Revisions Effective November 15, 2005:
Applications for Accreditation—All applications for accreditation of individual courses or programs, or for Accredited Provider status, must include a complete set of written materials for each submitted course or program. For individual courses or programs, see revised section 8(A)(2); for Accredited Provider status, see revised section 8(B)(3); for hybrid accreditation of individual courses or programs, see revised section 8(C)(4).
CLE Publication Credit—A revised section 3(D)(10) clarifies some of the limitations and requirements for CLE publication credit, including, among others: (1) that credit is not awarded for writing appearing in any publication (print or electronic) that is controlled by the applicant or by the applicant’s firm or employer, and (2) that an applicant for CLE publication credit must submit an English translation of any legal research-based writing not written in English.
Pro bono CLE credit-Effective September 1, 2004, pro bono CLE credit will not be awarded for (1) legal services provided by assigned counsel who receive compensation for those services from any source, or (2) legal services provided by legal services organization attorneys within the scope of their employment. See revised section 3(D)(11).
Financial Aid-Effective September 1, 2004, a financial aid policy is required of all applicants seeking individual course accreditation or Accredited Provider status. See revised section 8(A)(4)(i).
Application deadline-Effective September 1, 2004, applications made by individual attorneys on their own behalf for accreditation of courses they attend will be accepted up to 30 days after the occurrence of the program, or later with good cause shown. See revised section 8(A)(3).
Approved Jurisdiction policy-Effective July 1, 2004, New York’s Approved Jurisdiction policy limits New York CLE credit for participation in courses accredited by a New York Approved Jurisdiction to live classroom-format courses and/or nontraditional format courses where the provider has independently verified attorney participation in accordance with New York standards. In order to claim New York CLE credit for completion of a nontraditional format course, the attorney must retain proof of the provider’s independent verification of participation, along with the certificate of attendance and proof of accreditation by a New York Approved Jurisdiction. See revised section 6 and the revised Approved Jurisdiction list and Approved Jurisdiction policy.