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 nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.
The New York State Bar Association Bridging the Gap program is offered three times a year and offers special member and newly admitted attorney pricing. The program is also approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Uniform certificates of attendance can also be issued for other states.
Earn 16.0 MCLE credits by attending this two-day program.
Recent Graduates and Newly Admitted Attorneys: This program will satisfy your annual MCLE requirement!
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
8.0 MCLE Credits | 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice | 4.5 Skills | 2.0 Ethics
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
8.0 MCLE Credits | 5.5 Areas of Professional Practice | 1.5 Skills | 1.0 Ethics
Program faculty will speak from the New York City location and will be broadcast live to other locations in an interactive video conference format, allowing “real time” interaction between all locations. Newly admitted attorneys must attend in person or in a live video conference location to receive skills credits. Newly admitted attorneys cannot receive skills credits by participating in the webcast. For further information on the CLE rules and requirements for newly admitted attorneys please visit nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.
New York City | Live Location and Webcast
Hotel Pennsylvania | 401 7th Ave | Between 33rd & 32nd Street | New York, NY 10001
* Newly admitted attorneys cannot receive skills credits for attending the Webcast, and can only receive ethics credits if they watch the Webcast live. Professional practice credits can be obtained in any format, including the archived webcast.
Albany | Live Video Conference
State Bar Center | 1 Elk Street | Albany, NY 12207
Buffalo | Live Video Conference
Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst | 5020 Main Street | Amherst, NY 14226