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May 8, 2012

Networking 101 Lesson 1


Excerpt: Networking must be considered as a way to build relationships that will, over time, bring you both opportunities to serve others and generate business for you. Your relationships will be better, and more effective and long lasting, if you are prepared to be of service as well as reap the rewards. Effective networking involves creating and fostering centers of influence (COI), which is an investment of time and effort that will pay off for you, and your contacts, over time. Make sure you know who you're your COIs are. Keep a short list of things you are looking for to make it is easy for people to help you. Your networking contacts will introduce you to new centers of influence and eventually to your clients. More importantly, you will introduce your networking contacts to their COI's , which will, in turn, lead them to their clients."

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May 14, 2012

Networking 101 Lesson 2


Excerpt: The underlying reason that networking is effective is that, by making efforts to help your networking partners, you build your relationships. We all prefer to interact with people we know, like, and trust, in business, as well as in all other areas of our lives.

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May 21, 2012

Networking 101 Lesson 3


Excerpt: What's in Your Networking Toolbox?

My previous articles on networking described the networking mindset. This month I will discuss the tools you will need in order to be fully prepared for your networking experiences and maximize the value of each networking event for you.

Anticipate what will be needed. You will remember that your goal is to find a good networking partner that you can help and who can help you. Prepare by making it easy for people to help you. Here are the ways you can do that:

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May 28, 2012

Networking 101, Lesson 4


Excerpt: The first three articles of this series, designed to introduce the art of networking, include my definition of the term, a discussion on building relationships, the underlying mindset to guide the process and the requisite tools. This article is a guide to comfortable, confident, and effective participation at networking events.

How to be a great networking partner
People want to do business with someone they like and trust...

Helping others
Once you begin discussing business you are trying to establish two goals. Find out 1) how you can help the other person and 2) how they can help you.

Asking for help
Eventually, your new networking partner will start to ask you about what you do. It's best to keep it brief and explain simply what you do and why you are unique
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May 10, 2012

LinkedIn for lawyers: Expand, nurture your network; obtain results


Social media website LinkedIn topped 100 million registered users last year. Founded less than a decade ago, LinkedIn is now the premier business social networking tool, say legal technologists Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields, who share how lawyers on LinkedIn can expand and nurture their networks for professional success.

Tips on creating profiles that get noticed.

May 13, 2012

Women Having It All and Maintaining Control:Practical Tips for Sanity and Success


Please join us for a special discussion on

Women Having It All and Maintaining Control:

Practical Tips for Sanity and Success
There will always be too much to do and not enough time, but you have more control than you think and you can have success on your own terms. This unique event will be held specifically by women for women as a means to foster an open and inviting environment for listening and learning from one another. Please feel free to invite your friends, your daughters, your sisters, or any other women who you think would benefit from this discussion.

Among the topics our panelists will touch upon:


  • The three obstacles that keep A-level women at a plateau

  • How to prioritize in a way that creates success and relieves you of the pressure to be perfect

  • Investing wisely: How to take control, simplify and avoid the most common investor mistakes

  • How to incorporate fitness into your life as a means of stress management, improved mental health and empowerment in all areas of your life


Featuring:

Sharon Melnick, PhD
CEO, Horizon Point, Inc.

Leanne Shear
Co-Founder and President
Uplift, A women-only fitness and social movement

Lisa Stone
Principal--Senior Investment Advisor Group
Bernstein Global Wealth Management

DATE
Monday, June 4
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Presentation and Reception

LOCATION
Bernstein Global Wealth Management
1345 Avenue of the Americas
41st Floor
(Between 54th and 55th Streets)
New York City

Kindly RSVP to Janna D'Ambrisi by calling 212.756.4370 or by e-mailing.

May 17, 2012

How to Get That Nonprofit Job By Lesley Rosenthal

Lesley Rosenthal has the kind of job a lot of lawyers would kill for: She is the general counsel, vice president, and secretary of New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Inc. A former litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and a violinist herself, Rosenthal (at right) arrived at the center in 2005, just in time to help oversee its $1.2 billion redevelopment project.

