Young Lawyers Section Curriculum

Designed to help make the transition from law school to practice an easier one for newly-admitted attorneys, the Young Lawyers Section connects you with experienced attorneys lending general advice, legal guidance, or expert opinions. Take advantage of educational programs, networking events, and the exclusive Young Lawyers Section Mentor Directory, just one of the Section's mentoring initiatives. The Section publishes Electronically In Touch and Perspective. Plus,­ law students may now join the Section and get a jump start on their careers.


Upcoming Programs

Bridging the Gap Spring 2019
Wednesday, May 29 & Thursday, May 30 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Buffalo

Bridging the Gap - Skills
Friday, June 7 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | NYC

International Bridging the Gap 2019 
Monday, June 17 – Tuesday, June 18 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | NYC

Bridging the Gap (Registration coming soon)
Thursday, June 20 – Friday, June 21 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Albany & Webcast

Bridging the Gap (Registration coming soon)
Tuesday, August 13 – Wednesday, August 14 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | NYC

Bridging the Gap (Registration coming soon)
Dates TBD | Syracuse

Bridging the Gap (Registration coming soon)
Dates TBD | Albany & Webcast

2019 Commercial Litigation Academy
This program was originally scheduled for April 4-5
Friday, November 1 & Friday, November 15 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | NYC & Webcast

Bridging the Gap (Registration coming soon)
Monday, December 16 – Tuesday, December 17 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | NYC


Past Bridging the Gap Recordings - Full Programs Available for Download

16.0-16.5 MCLE Credits
Click links below for detailed information on subjects covered
Bridging the Gap | Winter 2018

Bridging the Gap | Fall 2018
Bridging the Gap | Spring 2018
Bridging the Gap | Winter 2017
Bridging the Gap | Summer 2017
Bridging the Gap | Spring 2017
Bridging the Gap | Summer 2016

Program Recordings by Subject:

Attorney Dispute Resolution Programs
Fee Arbitration and the Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program in NYS (2017)
Alternative Dispute Resolution in Automobile Litigation Cases | Mediation, Arbitration and Summary Jury Trials (2015)
Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation (2015)

Business Law Programs
Crowdfunding | What New York Lawyers Need to Know When Advising Clients (2018)
Basics of Commercial Leasing (2018)
Internet Law Update for Lawyers (2018)
Crowdfunding | What New York Lawyers Need to Know When Advising Clients (2017)
Advising the Small Business Owner on Employee Handbooks, Commercial Leasing and Financing (2016)
Representing a Start Up Business – Ethical Considerations for New York Lawyers (2015)
Accounting for Lawyers 101 | Understanding and Reviewing Financial Statements (2015)


Consumer Bankruptcy Programs
Bankruptcy 101 (2018)
Consumer Bankruptcy 101 (2017)
Consumer Bankruptcy 101 (2016)
Consumer Bankruptcy (2015)

Criminal Law Programs
DWI Update and and Local Criminal Court Practice (2018)
Bail Reform, Raise the Age and Indigent Defense (2018)
Advising Clients Charged with DWI and Vehicle and Traffic Matters in New York State (2018)
Client Counseling 101 | What to Do When You Get that 3:00 a.m. Call | Advising Clients Charged with DWI and Vehicle and Traffic Law Matters (2017)
Part 1: “I’ve Been Arrested” – What To Do When You Get that 3:00 a.m. Call | Part 2: Ethical Issues in Dealing with the Alcoholic Client (2016)

Basics of Vehicle and Traffic Law in NYS:  Plea Bargaining, the DMV Point System, Upstate and Downstate Differences, Insurance Considerations (2015)
“I’ve Been Arrested” – What To Do When You Get that 3:00 a.m. Call (2015) 
Handling a DWI Case in New York State (2015)
Plea Bargaining in DWI Cases - Problems and Pitfalls (2015)

Handling a DWI Case in NYS - An Overview of Local Criminal Court Practice (2014)

