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May 2, 2013

LIT Program

How To Make Temp or Contract Work Work for You

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
- Location -
Seward and Kissel LLP
One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(Eastern Time)

Free Webcast and Live Program sponsored by the Committee on Lawyers in Transition

Many attorneys are turning to various types of contract and temp work whether to supplement their income, provide for flexibility or otherwise. Our panelists will address how to best position yourself in finding temp or contract work, the different types available and the pros and cons for both the company and the contract lawyer.


Deborah Epstein Henry, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Bliss Lawyers

Robert Fleming, Attorney Development Manager, CYLA

Peter Ollen, Esq., Axiom Law

Joanne Doldo, Vice President, Credit Suisse Asset Management

Jennifer N. Graham, Esq., QC/Team Lead, Epiq Systems

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. 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.

Pre-registration is required. Your name must be added to a security list to enter the building. The last day to pre-register online is May 8, 2013. Register online now.

May 3, 2013

LIT Breakfast Series

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
- Location -
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
5 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

NYSBA offers many malpractice and health insurance options. Mike Mooney, Vice President, USI Affinity - Bar Association Programs, will discuss what options are available and answer questions to help NYSBA members to determine the types and amounts of insurance needed or desired.

Light breakfast will be provided. Pre-registration required.

Sponsored by the Committee on Lawyers in Transition.

The last day to pre-register online is May 21, 2013. Register online now

May 8, 2013

LIT Program

How To Avoid a "Funk" While in Transition

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
- Location -
Fordham Law School
140 West 62nd Street
Between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
New York, NY
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
(Eastern Time)

Free Webcast and Live Program sponsored by the Committee on Lawyers in Transition

Transition is a tricky time. The soul searching, job hunting, financial uncertainty and other stresses can take a toll on you.

Panelists at this program will provide advice on various methods to manage those stresses, making the transition period a little less daunting.


Elena Rand Kaspi, Esq., President, LawScope Coaching. LLC

Amy Gewirtz, Esq., Director, New Directions for Attorneys, Pace Law School

Laura Powers, President, Powers Career Coaching, LLC

Meredith Heller, Chair, New York City Bar Lawyer Assistance Program

The last day to pre-register online is June 5, 2013. Register online now.

May 6, 2013

LIT Breakfast Series- Rochester

Tips of Best Practices for Networking June 18, 2013 - Location - Nixon Peabody LLP 1300 Clinton Square- 13th Floor Rochester, NY 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast Sponsored by the Committee on Lawyers in Transition

Start your day off right with breakfast and a discussion regarding the ins and outs of networking with June Castellano , Esq. In addition to her solo practice in Suburban Rochester, June Castellano currently serves as the Vice-President for the 7th Judicial District for NYSBA and is Past President of both the Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) and the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA). She is a member of the Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area (CLARA).

To register, go to the LIT webpage.

May 10, 2013

LIT Breakfast Series - Syracuse

Tips of Best Practices for Networking

June 18, 2013

- Location -

Bottar Leone

AXA Tower II - Suite 1600

120 Madison Street

Syracuse, New York

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast Sponsored by the Committee on Lawyers in Transition

Start your day off right with breakfast and a discussion regarding the ins and outs of networking with Michael Bottar, Esq.

To register, go to the LIT webpage.

May 4, 2013

LPM CLE Program- Starting a Practice in New York

Starting a Practice in New York



Thursday, May 16, 2013
- Location -
Concierge Conference Center
780 Third Avenue (at 48th Street)
New York, NY 10017
(212) 735-0072
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

8.0 MCLE Credits (6.0 areas of professional practice. 2.0 ethics)

$150 Members*
Program Fee Includes Lunch

Are you considering opening your own firm? Are you a recent law school graduate just starting out? Are you considering leaving your place of employment and starting your own firm? The New York State Bar Association Law Practice Management Committee is pleased to present a spring CLE program on Starting a Practice in New York.

This full-day program will provide an overview of what it takes to own your own practice. From choosing a business entity to choosing office space and attracting new clients, this program will provide practical and useful tips for starting a practice in New York.

Focusing on solo practice, this year's program topics include: choosing a legal entity, working from home, office equipment, choosing a practice area, work-life issues, finding clients, time management, managing and organizing your practice, marketing your solo practice ethically and effectively and much more. This year's program will conclude with a panel discussion and question and answer segment.

