – 22 NYCRR 1500.2(h) and

(b) require experienced and newly admitted attorneys to complete at least 1 CLE credit hour in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection as part of their CLE requirement.  

Providers may issue New York CLE credit in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection to attorneys who complete courses in this new category on or after January 1, 2023.

Beginning on July 1, 2023, both experienced and newly admitted attorneys will need to comply with the 1-credit requirement in the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection category of CLE credit.

The Erie Institute of Law is committed to providing our members with relevant continuing legal education programs that increase competency and fulfill the requirements of the MCLE Board.

Cybersecurity is obviously more important than ever for law firms. The Erie Institute of Law will aim to coordinate programs that provide an understanding of threats to the critical infrastructure of law firms, along with recommendations you can use to protect yourself, your firm, and your clients.

If you would like to be involved in this new effort, please contact Mary Kohlbacher at mkohlbacher@eriebar.org.

Anticipating the new reality,
Hugh Russ

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