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Summer 2015 Bridging the Gap - NYC

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Start Date:
Thursday, August 27, 2015
End Date:
Friday, August 28, 2015

Special $295 Pricing for Newly Admitted Attorneys*

Bridging the Gap | August 2015
New York City Live Location
Limited seating is still available in Albany and Niagara Falls | Register Online www.nysba.org/BridgingtheGap
Thursday, August 27, 2015 and Friday, August 28, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center | 365 Fifth Avenue Between 34th and 35th | New York City

We will be Live Tweeting from Bridging the Gap! Follow us on Twitter @NYSBACLE, join the conversation, and win prizes -- #nysbaBTG.
Earn 16.0 MCLE credits by attending this two-day program.

BTG Brochure August 2015 Click to view brochure
Recent Graduates and Newly Admitted Attorneys | This program will satisfy your annual MCLE requirement and carries 7.0 credits in areas of professional practice, 6.0 skills and 3.0 ethics credits.
Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, and the Law Practice Management Committee of the New York State Bar Association
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. This program is approved for MCLE credit for newly admitted attorneys in all locations, regardless of format. Register for the Albany and Buffalo video conference locations:
www.nysba.org/BTGAugust2015Albany or www.nysba.org/BTGAugust2015Buffalo
Program Pricing:
NYSBA Members - $420* | Non-Members - $695*
$295* Special Rate for Newly Admitted Attorneys
In order 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 and
3.  Register by phone (online registration is NOT available for the special rate). Please call the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452 to register.

*Please be aware that 10 days prior to the program, registration fees increase by $15.

Please Note:
•  CLE seminar coupons and complimentary passes CANNOT be used for this program.
•  Registration fees for live programs increase ten days prior to the program date.
16.0 New York MCLE Credits
(7.0 areas of professional practice, 6.0 skills, 3.0 ethics)


Day One – Thursday, August 27, 2015
8.0 MCLE Credits | 3.5 areas of professional practice, 3.0 skills, 1.5 ethics
8:30 a.m.  Registration
9:00 - 10:15
 Handling a DWI Case in New York State
Speaker: Peter Gerstenzang, Esq.
Gerstenzang, O'Hern, Sills & Gerstenzang | Albany, NY
10:15 – 10:25 Break 
10:25 – 11:15
 Reviewing a Lease Agreement | Traps for the Unwary | Commercial Real Estate 101 
Speaker: Deborah Goldman, Esq.
Joshua Stein PLLC | Great Neck, NY
11:15 – 12:30
 The Attorney Grievance Process | Ethics Considerations for Lawyers
Speaker: Deborah A. Scalise, Esq.
Scalise & Hamilton, LLP | Scarsdale
, NY
12:30 – 1:30
 Lunch Break (on your own) 
1:30 – 2:20 Special Education Law 101 | School Law
 Speaker: Jennifer Monthie, Esq.
 Disability Rights New York | Albany, NY
2:20 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:45 Negotiating a Separation Agreement in a Matrimonial Case in New York State
Speaker: Rosalia M. Baiamonte, Esq.
Gassman Baiamonte Betts PC | Garden City, NY
3:45 – 5:00 New York Civil Practice and Procedure Update
Speaker: David L. Ferstendig, Esq.
Law Offices of David L. Ferstendig, LLC | New York City

Day Two – Friday, August 28, 2015
8.0 MCLE Credits | 3.5 areas of professional practice, 3.0 skills, 1.5 ethics
8:30 a.m.  Registration
9:00 -10:15 Estate Planning 101 | Drafting a Basic Will for a Client
Speaker: Patricia J. Shevy, Esq.
The Shevy Law Firm, LLC | Albany, NY
10:15 – 10:25 Break
10:25 – 11:15 Litigating a Slip, Trip and Fall Case in New York State  
Speaker: Jeff Anderson, Esq.
Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC | Latham, NY
11:15 – 12:30 Client Intake, Conflicts Checks, Letters of Engagement & Retainer Agreements
Ethics Considerations for Lawyers

Speaker: Sean Ginty, Esq.
CNA | Chicago, IL
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30 – 2:45 Alternative Dispute Resolution in Automobile Litigation Cases
Mediation, Arbitration and Summary Jury Trials

Speaker: Robert A. Glick, Esq.
Brand Glick & Brand, P.C. | Garden City, NY
2:45 – 2:55 Break
2:55 – 3:45 Cybersecurity Concerns for Lawyers
Speaker: Joseph DeMarco, Esq.
 DeVore & DeMarco, LLP | Albany, NY 
3:45 – 5:00 Suing or Defending a Municipality | An Overview of the Notice of Claim Form
Speaker: Steven G. Leventhal, Esq.
Leventhal, Cursio, Mullaney & Spector, LLP | Roslyn, NY
16.0 MCLE Credits | 7.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 6.0 skills, 3.0 ethics

Day One Speaker Biographies
Peter Gerstenzang, Esq. | Gerstenzang, O'Hern, Sills & Gerstenzang | Albany, NY
Debbie Goldman, Esq. | Joshua Stein PLLC | Great Neck, NY
Deborah A. Scalise, Esq. | Scalise & Hamilton, LLP | Scarsdale, NY
Jennifer Monthie, Esq. | Disability Rights New York | Albany, NY
Rosalia M. Baiamonte, Esq. | Gassman Baiamonte Betts PC | Garden City, NY
David L. Ferstendig, Esq. | Law Offices of David L. Ferstendig LLC | New York City

Day Two Speaker Biographies

Patricia J. Shevy, Esq. | The Shevy Law Firm, LLC | Albany, NY
Jeff Anderson, Esq. | Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC | Latham, NY
Sean Ginty, Esq. | CNA | Tarrytown, NY
Robert A. Glick, Esq. | Brand Glick & Brand, P.C. | Garden City, NY
Joseph V. DeMarco, Esq. | DeVore & DeMarco, LLP | New York City
Steven G. Leventhal, Esq. | Leventhal, Cursio, Mullaney & Spector, LLP | Roslyn, NY
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.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Katherine Suchocki, LPM Director at ksuchocki@nysba.org or Simone Smith at ssmith@nysba.org
To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.
Registration Fees increase 10 days prior to the program by $15.  Register early to guarantee your seat at the program.
Law Practice Management Resources
NYSBA Law Practice Management resources provide lawyers, law firm managers and legal professionals with information on practice management trends, marketing, client development, legal technology and finance. Whether you’re a solo practitioner or a managing partner at a national law firm, you’ll find law practice management resources to meet your day-to-day practice needs. Checklists, best practices, publications and continuing legal education programs provide up-to-date information and practical tips to help you better manage your law practice. Learn more at www.nysba.org/LPM.
Not a NYSBA member, join today and save!  www.nysba.org/Membership
The NYC program location is SOLD OUT
Limited seating is still available in Albany and Niagara Falls | Register Online www.nysba.org/BridgingtheGap.
This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months). Newly admitted attorneys must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Online Registration has closed, to register please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452