October 29, 2013

Starting Your Own Practice


Starting Your Own Practice in New York
Basic Business Skills for Lawyers Starting and Running a Practice in New York
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
7.5 MCLE Credits
Location: The New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10001

Click Here to Register

Co-sponsored by New York State Bar Association:
Law Practice Management Committee
Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Lawyer Assistance Program
Business Law Section
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Criminal Justice Section
Dispute Resolution Section
Elder Law Section
General Practice Section
Municipal Law Section
Real Property Law Section
Senior Lawyers Section
Trusts and Estates Law Section
Young Lawyers Section

Also Co-sponsored by:
Albany County Bar Association
Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association
Asian American Bar Association
Dominican Bar Association
Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York
Metropolitan Black Bar Association
New York Women's Bar Association
National Bar Association (Region II)
Nigerian Lawyers Association
Schenectady County Bar Association
Staten Island Women's Bar Association
Westchester County Bar Association
Women's Bar Association of the State of New York

Tailoring Your Career to Fit Your Strengths



Here is the link to a good article in today's issue of ABA Today about tailoring you career to fit your strengths.
http://www.americanbar.org/newsletter/publications/youraba/201311article04.html

October 16, 2013

Career Workshop for Women Lawyers



Thinking About the Next Step?
Attend LYJ (Love Your Job)'s Career Workshop for Women Lawyers

WOMEN LAWYERS: Are you thinking about the next step in your career; possibly changing jobs within the law or embarking on a new career or path? Are you unhappy in your current position but feel stuck, uncertain or unclear about your options? If so, this workshop is for you. Co-led by Jennifer Bird and Suzanne Grossman.

WORKSHOP DATE: Sunday, December 8, 2013

In this workshop you will:

  • Discover alternatives to your current career both within and outside the law
  • Gain clarity on your goals and dreams so you can move more effectively in the right direction
  • Examine what might be holding you back from making a change
  • Do thoughtful exercises to gain clarity on your values, strengths and ideal next position
  • Expand your network by meeting other accomplished women in the legal profession
  • Understand the power of networking and learn how to make better use of your networks
  • Receive tips, tools and resources on searching for positions in and out of the law
  • Learn to write resumes and cover letters that highlight your transferable skills
  • Learn about keys to success and potential pitfalls as you contemplate making a change


WORKSHOP DATE: Sunday, December 8, 2013

Time and Location: 11:00am to 4:00pm, convenient downtown Manhattan location.

Registration Information: http://lyjnow.wordpress.com/events-and-workshops/

"I wanted to let you both know that it took a few months, but I'll be moving to Denver, well on the way to living the exercise we did in the workshop back in the fall. I'm really looking forward to it, and definitely credit the workshop for pushing me ahead in my search. I thought the workshop was amazing, and though I struggled with my job search (I was really unmotivated from January to March), knowing other people were in the same boat was so helpful." -C.D.

"Thank you so much for facilitating such a great workshop. I feel so much more energized and focused, and though I now have much to think about it feels great to now have several frameworks within which to do that and different approaches to try. It was a pleasure meeting you both. Thanks again!" - C.B.

"I just wanted to say thank you again for the Career Workshop for Women Lawyers. I'm happy to inform you that I received a job offer and I accepted the position. Thanks so much for providing me with words of encouragement regarding my fears of trying something different!" - C.H.

October 15, 2013

New Directions for Attorneys


Pace Law School
(In collaboration with the Westchester Women's Bar Association)

 Presents

NEW DIRECTIONS FOR ATTORNEYS

INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR SESSION ONE, 2014 

October 23, 2013

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Pace Law School · 78 North Broadway · White Plains, NY, Gerber Glass

Third Floor Lounge


October 28, 2013 

Noon - 2:00 pm

Pace Midtown Center · 551 Fifth Avenue · New York, NY, Room 814


November 18, 2013

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pace Law School · 78 North Broadway · White Plains, NY, Gerber Glass

Third Floor Lounge


Session One, 2014 Dates: January 13 - June 20, 2014

Session One, 2014 Location: White Plains, NY

For information about our innovative and unique program, please come to one or all of the upcoming Information Sessions. New Directions graduates and current participants will be attending to describe their experiences.

For more detailed information, visit our website at www.law.pace.edu/newdirections, call Amy Gewirtz, Director, New Directions, at (914) 422-4606, or email us at agewirtz@law.pace.edu

Please RSVP by October 16th for the October 23rd session; October 21st for the October 28th session; and November 11th session for the November 18th session.

October 10, 2013

Law & Reorder Event


I am delighted to announce that on Monday, October 28, 2013, from 12:15 - 2 p.m.,
Hogan Lovells US LLP will host the next Law & Reorder event at their New York offices, 875 Third Avenue (between 52nd & 53rd Streets). Hogan Lovells has graciously offered to provide lunch to attendees.

