Young Lawyers Section Curriculum

Designed to help make the transition from law school to practice an easier one for newly-admitted attorneys, the Young Lawyers Section connects you with experienced attorneys lending general advice, legal guidance, or expert opinions. Take advantage of educational programs, networking events, and the exclusive Young Lawyers Section Mentor Directory, just one of the Section's mentoring initiatives. The Section publishes Electronically In Touch and Perspective. Plus,­ law students may now join the Section and get a jump start on their careers.


Upcoming Bridging the Gap Programs

Summer 2018 | Buffalo
Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 13, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst | 5020 Main St | Amherst, NY

Summer 2018 | New York City 
Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, August 17, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hotel Pennsylvania | 401 7th Ave | NYC

Summer 2018 | Albany & Webcast
Thursday, September 6, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, September 7, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
New York State Bar Association | 1 Elk Street | Albany, NY 


Attorney Dispute Resolution Programs
Fee Arbitration and the Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program in NYS
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs
Alternative Dispute Resolution in Automobile Litigation Cases | Mediation, Arbitration and Summary Jury Trials
Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation

Business Law Programs
Internet Law Update for Lawyers
Representing a Start Up Business – Ethical Considerations for New York Lawyers
Accounting for Lawyers 101 | Understanding and Reviewing Financial Statements

Advising the Small Business Owner on Employee Handbooks, Commercial Leasing and Financing
Crowdfunding | What New York Lawyers Need to Know When Advising Clients

Consumer Bankruptcy Programs
Consumer Bankruptcy 101
Consumer Bankruptcy (2015)
Consumer Bankruptcy 101 (2016)

Criminal Law Programs
Advising Clients Charged with DWI and Vehicle and Traffic Matters in New York State
Handling a DWI Case in NYS - An Overview of Local Criminal Court Practice
“I’ve Been Arrested” – What To Do When You Get that 3:00 a.m. Call
Handling a DWI Case in New York State
Plea Bargaining in DWI Cases - Problems and Pitfalls

Part 1: “I’ve Been Arrested” – What To Do When You Get that 3:00 a.m. Call | Part 2: Ethical Issues in Dealing with the Alcoholic Client

Basics of Vehicle and Traffic Law in NYS:  Plea Bargaining, the DMV Point System, Upstate and Downstate Differences, Insurance Considerations 
Client Counseling 101 | What to Do When You Get that 3:00 a.m. Call | Advising Clients Charged with DWI and Vehicle and Traffic Law Matters

Entertainment, Arts, Sports, and Law Programs
Entertainment Law 101
Attorney as Agent | | Key Lawyering Tips for New Attorneys Breaking into the Field of Sports Management

Ethics Programs
Ethical Considerations in Representing Entrepreneurs
Lawyer Assistance | Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
Using Social Media in Your Practice - An Overview of Rules, Guidelines and Ethics Opinions New Lawyers Should Know for Compliance
Lawyer Assistance Program | Prevention, Intervention and the NY Rules of Professional Conduct
Ethics in the Digital Age | What You Need to Know about Attorney Advertising in New York (2017)
Ethics in the Digital Age | What You Need to Know about Attorney Advertising in New York (2014) 
Ethical Issues Relating to the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Grievance Process
The Attorney Grievance Process | Ethics Considerations for Lawyers
Client Intake, Conflicts Checks, Letters of Engagement & Retainer Agreements | Ethics Considerations for Lawyers
Social Media Defamation | What You Tweet Can Get You Sued

Lawyer Assistance Program | Prevention, Intervention and the NY Rules of Professional Conduct | What You Need to Know in New York

Ethics in the Digital World and What You Need to Know about Attorney Advertising in New York (2016)
Ethical Considerations in Representing Entrepreneurs 
Attorney Websites | What New Attorneys Need to Know about Marketing, Social Media, Attorney Advertising &  Rule 7.1 and Recent Ethics Opinions
Client Intake | Letters of Engagement | Retainers Review of the NY Rules of Professional Conduct
What New Attorneys Need to Know about Linkedin Social Media Marketing and Attorney Advertising Rule 7.1 and Recent Ethics Opinions|

Health Law Programs
Basics of Health Law

Immigration Law Programs
Introduction to Immigration Law
Immigration Law Basics
Immigration Law 101 | What NY Lawyers Need to Know When Advising Clients
Immigration Law
Top 25 Things You Need to Know about Business Immigration Law

