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Bridge the Gap

Satisfy a full year of CLE credits in one weekend

Open to attorneys at all levels with New York and New Jersey credits available

The program takes place at Fordham Law School, 150 West 62nd Street, New York NY 10023 (between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues). View map and directions.


Saturday and Sunday, January 11 - 12, 2020

  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

*Snow Dates: Saturday and Sunday, February 8-9, 2020

Networking lunch included on both days.


Topics and Speakers

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

Topics (subject to change)
 
Criminal Justice
Employment Law
Estate Planning
Ethics
Legal Issues Relating to Blockchain and Digital Assets
 Legal Writing
 
 
Speakers
 
Tanya N. Blocker
Senior Employment Counsel, Network of Bar Leaders and New York Bar Association
 
Elizabeth Crotty 00
Founding Member, Crotty Saland PC
 
Pei Pe Cheng de Castro
Executive Deputy Inspector General, MTA Office of Inspector General; Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School
Edgar De Leon 98
Attorney, The De Leon Firm PLLC
 
Edward Greason 91
Counsel, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP
 
Natalya Johnson
Senior Associate, Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP
 
Leah Ramos 04
Regulatory Compliance Counsel, Structure Tone; Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School
 
Anthony L. Ricco
Attorney-at-Law; Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School
 
Sam Roberts 06
Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Division, Legal Aid Society
 
Prat Vallabhaneni
Partner, White & Case LLP
 
Gregory E. Xethalis 05
Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP
 
Michael Yim 05
Partner, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP
 
Michael C. Zogby
Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
 
 
New Jersey Track
(9 total credits, including 5 NJ-specific subject areas)
 
 
 
Topics (subject to change)
 
Civil Trial Preparation
Estate Planning
Ethics
Family Law Practice  
Landlord-Tenant Practice
Municipal Courts
 
Speakers
 
Lindsay Baretz
Attorney, Law Office of Jeffrey R. Kuschner
 
Honorable Clarence Barry-Austin
Chief Judge, Municipal Court, South Orange, New Jersey
 
 Honorable Chandra Cole
Chief Judge, Municipal Court, Township of Irvington, New Jersey 
 
Joseph Mahon
Partner, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law
 
Amanda M. Yu 14
Associate, Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC

 
Steven J. Zweig
Attorney, Law Office of Steven J. Zweig 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

Topics (subject to change)
 
Administrative Law
Cannabis Law
Current Issues in Intellectual Property 2020
eSports Law
Elder Law
Entertainment Law
Immigration Law
Positive Psychology for Peak Performance: Attorney Well-Being as an Ethical Responsibility
 
 
Speakers

Cristin Boyle 13
Associate, Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP

Mary Kate Brennan 12
Associate, Dentons
 
Natacha Carbajal-Evangelista 04
Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs, New York State Workers’ Compensation Board
 
Laura Chao 18
Law Clerk, Gunderson Dettmer
 
Jana Checa Chong 09
Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Louis Vuitton Americas
 
Jordana A. Confino
Director of Professionalism; Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
 
Ben Dach 12
Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

 
Raymond J. Dowd 91
Partner, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP; Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
 
Veronica Escobar 03
Attorney, The Law Office of Veronica Escobar
 
Ken Hershman 88
Partner, Electronic Sports Group
 
Divya Jayachandran ′10
Vice President & Deputy Head, Marketing Legal (TV & Film), NBCUniversal Media, LLC
 
Sean Kane 98
Co-Chair, Interactive Entertainment Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Kein & Selz, P.C.
 
Melissa Katsoris 15
Immigration Attorney, Spar & Bernstein, P.C.
 
Honorable Grace E. Lee 14
Administrative Law Judge, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
 
Samuel Madden 13
New York Copyright Lawyer, Romano Law PLLC
 
Alexander Serrano Mercado
Immigration Attorney, Spar & Bernstein, P.C.
 
Diana G. Santos 10
Associate Counsel, New York Genome Center

Matthew W. Siegal 87
Of Counsel, Dilworth & Barrese LLP
 
Elina Teboul
Founder, The LightUp Lab
 
Alexander Wentworth-Ping 13
Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

CLE Credits


– NEW YORK

Both newly admitted and experienced attorneys (transitional and nontransitional) may earn a total of 18 New York CLE credits as detailed below.

  • Saturday — 9 total credits: 3 professional practice, 2.5 skills, 2.5 ethics (1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias for experienced only attorneys in Employment Law)
  • Sunday — 9 total credits: 4.5 professional practice, 3.5 skills, 0.5 ethics, 0.5 law practice management

– NEW JERSEY

Both newly admitted and experienced attorneys (transitional and nontransitional) may earn a total of 18 New Jersey CLE credits as detailed below.

  • Saturday — 9 total credits: 6.5 specific, 2.5 ethics 
  • Sunday — 9 total credits: 8.5 general, 0.5 ethics
     

Registration Options


Both Days

  • Fordham Law alumni in their first two years of bar admission: Free
  • Fordham Law alumni: $500
  • General registrants: $1,000

BOTH DAYS

Single Day
(Saturday or Sunday only)

  • Fordham Law alumni in their first two years of bar admission: Free
  • Fordham Law alumni: $350
  • General registrants: $700

SINGLE DAY

Questions? Contact Shanelle Holley, associate director, conference services at 212-636-7885 or sholley@fordham.edu.

This event is presented in partnership with the Fordham Law Alumni Association and Career Planning Center.

CLE and Public Programs

Fordham University School of Law
Office of CLE and Public Programs
150 West 62nd Street, Suite 8-126, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-7295

Fax: 212-636-6984

Email: lawCLE@law.fordham.edu