CLE Program Questionnaire
Thank you for your interest in presenting a Continuing Legal Education Program at the New York City Bar Association. In order to assess and to evaluate your program for CLE credit, please complete this questionnaire. Until further notice all programs are virtual with speakers presenting from their home or office. Thank you.
If you are proposing a Non - CLE program instead of a CLE at the City Bar, please fill out our Event Reservation Request Form.
1. Contact Person:
2. Sponsoring Committee:
3. Proposed Program Title:*
4. CLE Program Summary/Objectives:*
Please provide a brief summary in narrative form, describing the content of the proposed program indicating why it’s important attorneys in this particular practice area should attend. Include in your summary three key benefits or skills that attendees will gain from attending your program. (e.g. How to draft a Will; How to Cross-Examine a Hostile Witness; How Legislation Will Impact His/Her Practice, etc.)
5. UPLOAD A TIMED AGENDA IN A WORD DOCUMENT. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW AN EXAMPLE OF A TIMED AGENDA:*
Please upload a timed agenda for your program in a word document detailing the amount of time spent on each segment of the program. When creating a timed agenda please keep in mind the credit-hour for NY is 50 minutes with credit increments of 25 minutes equaling 0.5 CLE credits. Of course, you are not limited to 25 or 50 mins per section but it will simplify and maximize credit calculations. The CLE agenda should also include allocated time for the introduction of the program/faculty, any breaks, and Q/A each typically lasting anywhere between 5-15 minutes.
6. List of Potential Speakers & Affiliation:*
(The NYS Office of Court Administration requires at least one program speaker in each segment to be a licensed member of a state bar in good standing. The NYC Bar strongly encourages faculties and panels to evidence gender diversity, as well as diversity of historically underrepresented groups, LGBTQ, and differently abled persons.)
7. Co-sponsoring Committees:
The NYC Bar encourages committees to cosponsor one another’s CLE programs to the extent there is overlapping interest. Keeping this in mind please list any possible cosponsoring committees.
8. Instruction Hours:*
How many hours of instruction do you estimate for this program (Typical programs at the NYC Bar are 2-3 hours)
9. Target Audience:*
Please indicate the level of experience of your targeted audience
10. Practice Areas we should market this program to:*
We encourage all speakers and committee members to use their social media platforms to help promote events. In addition, if there is someone at your firm we can collaborate with in promoting the program, please let us know. Are there any forms of marketing you, your committee and faculty can provide to enhance awareness of the program?
12. Expenses: *
CLE registration fees will be set by the City Bar. The NYC Bar will cover the expense of light refreshments, materials, and CLE costs related to CLE programs. The City Bar is unable to pay speaker fees, travel or lodging expenses. Please indicate what types of expenses you expect (e.g. networking receptions) and how these expenses, if any, will be paid. If not applicable type N/A.
13. ARE YOU AWARE OF ANY PROGRAMS OUTSIDE OF THE CITY BAR WHOSE TIMING AND SUBJECT MATTER MAY COMPETE WITH THE ONE YOU PROPOSE, IF NONE WRITE N/A?” *
The NYC Bar typically charges a registration fee for all CLE programs. The price is determined by a variety of factors which may include length of program, practice area and anticipated internal costs.
15. Program Materials.*
In order to be eligible for CLE credit, your program must include written course materials for distribution to attendees. A complete set of course materials (along with all necessary reprint permission forms for materials which are non-original or submitted from a source other than WestLaw or a .gov website) must be submitted in electronic format to New York City Bar’s CLE department no later than four weeks prior to the program date.