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Bridging the Gap – November 2022

Bridging the Gap – November 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

Bridging the Tech Gap | Legal Technology Skills & Practice Management

This CLE will include the following:

Join us to learn the basics of the technology tools attorneys, paralegals, and legal staff need to succeed in the practice of law, including automating repetitive tasks, preventing errors, and practicing more efficiently through tech tools, while mindful of attorneys' ethical responsibilities when they or their legal team utilize these varied technologies.

Topics to be discussed:

-Artificial Intelligence and the Law

-Avoiding Cyber Risks: What Lawyers Need Know about Cybersecurity and Ethics

-Lawyers & Texting | Skills in Client Communication

-Cookies (not the kind you eat) – Introduction to Online Cookies – What Lawyers Need to Know

-Skills and Tips in Cloud Storage | What is Cloud Storage? Precautions for Lawyers  

-Tech, Stress and Lawyer Wellbeing | Addressing Stress, Wellbeing, Mental Health and Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

-Key Skills in Selecting and Managing Your Office Tech | Laptops & Computers | The Hybrid and Remote Workplace

-ADA Compliant Websites, Social Media and Linkedin | What Lawyers Need to Know

-Getting Paid | Skills in Billing Invoicing and Maximizing QuickBooks in Your Law Office | Remote Deposits – What are Remote Deposits? Credit Card Payments and Accepting Bitcoin 

-The Digital Mailroom, Electronic Faxes, and the Pros & Cons of Paper Mail Alternatives (Video Replay)

-Virtual Depositions and Hearings | Best Practices for Success

-The Metaverse, NFTs and Emerging Technologies Lawyers Need to Know | The Future of the Legal Profession

Start Date:
  • November 16, 2022
End Date:
  • November 17, 2022
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:
  • 0ME31
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
  • Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession