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Pro Bono CLE

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Pro Bono CLE



The New York State CLE Board permits experienced attorneys to receive up to six (6) hours of CLE credit during any one reporting cycle for pro bono legal services. Pro Bono CLE credit is not available for newly admitted attorneys. In order to receive pro bono CLE credit, you should retain:

  • The order granting the pro se litigant's request for the appointment of counsel;
  • Your Notice of Appearance of Pro Bono Counsel; and
  • Your contemporaneously-prepared time records.

You may not receive CLE credit for pro bono legal services if you are awarded attorneys' fees in your representation of a pro se litigant. (This does not include the reimbursement of reasonable expenses.) For more information on receiving Pro Bono CLE credit, please visit the New York State Unified Court System website.