To read the rest of this orginal post ("How to Land a Dream Job" by Vivia Chen) and to get more information on the referenced post by Lesley Rosenthal--based in part on her book Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits (Wiley 2012)-- click here.

May 14, 2012

Re-Entering the Legal Profession | Free Webcast | Lawyers in Transition

Monday, May 21, 2012

- Location -
Herrick Feinstein LLP
2 Park Avenue (at 33rd Street)
New York, NY 10016

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(Eastern Time)

Register online

Re-entering the Legal Profession
2012 Career Development Free Live Webcast Series
Sponsored by the Committee on Lawyers in Transition

This webcast is free* to all attorneys, but pre-registration is required.

Are you trying to re-enter the legal profession after having taken a short or long term leave from practice, whether after a layoff, family leave or work in another field? Our panelists will share success stories and talk about tips and tactics for attorneys looking to return to traditional law practice. They will discuss networking, brushing up on experience, obtaining new skills and training, and addressing what employers want to know.

Featuring

Amy Gewirtz, Esq.
Director, New Directions Program, Pace Law School, White Plains, NY

Barbara M. Kessler, Esq.
Life in Focus, LLC

Laurie A. Carter, Esq.
Vice President for Legal Affairs/Executive Director, Jazz Studies, The Juilliard School

Suzanne D. T. Lovett, Esq.
Associate, Corporate Restructuring, Skadden Arps

Debra L. Stewart, Esq.
Counsel, Schoeman Updike & Kaufman LLP

Pamela Weinsaft, Esq.
Export Compliance and Licensing, Sikorsky Aircraft


This program is part of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Lawyers in Transition series of free, live webcasts on Career Development to help lawyers better manage their careers during this tough economy. 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, the Committee on Lawyers in Transition is here to help. Designed to help attorneys in transition, the career development series of programs offer advice and resources to increase the odds of finding rewarding work.

Please note: This program does not carry MCLE credit.


The weblink to view the program along with any program materials will be forwarded to all registrants. Participants will be able to ask questions of the presenters using the online weblink. If you are unable to participate in the LIVE webcast, the recorded archive will be available online at the Committee's website www.nysba.org/LawyersinTransition.

*Please Note: Seating is limited. NYSBA members are invited to attend in person to be a part of the live audience.

The non-member, in person registrant fee is $25.

In-person participants must arrive by 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

Please note that your name must be added to a security list to enter the building.

Attendees: Your registration confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address you have on file with NYSBA. To update your contact information, please login and click here to visit MyNYSBA and update your profile.


Re-entering the Legal Profession | LIT Webcast
Live Program and Live Webcast

Monday, May 21, 2012 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The last day to pre-register online is May 20, 2012- click here

May 21, 2012

How To Approach Your Employer about Flexibility, Leave or Other Special Needs | Free LIT Webcast

-Location- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP 1 New York Plaza between Whitehall and Broad Streets

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

(Eastern Time)

Sponsored by the Committee on Lawyers in Transition
2012 Career Development Free Live Webcast Series

How to Approach Your Employer About Flexibility, Leave or Other Special Needs in a Competitive Legal Marketplace

Featuring

Deborah Epstein Henry, Esq.
Founder & President
Law & Reorder
A Division of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC

Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq.
Partner
Littman Krooks LLP

Dina Romani
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley Legal and Compliance Division

Pearl Zuchlewski
Partner
Kraus & Zuchlewski LLP

David M. Fish
Counselor and Attorney at Law
NFL Player Agent

This webcast is free* to all attorneys, but pre-registration is required.

This program is part of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Lawyers in Transition series of free, live webcasts on Career Development to help lawyers better manage their careers during this tough economy. 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, the Committee on Lawyers in Transition is here to help. Designed to help attorneys in transition, the career development series of programs offer advice and resources to increase the odds of finding rewarding work.

Please note: This program does not carry MCLE credit.

The weblink to view the program along with any program materials will be forwarded to all registrants. Participants will be able to ask questions of the presenters using the online weblink. If you are unable to participate in the LIVE webcast, the recorded archive will be available online at the Committee's website www.nysba.org/LawyersinTransition.

*Please Note: Seating is limited. NYSBA members are invited to attend in person to be a part of the live audience.