This program will sell out. Register today and guarantee your seat at the program. If you are unable to attend in person, this program will be streamed as a live webcast enabling you to tune in from your home or office. Webcast registrants will also have access to the archive for over a year and will be able to view the program online, on demand at their leisure.

Program Chair

Clifford R. Ennico, Esq., Member, NYSBA Law Practice Management Committee

Program Faculty

Clifford R. Ennico, Esq. (Chair)
John G. Balestriere, Esq., Balestriere PLLC, New York, NY
Roberto Cuan, Esq., Cuan & Singh, Teaneck, NJ
Erin K. Flynn, Esq., Law Office of Erin Flynn, New York, NY
Peter A. Giuliani, Smock Law Firm Consultants, Westin, CT
Marc Natale, Balestriere Fariello, New York, NY
Gary M. Reing, Esq., New York City Bar Association, Lawyers Assistance Program
Jessica Thaler, Esq., Law Offices of Jessica Thaler Esq., New York, NY

The last day to pre-register online is May 15, 2013. Register online now.

May 14, 2013

Love Your Job

LYJ (Love Your Job) Search in June!

Calling all women jobseekers!

LYJ (Love Your Job) Search provides you with 5 weeks of group coaching and 1 one-to-one coaching session so that you can be well on your way toward achieving fantastic, lucrative job opportunities that are right for YOU while enjoying the process along the way.

In this coaching group, you will:

  • Do thoughtful exercises to gain clarity on your goals, allowing you to move effectively in the right direction and secure a job in a more timely manner.

  • Receive one-to-one "career-matchmaking" including job leads, introductions made on your behalf for informational interviews, and access to an extensive network of contacts in a wide range of fields.

  • Understand the power of networking to get a foot in the door and learn to make better use of your own network.

  • Develop weekly job search goals and have a forum for overcoming setbacks and celebrating achievements.

  • Learn to write a winning resume and customized cover letters, and receive honest feedback.

  • Employ strategies to interview as your best self, as well as negotiate your highest possible salary.

  • Set yourself up to "attract and allow" success rather than struggle for it.

In the one-to-one session you may wish to focus on:

  • In-depth writing of your resume to highlight the many transferable skills and accomplishments you bring to the job.

  • Creating a networking action plan and employing strategies to get the most out of your informational interviews.

  • Mock job interviewing and negotiation conversations.

  • Continued clarity on your career path, such as aligning short-term and long-term career goals.

Limited to 6-8 women to ensure lots of personalized attention.
NYC Dates:

  • Monday, June 3

  • Monday, June 10

  • Monday, June 17

  • Monday, June 24

  • Monday, July 1

All homework and handouts are provided for missed class sessions.
Time and Location for NYC classes: 7:00pm to 9:00 pm; Convenient downtown Manhattan location (details provided upon registration).

Contact Suzanne at lyjnow@gmail.com or (908) 309-5315 to determine if this class is right for you or for an agenda for the 5 weeks. Your space is confirmed once payment is received. The class is $435 for five weekly sessions and one 30 minute one-to-one session.
EARLY Rate: Register by Tuesday, May 28 and pay $365. (You may also put down a deposit, see below.)
Deposit Option: You may put down a $200 deposit to reserve your space. The final payment will be due on the first day of class or you may submit a post-dated check for 6/15 or 6/30.

NEW! LYJ Skillshare Teaser Class: Monday, May 20, 2013. Please see http://skl.sh/WpET7e to register. Credit from the Skillshare may be applied toward the next five-week class.
Feel free to email me with any questions you may have. See here for testimonials from past participants. I look forward to working with you on your job search for meaningful, fulfilling work!


May 15, 2013

Seeking RMBS In-House Attorney, Greater NYC Area - Permanent Position

Bliss Lawyers is delighted to announce a time-sensitive search for a RMBS lawyer to work in-house at a financial services firm located in the Greater New York City Area on a permanent, full-time basis. The ideal candidate will have at least five years experience and be able to jump in and work with the team without significant training. Experience with ABS is a plus, but not required. Applicants must be well-credentialed, including a combination of large law firm and in-house experience and graduation from a top national law school.

If you have the requisite experience and you are interested in being considered for the position, please click here to e-mail your resume as soon as possible and put your name and "RMBS Attorney 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.

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