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Winter 2017 Bridging the Gap BUFF Video Conference

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Start Date:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
End Date:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
Bridging the Gap
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.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Live Program & Webcast
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Live Program & Webcast
Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst
5020 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226

16.0 MCLE Credits
7.0 Areas of Professional Practice | 6.0 Skills  | 3.0 Ethics
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.
$295 Special Rate for Newly Admitted Attorneys
NYSBA Members - $420 | Non-Members - $695

Learn More about Bridging the Gap:
Program Brochure
Program Faculty Biographies
Program Topics:
> 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

Program Speakers
Rosalia Baiamonte, Esq.
 | Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, P.C.
Daniel M. Braude, Esq. | Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
John P. Christopher, Esq. | Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC
Hon. Catherine DiDomenico | Richmond County Supreme Court
David L. Ferstendig, Esq. | Law Offices of David L. Ferstendig LLC
Ignatius Grande, Esq.
Shawndra G. Jones, Esq. | Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Ellyn S. Kravitz, Esq. | Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP
Hon. Gerald Lebovits | NYC
Joanne Macri, Esq. | NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services
Amanda Norejko, Esq. | Sanctuary for Families
Robert J. Permutt, Esq. | Nationwide Trial Division | Commercial Zone Practice Group Leader - Northeast States
Gary M. Reing, Esq. | NYC
Deborah A. Scalise, Esq. | Scalise & Hamilton, LLP
Eileen Travis, LCSW | Director, Lawyer Assistance Program | New York City Bar Association
Hon. Matthew J. Turner | Troy City Court

Thank You to the Following Sponsors:

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If you have any questions about this program, please contact Katherine Suchocki, Esq. Director of Continuing Legal Education, Patrick Boland, CLE Program Manager, Michella Weiss, CLE Program and Marketing Coordinator or Jessica Patterson CLE Program Coordinator.

Registration: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Day 1 Program: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Day 2
This program provides TRANSITIONAL credit to all attorneys. For information about New York MCLE requirements, visit www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/CLE IMPORTANT NOTICE--PARTIAL CREDIT FOR PROGRAM SEGMENTS NOT ALLOWED: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst
5020 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226
Online Registration has closed, to register please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452