Pass the Bar
Thurs, Dec 3, 6-8 pm

Salsa Dance Class
Thurs, Jan 7, 6:30-8:30 pm

Wine Tasting
Thurs, Feb 11, 6:30-8:30 pm

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Small Adjustments That Yield Big Dividends
By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Successful job searches often turn on small details íV the confidence in your hand shake, the banter at a networking event, the typo that sinks a résumé. The best candidates dot the iíŽs and cross the tíŽs in everything they do. Here are examples of small adjustments you can make to take your job search to the next level:

Put your LinkedIn hyperlink in your email signature. Many times you email for networking, and attaching a résumé is presumptuous. The link to your online profile is less imposing but gives people an invitation to check out your background. Keep in mind that even when you network for informational purposes the people you approach will want to know your background to see if they want to spend their precious time with you. More

DoníŽt Miss the Next First Thursdays EventíK
For those of you who just passed the bar exam, Congratulations! We hope to see you on December 3rd for our annual Pass the Bar Reception. Special thanks to Citi Personal Wealth Management, HB Burger, Heartland Brewery, Johnnie Walker, Mint cars-on-demand, The New York Rangers, West, and Zagat. Register

And on Thursday, January 7th, join us for the next event in the Young Lawyers Connect First Thursdays Series- our Salsa Dance Class. Enjoy light food and beverages, meet new people, and learn to dance the salsa with top ranked Latin Ballroom Dancer Kevin Lee. Got two left feet? DoníŽt worry about it -- no prior dance experience is necessary. Register


Growing Your Practice- Adapting Your Business DevelopmentíK
Thurs, Dec 10, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Leveraging the Holiday Season to Maximize Networking
Mon, Dec 14, 6:30 pm

The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law
Tues, Dec 15, 2009 6:00 pm reception,
7:00 pm lecture

From Law Practice to Law & Order: Making the Leap to Television
Wed, Dec 16, 6:30 pm

Achieving Success at Your Externship and Back at Your Firm
Thurs, Dec 17, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Keeping Your Legal Career on Track
2010 Professional Development Workshop Series íV The Keys to Success

Thurs, Jan 21, 8:30 am -10 am

Career Opportunities in Small Law Firms: A Discussion for Law Students
Thurs, Jan 21, 6:30 pm

I am currently doing a one-year clerkship and hope to get a job at a firm starting next fall. I'm wondering if I should be applying to firms now, or should I wait until the economy picks up (hopefully before my clerkship ends) to apply?

Typically, firms start accepting resumes from clerks in January (for a Fall start date), although in this market, some firms have indicated that they may be delaying considering clerk applications until the spring. Clerks may wish to contact the lateral recruiting person in the early winter at specific firms to inquire as to the firmíŽs timetable. In past years, many firms have also held receptions for federal clerks between November and March, although in this market, it is not clear whether many firms will hold these receptions. In addition, there are specific ethical rules on applying for positions while serving as a clerk (when to apply, speaking with the judge beforehand, etc.) that you should look into. A law clerk is bound by the ethical standards established by the judge and the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees. The Federal Judicial Center published a pamphlet, Maintaining the Public Trust: Ethics for Federal Judicial Law Clerks, which discusses ethical issues and has a specific section on dealing with prospective employers.