- The Benefits of Bar Membership
- Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
- Networking Opportunities
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Networking to Find a Job by Kathleen Brady, Brady and Associates Career Planners, LLC
Networking rests on the basic principle that business, jobs and careers are built on personal relationships; its true purpose is to get AIR: Advice, Information and Referrals.
The first step in the process is to identify WHO can help. Prepare a list including all the people you know. Then consider all the people they know. Add to the list every day. Keep track of who referred you and how people are connected to each other. See entire article at the link below.
Monday, December 9, 2013
HOT PRACTICE AREAS
Health Care Law
This field includes regulatory work for health systems and practitioners, policy work within government to advocacy work for patients or health care professions and different kinds of litigation.
Compliance with state and federal regulations in the technology, corporations, financial services, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries are growing by leaps and bounds.
Hearings and appeals on Social Security disability, Medicare and veterans' benefits are growing all the time.
Intellectual Property Law
Includes patents, trademarks and copyrights.
Approximately 50% of married couples eventually divorce. As more states approve gay marriage, more complex issues arise.
In addition to the hundreds of thousands of immigrants face deportation every year, employers in certain industries seek to bring more foreign workers into the U.S.
In addition to issues involving employment rights, wage and hour lawsuits have been increasing. Social media in the workplace is a hot topic.
For more information, see The National Jurist, Sept. 2013, Vol. 23, No. 1
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The government may be shut down while Congress argues over the debt ceiling and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but opportunities in health care law continue to increase.
As discussed in The National Jurist, the aging population, new diseases and new treatments are fueling the growth of health care law. This broad field includes everything from regulatory and compliance issues, corporate transactions, patient advocacy work and litigation.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Do you find it more difficult to start conversations after communicating through email, text and social media? Does the word "networking" strike fear in your heart?
The majority of law students and law school graduates DO NOT find their internships and post-graduate positions by responding to job postings. Most people learn about job openings through word of mouth. That's pretty tough when you aren't accustomed to talking to people. Here's a simple, no risk assignment that will make networking easier for you.
For the next week, start a conversation with ten people. Any ten people. If you're on line at a store, start a conversation with the person in front of you. Ask the person why he/she likes the product he/she is purchasing. Say something nice about his/her haircut or outfit. The more you speak to people, the easier it will become to make conversation.
During the following week, tell ten people that you're seeking a legal internship or your first post-graduate legal position. Ask each person if he/she has ever had a reason to use a lawyer. Ask each person for his/her lawyer's name and location. Do a "Google" search for each lawyer to obtain contact information. Call each lawyer and ask for a 15-minute informational interview. During each informational interview, ask each lawyer if he/she can suggest at least one other lawyer to speak with. Before you know it, you'll be speaking to dozens of people. Each person you speak with increases your chance of finding one person who will offer you a job.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Apply NOW for SEC's Summer Student Honors Program
The SEC’s Summer Student Honors Program is a ten-week opportunity for law students to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities market. Participants work with SEC staff members on projects that are exemplary of the Commission’s mission, such as conducting investigations of industry and issuer practices, assisting in the litigation of enforcement actions, and drafting proposed statutes and rules. YOU MUST APPLY ASAP!!! Speak to your CSO counselor for details.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Department of Justice Honors Program Information Session - Friday, August 30th - Noon - 1:30 pm at Nassau County Bar Association
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Join CSO at the Nassau County Bar Association to learn about the highly competitive US Department of Justice Honors Program where you will receive information on summer internship and post-graduate opportunities, and how to successfully apply for both the Honors Program and the 2014 Summer Law Internship Program (SLIP) - Friday, August 30 noon-1:30 p.m. at the Nassau County Bar.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Touro Law Center's incubator is seeking recent alumni who are admitted to the New York State bar. On June 24th, Touro Law Center announced the creation of the International Justice Center for Post-Graduate Development, to be headed by renowned access to justice leader Fred Rooney. View announcement can at: http://www.tourolaw.edu/News/NewsDetails.aspx?id=185
Mr. Rooney will also oversee the launch of Touro Law’s incubator, providing affordable office space as well as support and supervision for recent graduates interested in entering solo practice. Generally, incubation is a business support process that accelerates the development of start-up companies by providing entrepreneurs with an array of targeted resources and services. Our incubator’s main goal is to produce successful, public service oriented practitioners who will leave the program after 18 months with a financially viable and freestanding practice. Part of the route to this success will be through doing well by doing good. The lawyers in the incubator will provide pro bono and low bono services to substantially increase access to civil legal services for those in need, while the lawyers gain valuable experience and network to develop their practices.
Touro Law Center's Career Services Office is assisting Mr. Rooney in starting a focus group of recent alumni with a passion for public interest and solo practice. This focus group will meet with him late in the day on several occasions. Information from the focus group will be used to launch the incubator.
If you are interested in participating in the incubator focus group, please email your resume to Margarett Williams, Assistant Dean for Career Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. In the text of your email, please explain why you are interested in participating in this endeavor.
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Monday, May 20, 2013
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