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Erie Institute of Law Mission Statement

To plan Continuing Legal Education program opportunities for the Institute to meet the professional education needs of lawyers in the Western New York Community; to monitor and evaluate the program to ensure that high quality, effective and timely programs are offered; and to maintain the Institute's position as a leader and primary provider of Continuing Legal Education.



The Erie Institute of Law has been accredited by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education for live presentations and non-traditional CLE course formats.

CLE Seminar and Midday Lecture FAQ's


The Erie Institute of Law is making a selection of our CLE programs available ON DEMAND! It's possible for busy practitioners to earn CLE credits from any location at any time. Any accompanying PowerPoint presentations or course documents will be available on the registration page. Our members will receive a discount by entering a PROMO CODE: member on the payment page. View our selection.

Tuition Assistance

Special financial arrangements can be made for those who demonstrate financial hardship in writing to the Erie Institute of Law. Determination of financial hardship is decided on a case by case basis. For more information contact the Erie Institute of Law at 716.852.8687.

CLE Passbooks

We've got your ticket to savings! CLE Passbooks give you the opportunity to attend high-quality, convenient, half-day educational programs at a bargain rate.  One pass buys any half-day seminar for only $66.00 ($14.00 off the regular seminar price). Passes are available in books of six for $400.00, that is six seminars for the price of five. Attach a pass when you mail your advance registration form, or bring the pass with you when you register at the door. The passes are completely transferable and can be shared with other members of your firm, including staff members and paralegals.

Passbooks are valid for two years from the date of purchase and are not replaceable if lost. No cash refunds are available for unused or expired passes. To purchase, please contact Mary Kohlbacher at 716-852-8687.

Cancellation Policies

Program Cancellations

We try our best not to cancel programs, but in the case of bad weather, program cancellations will be posted on our web site. If we are at the office when a cancellation takes place, you will receive an email or phone call. 

Participant Cancellations

Notice of your cancellation must be received 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Any notice less than 48 hours is subject to a $10 administrative cancellation fee. Registrants who are pre-registered and fail to attend will receive course materials in lieu of a refund. The CLE Department can be reached at 716-852-8687.

MCLE Transcripts Available

The Erie Institute of Law maintains attendance records for lawyers who attend its programs. Individual transcripts are available upon request and provide: title of program; date; and CLE credit hours broken down by substantive category.

To request a transcript of your hours, email your name and fax number to Mary Kohlbacher at mkohlbacher@eriebar.org.