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

Winter 2018 | Syracuse
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel | 801 University Avenue | S
Winter 2018 | New York City 
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
2019 Commercial Litigation Academy 
Thursday & Friday, April 4 & 5 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | NYC 


Attorney Dispute Resolution Programs
Fee Arbitration and the Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program in NYS (2017)
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs (2015) 
Alternative Dispute Resolution in Automobile Litigation Cases | Mediation, Arbitration and Summary Jury Trials (2015)
Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation (2015)

Business Law Programs
Internet Law Update for Lawyers (2018)
Representing a Start Up Business – Ethical Considerations for New York Lawyers (2015)
Accounting for Lawyers 101 | Understanding and Reviewing Financial Statements (2015)

Advising the Small Business Owner on Employee Handbooks, Commercial Leasing and Financing (2016)
Crowdfunding | What New York Lawyers Need to Know When Advising Clients (2017)

Consumer Bankruptcy Programs
Consumer Bankruptcy 101 (2017)
Consumer Bankruptcy (2015)
Consumer Bankruptcy 101 (2016)

Criminal Law Programs
Advising Clients Charged with DWI and Vehicle and Traffic Matters in New York State (2018)
Handling a DWI Case in NYS - An Overview of Local Criminal Court Practice (2014)
“I’ve Been Arrested” – What To Do When You Get that 3:00 a.m. Call (2015) 
Handling a DWI Case in New York State (2015)
Plea Bargaining in DWI Cases - Problems and Pitfalls (2015)

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 (2016)

Basics of Vehicle and Traffic Law in NYS:  Plea Bargaining, the DMV Point System, Upstate and Downstate Differences, Insurance Considerations (2016)
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 (2017)

Entertainment, Arts, Sports, and Law Programs
Entertainment Law 101 (2017)
Attorney as Agent | | Key Lawyering Tips for New Attorneys Breaking into the Field of Sports Management (2016)

Ethics Programs
Ethical Considerations in Representing Entrepreneurs (2018
Lawyer Assistance | Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (2018)
Using Social Media in Your Practice - An Overview of Rules, Guidelines and Ethics Opinions New Lawyers Should Know for Compliance (2017)
Lawyer Assistance Program | Prevention, Intervention and the NY Rules of Professional Conduct (2017)
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 (2014)
The Attorney Grievance Process | Ethics Considerations for Lawyers (2015)
Client Intake, Conflicts Checks, Letters of Engagement & Retainer Agreements | Ethics Considerations for Lawyers (2015)
Social Media Defamation | What You Tweet Can Get You Sued (2015)

Lawyer Assistance Program | Prevention, Intervention and the NY Rules of Professional Conduct | What You Need to Know in New York (2015)

Ethics in the Digital World and What You Need to Know about Attorney Advertising in New York (2016)
Ethical Considerations in Representing Entrepreneurs (2016) 
Attorney Websites | What New Attorneys Need to Know about Marketing, Social Media, Attorney Advertising &  Rule 7.1 and Recent Ethics Opinions (2016)
Client Intake | Letters of Engagement | Retainers Review of the NY Rules of Professional Conduct (2017)
What New Attorneys Need to Know about Linkedin Social Media Marketing and Attorney Advertising Rule 7.1 and Recent Ethics Opinions (2017)

Health Law Programs
Basics of Health Law (2014)

Immigration Law Programs
Introduction to Immigration Law (2018)
Immigration Law Basics (2018)
Immigration Law 101 | What NY Lawyers Need to Know When Advising Clients (2017)
Immigration Law (2018)
Top 25 Things You Need to Know about Business Immigration Law (2016)

Insurance Law Programs
Insurance Coverage Basics (2017)

Intellectual Property Law Programs
Trademarks and Intellectual Property Basics for New York Lawyers (2018)
Intellectual Property 101 | Copyright and Trademarks (2015)
Intellectual Property 101 | Patents and Trademarks (2016)
 
Intellectual Property | Copyright 101 (2017) 

International Law Programs
International Bridging the Gap (2018)

Labor and Employment Law Programs

Basics of Employment Law | What You Need to Know about Hiring and Firing (2015)

Matrimonial and Family Law Programs
Drafting a Pre-Nuptial Agreement | Key Considerations (2018)
Separate Property and Co-mingling (2017)
Matrimonial Law | Client Counseling in New York State (2017)
Negotiating a Separation Agreement in a Matrimonial Case in New York State (2015)
Family Law 101 | Client Counseling, Separation Agreements, Child Support, Custody and Visitation (2016)
 
