Continuing Legal Education

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The Brooklyn Bar Association is proud to present quality Continuing Legal Education to members and non-members on a wide array of topics. Program faculty include experts in their fields, law professors and judges. We present CLEs several times a month out of our convenient Brooklyn Heights location at 123 Remsen Street, just blocks from Borough Hall.

 

New Changes to New York State CLE Requirements — Please Be Advised

Please review the following correspondence from the New York State CLE Board regarding a new category of CLE Credit and a new change to New York State CLE Requirements for experienced attorneys.

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018: NEW CATEGORY OF CLE CREDIT: “DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND ELIMINATION OF BIAS”

On January 1, 2018, a new category of CLE credit in New York: “Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias” will become effective.  The definition of the new category of credit is as follows:

“Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias courses, programs and activities must relate to the practice of law and may include, among other things, implicit and explicit bias, equal access to justice, serving a diverse population, diversity and inclusion initiatives in the legal profession, and sensitivity to cultural and other differences when interacting with members of the public, judges, jurors, litigants, attorneys and court personnel.”

These programs may include, among other things, diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias based on, for example, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age or disability.

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018: CHANGE TO EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY BIENNIAL CLE REQUIREMENT TO INCLUDE ONE CREDIT HOUR IN DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND ELIMINATION OF BIAS

Experienced attorneys (those admitted to the New York Bar for more than 2 years) who are due to re-register on or after July 1, 2018 must complete at least one (1) credit hour in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias. This change does not add to the current experienced attorney biennial CLE requirement of twenty-four (24) credit hours, nor does it change the requirement that experienced attorneys earn at least four (4) credit hours in Ethics and Professionalism.

You may view the revised section of the CLE Program Rules (22 NYCRR 1500.22(a)) setting forth the change to the biennial CLE requirement for experienced attorneys here. There is no change to the newly admitted attorney biennial CLE requirement.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes, please do not hesitate to email us at: cle@brooklynbar.org or call us at 718-624-0675 ext. 206. Thank you.

 

CLE Loyalty Pass

Get all of your CLE credits at a reasonable rate with the Brooklyn Bar! We now offer an annual* pass that allows our members and non-members to attend unlimited live CLE courses. *All CLE Loyalty Passes expire 12/31.

Loyalty Pass Details

  • Unlimited CLEs for 1 calendar year; January 1 – December 31 (live courses only).
  • Please register early. Sign-up less than 24 hours before CLE incurs $20 late fee.
  • Written materials are emailed in advance. Printed materials available at the door for additional fee.
  • Special ticketed events excluded.

Purchase Your CLE Loyalty Pass Online

New Jersey MCLE
The New Jersey CLE Board allows CLE credits earned in New York State to satisfy most CLE requirements in New Jersey. For more information about credits, please click here.

Refund Policy
The Brooklyn Bar Association will only provide a full refund when a course is canceled. If you cannot attend a course for which you registered and paid, you may exchange the registration for another course or for the CD of the missed course. Please call or email the CLE Department at least 24 hours before the program.

Financial Hardship Policy
The BBA maintains a financial hardship policy. All requests must be submitted using the Financial Hardship Policy & Application form no later than 7 calendar days prior to a live course. You may download the form by clicking this link: Financial Hardship Policy Application Form.

For more information about any CLE matter, please contact Rob Abruzzese, at 718-624-0675 or at rabruzzese@brooklynbar.org.

  • Brooklyn Bar Association President
  • Armena D. Gayle, Esq.
  • (photo courtesy of Brooklyn Daily Eagle)