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Bridging The Gap – April 2022

Bridging The Gap – April 2022


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.

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

Topics Include:

Intellectual Property 

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation and Arbitration Programs in New York

Drafting 101 – Wills, POAs and Health Care Proxies 

Real Property | Housing Discrimination and the Real Estate Broker

Handling DWI Cases and Vehicle and Traffic Law Matters in NYS | Client Counseling

Ethical Considerations of Marketing Your Law Firm

Client Counseling in Workers Compensation  

Depositions | Ten Tips for New Lawyers

Employment Law

The New York SHIELD Act | What Lawyers Need Know

Addressing Wellbeing, Mental Health and Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession


George R. McGuire, Esq.

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC 

Syracuse, NY

Patricia J. Shevy, Esq.

The Shevy Law Firm LLC

Albany, NY

Andrew M. Lieb, Esq., MPH

Lieb at Law, P.C.

Smithtown, NY

Joseph Gerstenzang, Esq.

Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang

Albany, NY

Clifford R. Ennico, Esq.

Law Office of Clifford R. Ennico  

Fairfield, CT

Robert E. Grey, Esq.

Grey & Grey, LLP 

Farmingdale, NY

Scott Occhiogrosso, Esq.

Block O’Toole & Murphy

New York, NY

Hon. Ronald J. Hedges (Ret.)

(Ret.) United States Magistrate Judge

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Senior Counsel, Dentons

Eileen Travis, Executive Director

Lawyer Assistance Program | NYC Bar

Meredith Heller, Esq. 

Law Office of Meredith S. Heller PLLC

New York, NY

Start Date:
  • April 26, 2022
End Date:
  • April 27, 2022
Start Time:
  • 8:00 AM
End Time:
  • 4:00 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 7.0
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 3.0
Skills Credit(s):
  • 6.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 16.0
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0LV51
NYSBA Member Price: $395.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $595.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education
  • Young Lawyers Section