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2018 Bridging the Gap & Minimum Standards Child Protection Training: Live (PRACPRO) *
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12/6/2018 to 12/7/2018
When: Thursday, Dec. 6 - Friday, Dec. 7
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Where: Hilton Garden Inn: Freeport

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Phone registrations will be accepted until 11:00 a.m. on Dec. 5, 2018. After 11:00 a.m. you will need to be a walk-in.

The Maine State Bar Association’s (MSBA) 2018 Bridging the Gap (BTG) seminar for lawyers admitted to the Maine Bar in 2018 will provide ongoing discussions of practical topics that new lawyers need to know. This year’s program offers:
  • Opportunities for networking and informal discussions with program presenters.
  • Practical tips and best practices.
  • A practical alternative program on Friday presented by the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services. This seminar meets the minimum standards training requirements for court assignments in child protective cases.
To view pricing, download the brochure below.
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Attorneys admitted to the Maine Bar in 2018
BTG BOTH DAYS 12/06 & 12/07: $280
BTG 12/06 & Minimum Standards Child Protection 12/07: $280
BTG Day One Only 12/06: $145
BTG Day Two Only 12/07: $165
Minimum Standards Child Protection Only 12/07: $180

Attorneys admitted to the Maine Bar PRIOR to 2018
MSBA Members:$180
MSBA CLE Club Members: $125
Non-Members: $215

If you attend both days, Dec. 6 & Dec. 7, you will fulfill your CLE requirements for 2018-2019 as outlined in Maine Bar Rule 5. This program is approved for practice and procedure credit under Maine’s reciprocal admission rule. PROGRAM MATERIALS
A link to program materials will be provided by email to all registrants prior to the program. Printed materials will not be available at the program.THANK YOU TO OUR EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS
The Maine State Bar Association appreciates the support and patronage of the following exhibitors and sponsors for the 2018 Bridging the Gap:

  • Allen/Freeman/McDonnell
  • Berman & Simmons PA
  • Casemaker
  • Guardian ad Litem Services, Family Division, Maine Judicial Branch
  • Maine State Bar Association: Lawyer Referral Service
  • Maine State Bar Association: Member Benefits

Join the Maine State Bar Association before you leave on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, and be entered into a prize drawing.

Members and Non-Members need to log in to see the proper registration fees.

  • Members:If you are a member of the MSBA, please sign in to receive the member rate.
  • Non-Members & Non-Attorneys: If you have attended any MSBA event in the past, you have an account with us. If you do not know your username or password, please call the MSBA. We will provide you with login credentials so you can register online.
  • If you have never attended an MSBA event: Please call the MSBA or mail or fax this registration form to register.

Full refunds will be given to those cancellations received by 4:30 p.m., Nov. 28. Registrants who cancel after this deadline but prior to the program date will be charged an administrative fee of $15 per credit hour.

For attorneys who passed the Maine Bar and were admitted to the Bar in Maine in the calendar year 2018, attendance at Bridging the Gap will satisfy all CLE requirements for both this year and next year! 

Attorneys must complete the BTG program on 12/6/18 & 12/7/18 or BTG on 12/6/18 & MCILS Minimum Standards Child Protection Training on 12/7/18 in their entirety to qualify for these credits.

Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport
For those in need of lodging, the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport offers MSBA registrants a discounted corporate rate starting at $115.00 per night, plus applicable tax. Call the hotel directly at 207-865-1433 and select 1 for new reservations. You MUST specify you are registering at the corporate rate for the Maine State Bar Association.


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