(Webcast) 16-Hour Bridge-the-Gap: Corporate & Litigation

Fridays, January 22 & 29, 2021 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Earn all of your annual New York MCLE credits while obtaining crucial knowledge on a variety of areas. This Bridge-the-Gap program fulfills a full year’s credit requirements for those who are newly admitted, while providing invaluable information and credits for more experienced 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. This program is unique because we offer one day of litigation-focused topics and one day of corporate; you can purchase both days, or just one. In order to fulfill the New York MCLE Bridge-the-Gap requirements for newly admitted attorneys, you must attend both days.

    Each Bridge-the-Gap program contains new and updated content and will provide CLE credit to all attendees, even if they attended in the past.

    Save by registering for both days!

    Program Fee:
    Both Days: $499 for Members | $699 for Nonmembers
    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 2019-2021) (Both Days): Free for Members

  • Day 1 — Litigation Day:

    Daniel S. Alterbaum
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

    James Batson
    Investment Manager, Legal Counsel
    Omni Bridgeway

    William Belmont
    The Belmont Group, LLC

    James Borkowski
    Arbitrator and Mediator
    NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

    Professor Jay C. Carlisle II
    Professor of Law Emeritus
    Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

    Jennifer Herscovici
    Arbitrator and Mediator
    NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

    David Paul Horowitz
    McNamara & Horowitz, LLP

    Hon. Peter B. Skelos (Ret.)
    Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 2nd Dept., Nassau
    Arbitrator and Mediator, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

    Sarah Tsou
    Investment Manager, Legal Counsel
    Omni Bridgeway


    Day 2 — Corporate Day:

    Joseph Barbiere
    Cole Schotz P.C.

    Professor James J. Fishman
    Professor of Law Emeritus
    Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

    Robert C. Kern
    Rivkin Radler LLP

    James T. Kim
    Cole Schotz P.C.

    Michael A. Lehmann
    Dechert LLP

    Stella Lellos
    Rivkin Radler LLP

    Jeffrey A. Margolis
    The Margolis Law Firm

    David Rabinowitz
    Moses & Singer LLP

  • Day 1 — Litigation Day:

    9:00 am – 10:15 am
    Effective Appellate Advocacy: A Law Clerk’s Perspective
    Daniel S. Alterbaum                       

    10:15 am – 10:20 am
    Break

    10:20 am – 12:00 pm
    NY CPLR Update
    Prof. Jay C. Carlisle II & David Paul Horowitz

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Lunch (on your own)

    1:00 pm – 2:40 pm
    Inside the Mind of A Mediator: Avoiding Impasse and Maximizing Outcomes in Mediation
    James Borkowski, Jennifer Herscovici & Hon. Peter B. Skelos (Ret.)

    2:40 am – 2:45 am
    Break

    2:45 pm – 3:35 pm
    The Use of Investigators in Litigation Matters
    William Belmont                                 

    3:35 pm – 3:45 pm
    Break

    3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
    Navigating the Ethics of Litigation Finance
    James Batson & Sarah Tsou


    Day 2 — Corporate Day:

    9:00 am – 10:15 am
    Introduction to Non-Profit Organizations Law
    Prof. James Fishman & Michael A. Lehmann 

    10:15 am – 10:20 am
    Break

    10:20 am – 12:00 pm
    Anatomy of an Operating Agreement
    Robert C. Kern & Stella Lellos            

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Lunch (on your own)

    1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
    The Nuts & Bolts of Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure
    Joseph Barbiere & James T. Kim

    2:15 pm – 2:20 pm
    Break

    2:20 pm – 3:35 pm
    Retail & Restaurant Leasing: What New Attorneys Need to Know
    Jeffrey A. Margolis

    3:35pm – 3:45 pm
    Break

    3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
    Ethics for the Negotiating Lawyer
    David Rabinowitz

  • New York, New Jersey & California:
    Both Days: 16.0 Total: 7.0 Professional Practice, 6.0 Skills, 3.0 Ethics
    Per Day: 8.0 Total: 3.5 Professional Practice, 3.0 Skills, 1.5 Ethics
    This live program provides transitional/non-transitional credit for all attorneys.

    Pennsylvania:
    Both Days: 12.0 Total: 10.0 General, 2.0 Professional Responsibility
    Per Day: 6.0 Total: 5.0 General, 1.0 Professional Responsibility

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