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Bridging The Gap – September 2020 (Webinar)

Bridging The Gap – September 2020 (Webinar)

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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 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….

Program Topics:

-10 Tips for Handling Your First Deposition

-Counseling Clients Relative to Visitation and Custody in the Age of COVID

-Free Speech in the Public Sector: What Employees Can and Cannot Say

-Maximizing Technology as a Lawyer Apple vs. Android and What You Need to Know as a Lawyer about Scanners, Tablets, Apps and More to Improve Efficiency

-Compliance and Corporate Ethics

-Addressing Wellbeing, Mental Health and Substance Use in the Legal Profession 

-Will Drafting – Basics for New Lawyers   

-Handling a Speeding Ticket – Drafting a Letter, Negotiating a Plea and Basic Skills for New Lawyers

-Guardianship Practice: Standards of Capacity, Governing Law, Court Rules, and the Roles of the Attorney

-Does Your Client Need to Comply with the GDPR, the CCPA and Other Online Privacy Statutes in Jurisdictions Other Than New York?

-Performing a “Legal Audit” of Your Client's Website, Social Media and Online Marketing Efforts: Understanding Terms of Service, User Agreements and Privacy Policies

Thank You to our Program Sponsor!


Start Date:
  • September 24, 2020
End Date:
  • September 25, 2020
Start Time:
  • 8:45 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:
  • 0JM11
NYSBA Member Price: $395.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $595.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee on Law Practice Management