Regulations mandate attorneys must maintain for four years the certificates
of attendance supplied to program attendees by the CLE provider. Attorneys will
then be required to certify on their biennial registration form that they have
completed the required CLE credits during the preceding two years and are in
possession of their certificates of attendance.
Newly admitted attorneys need to complete 16 credits in their first year of
admission (measured from their date of admission to the bar) and 16 additional
credits in their second year of admission (also measured from date of admission
to the bar).
Following the first two years of admission, attorney CLE credits are tracked
by the attorney’s birthdate, rather than by date of admission to the bar.
The Institute of Legal Studies will also maintain a transcript of CLE credits
completed at Albany Law School, with a summary of how many hours have been
completed in each category. Individuals may request a copy of their transcript
at any time from the Institute of Legal Studies.Comments or ideas for
upcoming courses? Please contact the Government Law Center at 518-445-2329.