NYSBA Bridging the Gap
Continuing Legal Education Program

The New York State Bar Association is pleased to offer newly admitted attorneys a two-day Bridging the Gap CLE program.  Transitional courses are designed to help newly admitted attorneys develop a foundation in the practical skills, techniques and procedures that are essential to the practice of law.

The Bridging the Gap continuing legal education program offers 16.0 total credits including 7.0 credits in areas of professional practice/law practice management, 6.0 skills and 3.0 ethics.

Newly admitted attorneys must complete at least 16 transitional CLE credit hours in each of the first two years of admission to the Bar.  The first set of 16 transitional CLE credit hours must be completed by the first anniversary of admission to the Bar, in the designated categories of credit. The second set of 16 transitional CLE credit hours must be completed between the first and second anniversaries.  To receive credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings, or through attendance at fully interactive videoconferences that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

The NYSBA Bridging the Gap program is offered three times a year and offers special member and newly admitted attorney pricing.  The program is also approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  Uniform certificates of attendance can also be issued for other states.

Upcoming Bridging the Gap CLE Program Dates:

Bridging the Gap CLE | December 2 & 3, 2015


New York City | Live | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
CUNY Graduate Center | 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets, New York, NY 10016
(Historic B. Altman building; two blocks east of Penn Station)

 | Video Conference | 
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
State Bar Center | 1 Elk Street | Albany, NY 12207

Niagara Falls  | Video Conference | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Conference Center Niagara Falls | 101 Old Falls Street | Niagara Falls, NY 14303

NYSBA Member - $420 | Non-Member - $695

Special Rate for Newly Admitted Attorneys - $295*
*To receive this special rate, you MUST:
1. Be a recent grad or newly admitted attorney (admitted January 2013 or later)
2. Be a NYSBA member
3. Register by phone (online registration is NOT available for the special rate).
Call the State Bar Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 to register.


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