In New York, an attorney is considered experienced in his field when he has been practicing law for at least two years,at which time he is considered to be a member of the New York Bar, but only after mandatory criteria is met and satisfied.
Through the collaboration of the bench and the Bar’s proud tradition and mission statement, there is the implementation to enhance the ethics of professionalism in serving clients and the public, by having attorneys complete the Continuing Legal Education, or the CLE.
The experienced attorney must fulfill a total of 24 accredited CLE hours during each biennial disclosing cycle. This is the two year period between the attorney’s registration and application to the New York Bar for licensing.
A minimum of four of these credit hours must be in Ethics and Professionalism.
One way, an attorney may earn CLE credit is by participating in CLE courses offered in live classrooms, or in alternate setups such as audiotapes,video conferences and online as well, as long as the CLE Board has certified the provider to offer that particular course in that format, or the course is available for credit under the New York’s Approved Jurisdiction policy.
Another way that an attorney may receive credit is for speaking or teaching at an accredited CLE curriculum, engaging in a panel demonstration at an authorized CLE exercise for teaching law courses at an ABA accredited law school for formulating students for and judging law competitions, mock trials,moot court arguments, including those at a high school or college level, for published legal research material and for giving pro bono services.
Ross Abelow Esq. is a prominent New York attorney who is the founder of, and a partner at the Law Firm of Abelow,Cassandro,LLP in Manhattan.
His main focus is on matrimonial law,family law,commercial litigation,entertainment law, automotive law and civil rights.
In 1986, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English at the State University of Albany, New York.
In 1989, he obtained his Juris Doctorate at the Brooklyn Law School.
Ross Abelow, Esq. was president of Commission For Social Justice Educators (CSJE) for the USY or the United Synagogue Youth Chapter.
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