Young Lawyers Section Bridging the Gap Thursday

Thursday, January 17, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 8.00 (Ethics 3.00, Skills 5.00)


Bridging the Gap 

Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, January 18, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown | 1335 Avenue of the Americas | NYC | 2nd Floor, Gramercy West

16.0 MCLE Credits; 7.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 6.0 Skills, 3.0 Ethics

Special General Registration Fee for Attorneys Admitted Three Years or Less: $55 | Annual Meeting General Registration Fee: $95 (Attorneys Admitted More than Three Years)
Program Fee: $130 Each Day

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


Day One
Legal Tech Tips, Tricks, Apps & Websites | 75 Tips in 75 minutes
Ethical Pitfalls of Everyday Law Office Computing and Cybersecurity Measures that Every Lawyer Should Take 
How to Manage Your Workload Effectively – Time, Task, Email & Distraction Management
Client Counseling in Matrimonial Cases
Risk Management and Malpractice Considerations for New Lawyers

Day Two  
International Litigation | Introduction and Overview of the English Legal System
Intellectual Property Law 101
Elder Law and Special Needs Planning 101 | Advising Clients about Medicare, Medicaid, & Special Needs Trusts
Effective Client Representation in Criminal and Vehicle and Traffic Matters
Crowdfunding and Representing Start Ups


Rosalia Baiamonte, Esq. | Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, P.C.
Isabel Bathurst | Associate Solicitor, Slater & Gordon
Michael Bowes QC | Outer Temple Chambers
Jonathan D. Cohn, Esq. | Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
Sarah Crowther QC | Outer Temple Chambers
Clifford R. Ennico, Esq. | Law Offices of Clifford R. Ennico
Alex Haines | Outer Temple Chambers
Ellyn S. Kravitz, Esq. | Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP
Laura Lewis | General Counsel, Hermitage Capital Management
George R. McGuire, Esq. | Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Oliver Powell | Outer Temple Chambers
Teresa Rosen Peacocke | Outer Temple Chambers
Lisa L. Shrewsberry, Esq. | Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
Paul J. Unger, Esq. | Affinity Consulting

To register by phone please call our Member Resource Center: 1-800-582-2452. 

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Jessica Patterson, LPM Program Manager, or Pamela Chrysler, CLE Program and Marketing Coordinator.