Entertainment, Arts, Sports, and Law Programs
Entertainment Law 101 (2017)
Attorney as Agent | Key Lawyering Tips for New Attorneys Breaking into the Field of Sports Management (2016)

Ethics Programs
Lawyer Assistance Program | Stress, Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (2018)
Ethical Considerations in Information Gathering and Evolving Technologies (2018)
Risk Management and Professional Liability Insurance Considerations (2018
Stress, Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (2018)
Ethical Considerations in Representing Entrepreneurs (2018)
Lawyer Assistance | Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (2018)
Using Social Media in Your Practice - An Overview of Rules, Guidelines and Ethics Opinions New Lawyers Should Know for Compliance (2017)
Lawyer Assistance Program | Prevention, Intervention and the NY Rules of Professional Conduct (2017)
Ethics in the Digital Age | What You Need to Know about Attorney Advertising in New York (2017)
Client Intake | Letters of Engagement | Retainers Review of the NY Rules of Professional Conduct (2017)
What New Attorneys Need to Know about Linkedin Social Media Marketing and Attorney Advertising Rule 7.1 and Recent Ethics Opinions (2017)
Ethics in the Digital World and What You Need to Know about Attorney Advertising in New York (2016)
Ethical Considerations in Representing Entrepreneurs (2016)
Attorney Websites | What New Attorneys Need to Know about Marketing, Social Media, Attorney Advertising & Rule 7.1 and Recent Ethics Opinions (2016)
The Attorney Grievance Process | Ethics Considerations for Lawyers (2015)
Client Intake, Conflicts Checks, Letters of Engagement & Retainer Agreements | Ethics Considerations for Lawyers (2015)
Social Media Defamation | What You Tweet Can Get You Sued (2015)

Lawyer Assistance Program | Prevention, Intervention and the NY Rules of Professional Conduct | What You Need to Know in New York (2015)

Ethics in the Digital Age | What You Need to Know about Attorney Advertising in New York (2014) 
Ethical Issues Relating to the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Grievance Process (2014)

Health Law Programs
Basics of Health Law (2014)

Immigration Law Programs
Introduction to Immigration Law (2018)
Immigration Law Basics (2018)
Immigration Law (2018)
Immigration Law 101 | What NY Lawyers Need to Know When Advising Clients (2017)
Top 25 Things You Need to Know about Business Immigration Law (2016)

Insurance Law Programs
Insurance Coverage Basics (2018)
Insurance Coverage Basics (2017)

Intellectual Property Law Programs
Intellectual Property Law 101 | Trademarks (2018)
Trademarks and Intellectual Property Basics for New York Lawyers (2018) 
Intellectual Property | Copyright 101 (2017)
Intellectual Property 101 | Patents and Trademarks (2016)
Intellectual Property 101 | Copyright and Trademarks (2015)

International Law Programs
International Bridging the Gap (2018)

Labor and Employment Law Programs
Employment Law 101 (2018)
Basics of Employment Law | What You Need to Know about Hiring and Firing (2015)

Matrimonial and Family Law Programs
Client Counseling in Matrimonial Cases (2018)
Reading Personal Tax Returns and Imputed Income Reviewing (2018)
Drafting a Pre-Nuptial Agreement | Key Considerations (2018)
Separate Property and Co-mingling (2017)
Matrimonial Law | Client Counseling in New York State (2017)
Matrimonial and Family Law Update (2017)
Family Law 101 | Client Counseling, Separation Agreements, Child Support, Custody and Visitation (2016)

Negotiating a Separation Agreement in a Matrimonial Case in New York State (2015)

Miscellaneous
Cannabis Law Update (2018)
Ensuring Justice and Safety for Domestic Violence Victims in NY's Courts (2017)
Key Lawyering Skills for Opening or Improving a Law Practice | What New Lawyers Need to Know (2017)
Collection Law 101 (2016)
Special Education Law 101 | School Law (2015)

Municipal Law Programs
Municipal Law 101 (2016)
Suing or Defending a Municipality | An Overview of the Notice of Claim Form (2015)

