Bridging the Gap

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.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

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.

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! Newly admitted attorneys must attend in person 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  Learn more about this program here.

Bridging the Gap Winter 2018 | New York City – SOLD OUT

This program is sold out. To be included on the wait list, please contact our Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452
Program Agenda
| Program Brochure | Faculty Biographies
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Convene Conference Center | 810 Seventh Avenue, 23rd Floor | NYC

Bridging the Gap | 2019 Annual meeting

Program Agenda | Program Brochure | Faculty Biographies
Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, January 18, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown | 1335 Avenue of the Americas | NYC

Bridging the Gap Spring 2019 | New York City

Program Agenda | Program Brochure | Faculty Biographies
Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 8, 2019  | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Convene Conference Center | 810 Seventh Avenue, 23rd Floor | NYC

$295 Special Rate for Newly Admitted Attorneys & Young Lawyers Section Members 
| NYSBA Members - $420 | Non-Members - $695

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Topics to be discussed:

Topics will vary based on program location

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 and Energy 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
Trusts and Estates Law Section

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