Wine Tasting at Landmarc
Feb 5, 6:30 - 9:00

New York Beer Tasting

Mar 5, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Sushi Making
Apr 2, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


The Art of Communication:
Effective Delegation

Jay Sullivan

Business professionals change titles every two or three years. Along with those changes, they generally receive training on how to work effectively in their new roles. At law firms, our roles change more subtly. We may refer to associates as junior, mid-level or senior, but our business cards don’t change, our clients may not see the change (except on fee statements) and our firms may not acknowledge the changes with training to give us the necessary skills for our new roles. More...

Don’t Miss the Next First Thursdays Event…

Join us on February 5th for the next event in our Young Lawyers Connect First Thursdays Series- A Wine Tasting at Landmarc, Time Warner Center. This atypical wine class takes place around the table – and besides the eight different wines you'll be tasting, each table will be set with a cornucopia of aromatic ingredients. Space is limited, so register today.


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Q: I am a U.S. trained attorney working in New York City. I was admitted to the New York State bar in 2005. I am interested in relocating to Europe. I am proficient in spoken and written French. What are my chances of gaining legal employment abroad? Would obtaining an LL.M in Europe improve my marketability?

A: Your chances of obtaining employment in Europe depend upon many variables, including your intended practice area and your place of relocation. The European legal community in the banking, finance and credit markets has not been spared from the current economic crisis and layoffs that we are experiencing in New York and throughout the U.S. As a major financial center, London, for example, has been impacted badly but markets in Paris and Brussels may be less compromised due to the focus of legal work in those cities.

Obtaining an LL.M in a foreign country can be an excellent way to develop a set of networking contacts and connections there. In assessing whether this may the right choice for you, however, you will need to make a careful assessment of your long term goals. What are you hoping to achieve by obtaining a foreign LL.M? More...