CLE | The 22nd Annual Bridge the Gap

WHEN: Friday, October 4, 2019 | TIME: 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (Registration and Continental Breakfast at 8 a.m., Program begins at 8:45 a.m.) | LOCATION: CNY Philanthropy Center, 431 E. Fayette Street, 2nd Floor Ballroom, Syracuse,  NY 13202 | MCLE: 6.0 (3.0 Professional Practice, 1.5 Skills, 1.5 Ethics) | COST: $100 All Newly Admitted Attorneys (2018-19), $120 OCBA Members, $180 Established Non-OCBA Member Attorneys, $60 Paralegal, $40 Lifetime/Agency/Law Student. Under NYS rules this CLE has been APPROVED for both Newly Admitted and Experienced Attorneys. A copy of the OCBA Tuition Waiver may be reviewed here.

NO PARTIAL CREDIT GIVEN; if you leave the seminar you will not receive credit for time in attendance.

Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served!

Cover all the bases and basics in ONE seminar specifically geared to the newly admitted attorney. Plus hear from Northwestern Mutual Financial Adviser Michael Schram who’ll supply tips on on how to effectively pay back your law school loans – certainly priceless information!

Seminar Schedule:

8 to 8:45 a.m.             Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 to 10 a.m.           Real Estate Basics with Vaughn Lang Esq. (1.5 Skills)

10 to 10:15 a.m.          Break

10:15 to 11:30 a.m.     Ethics for Lawyers with Mary E. Gasparini, Esq. (1.5 Ethics)

11:30 to 1 p.m.             Lunch & Keynote Address

1 to 2:15 p.m.               Estate Planning Basics with Anthony A. Marrone, Esq. (1.5 Prof. Practice)

2:15 to 2:30 p.m.        Break

2:30 to 3:45 p.m.       The Basics of DWI Defense

3:45 p.m.                      Adjourn

Presenters:

Vaughn Lang, Esq. is the General Counsel to the Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors as well as being a longtime friend of the Onondaga County Bar Association who’s provided his expertise in the form of a variety of CLE presentations through the years.

Mary E. Gasparini, Esq. is the Principal Counsel of the Attorney Grievance Committee, Fifth Judicial District. A native of Central New York, Mary is a graduate of the George C. Taylor College of Law at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She began her legal career at the Legal Aid Society – Criminal Defense Division in New York City. Additionally, Mary worked with the Hiscock Legal Society as well as serving as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Syracuse and subsequently moved into private practice. Mary returned to public service in 2007 when she joined the Attorney Grievance Committee. Mary is a frequent lecturer at the Syracuse University College of Law.

Anthony A. Marrone, II, Esq. focuses his practice in the area of New York elder law, Medicaid, trusts and estates, guardianships, and special needs planning. Anthony  is also the author of the book, “The Social Media Marketing Blueprint for Lawyers.”  He was the recipient of the 2015 Onondaga County Bar Association Pro Bono Distinguished Lawyer award. A Syracuse native, Marrone is a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, Le Moyne College, and the Syracuse University College of Law.

Dennis J. Nave, Esq. is the Managing Partner of the Nave Law Firm. He was born and raised in Syracuse and continues to serve his community in a variety of ways. He obtained his bachelors’ degree from the University of Rochester, his Master in Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Security Studies from the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism and Juris Doctorate from the Syracuse University College of Law. He is a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Michael A. Schram is an Insurance Agent of NM and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (long-term care insurance), a subsidiary of NM. Registered Representative of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (securities), a subsidiary of NM, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, and member FINRA and SIPC. Representative of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company®, Milwaukee, WI (fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services), a subsidiary of NM and federal savings bank.



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Ticket Type Price Spaces
All Newly Admitted Attorneys
Admitted in 2018-19
$100.00
Established Attorney, non-OCBA member $180.00
Lifetime/Agency/Law Student $40.00
OCBA Members
Established attorneys
$120.00
Paralegal $60.00