Matrimonial and Family Law Update (2017)

Miscellaneous
Ensuring Justice and Safety for Domestic Violence Victims in NY's Courts (2017)
Special Education Law 101 | School Law (2015)
Collection Law 101 (2016)
Key Lawyering Skills for Opening or Improving a Law Practice | What New Lawyers Need to Know (2017)

Municipal Law Programs
Suing or Defending a Municipality | An Overview of the Notice of Claim Form (2015)
Municipal Law 101 (2016)

Real Property Law Programs
Reviewing Residential Lease Provisions and Key Considerations in Landlord Tenant Practice in NY (2017)
Review of a Residential Mortgage Loan (2017)
Fundamentals of a Real Estate Sale or Purchase Transactions (Including an Overview of Attorney Escrow Accounts) (2014)

Attorney Escrow Accounts, IOLA and Ethics | What Every New Lawyer Needs to Know (2015)
Basics of Landlord Tenant Practice (2015)
Reviewing a Lease Agreement | Traps for the Unwary | Commercial Real Estate 101 (2015)
Handling Other People’s Money | Attorney Escrow Accounts 101 | Ethics Considerations (2015)

Reviewing a Residential Lease Agreement | Basic Considerations All Lawyers Should Know (2015)
 
Landlord Tenant Practice in New York State (2016)

Skills, Contract Drafting and Legal Writing Programs
Advanced Legal Writing with Hon. Gerald Lebovits (2018)
Effective Writing Techniques for the NY Attorney | Plain English, Clarity, Concision (2017)
Contract Drafting (2014) 
Effective Writing Techniques for the New York Attorney (2015) 
Effective Writing Techniques for the New York Attorney (2016)

Managing Client Expectations and Communication Skills for Lawyers (2017)
Pixel Persuasion: Legal Writing for the 21st Century (2017)

Trial and Civil Litigation Programs
Civil Practice in NYS Supreme Court – Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in Commencing or Responding to a Lawsuit (2018)
Skillfully Handling Your First Deposition and Deposition Basics for NY Litigators (2018)
CPLR Update (2017)
Cross Examination of a Witness 101 (2017)
Preparing For and Taking Depositions in a Personal Injury Case (2017)
eDiscovery & the Ethical Duty of Competence (2017)
Fundamentals of Depositions (2014)
Automobile Litigation in New York | What You Need to Know about No-Fault (2014)

Handling a Medical Malpractice Case – An Overview (2014)
New York Civil Trial and Procedure (2015) 
Review and Use of Evidence from Social Media (2015)
Ten Tips for Taking Your First Deposition (2015)
New York Civil Practice and Procedure Update (2015)
Litigating a Slip, Trip and Fall Case in New York State (2015)
Cybersecurity Concerns for Lawyers (2015)
Skillfully Handling Your First Deposition | 10 Tips for Success (2015)

E-Discovery in NYS and Federal Courts (2015)

New York Civil Practice and Procedure Update 2016 (2016)

Automobile Litigation | No-Fault in NYS – What You Need to Know (2016)

Cross Examination of an Expert Witness in a Medical Malpractice Case (2016)

Products Liability 101 (2016)

Trying Cases: Understanding the Mindset and Trial Platform Needed to Win (2016)
Discovery, Motions and Depositions | Key Tips for Success (2017)

Trusts and Estates | Elder Law Programs
Drafting 101 | Wills, Trusts and POA’s (2018)
Elder Law - Advance Directives, Medicare, Medigap, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicaid (2017)
Will Drafting Basics for New York Practitioners (2017)
Introduction to the Practice of Elder Law (2014)
The New York State Statutory Power of Attorney Short Form (2014)
Estate Planning 101 | Drafting a Basic Will for a Client (2015)

Elder Law Update | What You Need to Know about Long Term Care, Medicare and Medicaid (2015)

Drafting a Basic Will for a Client (2016)

Client Counseling in Elder Law | Medicare and Medicaid Applications (2016)

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

Workers Compensation Law Programs
Nuts and Bolts of a Workers Compensation Claim (2017)

Injured on the Job? What All Lawyers Should Know About Workers Comp (2015)


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