16-Hour Bridge-the-Gap: Practical Skills, Ethics & More… (Both Days)

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Professional Practice Day)
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 8:45 am – 5:45 pm (Ethics & Skills Day)


  • Earn all of your annual CLE credits while obtaining invaluable knowledge on a variety of areas. Our Bridge-the-Gap programs fulfill a full year’s credit requirements for those who are newly admitted, while providing essential information and credits for more experienced attorneys. This program is particularly distinct in that one day will allow attendees to fulfill all required ethics and skills credits. Attendance on both days will provide the total professional practice required of all newly admitted attorneys. A skilled faculty will guide you through the day-to-day practice of law and cover topics of interest to all attorneys, including legal ethics. Each Bridge-the-Gap program contains updated content and will provide CLE credit to all attendees, even if they attended in the past.

    In addition to the live program, each day of this Bridge-the-Gap program will be available as a webcast.  Experienced attorneys may therefore choose to attend live or by webcast. Newly admitted attorneys must attend the live program in order to receive skills credits; therefore newly admitted attorneys should register to attend live. For further information on the CLE rules and requirements for newly admitted attorneys, please visit http://www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE/ 

    Save by registering for both days!

    Live Program (Both Days): $499 Member/$699 Nonmember

    Live Program (Per Day): $399 Member/$599 Nonmember

    Recent Law School Graduates or Newly Admitted Attorneys (admitted 6/2015 or later): $299 Member (both days)

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 | Day 1 (Professional Practice Day)

    Benjamin Golkin
    Law Offices of Jeffrey Golkin Partners

    Jeffrey Golkin
    Law Offices of Jeffrey Golkin Partners

    Samantha Golkin
    Law Offices of Jeffrey Golkin Partners

    Lori P. Hager
    Coughlin Duffy LLP

    Jeffrey A. Margolis
    The Margolis Law Firm

    Jay G. Safer
    Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Day 2 (Ethics & Skills Day)

    Catharine Du Bois
    Visiting Professor
    New York Law School

    Kevin P. Feerick
    The Feerick Law Office

    Jeremy S. Garber
    Special Trial Counsel
    Departmental Disciplinary Committee
    Supreme Court, Appellate Division
    First Judicial Department

    Carmen Jack Giordano
    Giordano Law Offices PLLC

    Anthony C. Markus
    Markus & Sheridan, LLP

    Marc O. Sheridan
    Markus & Sheridan, LLP

    Kaylin L. Whittingham
    Whittingham Law

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 | Day 1 (Professional Practice Day)

    9:00 – 10:40 a.m. What You Need to Know to Litigate in the Federal and NYS Commercial Division and State Courts under the New Rule Changes 

    Jay G. Safer

     10:40 – 10:45 a.m.  Break
     10:45 – 12:00 p.m. The Nuts & Bolts of NYC Tax Assessment

    Benjamin Golkin, Jeffrey Golkin & Samantha Golkin

     12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
     1:00 – 2:15 p.m. The ABCs of Immigration Law

    Jeffrey A. Margolis

     2:15 – 2:20 p.m.  Break
     2:20 – 4:00 p.m. An Introduction to IP Counseling:

    Protecting the BIG Ideas of Clients and Businesses         

    Lori P. Hager

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Day 2 (Ethics & Skills Day)

    8:45 – 8:50 a.m.  Introduction
    8:50 – 11:30 a.m. An Introduction to New York’s Statewide Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters

     (This session will include a 10 minute break)

    Kevin P. Feerick, Jeremy S. Garber & Kaylin L. Whittingham

    11:30 – 11:40 a.m.  Break
    11:40 – 1:20 p.m. Collaborative Law

    Anthony Markus & Marc O. Sheridan

    1:20 – 2:20 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
    2:20 – 4:00 p.m. Communications in a Law Environment   

    Catharine Du Bois

    4:00 – 4:05 p.m.  Break
    4:05 – 5:45 p.m. Video Surveillance Evidence:

    Legal Standards & Practical Considerations

    Carmen Jack Giordano

  • New York, New Jersey & California:

    CLE Credit: (both days): 16.0 credits total: 7.0 professional practice, 6.0 skills & 3.0 ethics
    CLE Credit: October 5: 7.0 credits total: 7.0 professional practice
    CLE Credit: October 12: 9.0 credits total: 6.0 skills & 3.0 ethics


    CLE Credit: (both days): 13.0 credits total: 10.5 general & 2.5 ethics
    CLE Credit: October 5: 5.5 credits total: 5.5 general
    CLE Credit: October 12: 7.5 credits total: 5.0 general & 2.5 ethics

  • Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:

    Maricela Alfonso, Membership and CLE Relations Associate | (212) 382-6608 | MAlfonso@nycbar.org