Continuing Legal Education Seminars

SCBA is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. The Association presents a number of CLEs during the year including CLE at luncheon meetings, Brown Bag CLE series at the courthouse or virtually, and day-long seminars on real estate practice and on trusts and estates/elder law and litigation. Check the SCBA calendar for course schedules.

Luncheon meetings + CLE – Doors open 11:30; lunch meeting at
noon. Members - $35; nonmembers - $40; financial need scholarships
available (contact

Make checks payable to SCBA and mail to:
PO Box 1728
Schenectady, NY 12301-1728
Scholarships are available based on financial need, please contact the Bar Association.

Resources on Pro Bono Service Provisions

For information on pro bono provisions - and in particular, on provisions relating to credit for pro bono service -

For information on pro bono reporting provisions for the biennial attorney registration, effective May 1, 2013, see Rules Governing the Registration of Attorneys and the Reporting of Voluntary Pro Bono Legal Services and Financial Contributions, section 118.1(e)(14) of the Rules of the Chief Administrator (22 NYCRR Part 118)

Resources on New York State MCLE

Information on New York State’s mandatory CLE requirements and related reporting requirements:

Included in these provisions:

  • Experienced attorneys (admitted to the NY Bar more than 2 years) must complete a total of 24 accredited CLE credit hours during each biennial reporting cycle (the two-year period between your attorney registrations). At least 4 of these credit hours must be in the Ethics and Professionalism category. The remaining credit hours may be in any category of credit. Diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias category added in 2018 for experienced attorneys, requiring one credit hour in this category during the registration period. Read more

    See FAQs for Experienced Attorneys.

  • Newly admitted attorneys must have at least 16 transitional CLE credit hours in each of the first two years of admission to the Bar, including in each year – before the first anniversary and during the second anniversary -  3 hours in ethics, 6 in skills and 7 in law office management or areas of practice. See FAQs for Newly-Admitted Attorneys.