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Courses Offered in NJ Legal Practice Subjects That Satisfy Requirements for New Attorneys

February 09, 2011 – 
Newly-admitted attorneys in New Jersey can now satisfy the State Bar’s Bridge the Gap requirements through courses offered by the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. The courses are taught by Law School faculty and practitioners with years of experience in their subject area.

Upon admittance to the New Jersey Bar, attorneys must complete 15 credit hours within their first compliance period in any five of the following nine subject areas: NJ basic estate administration, NJ basic estate planning, NJ civil or criminal trial preparation, NJ family law practice, NJ real estate closing procedures, NJ trust and business accounting, NJ landlord/tenant practice, NJ municipal court practice, and NJ law office management.

Taking all of the courses below will satisfy the entire 15-credit requirement; each of the courses qualifies for partial satisfaction of the requirement. Attorneys who are seeking both New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bridge the Gap credit can satisfy the requirements of both states by taking the five courses. Also, December 2010 law school graduates who are planning to take the February Bar exam can fulfill their Bridge the Gap requirements by taking these courses before they are admitted.

Pre-registration is required. For full program and registration details, visit http://law.newark.rutgers.edu/IPE.

Fri., Feb. 25
10 am – 12 noon
  Elder Law 101: Fundamentals of Elder Care Planning, Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security
Adjunct Professor Marilyn Askin and Linda S. Ershow-Levenberg, Esq.
2.0 hrs. CLE credit NJ/PA/NY:  NJ Family Law
Wed., Mar. 2
6 – 8 pm
  Introduction to the New Jersey Wills Act: Basics of Drafting and Executing a Will
Professor Reid Weisbord
2.0 hrs. CLE credit NJ/PA/NY:  NJ Estate Planning
Fri., Mar. 11
9 am – 1 pm
  Bridge the Gap: Essentials of the Rules of Professional Conduct
IPE Director Andrew Rossner
4.5 hrs. ethics credit NJ/NY, 4.0 hrs. ethics credit PA:  NJ Law Office Management
Wed., Mar. 23
5 – 8 pm
  Fundamentals of Real Estate Practice
Jack Dusinberre, Esq., Anthony Floria-Callori, Esq., and Edna Y. Baugh, Esq.
3.5 hrs. CLE credit NJ/NY, 3.0 hrs. CLE credit PA:  NJ Real Estate Closing Procedures

Wed., Apr. 6
5 – 8 pm 

  Criminal Motion Practice
Adjunct Professor Brian Neary
3.5 hrs. CLE credit NJ/NY, 3.0 hrs. CLE credit PA:  NJ Criminal Practice