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December 22, 2008

2009 Career Development Conference

NYSBA Annual Meeting Event


Monday, January 26, 2009
New York Marriott Marquis - New York City

Panel Discussion: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Networking Reception: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the NYSBA Law Practice Management Committee, the
Committee on Lawyers in Transition and the Senior Lawyers Section

(1.5 MCLE credits, including one hour of ethics credit)

This program will cover what you need to know when making a career transition in a volatile market. If you are looking to make a career change, leave your current job or transition back to the workforce after time away from the profession, you cannot afford to miss this event.


• Ethics of Transitioning: Understanding the ethical pitfalls of the job search including conflicts
of interest, issues of competence and experience
• Resumes and Cover Letters: Learn how to get yourself in the door and how to talk appropriately about your past experience on your resume and cover letter
• Interviewing: Learn how to interview effectively and sell yourself not only to prospective employers, but to gain professional contacts and potential referrals; know how to answer tough questions during the interview process
• Maintaining a Positive Attitude through Transitions: Be able to keep your focus and relieve stress in your job search
• Networking: Techniques for maximizing success and minimizing discomfort
• Transitioning Your Career: Understand the challenges of transitioning to a new career and learn strategies for success

A reception for program attendees will be held immediately following the panel discussion. Panel speakers will be available to discuss issues raised in the presentations. Attendees for the panel discussion are required to preregister.

If you would like more information about attending this event, contact Pamela McDevitt at 518-487-5595 or pmcdevitt@nysba.org.

Go to www.nysba.org/LPM for further details.

Go to www.nysba.org/am2009 for a complete list of programs at the 2009 Annual Meeting.

For resources, recent articles and programs for lawyers in transition, go to www.nysba.org/LawyersinTransition.

Committee Member Recruitment

December 22, 2008

The Special Committee on Lawyers in Transition has been approved by the Executive Committee of the State Bar as a Standing Committee. We are reaching out to you to ask if you would like to become a member of the Committee. As many of you know, the Committee has been actively involved in assisting lawyers who are returning to the profession after an absence- male and female. We have a website with links to many interesting articles, programs for returning lawyers and job opportunities. We have also provided programming for lawyers to help them brush up on dormant skills, write resumes, interview and network and we are working on providing more of these programs for returning lawyers as well as law students and potential employers.

Now that many lawyers have become lawyers in transition, not by choice, we are in the process of creating a "resource center" which will provide more services for Bar members, outreach, programs, and even assistance with job searches.

There is a lot of work to be done and also a great opportunity to do your own networking — whether you need assistance or can offer it.

If you would like to become a member of the Committee on Lawyers in Transition and help us with these important and what we think will be "cutting edge" initiatives, please contact Kathy Suchocki at ksuchocki@nysba.org and provide her with your contact information. It is my plan to have a meeting right after the new year to start working on these exciting projects and we need your help!

Best regards,
Lauren Wachtler
Committee on Lawyers In Transition

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