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

Thursday, July 8, 2021 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm &
Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 8:45 am – 5:45 pm

  • Earn all of your annual CLE credits while obtaining invaluable knowledge in 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 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 — Professional Practice Day

    Jaclyn H. Grodin
    New York State Office of the Attorney General

    Karen J. Gottlieb
    Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, P.C. 

    Alexia Landesman
    Law Offices of Marvin B. Mitzner LLC.
    Zinkovetsky Law Firm

    Jonathan D. Lupkin
    Lupkin PLLC

    Gerry M. Oginski
    The Law Office of Gerald M. Oginski, LLC

    Adam Rosen
    Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, P.C.

    Carol Shahmoon
    Shahmoon Keller

    Christopher E. Wright
    Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP

    Day 2 — Ethics & Skills Day

    Jacqueline L. Bonneau
    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

    Catherine J. Djang
    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

    Edgar De Leon
    The De Leon Firm, PLLC

    Christine M. Fecko
    General Counsel
    IOLA Fund of the State of New York

    Megha Hoon
    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

    Michael Knight
    Deputy Counsel
    Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection

    Joseph Lipari
    The Sultzer Law Group P.C.

    Vitaly Lipkansky
    Deputy Chief Attorney
    Attorney Grievance Committee
    First Judicial Department

    Deborah A. Scalise
    Scalise and Hamilton LLP

  • Day 1 — Professional Practice Day

    9:00 am – 10:40 am
    Land Use & Zoning in NYC: The Basics
    Christopher E. Wright & Alexia Landesman

    10:40 am – 10:45 am

    10:45 am – 12:00 pm
    What Non-Personal Injury Attorneys Need to Know About Medical Malpractice
    Gerry Oginski 

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

    1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
    An Introduction to Entertainment Law
    Karen J. Gottlieb & Adam Rosen

    2:15 pm – 2:20 pm

    2:20 pm – 4:00 pm
    E-Discovery: What New Attorneys Need to Know
    Jonathan D. Lupkin

    Day 2 — Ethics & Skills Day

    8:45 am – 8:50 am

    8:50 am – 11:30 am
    Attorney Escrow Accounts: What All New Attorneys Need to Know
    (This session will include a 10 minute break)

    Panel Chair: Christine M. Fecko
    Panelists: Michael Knight, Vitaly Lipkansky, and Deborah A. Scalise

    11:30 am – 11:40 am

    11:40 am – 12:30 pm
    My First Client Interview
    Edgar De Leon

    12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
    Lunch (on your own)

    1:20 pm – 4:00 pm
    New York Practice: The What, Where & How of Commencing a Lawsuit & Serving Parties
    (This session will include a 10 minute break)

    New attorneys will learn details concerning:

    • What papers need to be filed
    • Where to file
    • How papers need to be served
    • Time for responses & more

    Jacqueline L. Bonneau, Catherine Djang & Megha Hoon

    4:00 pm – 4:05 pm

    4:05 pm – 5:45 pm
    Conducting Your First Deposition
    Joseph Lipari

  • New York, New Jersey & California
    Both Days: 16.0 Total: 7.0 Professional Practice, 6.0 Skills, 3.0 Ethics
    July 8: 7.0 Professional Practice
    July 15: 9.0 Total: 6.0 Skills, 3.0 Ethics

    Both Days: 13.0 Total: 10.5 General, 2.5 Ethics
    July 8: 5.5 General
    July 15: 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