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Are lawyers in New York required to take continuing legal education to keep abreast and updated on the current changes in the law?

 

A: Yes. All lawyers in New York, regardless of their field of practice are required to take a minimum of 24 credits worth of continuing legal education classes over a two year period. Many bar associations and trial lawyer associations offer these classes on a continuing basis throughout the year. Many trial attorneys take classes involving naturally, trials, use of evidence, depositions, cross-examination techniques, and similar topics.