Real Property Law Programs
Real Estate Down Payments and Other Escrow Account Issues (2018)
Mortgage Financing (2018)
Reviewing Residential Lease Provisions and Key Considerations in Landlord Tenant Practice in NY (2017)
Review of a Residential Mortgage Loan (2017)
Landlord Tenant Practice in New York State (2016)
Attorney Escrow Accounts, IOLA and Ethics | What Every New Lawyer Needs to Know (2015)
Basics of Landlord Tenant Practice (2015)
Reviewing a Lease Agreement | Traps for the Unwary | Commercial Real Estate 101 (2015)
Handling Other People’s Money | Attorney Escrow Accounts 101 | Ethics Considerations (2015)

Reviewing a Residential Lease Agreement | Basic Considerations All Lawyers Should Know (2015)
 
Fundamentals of a Real Estate Sale or Purchase Transactions (Including an Overview of Attorney Escrow Accounts) (2014)

Skills, Contract Drafting and Legal Writing Programs
Contract Drafting (2018)
Advanced Legal Writing with Hon. Gerald Lebovits (2018)
Effective Writing Techniques for the NY Attorney | Plain English, Clarity, Concision (2017)
Managing Client Expectations and Communication Skills for Lawyers (2017)
Pixel Persuasion: Legal Writing for the 21st Century (2017) 
Effective Writing Techniques for the New York Attorney (2016)

Effective Writing Techniques for the New York Attorney (2015) 
Contract Drafting (2014) 

Trial and Civil Litigation Programs
Automobile Litigation (2018)
CPLR Update 2018
Civil Practice in NYS Supreme Court – Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in Commencing or Responding to a Lawsuit (2018)
Skillfully Handling Your First Deposition and Deposition Basics for NY Litigators (2018)
CPLR Update (2017)
Cross Examination of a Witness 101 (2017)
Preparing For and Taking Depositions in a Personal Injury Case (2017)
eDiscovery & the Ethical Duty of Competence (2017)
Discovery, Motions and Depositions | Key Tips for Success (2017)
New York Civil Practice and Procedure Update 2016 (2016)

Automobile Litigation | No-Fault in NYS – What You Need to Know (2016)

Cross Examination of an Expert Witness in a Medical Malpractice Case (2016)

Products Liability 101 (2016)

New York Civil Trial and Procedure (2015) 
Review and Use of Evidence from Social Media (2015)
Ten Tips for Taking Your First Deposition (2015)
New York Civil Practice and Procedure Update (2015)
Litigating a Slip, Trip and Fall Case in New York State (2015)
Cybersecurity Concerns for Lawyers (2015)
Skillfully Handling Your First Deposition | 10 Tips for Success (2015)

E-Discovery in NYS and Federal Courts (2015)

Fundamentals of Depositions (2014)
Automobile Litigation in New York | What You Need to Know about No-Fault (2014)

Handling a Medical Malpractice Case – An Overview (2014)

Trusts and Estates | Elder Law Programs
Elder Law and Special Needs Planning 101 (2018)
Drafting 101 | Wills, Trusts and POA’s (2018)
Elder Law - Advance Directives, Medicare, Medigap, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicaid (2017)
Will Drafting Basics for New York Practitioners (2017)
Drafting a Basic Will for a Client (2016)
Client Counseling in Elder Law | Medicare and Medicaid Applications (2016)

Estate Planning 101 | Drafting a Basic Will for a Client (2015)

Elder Law Update | What You Need to Know about Long Term Care, Medicare and Medicaid (2015)

Introduction to the Practice of Elder Law (2014)
The New York State Statutory Power of Attorney Short Form (2014)

Tax Law Programs
Tax Law Changes for 2018 | Implications for Lawyers and Clients (2018)

Workers Compensation Law Programs
Basics of Workers Compensation (2018)
Nuts and Bolts of a Workers Compensation Claim (2017)
Injured on the Job? What All Lawyers Should Know About Workers Comp (2015)


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