Thursday, March 31, 2011

New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Networking Event in NYC

The New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section is hosting a Spring Networking Event on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Union Bar, 204 Park Avenue South (@ 17th Street), in Manhattan. This event will be co-sponsored by the Young Lawyers Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Meet new colleagues in a relaxed and enjoyable social setting. Cash bar will be available.

Please RSVP no later than April 4, 2011 to Michael Mann at

Never done the networking event thing before?  This is a great, casual place to start.  Those new lawyers who want to work in New York City should make a special effort to attend this event. 

Touro Law Library New Book: "Landing a Federal Legal Job : Finding Success in the U.S. Government Job Market"

The Touro Law Library has a new book: Landing a Federal Legal Job : Finding Success in the U.S. Government Job Market by Richard Herman (2011). Check it out!

The U.S. government is the largest legal system in the world and employs lawyers in an innumerable variety of legal jobs. When seeking government legal work, you need a thorough understanding of the many positions throughout the different departments and branches to find the right fit for you. You also need to be able to decode the mysteries surrounding federal legal application and employment.

Landing a Federal Legal Job is designed to give you the edge in pursuing a U.S. government attorney or law-related position over your competitors, but also to provide a solid understanding of the U.S. government's legal employment opportunities and hiring processes so that you can make an intelligent decision about whether you want to work for--and where you want to work within--this giant legal system. It's divided into eight thorough parts:

 Part One: Federal Legal Demographics
 Part Two: The Pros and Cons of a Federal Legal Career
 Part Three: Where the Federal Lawyers Are
 Part Four: How the Government Hires Lawyers
 Part Five: Frequently Asked Questions about Landing a Federal Legal Job
 Part Six: Getting Hired
 Part Seven: Long-Term Trends
 Part Eight: Where to Work

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Touro Alum Hosts Music Law Seminar

Shamita Carriman, a 2007 Touro Law Center graduate, is hosting a seminar entitled Music Law & Business 101: A comprehensive review of key legal and business issues tailored for DJ's and Producers, and she has invited Touro Law Center students to attend and learn the basics of music law.

In this workshop, you will receive an overview of key music business distinctions you need to know in today's rapidly evolving music industry. Ms. Carriman will provide insight on how to protect and properly exploit rights, name and logo usage, royalty breakdowns, sync licensing, and how to navigate online streaming and digital distribution.


Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Dubspot NYC, 348 West 14th Street, New York, NY

To register for the seminar, send an rsvp email to and include your first and last name in the subject heading.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sarah Whitfield from Equal Justice Works to Visit Touro Law Center

The Career Services Office and the Public Interest Law Organization of Touro (PILOT) is proud to welcome

Sarah Whitfield, Program Specialist from Equal Justice Works

to a program here at Touro Law Center.

Thursday, March 31, 2011
12:30 p.m., Barrister's Dining Room (BDR)

Are you wondering if public interest law is right for you? Do you believe that the poorest and most vulnerable in our community deserve the same access to justice and quality legal representation as more fortunate citizens? Join Equal Justice Works Program Specialist Sarah Whitfield for an interactive presentation that will help you better understand what public interest law is and provide tips on how you can prepare to launch a public interest career, including what opportunities are available to you while you’re in law school and after you graduate, Equal Justice Works postgraduate opportunities, and options for relieving educational debt after you graduate.

Lunch will be served.

Ari Kaplan, Best-Selling Author and Speaker, to Visit Touro Law Center

The Career Services Office is proud to present a

Special Guest Speaker:

Ari Kaplan, Esq.

Author of the best-seller The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development.

Thursday, April 7, 2011
12:30 p.m., Room 209

Mr. Kaplan has spoken at 38 law schools, published over 200 articles, served as a legal commentator for CNET Radio, received Apex Awards for Publication Excellence in 2010, 2008 and 2007 for feature writing, and was named a "Law Star" by LawCrossing.

You will learn proven techniques for establishing a strong reputation, engaging in dynamic networking, honing your potential for career development, and generating opportunities to distinguish yourself to prospective employers. In other words, you will learn the methods which lawyers use to grow and succeed in their law practices.

Before the program, however, Mr. Kaplan would like to hear what is important to you so that he can address your specific concerns. He has prepared a one-minute anonymous survey for you to complete by March 28 (to give him time to review your responses before the program). To complete this short survey, go here.

Seating for this special program will be limited and priority will be given to those who register for it through Jacob.

To register for this program on Jacob:

Sign on to Jacob and go to your Jacob homepage.

Click on the "Events" tab toward the top of the page.

Click on the link for "Ari Kaplan - the Opportunity Maker."

Click on the "RSVP" button toward the bottom of the page.

That's it - you're registered for the program!

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Legal Services Corporation Loan Repayment Assistance Program

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has announced that it is accepting applications under its Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LSC LRAP). This program awards forgivable $5,600 loans to attorneys with up to five years of experience with a program to help them repay law school loans. Attorneys must have at least $50,000 in law school debt in order to apply.

The 2011 LSC LRAP loan payments are contingent on LSC's receiving funding for the program. At this time, final 2011 funding is pending.

Further information on the LSC LRAP, including the Program Description and the LSC LRAP Application form, is found at by clicking on "LSC Loan Repayment Assistance Program".

The application deadline is March 25, 2011.

The Bloomberg Law Third Annual Legal Career Symposium

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Free Webinar: "Destination Public Interest: Landing the Ideal Public Interest Job"

NALP presents "Destination Public Interest: Landing the Ideal Public Interest Job.” This webinar, designed for 3Ls and recent graduates who are pursuing public interest jobs, offers best practices and tips in the areas of cover letter and résumé drafting, as well as interviewing and professional networking.


Charlene Gomes, Senior Program Manager, Law School Advocacy and Outreach, Equal Justice Works

Steve Grumm, Director of Public Service Initiatives, NALP

Jennifer Thomas, Director of Recruiting, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

To access the webinar, go here.

"Deconstructing the Bar Exam" Program on March 29

The New York County Lawyers' Association is presenting a program entitled:

Deconstructing the Bar Exam

March 29, 2011
Location: at the Association, 14 Vesey Street, lower Manhattan
Time: 6:00pm
Room: 2nd Floor Lounge

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

Speaker: Hon. Bryan R. Williams, Member of the New York State Bord of Law Examiners

FREE program for NYCLA members.  To join, go here.
Non members pay $25 an receive a complimentary year of NYCLA membership