New York Bridge-the-Gap

Earn all of your annual New York CLE credits while obtaining crucial knowledge on a variety of areas at the New York City Bar Association.

The New York City Bar Association typically offers its Bridge-the-Gap program three times a year . Each two-day Bridge-the-Gap program fulfills a full year’s credit requirements for those who are newly admitted (transitional) , while also providing invaluable information and credits for more experienced attorneys.

Bridge-the-Gap provides credit in the following areas: Professional Practice; Skills; Ethics; and, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection.

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General CLE Information for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys

For all attorneys admitted to the bar for less than two years the requirements for each of the first two years of practice is three (3) hours of Ethics/Professionalism, six (6) hours of Skills, and seven (7) hours of Practice Management/Professional Practice for a total of 16 credits annually. One of the 32 credits over the two-year reporting period must be in the area of Cybersecurity General or Cybersecurity Ethics or a combination of the two.

For New York Attorneys: Newly admitted attorneys (those admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) may participate in Skills CLE courses in live and nontraditional formats, where questions are allowed during the program.

For more details regarding New York State CLE requirements, see the New York State Unified Court System website

The New York City Bar Association is an accredited CLE provider in New York, New Jersey, California, and Pennsylvania.