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October 2021 Bridging The Gap

October 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:

  • Workers’ Compensation: Issues and Advice for Employers and Employees
  • Cyber Risks | What New Lawyers Need to Know about Cybersecurity (Video Replay)
  • Basics of Estate Planning and Will Drafting
  • Embracing Technology to Reduce Mistakes – Key Skills for Lawyers to Improve Efficiency
  • Criminal Law Practice | Key Skills in Handling DWI Cases and Vehicle and Traffic Matter
  • Addressing Wellbeing, Mental Health and Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Professions
  • NY Civil Practice | Key Skills in Civil Litigation for New Lawyers
  • Automobile Litigation | Key Skills and Strategy for Handling Cases in NY
  • Basics of Intellectual Property 101
  • Ethical Considerations in Representing the Small Business or Startup Enterprise
Start Date:
  • October 13, 2021
End Date:
  • October 14, 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:
  • 0LF71
NYSBA Member Price: $395.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $595.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Young Lawyers Section