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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. &
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 8:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

  • 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.

    Save by registering for both days!

    Live Program (Both Days): $499 for Members | $699 for Nonmembers
    Live Program (Per Day): $399 for Members | $599 for Nonmembers
    Recent Law Graduates (not yet admitted) & Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2017-2019) (Both Days): Free for Members

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 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
    Myers Wolin, LLC
    Jeffrey A. Margolis
    The Margolis Law Firm
    Jay G. Safer
    Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP
    Harris A. Wolin
    Myers Wolin, LLC
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Day 2 (Ethics & Skills Day)
    Catharine Du Bois
    Assistant Professor of Legal Writing
    Brooklyn Law School
    Kevin P. Feerick
    The Feerick Law Office
    Jeremy S. Garber
    Special Trial Attorney (ret.)
    Attorney Grievance Committee
    Supreme Court, Appellate Division
    First Judicial Department
    Carmen Jack Giordano
    Giordano Law Offices PLLC
    Desiree Gustafson
    Kraus & Zuchlewski LLP
    Michael C. Marcus
    Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP
    Jacqueline Newman
    Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP
    Kathy W. Parrino
    Principal Attorney
    Attorney Grievance Committee
    Supreme Court, Appellate Division
    First Judicial Department
    Abby Rosmarin
    Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP
    George B. Schwab
    Kraus & Zuchlewski LLP
    Kaylin L. Whittingham
    Whittingham Law

  • Day 1, September 17  (Professional Practice Day)

    9:00 am – 10:40 am What You Need to Know to Litigate in the Federal and NYS Commercial Division and State Courts
    Jay G. Safer
    10:40 am – 10:45 am Break
    10:45 am – 12:00 pm The Nuts & Bolts of NYC Tax Assessment
    Benjamin Golkin, Jeffrey Golkin & Samantha Golkin
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Break (on your own)
    1:00 pm – 2:15 pm The ABCs of Immigration Law
    Jeffrey A. Margolis
    2:15 pm – 2:20 pm Break
    2:20 pm – 4:00 pm An Introduction to IP Counseling:
    Protecting the BIG Ideas of Clients and Businesses
    Lori P. Hager & Harris A. Wolin

    Day 2, September 24 (Ethics & Skills Day)

    8:45 am – 8:50 am Introduction
    8:50 am – 11:30 am 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, Michael C. Marcus, Kathy W. Parrino & Kaylin L. Whittingham
    11:30 am – 11:40 am Break
    11:40 am – 12:55 pm Communications in a Law Environment 
    Catharine Du Bois
    12:55 pm – 1:50 pm Lunch Break (on your own)
    1:50 pm – 3:05 pm Video Surveillance Evidence: Legal Standards & Practical Considerations
    Carmen Jack Giordano
    3:05 pm – 3:10 pm Break
    3:10 pm – 4:00 pm An Introduction to Wrongful Termination Claims
    George B. Schwab & Desiree Gustafson
    4:00 pm – 4:05 pm Break
    4:05 pm – 5:45 pm Collaborative Law
    Jacqueline Newman & Abby Rosmarin

  • CLE Credit
    New York, California & New Jersey:
    Both Days: 16.0 Total: 7.0 Professional Practice, 6.0 Skills, 3.0 Ethics
    September 17: 7.0 Professional Practice
    September 24: 9.0 Total: 6.0 Skills, 3.0 Ethics

    Both Days: 13.0 Total: 10.5 General, 2.5 Ethics
    September 17: 5.5 General
    September 24: 7.5 Total: 5.0 General, 2.5 Ethics

  • Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org