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  1. A Crash Course on NY CLE Requirements
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    • What are the requirements for experienced attorneys?
      1. After your first 2 years of being admitted to the bar, you have to report 24 credits every 2 years; a minimum of 4 must be ethics, and the rest are general
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    • What kinds of courses can attorneys take?
      1. On-demand, live, live webcasted, mp3, etc. As long as a certificate is provided, they can get credit
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    • Can you get credit for teaching a CLE course?
      1. Yes, you can get 3x the amount of credits a course is worth for teaching it (i.e. teaching a 1 credit course gets you 3 CLE credits)
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    • What is the reporting like?
      1. Every 2 years around your birthday, you'll get a registration form from the bar. Just fill it out and send it back with a check for your registration dues
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    • What are the rules for newly admitted attorneys?
      1. 16 per year for 2 years, starting from the first day you are admitted. 3 ethics, 6 skills, and 7 in law practice management/professional practice EACH year
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    • What do the credits mean?
      1. Ethics and Professionalism = professional obligations/relationships, etc; Skills = practice of law, problem solving, legal writing, etc; Law Practice Management = court procedures, law office management, etc; Professional Practice = practice area, cr
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    • If you live in NY state you HAVE to do them live
      1. If you live far out of state, or out of the country, you can do 12 credits online without asking permission. Any more than 12 and you have to ask the bar for permission
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    • Can newly admitted attorneys get credit for teaching?
      1. No, they can teach but can't get credit for teaching
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    • If a newly admitted attorney had their registration that was due but had not yet reached their 2nd anniversary of admission, how does he/she complete the registration?
      1. As long as you finish your first year, you have complied. Otherwise you can petition the bar for an extension of time
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    • What if you get the form between the 2nd and 3rd year?
      1. Just do the 32 credits and you're done. The next time you report will be after the 4th for your 24 credits
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    • What if attorneys have more questions?
      1. Check out support.lawline.com for FAQs or email
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