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Bridging The Gap – May 2022

Bridging The Gap – May 2022


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

Program Topics Include:

  •  Project Management for Lawyers | Identifying Workflows to Improve Systems within a Firm  
  •  Risk Management 101/Attorney Escrow Accounts 
  •  Advance Directives – Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies and Living Wills – Client Counseling 101 
  •  Key Skills and Tips for Lawyers Using Microsoft Word 
  •  Counseling Business Owners on How to Use Trademark Registrations to Protect Business Names, Logos and Tag Lines | The Unicorn Practice Area: Practicing Trademarks = Happy Lawyer
  •  Local Criminal Court Practice
  •  Gender Equity in Athletics
  •  Addressing Wellbeing, Mental Health and Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
  •  Cybersecurity | What Lawyers Need Know
  •  A Primer on Starting a Practice in New York 

Start Date:
  • May 24, 2022
End Date:
  • May 25, 2022
Start Time:
  • 8:00 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:
  • 0LV81
NYSBA Member Price: $395.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $595.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education
  • Young Lawyers Section