At this event, we will discuss the topic, "Best Law Firms for Women: Findings, Trends and Best Practices." Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers will release the data and trends identified in conducting the 2013 national survey of work/life balance and women issues at law firms. These findings will be highlighted in light of prior years' statistics to track the benchmarking changes in the profession since the Best Law Firms for Women initiative began in 2007. Attendees will hear from winning law firm representatives about best practices and innovations they have in place to help retain and promote female talent. Attendees will leave the program empowered with new data and ideas to implement improvements at their law firms and redefine what makes a best law firm for women.

What follows are the particulars for the October 28 program and other upcoming events. To register for the October 28 program, please click here. We hope to see you on October 28 and at other upcoming events soon! Thank you.

Best,
Debbie

October 9, 2013

Seeking In-House Patent Drafting/Prosecution Attorney - Telecommuting Position


Bliss Lawyers is pleased to announce a position for a part-time patent prosecution attorney with at least five years of patent drafting and prosecution experience. Candidates must be admitted to practice before the USPTO and must have experience drafting patent applications. The attorney hired will also review disclosures and draft patent applications based on the disclosures. Experience in the software and search-related fields are a plus. The hours will be about 20 - 25 hours per week and the position is located in New York City but the work can be performed remotely. This is a temporary position that will last at least until the end of the year with a good likelihood of becoming a permanent position. The start date for the position is as soon as possible.

If you have the requisite experience and are interested in being considered for the position, please e-mail your resume as soon as possible with your name and "Seeking Patent Drafting/Prosecution Position" in the subject line.

If you are not suited for this position but you know someone who is, please forward this e-mail as you see fit.

Thank you for your interest.

Best,
Debbie

October 6, 2013

Corporate Legal Hiring on the Rise


ALM survey shows positive hiring trend for in-house law departments. Click here to read the article by INHOUSEBLOG for additional summary of the survey. For the full survey click here.

October 2, 2013

Upcoming Lawyers In Transition Events


Building Your Personal Brand | Lawyers in Transition
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

- Location -
Anchin Block & Anchin LLP
1375 Broadway
New York, NY

Lawyers in Transition - Building Your Personal Brand
Program Faculty:
Marcia Nelson, Practice Growth Manager, Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP
Ann Collier, MPP, JD, Founder, Arudia
Julia Bonem, Career Change for Good
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The last day to pre-register online is October 8, 2013. Register online now

LIT Breakfast Networking Best Practices
Thursday, October 10, 2013

- Location -
Bar Association of Erie County
438 Main Street
Sixth Floor
Buffalo, NY

Lawyers in Transition - Breakfast Series
Featuring: Vincent E. Doyle, III, Esq., Connors & Vilardo, LLP

The last day to pre-register online is October 10, 2013. Register online now

LIT Breakfast - Step One: Developing a Business Plan

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Free Breakfast program sponsored by the Committee on Lawyers in Transition
Featuring Peter A. Giuliani and Adam Jachimowski, Esq.

Pre-registration required, click here to register.

Seeking In-House Transactional Attorney


Bliss Lawyers is pleased to announce a position for a corporate transactional attorney with data licensing experience to work in-house at a New York media company on a flexible basis. The position is 30 hours a week with the lawyer having the ability to ramp up if needed. The role is to cover a three-month maternity leave, but the position may be continuous if the engagement is successful. Interviews will begin as soon as appropriate candidates are identified. The target start date for this engagement will be October 21st.

Key Requirements Include:
* Data licensing experience
* General corporate transactional experience
* Flexibility to work a minimum of 30 hours per week with the ability to ramp up as needed
* Ability to work on a team and take on tasks as needed to support the group

Preferences include:
* Experience working in media with knowledge of licensing in the digital space
* Privacy and data protection experience

If you have the requisite experience and are interested in being considered for the position, please click here to e-mail your resume as soon as possible with your name and "Seeking Data Licensing Position" in the subject line. If you are not suited for this position but you know someone who is, please forward this e-mail as you see fit. If you are not already on our free e-mailing list, you can join and send your resume by clicking here for future opportunities.

Thank you for your interest.

Best,
Debbie

September 26, 2013

Seeking In-House Products Liability Litigator


Bliss Lawyers is pleased to announce an opening for a products liability litigator with four or more years of experience to work in-house at a company in Connecticut. A candidate with in-house experience at a pharmaceutical company is preferred. The person hired will manage outside counsel and work with internal business leaders and litigators on discovery and deposition issues. The full-time position will begin as soon as possible and is expected to last about one year.
The pay is competitive, with benefits.

If you have the requisite experience and are interested in being considered for the position, please click here to e-mail your resume as soon as possible with your name and "Seeking In-House Products Liability Litigator - Connecticut" in the subject line. If you are not suited for this position but you know someone who is, please forward this e-mail as you see fit. If you are not already on our free e-mailing list, you can join and send your resume by clicking here for future opportunities.

Thank you for your interest.

Best,
Debbie