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Bridging the Gap: May 2023

Bridging the Gap: May 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 for this month include:

  • Cybersecurity | Ethics and Data Privacy (Live) | Hon. Ronald J. Hedges | Marissa J. Moran, J.D.
  • Artificial Intelligence | What Lawyers Need to Know (Live) | Hon. Ronald J. Hedges | Marissa J. Moran, J.D.
  • New York State Power of Attorney Form | Key Skills in Drafting and Client Consulting (Live) | Patricia J. Shevy, Esq.
  • Theory of the Case | Trial Advocacy Skills for New Lawyers (Live) | Scott Occhiogrosso, Esq.
  • Lawyer Well-being | Addressing Stress, Well-being, Mental Health and Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (Live) | Ellen Travis | Meredith S. Heller, Esq. | Joseph Milowic, III, Esq.
  • Labor and Employment Law 101 (Video Replay) | Sharon P. Stiller, Esq.
  • Divorce 101 | Asset Distribution (Video Replay) | Rosalia Baiamonte, Esq.
  • Criminal Court Practice | Key Skills and Recent Updates (Live) | Joseph M. Gerstenzang, Esq.
  • Technology and Your Law Firm | Key Tech Skills for Lawyers (Live) | Alexander Paykin, Esq.
  • Representing the Non-Profit Organization in New York (Live) | Clifford R. Ennico, Esq.
Start Date:
  • May 10, 2023
End Date:
  • May 11, 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:
  • 0MQ51
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