CLE Credit for Pro Bono Work
CLE Accredited Pro Bono Legal Services
VLA has been approved to provide CLE credit to attorneys who provide pro bono legal services through VLA. Eligible pro bono activity is limited to legal services performed within New York State to clients unable to afford counsel and is not available to attorneys volunteering at the clinic or on the Art Law Line. CLE credit is not available to volunteer attorneys assisting to incorporate and seek tax-exempt status for arts and cultural organizations. Newly admitted New York attorneys may earn pro bono CLE credit solely for the purpose of carrying over pro bono CLE credit to the following biennial reporting cycle in partial fulfillment of the requirement for experienced attorneys.
Credit for pro bono legal services shall be awarded in the following ratio: one (1) CLE hour for every six (6) 50-minute hours (300 minutes) of eligible pro bono legal service. A maximum of six (6) pro bono CLE credit hours may be earned during any one reporting cycle.
For additional information about this program please contact Kathryn E. Wagner, Esq., at 212.319.2787 ext. 25.