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Bridging the Gap: January 2023

Bridging the Gap: January 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 to be discussed:

  • Depositions | Skills for New Lawyers
  • Key Skills in Judgment Enforcement
  • Key Skills in Criminal Court Practice – Handling DWI Cases in NYS
  • Cyber Risks: What New Lawyers Need Know about Cybersecurity and Ethics
  • Artificial Intelligence | What Lawyers Need to Know about AI
  • Lawyer Wellbeing | Addressing Stress, Wellbeing, Mental Health and Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
  • Risk Management New Lawyers (Video Replay)
  • Legal Project Management for New Lawyers (Video Replay)
  • Labor and Employment Law 101 (Video Replay)
  • Cannabis Law Update (Video Replay)
  • Internet Law: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

Directly following the program the Young Lawyers Section will have an Award Presentation at 4:00 p.m. on day two.

Start Date:
  • January 25, 2023
End Date:
  • January 26, 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:
  • 0MP11
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