Thursday, March 22, 2012

Webinar: "Learn What Legal Employers Want You to Know"

LexisNexis is hosting a free webinar for law students on Wednesday, March 28th at 3:00 EST entitled "Learn What Legal Employers Want You To Know" as part of the LexisNexis spring Think Like A Lawyer program (fomerly Prepare to Practice).

A panel of presenters from law firms and the government sector will outline what employers want law students to know. You'll hear from:

Justin S. Kahn: an AV rated attorney with a practice focused on personal injury and complex litigation. For almost 20 years he has authored the annotated South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence. He is also an adjunct professor at Charleston School of Law for civil pre-trial practice.

Blane K. Dessy: the Executive Director of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee, and the Federal Library and Information Network at the Library of Congress. Since 2000 he has served as the Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Library Staff, directing the law libraries that serve the department's senior management and litigation divisions.

You'll also have the opportunity to interact with the panel during the live question and answer portion of the webcast.

Register for the March 28th webcast and learn what legal employers want you to know. You'll also receive 200 LexisNexis Reward points for attending the webcast and completing the survey at the end.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Program: Deconstructing the NYS Bar Examination

The New York County Lawyers Association is hosting an important program:

Deconstructing the New York State Bar Examination

In this program, you will learn:

- How to answer difficult questions.
- What NOT to include in your essay answers.
- Which character and fitness issues could affect your admission to the Bar!

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: At the House of the Association, 14 Vesey Street, NY, NY

Register here.

This program is FREE to NYCLA Members only. Nonmembers pay a $25 registration fee, which includes a student membership to the Association.

NYS Bar Association Free Webinar: How to Find a Public Service Job

The New York State Bar Association presents a free webcast:

Lawyers in Transition - Finding a Public Service Job 

Monday, April 23, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Panelists will discuss strategies and techniques for seeking, networking and finding a position in local, state or federal government and what to expect when you get there.


Christopher J. Muller, Esq.
Counsel to the Commissioner
Columbia County Department of Social Services

Lillian M. Moy, Esq.
Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc.

Henry M. Greenberg, Esq.
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Wayne G. Hawley, Esq.
Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, Conflicts of Interest Board

This program is part of the New York State Bar Association's Committee onLawyers 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.

NYC Bar Program: Careers in Technology Law

Careers in Technology Law: A Program for Law Students and Recent Law Graduates

Technology has become ubiquitous, as have legal issues that involve technology, including intellectual property protection and licensing, data privacy, and communications. More and more, the law is interacting with technology, and tomorrow’s lawyers need to be aware of the multitude of ways the two intersect. This panel will discuss what careers exist in technology law, what those practices entail, how to get involved, and how one can prepare for a career in technology law.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
House of the Association, 42 West 44th Street
Registration:  There is no charge for this program, however
registration is necessary.

DEREK BAMBAUER, Associate Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
JULIA CHENG, Founder, CyberlawStudio
NATHAN POULSEN, Chadbourne & Parke
GLEN WESTERBACK, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
AARON WILLIAMSON, Counsel, Software Freedom

Sponsored by:
Committee on Law Student Perspectives, Jessica Silverstein, Chair

Members of the Association and their guests are welcome to attend.