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Bridging The Gap – February 2023

Bridging The Gap – February 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

Topics Include:

  • Cyber Risks: What New Lawyers Need Know about Cybersecurity and Ethics 
  • Workers Compensation 101 | Key Skills in Client Counseling for New Lawyers 
  • Judgment Enforcement (Video Replay)
  • Legal Project Management for New Lawyers 
  • Military Cultural Competence, Veterans Treatment Court and Veterans Transfer Legislation (Video Replay)
  • Lawyer Wellbeing | Addressing Stress, Wellbeing, Mental Health and Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
  • Risk Management New Lawyers (Video Replay)
  • Key Skills in Criminal Court Practice – Handling DWI Cases in NYS 
  • Labor and Employment Law 101 (Video Replay)
  • Depositions 101 (Video Replay)
  • Representing Corporations and LLCs in NYS
Start Date:
  • February 8, 2023
End Date:
  • February 9, 2023
Start Time:
  • 8:00 AM
End Time:
  • 5:45 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:
  • 0MP41
NYSBA Member Price: $495.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $595.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education
  • Young Lawyers Section