Wednesday, December 2 to Tuesday, December 15, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)


Access Recording

Presented by the Young Lawyers Section

About the Program

Develop a well-rounded personal and professional skills tool kit as you transition from law student to seasoned practitioner with the Bridge the Gap series, presented by the Young Lawyers Section. Learn the basics of multiple practice areas; work-life balance; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and practicing ethically and with professionalism.

You Will Learn

  • The basics of multiple practice areas
  • About work-life balance
  • About diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • How to practice ethically and with professionalism

Who Should Attend

Newly admitted attorneys looking to enhance their personal and professional skills tool kit.


(Electronic materials are provided free of charge)

All-December Sessions Access
$60 $120 $35
1-Day Access
$25 $50 $15

Bridge the Gap Series Agenda

Wednesday, December 2 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST
Depositions 101 (EYL201202)

This session will provide a framework for deposition practice and procedure for attorneys looking to sharpen their deposition skills. Attendees will learn how to best prepare and execute a deposition from experienced practitioners. This session aims to improve deposition practice from the planning stage to the use of deposition materials and testimony in motions, trials, and hearings. 

Monday, December 7 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST
The Psychology of Law Practice: Basic Principles and Practical Strategies for Managing Difficult Clients and Colleagues (EYL201207)

This session will delve into the psychology of law practice and explore the challenges attorneys face when interacting with difficult clients and colleagues. It will focus on managing specific personality types in order to develop effective advocacy and negotiation techniques and touch on the topics of mental health and substance abuse. It will provide specific strategies attorneys can use to manage clients who are under stress and need support and assistance.

Tuesday, December 15 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST
Top 10 Practice Tips for Family Law Attorneys (EYL201215)

This session will provide important practice tips for both new and seasoned Family Law attorneys, providing important perspectives from both the bench and the bar. Learn how to properly approach a new family matter, from the intake process to presentation in court. Gain insight on how to optimize your practice and to avoid common practice mistakes.  This lively discussion will open the floor to questions from presiding Family Court judge, Hon. Donna Nelson Heller and experienced family law attorney, Louise T. Truax of Reich and Truax PLLC. 

CLE Credit

Bridge the Gap Series
CT: 6.0 CLE Credits (General)
NY: 4.0 CLE Credits (AOP)

See series session descriptions for individual credit amounts.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program may qualify for transitional and/or non-transitional CLE credits. Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the page on CLE: Financial hardship information is available upon request.

*Electronic materials are included in the price of the seminar. Any materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.


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