NYSBA Bridging the Gap
Continuing Legal Education Program

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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.Newly admitted attorneys can satisfy all of their annual MCLE requirements by attending this two-day program which is ideal for “bridging the gap” between law school and the realities of practicing law in New York State. Experienced attorneys who have an interest in other areas of practice can also attend and benefit from this program by learning practical information from skilled and experienced practitioners.  

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 skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings, or through attendance at fully interactive video conference locations 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 New York State Bar Association 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.

Bridging the Gap | Winter 2017 

Earn 16.0 MCLE credits by attending this two-day program.
Recent Graduates and Newly Admitted Attorneys: This program will satisfy your annual MCLE requirement! 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 
| 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
8.0 MCLE Credits | 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice | 4.5 Skills | 2.0 Ethics

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
8.0 MCLE Credits | 5.5 Areas of Professional Practice | 1.5 Skills | 1.0 Ethics

Program faculty will speak from the New York City location and will be broadcast live to other locations in an interactive video conference format, allowing “real time” interaction between all locations. Newly admitted attorneys must attend in person or in a live video conference location to receive skills credits. Newly admitted attorneys cannot receive skills credits by participating in the webcast. For further information on the CLE rules and requirements for newly admitted attorneys please visit www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE

New York City Live Location and Webcast
Hotel Pennsylvania | 401 7th Ave | Between 33rd & 32nd Street | New York, NY 10001
* Newly admitted attorneys cannot receive skills credits for attending the Webcast, and can only receive ethics credits if they watch the Webcast live.  Professional practice credits can be obtained in any format, including the archived webcast.

Albany | Live Video Conference
State Bar Center | 1 Elk Street | Albany, NY 12207

Buffalo  | Live Video Conference
Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst | 5020 Main Street | Amherst, NY 14226

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Program Agenda:

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Topics to be discussed include:

> CPLR Update
> Ensuring Justice and Safety for Domestic Violence Victims in New York's Courts
> Elder Law - Advance Directives, Medicare, Medigap, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicaid
> Insurance Coverage Basics
> Lawyer Assistance Program - Prevention, Intervention and NY Rules of Professional Conduct
> Reviewing Residential Lease Provisions & Key Considerations in Landlord Tenant Practice in NY
> Using Social Media - An Overview of Rules, Guidelines, & Ethics Opinions New Lawyers Should Know for Compliance
> Separate Property and Co-Mingling
> Effective Writing Techniques for the NY Attorney - Plain English, Clarity, Concision | Legal Writing 101
> Immigration Law 101 - What NY Lawyers Need to Know When Advising Clients  

Register online

NYC Live Program | Albany | Buffalo 

$295 Special Rate for Newly Admitted Attorneys 
NYSBA Members - $420 | Non-Members - $695

This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

Thank you to our following sponsors:

Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Law Practice Management Committee
Young Lawyers Section 

Co-sponsoring Sections

Learn more about getting involved in the following sections: 
Antitrust Law Section
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Dispute Resolution Section
Elder Law and Special Needs
Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section
Environmental Law Section 
Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section
Family Law Section
General Practice Section  
Health Law Section
Intellectual Property Law Section

Real Property Law Section
Senior Lawyers Section  
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
Trial Lawyers Law Section
Trust and Estates Law Section

Save the Date! 

Bridging the Gap | Spring 2018 
New York City
| March 8th - March 9th | Hotel Pennsylvania
Buffalo | March 15th - March 16th | Classics V Banquet Center 
Albany & Webcast | March 20th - March 21st | New York State Bar Association 

Bridging the Gap | Summer 2018 
Albany & Webcast
| June 14th - June 15th | New York State Bar Association
Buffalo | July 12th - July 13th | Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst
New York City | August 16th - August 17th | Hotel Pennsylvania 

Young Lawyers Section Programs:
October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017| Young Lawyers Advanced Trial Academy | Syracuse Law
January 24, 2017 | Young Lawyers Annual Meeting Program | Hilton Midtown, NYC
January 25, 2017 - January 26, 2017 | Young Lawyers Leadership Academy | Hilton Midtown, NYC 
Learn More about these programs and the Young Lawyers Section at nysba.org/YLS 

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