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November 2021 Bridging the Gap

November 2021 Bridging the Gap


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:

– Depositions: Maintaining Civility During Advocacy

– Criminal Law Practice | Key Skills in Handling DWI Cases

– Immigration 101 | Client Counseling

– Client Counseling in Matrimonial Actions in New York

– Pet Trusts: Caring for Fluffy and Fido After You’re Gone (Video Replay)

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

– Commercial Leasing

– Intellectual Property Law Basics for the Non-IP Lawyer

– Advance Directives | POAs, Living Wills and Health Care Proxies

– Ethical Considerations and Representing the Small Business or Startup Enterprise

Start Date:
  • November 16, 2021
End Date:
  • November 17, 2021
Start Time:
  • 8:00 AM
End Time:
  • 5:00 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:
  • 0LG11
NYSBA Member Price: $395.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $595.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Young Lawyers Section