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Series for attorneys re-entering the profession

Break from the Law: A City Bar Initiative for Practicing and Re-entering Lawyers

2008-2009 Program Series

Not all attorneys’ careers are linear. Many take a break from their practices to pursue other opportunities or to attend to pressing commitments. How do you get back into the profession when you have been away for a while? What can you do to get yourself current?

The New York City Bar and its Committees on Career Advancement and Management and Women in the Profession have put together a series of programs along with services to assist attorneys in their return to the workforce. We are hosting six programs to address issues faced by attorneys seeking to re-enter the profession.

The City Bar is offering a special membership rate to attorneys seeking to re-enter: attorneys admitted to practice prior to 2002 who are not currently working can join the City Bar for $295 a year and take advantage of all our member benefits including event and member discounts. Since many re-entering attorneys need to catch-up on changes in their area of practice and keep their CLE requirements current, the City Bar’s Center for Continuing Legal Education is offering re-entering attorneys a special CLE discount which will allows them to take two CLE courses and get the third one (of equal or lesser credits) for free.

The City Bar hosts dozens of programs to support attorneys’ career development needs. In addition to programs held by our committees, each year we hold the Professional Development Workshop Series, which addresses skills needed as attorneys progress in their careers.


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