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Bridging the Gap – August 2021

Bridging the Gap – August 2021


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:

– Depositions: Maintaining Civility During Advocacy

– Basics of Matrimonial Law | Divorce 101

– Nuts & Bolts of Medical Malpractice

– Risk Management and Ethics 

– Cyber Risks | What New Lawyers Need to Know about Cybersecurity (replay)

– Local and State Government Law Section – The Notice of Claim – What New Lawyers Need to Know

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

– NY Civil Practice | Key Skills in Litigation for New Lawyers

– Criminal Law Practice | Key Skills in Handling DWI Cases and Vehicle and Traffic Matters

– Financing the Startup Venture in New York: How Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Startup Enterprises Find the Money They Need to Succeed

Start Date:
  • August 11, 2021
End Date:
  • August 12, 2021
Start Time:
  • 8:45 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:
  • 0KU91
NYSBA Member Price: $395.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $595.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Young Lawyers Section