Sections & Committees

Young Lawyers Section

About this Publication

Published 12 times per year, Electronically In Touch features advice, guidance, and tips useful to the young lawyer both professionally and personally; includes “nuts and bolts” information about substantive legal issues; highlights cases and decisions of interest; provides updates from the Executive Committee; offers opportunities for career, professional, and leadership development; and lists a calendar of events.  In addition, the newsletter highlights some of the interesting and noteworthy things young attorneys and law students are doing from around the state, and serves as a forum for keeping the membership informed about Section and Association activities, news, programs, benefits, and services.

ARTICLE/CONTENT SUBMISSION

Electronically In Touch welcomes articles from members of the legal profession on subjects of interest to New York State young lawyers.  If you are interested in sharing your articles, advice, guidance, and/or tips, please send them to Justin Batten, Editor-In-Chief at jwb413@nyu.edu . Electronically In Touch is a monthly publication.   

Please submit articles no later than the 20th of the month.

Beginning in 2011, Electronically In Touch is available in blog format only.  To view the current issue, visit http://nysbar.com/blogs/eit/

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 21, 2019
 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
 
Friday, March 22, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


This program is being recorded and streamed as a live webcast.


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New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
 
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 & Young Lawyers Section Members
NYSBA Members - $420 | Non-Members - $695


Learn More about Bridging the Gap:
Program Agenda
Program Brochure
Program Faculty Biographies

Program Topics: 
Day One
Labor and Employment Law for New Attorneys
Intellectual Property Law Basics for the Non-IP Lawyer
Attorney Wellness & Wellbeing | Alcohol and Substance Abuse and the Legal Profession | Lawyer Assistance Program
Health Law 101
Real Estate Closings 101 – Upstate New York
(8.0 MCLE Credits | 5.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 2.0 Skills, 1.0 Ethics)

Day Two
Basics of Will Drafting (including review of Powers of Attorney)
Advising Clients Charged with DWI | Local Criminal Court Practice
Risk Management 101 – Ethical Considerations for New Lawyers
Immigration 2019 – Basics for New Attorneys
(8.0 MCLE Credits | 4.0 Skills, 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 2.0 Ethics)

Program Speakers
Mary E. Armistead, Esq. | The Legal Project
Scott W. Bush, Esq. | Corrigan, McCoy & Bush, PLLC
Hermes Fernandez, Esq. | Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
Joseph Gerstenzang, Esq. | Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
Danielle E. Holley, Esq. | O'Connell & Aronowitz
David P. Miranda, Esq. | Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, PC
Kellena Richards, Esq. | NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Thomas E. Schimmerling, Esq. | Delhi, NY
Robert T. Schofield, IV, Esq. | Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
Jeffrey J. Sherrin, Esq. | O'Connell & Aronowitz
Patricia J. Shevy, Esq. | The Shevy Law Firm, LLC
Michelle H. Wildgrube, Esq. | Cioffi Slezak Wildgrube P.C.


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New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 - SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2019
CORNELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, ITHACA, NY


The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program. Geared toward new and young attorneys, participants will take part in sessions which will advance and improve their courtroom skills. With an emphasis on direct participation, the Trial Academy is a great learning experience for all involved. 

Click here for the 2019 Trial Academy program agenda.

Frequently asked questions about the Trial Academy

Please note: Seats are limited and the Trial Academy sells out each year.

Young Lawyers Section Member registration fee: $850 (NYSBA Membership required)
NYSBA member registration fee: $900
Non-NYSBA member registration fee: $1,000

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Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of up to 37.5 MCLE credit hours, consisting of 2.0 credit hours in ETHICS and 35.5 credit hours in SKILLS. This program is transitional and therefore suitable for newly admitted attorneys. This program is accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only. Attorneys seeking credit in other jurisdictions may contact the governing body for CLE in their respective locations for credit application details.


2019 SUPREME COURT ADMISSIONS PROGRAM

The Young Lawyers Section is proud to sponsor the 2019 admissions program to the United States Supreme Court. You do not need to be a member of the Young Lawyers Section to participate. 

The ceremony for admission to the United States Supreme Court is scheduled for Monday, November 18, 2019. Our last Supreme Court admissions program was well-received and filled up very quickly. Please note that this program is strictly limited to 50 applicants. 

If you are interested in participating in this exciting event, please return the pre-registration form with appropriate fee(s) no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2019. In June, we will forward you the appropriate paperwork with instructions for processing your actual admission application and application fee of $200. Pre-registration does not guarantee you a spot in the admission program, only a completed application secures a spot. See the pre-registration form for more details. 

Please note: To qualify for admission to the bar of the United States Supreme Court, you must have been admitted to practice in the highest court of a State, Commonwealth, Territory, Possession or the District of Columbia since at least November 17, 2016. 

For those interested in applying, we suggest you immediately obtain an original Certificate of Good Standing from the Appellate Division where you were admitted. You must obtain an original which cannot be more than one-year old. 

The limit of 50 applicants will be based upon the first 50 completed applications and application fees ($200 Supreme Court Application fee), and not upon the receipt of your pre-registration form. Please note: Do not send in the $200 Application fee now. 

While you do not have to be a member of the Young Lawyers Section to participate, preference will be given to Young Lawyer Section members, followed by the order in which your application is received. Again, we are limited to a total of 50 applicants. If you are not a member of the Young Lawyers Section, and would like to become one, please contact Amy Jasiewicz at ajasiewicz@nysba.org or 518.487.5682. In the event that you have pre-registered, but are not timely in forwarding the properly completed application, your registration fee will be refunded prior to October 21, 2019. 

Please mark your calendar with the important deadline dates listed below. To view the program brochure and pre-registration form, click here

Deadline Dates 


May 1, 2019 
Pre-registration form and event fees must be received at the Bar Center in Albany 

  

August 15, 2019 
Supreme Court completed applications and $200 application fee 

  

October 21, 2019
Refunds will not be issued after this date 


About this Publication

Published 12 times per year, Electronically In Touch features advice, guidance, and tips useful to the young lawyer both professionally and personally; includes “nuts and bolts” information about substantive legal issues; highlights cases and decisions of interest; provides updates from the Executive Committee; offers opportunities for career, professional, and leadership development; and lists a calendar of events.  In addition, the newsletter highlights some of the interesting and noteworthy things young attorneys and law students are doing from around the state, and serves as a forum for keeping the membership informed about Section and Association activities, news, programs, benefits, and services.

Article/Content Submission

Electronically In Touch welcomes articles from members of the legal profession on subjects of interest to New York State young lawyers.  If you are interested in sharing your articles, advice, guidance, and/or tips, please send them to Justin Batten, Editor-In-Chief at jwb413@nyu.eduElectronically In Touch is a monthly publication.  

Please submit articles no later than the 20th of the month.

Beginning in 2011, Electronically In Touch is available in blog format only.  To view the current issue, visit http://nysbar.com/blogs/eit/


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The Young Lawyers Section print publication (Perspective) is published by the Young Lawyers Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.  Perspective features substantive legal articles on current issues in all areas of practice, offers more in-depth treatment of professional development, career and networking topics, and provides a forum for expressing opinions and/or commentary on issues affecting young lawyers.
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