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Bridging the Gap – December 2023

Bridging the Gap – December 2023


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 NYSBA 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

The New York State Bar Association Bridging the Gap program is offered throughout the year regionally and offers special member and newly admitted attorney pricing. The program is also approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Uniform certificates of attendance can also be issued for other states.

Topics to be discussed for December 2023:

  • Cybersecurity, Ethics and Data Privacy   
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Law | What New Lawyers Need to Know
  • Estate Planning 101 | Drafting Skills for New Practitioners
  • Automobile Litigation 101 | Client Counseling Skills
  • Judgment Enforcement | Key Skills in Client Counseling
  • Lawyer Assistance | Addressing Stress, Wellbeing, Mental Health and Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
  • Intellectual Property 101
  • Condos and Co-op Boards | What New Lawyers Need to Know
  • Local Criminal Court Practice | What New Lawyers Need to Know
  • Prenuptial Agreements in New York
  • Representing the Small Business in New York
Start Date:
  • December 12, 2023
End Date:
  • December 13, 2023
Start Time:
  • 8:45 AM
End Time:
  • 5:15 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:
  • 0NE51
NYSBA Member Price: $495.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $695.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education
  • Young Lawyers Section