In May of 2002, the
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania passed a Rule requiring newly admitted lawyers to complete
the Bridge the Gap program as a condition of compliance prior to the first CLE
deadline on which CLE credits are due. If your admission date is May 2002 and forward,
you are required to complete the Bridge the Gap program.
Also, Disciplinary Board Rule §89.279 requires that formerly
admitted attorneys seeking reinstatement from disbarment or suspension for more
than one year, or from administrative suspension, retired status or inactive
status for more than three years, must take courses meeting the requirements of
the current schedule published by the Office of the Secretary within one year
preceding the filing a petition for reinstatement.