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Will Other States Follow NY’s Lead on Requiring Cybersecurity CLE?

New York has become the first state to add a requirement mandating that lawyers take legal education courses in cybersecurity, privacy and data protection. As cyberthreats will likely continue to both grow and evolve in sophistication, attorneys expect this requirement to be only a first step, with more states likely to soon follow.

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Whether they be solo practitioners or work for large law firms, many attorneys have now taken their practice at home, if not full time, at least in a hybrid format. While working at home has given legal professionals more flexibility, it is also exposing them to more cyberthreats. And one state wants them to be better prepared to handle that.

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