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BRIDGING THE GAP 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Convene Conference Center
101 Park Avenue (Entrance on Corner of 41st Street)
New York, NY 10017
 
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.
 
$395 Special Rate for Newly Admitted Attorneys & Young Lawyers Section Members
NYSBA Members - $495 | Non-Members - $795

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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.


Thank You to the Following Sponsors:
Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Law Practice Management Committee
Young Lawyers Section


Co-sponsoring Sections
Learn more about getting involved in the following sections: 
Antitrust Law Section
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Dispute Resolution Section
Elder Law and Special Needs
Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section
Environmental and Energy Law Section 
Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section
Family Law Section
General Practice Section  
Health Law Section
Intellectual Property Law Section
Real Property Law Section
Senior Lawyers Section 
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
Trial Lawyers Section
Trusts and Estates Law Section
Women in Law Section


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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

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Katherine Suchocki, Esq. Director of Continuing Legal Education, Patrick Boland, CLE Program Manager or Tara Covert, CLE Program Coordinator.

Come enjoy the last few weeks of summer with other young lawyers!

Wednesday, August 14
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Druthers Brewing Company
221 Harborside Drive
Schenectady, NY 12305

Complimentary finger foods and beer served during the first hour, cash bar for the second hour.

Free event for members of NYSBA, the Albany County Bar Association (ACBA), and the Schenectady County Bar Association (SCBA). 
$10 registration fee for non-members to attend this event. 

REGISTER HERE

Members of the ACBA and SCBA who do not have a NYSBA log-in can email Dana Alamia and be registered complimentary at dalamia@nysba.org .

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Sponsored by: 

New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
New York State Bar Association Women in Law Section
Albany County Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee
Schenectady County Bar Association


Brooklyn Brewery Tour | Networking Event
Sponsored by Young Lawyers Section 10th Judicial District
Thursday, August 15, 2019
2 p.m. – 12 a.m.
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Schedule: 
Transportation Provided
2:00 p.m. – Pick up at Melville Park and Ride - LIE Exit 49
12:00 a.m. – Drop off at Pick up at Melville Park and Ride - LIE Exit 49

Breweries:
Evil Twin Brewing New York City, 1616 George St., Ridgewood, NY
Kings County Brewers Collective, 381 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY
Grimm Artisanal Ales, 990 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Interboro Spirits and Ales, 942 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

Join us for a casual night of socializing and sampling at some of the top breweries in Brooklyn. Take advantage of the opportunity to network with other young attorneys in the region, as well as members of the NYS Society of CPAs.
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Cost: $65 per person. Includes coach transportation to all 4 breweries, beer tastings at each, and food. Light dinner provided. 

To register: go to: www.nysba.org/YLSBrewery19

 

Seating is Limited.

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Please RSVP by August 12, 2019
Questions? Contact Amy Jasiewicz at: ajasiewicz@nysba.org 

 

Sponsored by:

Farrell Fritz
Marcum LLP

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Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

The Young Lawyers Section each year honors a young lawyer who has rendered outstanding service to both the community and legal profession. The Outstanding Young Lawyer Award recognizes an attorney who has actively practiced less than 10 years, and has a distinguished record of commitment to the finest traditions of the Bar through public service and professional activities. 

2020 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award Nomination Form

The award will be presented during the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee Meeting during the New York State Bar Association's Annual Meeting on January 29, 2020 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Learn more about the previous recipients here.


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/

JANUARY 29: YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM AND OUTSTANDING YOUNG LAWYER AWARD PRESENTATION

The NYSBA Annual Meeting will be held January 27 – 31, 2020

 

Young Lawyers Section Annual Meeting program
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas, NYC

 

The 2020 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award will be presented shortly after the program during the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee meeting luncheon.

 

Details in the coming months.

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us!

New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy

SATURDAY MARCH 28 -APRIL 1, 2020
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

Registration and Scholarship Applications being accepted in the Fall of 2019

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. 



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/


VIEW THE LATEST PERSPECTIVE

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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