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Why You Should Attend
With law school behind you, it's now time to learn the ethics and skills lessons that are helpful to know before you start practicing, but tend to arise when you're already on the job. Knowing how to navigate a range of ethical pitfalls, polishing your writing and communications for clients and colleagues, as well as honing your negotiation preparation approach - are all skills and knowledge that are "nice to know" until you "need to know." And whether you are in litigation, transactions or in-house, law firms and legal departments are demanding that new lawyers joining their ranks possess a strong grasp of these types of broader professional skills and knowledge from day one.
New lawyers aren't expected to be experts in all areas of law, but they are expected to learn quickly, communicate effectively and act ethically and professionally. Attend Bridge-the-Gap I and get started on the right path to establishing your professional brand at this early stage in your career.
What You Will Learn
- Legal ethics tips for navigating a range of "gray-area" situations
- Improving your writing and communications skills for the legal audience
- Understanding basic accounting terms that may arise in law practice
- Preparing for negotiations with sensitive information and clients
- Video scenario of legal ethics pitfalls
- Conduct a personal assessment to identify your best negotiation approach
- Interactive editing session to improve legal writing clarity for clients and colleagues
- Animated simulation of consequential miscommunications in the law firm setting
Who Should Attend
Newly-admitted New York attorneys should find the content of this program highly valuable. It offers the chance to earn annual MCLE ethics and skills credit requirements.
Program Level: Basic
Intended Audience: Newly Admitted New York attorneys
Advanced Prep: None