A New Way of Looking at Wine
Thurs, Feb 11, 6:30-8:30 pm

Trivia Night
Thurs, Mar 4 , 6:30-8:30 pm

Lord & Taylor Shopping Event & Fashion Show
Wed, April 7, 6:30-8:30 pm

YLC Event Photos
 


Career Counselor Referral Program Provides Wide Ranging Assistance to Association Members
By Carroll Welch, Chair, Committee on Career Advancement and Management

ˇ§In changing times, all of us need some aspect of career coaching,ˇ¨ states Gil Allison, a participating counselor in the Bar Associationˇ¦s Career Counselor Referral program. According to Allison, ˇ§having a career plan is a critical part of being one step ahead, even for attorneys whose positions have not been directly impacted by the economy.ˇ¨ Developing and tweaking a solid career plan requires the advice of a professional, and one of the numerous ways in which the Bar Association has offered its members professional support during recent challenging economic times is through the Career Counselor Referral Program. Through this Program, members may avail themselves of the services of experienced and established career counselors at reduced fees. The Program was launched in January 2009 and is administered by Bar Association staff and monitored by the Committee on Career Advancement and Management. More





First Thursdays-A Matter of Style: A New Way of Looking at Wine- Feb 11

Join us on February 11 for our next event in the Young Lawyers Connect First Thursdays Series - A Matter of Style: A New Way of Looking at Wine. Itˇ¦s not a typo; it is on the second Thursday of the month. Mingle with other attorneys and young professionals at the sparkling wine reception, and then enjoy a seated program where celebrity wine consultant Michael Green will lead you through a tasting of six different styles of wine. Light food will be served and the tasting is followed by a dessert reception. Space is limited. Register

 

The Efficient (Virtual) Office-Small Law Firm Luncheon
Thurs, Feb 11, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Communication Skills for the Legal Practice - Professional Development Workshop
Thurs, Feb 18, Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am; Workshop 8:30 - 10:00 am

Networking Made Easy for Law Students and Recent Law School Graduates
Thurs, Feb 18, 6:30 - 8 pm

Single Malt Scotch Tasting
Thurs, Feb 25, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

How to Run an Effective Job Search
Fri, Feb 26, 8:30 am

Managing a Legal Team - Professional Development Workshop
Thurs, Mar 11, Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am; Workshop 8:30 - 10:00 am

Q:
I am currently unemployed and I am looking for entry level positions. I passed the 2009 Bar Exam and am awaiting my official license. All the jobs that I see are for lawyers with experience. My question is what is the best resource for finding entry level positions in the New York metro area?

A:
Congratulations on passing the Bar! As we learned in law school, if you are not admitted to the Bar you cannot practice law. Until you are admitted there is nothing you can do to change that fact. In the meantime, there is plenty that you can do to gain experience, sharpen your skills, and develop a network that could potentially lead to a position later. Generally, positions require experience because the employer does not have the time or resources to train new employees. Now, however, positions also require experience because there are enough lawyers out of work that employers can require experience for jobs they previously would have filled with a recent graduate. More