The non-member, in person registrant fee is $25.

In-person participants must arrive by 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required.

Please note that your name must be added to a security list to enter the building.


To register, click here.

May 16, 2012

Lawyers in Transition Mix & Mingle With Municipal Law Section


Monday, June 11, 2012
- Location -
NYC Conflicts of Interest Board
2 Lafayette Street
Suite 1010
New York, NY 10007
(518) 587-5591

Mix & Mingle Membership Networking Event

The Municipal Law Section and the Committee on Lawyers in Transition invite you to a "Mix & Mingle Membership Networking Event."

Are you a recent grad or considering changing practice areas? Want to learn more about municipal law?

Join a small group of practitioners in a relaxed and informal setting to learn more about becoming a municipal law attorney.

The Networking Program will be held at the NYC Conflicts of Interest Board located at 2 Lafayette Street in New York City on June 11, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided.

The cost is $20. Seating is limited. Register online today.

To learn more about the Committee on Lawyers in Transition, visit www.nysba.org/LIT.

To learn more about the Municipal Law Section, visit www.nysba.org/Municipal.

For more information, contact: jpatterson@nysba.org


The last day to pre-register online is June 7, 2012. Register online now- click here!

May 25, 2012

JUNE 25, LAW & REORDER PROGRAM

You are invited to the next Law & Reorder event:

Monday, June 25, 2012, from 12:15 - 2 p.m.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
1177 Avenue of the Americas, Multi Purpose Room (Level C1)
New York, NY

Kramer Levin has graciously offered to provide lunch to attendees.

Please join us as author Susanne Goldstein, discusses Personal Career Branding: How to Be the Artistic Director of Your Legal Career.

DATE: Monday, June 25, 2012, 12:15 - 2 p.m.

LOCATION: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, Multi Purpose Room (Level C1). Located between 45th & 46th streets.

TOPIC: Personal Career Branding: How to Be the Artistic Director of Your Legal Career. Branding is the backbone of any successful business enterprise as it conveys the heart and soul of a firm, its reputation, its image and its values. YOU are a business enterprise, and as the CEO of "Me, Inc." it's up to you to define your brand and design your own future. In a high-energy, interactive session, Susanne Goldstein, author of best-selling book Carry a Paintbrush: How to Be the Artistic Director of Your Own Career, will share stories, tools and techniques that will empower you to:

• Develop a unique Personal Career Brand
• Win over clients, co-workers and even supervising attorneys
• Improve your value as an indispensable employee
• Know what you want to get out of your career and how to ask for it
• Get unstuck and get promoted

GUEST: Susanne Goldstein is an Experience Design Expert who has helped countless individuals, companies, and audiences define what success means to them, and then accelerate their ability to achieve it. With deep experience in Hollywood filmmaking, technology development, business strategy, brand marketing and career advising, Susanne uses her skills as a high-level consultant, problem solver, designer, speaker and master storyteller to show companies how to use client-first principles to get winning results. To date, she has consulted to over 75 clients in the private, non-profit and academic sectors including Disney, Harvard, Microsoft, and OpenTable.com, and spoken on topics including personal career branding, women in the workforce, process improvement, teamwork, and the Millennial generation. Her energy and inspirational stories demonstrate how to design a fully-lived life. Susanne has degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and Theatre & Film Studies, from Cornell, as well as an M.P.A from Harvard's Kennedy School. You can find her on Twitter @FollowSusanne.

REGISTRATION: The first Law & Reorder® event was in November 2010. The first Law & Reorder® event for anyone who wants to attend in November 2010 or later is free with no commitment to join. If you've previously attended Flex-Time Lawyers LLC events or been a Flex-Time Lawyers LLC member before November 2010, your attendance at your first Law & Reorder® is still free. Once you attend or have attended your first Law & Reorder® program for free as of November 2010 or later, you can pick and choose the programs you want to attend for a $50 program fee per program. Or, you can choose to purchase a $150 membership fee that will cover your attendance for four consecutive programs, including the first free one you attended. If your firm or company is interested in learning about corporate memberships, entitling different representatives to attend the programs, e-mail Renee Newell. Click here to register for the June 25 program.

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