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Bridging The Gap – June 2021

Bridging The Gap – June 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:

Day 1: 

Client Counseling | Key Skills and Issue Spotting in a Divorce Consultation  

Local and State Government Ethics – What New Lawyers Need to Know

Medical Malpractice | Key Skills in Deposing and Cross Examining Expert Witnesses

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

Automobile Litigation | Key Skills and Strategy for Handling Cases in NY

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

Day 2:

NY Civil Practice | Preparing for Your First Deposition

Cyber Risks | What New Lawyers Need to Know about Cybersecurity

Cannabis Update | Overview of the MRTA and What New Lawyers Should Know

Starting and Managing a Solo Law Practice in New York: Business, Legal, Tax and Practical Considerations Key Considerations for New Lawyers

Start Date:
  • June 22, 2021
End Date:
  • June 23, 2021
Start Time:
  • 8:45 AM
End Time:
  • 4:00 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 4.5
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 3.0
Law Practice Management Credit(s):
  • 2.5
Skills Credit(s):
  • 6.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 16.0
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0KU11
NYSBA Member Price: $395.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $595.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Young Lawyers Section