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Spring 2018 Bridging the Gap BUFF

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Start Date:
Thursday, March 15, 2018
End Date:
Friday, March 16, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Daylight 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.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 16, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Adam's Mark Hotel
120 Church Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

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 Agenda
Program Topics:
> Advising Clients Charged with DWI and Vehicle and Traffic Matters in NYS
> Skillfully Handling Your First Deposition and Deposition Basics for NY Litigators
> Lawyer Assistance | Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
> Internet Law Update for Lawyers
> Ethical Considerations in Representing Entrepreneurs
> Drafting 101 | Wills, Trusts & POA's
> Civil Practice in NYS Supreme Court - Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in Commencing or Responding to a Lawsuit
> Drafting a Pre-Nuptial Agreement | Key Considerations
> Trademarks and Intellectual Property Basics for NY Lawyers
> Immigration Law Basics
> Tax Law Changes for 2018 | Implications for Lawyers and Clients

Program Speakers
Joseph M. Gerstenzang, Esq. | Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
W. Russell Corker, Esq. | Law Office of W. Russell Corker, P.C.
Lisa M. Yaeger, Esq. | Buffalo, NY
Clifford R. Ennico, Esq. | Law Offices of Clifford R. Ennico
Patricia J. Shevy, Esq. | The Shevy Law Firm, LLC
Sharon Stern Gerstman, Esq. | President, New York State Bar Association | Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP
Rosalia Baiamonte, Esq. | Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, P.C.
Joanne Macri, Esq. | NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services
George R. McGuire, Esq. | Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

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 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. - 5:00 p.m. - Day 2
Adam's Mark Hotel Buffalo
120 Church Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Online registration has closed. To register please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452.