(Webcast) New Jersey Bridge-The-Gap: Satisfy the Mandatory 15 Credits and More

Wednesdays, December 2 & 9, 2019 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Are you newly licensed in New Jersey? Attend this program to receive essential information from a skilled faculty that will guide you through the day-to-day practice of law on topics which include eight of the nine specified subject areas (basic estate planning, law practice management, family, real estate closing, municipal court practice, civil, criminal and landlord/tenant practice) required of newly admitted New Jersey attorneys.

    Special Bonus: This program will include one hour of ethics credit. The ethics segment will explore the New Jersey Rules of Professional Ethics.

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

    Barred in New York, California and/or Pennsylvania?  You too can receive credit to satisfy your CLE requirements.

    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
    Members who are Recent Law Graduates or Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2018-2020) attend this program for free.

  • December 2

    Ronald J. Hedges

    Kelly Lloyd Lankford

    Joseph C. Mahon
    Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law

    Francesca O’Cathain
    Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC

    Tara S. Sinha
    Witman Stadtmauer, P.A.


    December 9:

    Nancianne Aydelotte
    Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC

    Kenneth W. Biedzynski
    Goldzweig, Green, Eiger & Biedzynski, L.L.C.

    Janet Costello
    Assistant Deputy Public Defender
    NJ Office of the Public Defender

    Paul S. Danner
    Goldberg Segalla

    Joseph J. Russo
    First Assistant Public Defender and Deputy of Appellate Section
    NJ Office of the Public Defender

    Lauren E. Scardella
    Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC

  • December 2

    9:00 – 11:05 a.m.
    NJ Law Practice Management & Technology—
    The Ethical Implications of Electronic Information

    • New Jersey Rules of Professional Ethics and address what “competence” under RPC 1.1 means in the practice of law;
    • Consideration of how to communicate and share confidential information and use “Cloud” services to store confidential information consistent with RPC 1.6;
    • Rule of Evidence 530 and its impact on waiver of privilege and work product
    • Understand what “supervision” means when dealing with personnel within a firm and outside consultants under RPCs 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3, and
    • Recognize how social media might be used to advertise and communicate about legal services under RPC 7.1, and the following sections.
      Ronald J. Hedges & Kelly Lloyd Lankford

    11:05 – 11:15 a.m.

    11:15 – 12:55 p.m.
    NJ Basic Estate Planning
    Joseph C. Mahon

    12:55 – 1:55 p.m. 
    Lunch Break

    1:55 – 3:10 p.m.
    NJ Basic Estate Administration
    Tara S. Sinha

    3:10 – 3:20 p.m.

    3:20 – 5:00 p.m.
    NJ Family Law Practice
    Francesca M. O’Cathain

    December 9:

    9:00 – 10:40 a.m
    NJ Criminal Trial Practice
    Janet Costello  & Joseph J. Russo

    10:40 – 10:50 a.m.

    10:50 – 12:30 p.m.
    NJ Municipal Court Practice
    Nancianne M. Aydelotte & Lauren E. Scardella

    12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
    Lunch Break

    1:30 – 3:10 p.m.
    NJ Civil Trial Practice
    Paul S. Danner

    3:10 – 3:20 p.m.

    3:20 – 5:00 p.m.
    NJ Landlord/Tenant Practice
    Kenneth W. Biedzynski

  • CLE Credit
    New York, New Jersey & California:
    Both Days: 16.0 credits total: 7.0 PP; 6.5 skills; 1.5 LPM & 1.0 ethics
    December 2: 8.0 credits total: 3.0 PP; 2.5 skills; 1.5 LPM & 1.0 ethics
    December 9: 8.0 credits total: 4.0 PP & 4 .0 skills

    Both Days: 13.0 credits total: 12.5 general & .5 ethics
    December 2: 6.5 credits total:  6.0 general & .5 ethics
    December 9: 6.5 credits total: 6.5 general

    Available to Licensed Attorneys

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