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Bridging The Gap – August 2020 (Webinar)

Bridging The Gap – August 2020 (Webinar)

Professional Group

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

Program Topics:

Day One

– Basics of Criminal Law Practice in NY | Key Skills in Client Counseling

– Counseling Clients in Divorce and Separation

– Intellectual Property 101 – Key Skills in Issue Spotting – A General Practitioner’s Guide to Advising Clients on the Basics of Intellectual Property, Copyright and Trademarks

– Judgment Enforcement in New York

– Labor and Employment Law 101

– Addressing Well-being, Mental Health and Substance Use in the Legal Profession

Day Two

– Buying or Selling a House – Key Considerations in Advising Clients | Client Counseling from Contract Review to Closing

– Consumer Bankruptcy 101 | Advising Clients Facing Bankruptcy | Key Considerations    

– Elder Law and Estate Planning 101

– Workers Comp Claims in the Age of COVID-19

– Representing the Founders in a Startup Venture:  Legal, Tax and Ethical Issues

This is the same agenda as the July 2020 Bridging the Gap. If you attended the July 2020 program, you will not be able to receive credit for participating in the August 2020 program.  The September 2020 agenda will be posted soon.

Start Date:
  • August 13, 2020
End Date:
  • August 14, 2020
Start Time:
  • 9:00 AM
End Time:
  • 5:00 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:
  • 0GY24
NYSBA Member Price: $495.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $795.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee on Law Practice Management