3. Embedded Codes:
Upon receipt of the user name and password, the program video may be accessed by clicking on the link below and following the instructions. The program is presented in multiple parts, and candidates must watch the video in its entirety, being careful to obtain the codes embedded in, and disclosed during, the course of the presentations. Candidates must ensure that each code is recorded for the purpose of reporting them on the Orientation Program Certificate of Completion, discussed in detail below, which must be submitted as part of the application for admission.
4. Written Program Materials:
All candidates are responsible for obtaining the Program Materials
and Slide-Show Notes
. Candidates with questions related to the content of the written program materials and/or the video presentations may submit them by e-mail to the Office of the Committees on Character & Fitness at AD2CCF@nycourts.gov
5. Submitting Proof of Completion:
Candidates who complete the Orientation program must complete and sign the Certificate of Completion Form
and submit the form as part of their application for admission package. The Certificate of Completion should NOT
be submitted prior to the filing of an application for admission. Candidates who complete the Orientation program after
the initial filing of their application may separately submit the Certificate of Completion to the CCF office upon completion.
6. CLE Certificate of Attendance:
Candidates who submit a satisfactory Certificate of Completion will be provided a CLE Certificate of Attendance by the CCF office. The CLE Certificate serves as proof of the three CLE credits earned by viewing the program and should be retained for purposes of CLE compliance. Any candidate who has completed the Orientation program, but has not submitted an application for admission, may obtain a CLE Certificate by submitting a written request to the CCF office, together with a duly signed Certificate of Completion. Please allow 60 days for delivery.
7. Program Evaluation Form:
All candidates who view the program are asked to complete and submit the Program Evaluation Form
. The completed form should be sent by email or fax to the Office of Special Counsel for Grievance Matters at the fax number or e-mail address set forth on the form. The Evaluation Form should not be sent to the CCF office.
8. Waivers: The Presiding Justice or his or her designee may grant waivers or modifications of the Orientation to the Profession requirement in individual cases involving "undue hardship or extenuating circumstances" (22 NYCRR 690.21[c]). Requests for waivers may be made in writing and submitted by regular mail to the Office of Special Counsel for Grievance Matters, 30 E. Hoffman Avenue, Lindenhurst, New York 11557. Applicants are cautioned that waivers are granted only in exceptional circumstances.