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2019 Bridging the Gap & Minimum Standards Criminal Law Training: Live (PRACPRO) *
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12/10/2019 to 12/11/2019
When: Tuesday, Dec. 10 - Wednesday, Dec. 11
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Where: Hilton Garden Inn: Freeport

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Online registration will close on December 8 at midnight. Mail, fax, or phone registrations will be accepted until Dec. 9 at 12 p.m. Registrations 
received after this time may not be processed before the program begins on Dec. 10.


The Maine State Bar Association’s (MSBA) 2019 Bridging the Gap (BTG) seminar for lawyers admitted to the Maine Bar in 2019 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 Wednesday presented by the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services. This seminar meets the minimum standards training requirements for court assignments in criminal law cases.
To view pricing, download the brochure above.
If you attend both days, Dec.10 & Dec. 11, you will fulfill your CLE requirements for 2019-2020 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
  • Casemaker
  • Kids First Center
  • Maine State Bar Association: Lawyer Referral Service
  • Maine State Bar Association: Member Benefits


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., Dec. 4. No refunds will be provided after Dec. 4.

For attorneys who passed the Maine Bar and were admitted to the Bar in Maine in the calendar year 2019, attendance at Bridging the Gap will satisfy all CLE requirements for both this year and next year! 

Attorneys must complete the BTG program on 12/10/19 & 12/11/19 or BTG on 12/10/19 & MCILS Minimum Standards Criminal Law Training on 12/11/19 in their entirety to qualify for these credits.

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.


Maine Bar Association 124 State St. Augusta, ME 04330