Free Bridge-the-Gap CLE, NYS Courts Access to Justice Program

  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)

Recent law school graduates and newly admitted attorneys may fulfill their first or second year Mandatory CLE requirements through the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program’s FREE Bridge-the-Gap CLE*.


Bridge the gap between law school and the realities of practicing law through presentations
by experienced practitioners and a HANDS-ON 50 hour Pro Bono Practicum that will provide
participants with the opportunity to:

  • gain client interviewing skills,
  • represent clients in court,
  • negotiate with opposing counsel, and
  • argue before a judge.

Subject areas covered include:

  • Ethics
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Consumer Debt
  • Landlord/Tenant Law

Audience:  This course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys

Cost: Free

* In return for 18 CLE credits and 10 pro bono CLE credits, participants are required to complete
a 50 hour pro bono practicum assisting litigants in NYC Housing, Civil and Supreme Courts within
6 months of training. (Newly admitted attorneys may use pro bono service credits on a carry-over
basis.) Service in this program also fulfills the 50 hour pro bono requirement for NY bar
admission if needed.

More Information:  View the attached flyer.

Registration:  Seating is limited and registration is required.  To register, email or call 646 386 5425.