Insurance Law Programs
Insurance Coverage Basics

Intellectual Property Law Programs
Trademarks and Intellectual Property Basics for New York Lawyers
Intellectual Property 101 | Copyright and Trademarks
Intellectual Property 101 | Patents and Trademarks

Intellectual Property | Copyright 101

Labor and Employment Law Programs
Basics of Employment Law | What You Need to Know about Hiring and Firing

Matrimonial and Family Law Programs
Drafting a Pre-Nuptial Agreement | Key Considerations
Separate Property and Comingling
Matrimonial Law | Client Counseling in New York State
Negotiating a Separation Agreement in a Matrimonial Case in New York State
Family Law 101 | Client Counseling, Separation Agreements, Child Support, Custody and Visitation

Matrimonial and Family Law Update 2017

Miscellaneous
Ensuring Justice and Safety for Domestic Violence Victims in NY's Courts
Special Education Law 101 | School Law
Collection Law 101
Key Lawyering Skills for Opening or Improving a Law Practice | What New Lawyers Need to Know

Municipal Law Programs
Suing or Defending a Municipality | An Overview of the Notice of Claim Form
Municipal Law 101

Real Property Law Programs
Reviewing Residential Lease Provisions and Key Considerations in Landlord Tenant Practice in NY
Review of a Residential Mortgage Loan
Fundamentals of a Real Estate Sale or Purchase Transactions (Including an Overview of Attorney Escrow Accounts)

Attorney Escrow Accounts, IOLA and Ethics | What Every New Lawyer Needs to Know
Basics of Landlord Tenant Practice 
Reviewing a Lease Agreement | Traps for the Unwary | Commercial Real Estate 101
Handling Other People’s Money | Attorney Escrow Accounts 101 | Ethics Considerations

Reviewing a Residential Lease Agreement | Basic Considerations All Lawyers Should Know

Landlord Tenant Practice in New York State

Skills, Contract Drafting and Legal Writing Programs 
Effective Writing Techniques for the NY Attorney | Plain English, Clarity, Concision
Contract Drafting
Effective Writing Techniques for the New York Attorney 
Effective Writing Techniques for the New York Attorney (2016)

Managing Client Expectations and Communication Skills for Lawyers
Pixel Persuasion: Legal Writing for the 21st Century

Trial and Civil Litigation Programs
Civil Practice in NYS Supreme Court – Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in Commencing or Responding to a Lawsuit
Skillfully Handling Your First Deposition and Deposition Basics for NY Litigators
CPLR Update (2017)
Cross Examination of a Witness 101
Preparing For and Taking Depositions in a Personal Injury Case
eDiscovery & the Ethical Duty of Competence
Fundamentals of Depositions
Automobile Litigation in New York | What You Need to Know about No-Fault

Handling a Medical Malpractice Case – An Overview
New York Civil Trial and Procedure 
Review and Use of Evidence from Social Media
Ten Tips for Taking Your First Deposition
New York Civil Practice and Procedure Update
Litigating a Slip, Trip and Fall Case in New York State
Cybersecurity Concerns for Lawyers
Skillfully Handling Your First Deposition | 10 Tips for Success

E-Discovery in NYS and Federal Courts

New York Civil Practice and Procedure Update 2016

Automobile Litigation | No-Fault in NYS – What You Need to Know

Cross Examination of an Expert Witness in a Medical Malpractice Case

Products Liability 101

Trying Cases: Understanding the Mindset and Trial Platform Needed to Win
Discovery, Motions and Depositions | Key Tips for Success

Trusts and Estates | Elder Law Programs
Drafting 101 | Wills, Trusts and POA’s
Elder Law - Advance Directives, Medicare, Medigap, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicaid
Will Drafting Basics for New York Practitioners
Introduction to the Practice of Elder Law
The New York State Statutory Power of Attorney Short Form
Estate Planning 101 | Drafting a Basic Will for a Client

Elder Law Update | What You Need to Know about Long Term Care, Medicare and Medicaid

Drafting a Basic Will for a Client

Client Counseling in Elder Law | Medicare and Medicaid Applications

Tax Law Programs
Tax Law Changes for 2018 | Implications for Lawyers and Clients

Workers Compensation Law Programs
Nuts and Bolts of a Workers Compensation Claim

Injured on the Job? What All Lawyers Should Know About Workers Comp


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