Friday, February 26, 2010

"300 Things You Can Do With a Law Degree" (Free Webinar)

Have you recently been laid off from your legal job or are unhappy with your current legal employment? Are you having difficulty finding meaningful and productive work in the current tight employment market? Are you unable to focus on or are uninformed as to what other job areas in or out of law might suit you better? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, this seminar, offered by the Practicing Law Institute, will give you much information and many ideas to help you find meaningful work, learn techniques to get a good job, and advance your career.

Mark your calendar: April 30, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)

What You Will Learn

•The possible uses for your legal training, both in and outside of the legal field
•Ideas about jobs and categories that might fit for who you are and what you want to do
•How to go about seeking out those job opportunities
•How to research the job market and make new contacts for employment; begin identifying your skills and abilities and how they translate into new job or career possibilities
•Illustrate how to restructure your resume and oral presentation about yourself so that an employer will understand your suitability for the job
•Ways to best present yourself so that you can get a satisfying job, whether in or outside of law
•Effective methods for networking and interviewing

Who Should Attend

Law students, practicing lawyers, unemployed lawyers, re-entry lawyers and anyone who has a J.D. and desires to find a good job in or out of law and have more career satisfaction.

To register for this free webcast, go here.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Two Great Programs: "Managing Your Law School Debt" and "Deconstructing the Bar Exam"

The New York County Lawyers' Association is hosting two excellent programs:


Understanding the repayment options on your student loans and the basics of personal finance can help you maximize your educational investment. This interactive presentation will focus on money management and personal finance strategies that can help you manage repayment of your debt. It will include a comprehensive description of the income-based retainment plan, and the loan forgiveness program for lawyers who serve ten years in the public sector.

Speaker: Jennifer C. Trauman, Account Executive at the Access Group, Inc.

Place: 14 Vesey Street, New York, NY
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 6:00 PM
RSVP: or call Alanna at 212-267-6646, ext. 209

FREE to NYCLA members
Non-members who pay the $25 program fee and are eligible, will receive a free year of NYCLA Law Student Membership.


Learn specific techniques for increasing your essay scores:
How to avoid fatal mistakes
How graders evaluate the essays
Strategies for answering difficult questions
What you should never, ever include in your essay answer
Tips that may make the difference between passing & failing
How the New York multiple-choice questions are constructed and how to analyze them
About character and fitness issues that could affect your admission to the bar!

Hon. Bryan R. Williams, Member, New York State Board of Law Examiners
Eileen Shapiro, Senior Bar Examiner, New York State Board of Law Examiners
James T. Shed, Secretary to the Committee on Character and Fitness, Appellate Division, First Department

Place: 14 Vesey Street, New York, NY
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 6:00 PM
RSVP: or call Alanna at 212-267-6646, ext. 209

FREE to NYCLA members
Non-members who pay the $25 program fee and are eligible, will receive a free year of NYCLA Law Student Membership.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Free Webcast: "Attorney Employment Outlook 2010 and Beyond"

2010 Career Development Webcast Series,
Session One:

Attorney Employment Outlook 2010 and Beyond

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Free Live Webcast

To help lawyers better manage their careers during this tough economy, the
New York State Bar Association Committee on Lawyers in Transition is continuing its series of free, live Career Development webcasts in 2010.

Session One, Attorney Employment Outlook 2010 and Beyond, will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 and will cover the following topics:

* Document Review and E-discovery Jobs -
Zelda Owen, Managing Director, Hire Counsel
* Law Firm Associate and In-House Counsel Jobs -
Carmen Grossman, Partner and Global Practice Manager - Associate Practice Group, Major Lindsey & Africa
* Law Firm Partner and General Counsel Jobs -
Janet Markoff, Partner and Leader, NY Practice Group, Major Lindsey & Africa
* Government Jobs
- Andrew Chapin, Director of Public Interest Program, Fordham Law School
* Premium Contract Attorney Jobs
- Greg Richter, Global Practice Leader, Inside Edge Legal
* Re-entry Attorney Jobs
- Amy Gewirtz, Director, New Directions Program, Pace Law School

Committee on Lawyers in Transition webcasts are free, but pre-registration is required.

Register online here.

The 2010 Patent Law Interview Program

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2010 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30 in Chicago, Illinois. This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, rising 2L and 3L students, and students in Intellectual Property LLM programs.

Last year roughly 90 employers, 170 law schools, and 1,800 law students from across the country participated in the program. The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit resumes and bid on interviews with the employers they are interested in, and employers then review the resumes of the students who bid on them and select the students they wish to interview at the program. Last year, less than half of the participating students were selected for interviews, but many students were selected for multiple interviews.

Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program. You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

For more information on the program, please refer to the program website at

Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program is now open and will close on Monday, March 8. Please note that Loyola does not accept late registrations, so you must register by Monday, March 8 to participate in the program. To register, click on the “Register Now” link on the above web page.

At this stage of registration, you will only need to enter some basic information (you will upload your resume and bid on interviews later in the semester). Please note that our school is listed alphabetically as Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center on the registration form’s drop down menu of law schools.

There is a non-refundable $35 dollar registration fee which you must pay by credit card to complete your online registration. Please have your credit card ready when you register.

Please direct any questions about the program to Claudia Morett, the Patent Program Liaison in the Career Services Office. E-mail: Phone: (631) 761-7030.

The 2010 New York City LGBT Career Fair for First-Year Law Students

If you are interested in larger law firms (and have the grades which these firms demand), you should take a look at this career fair.

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