New York Wine Tasting
June 4, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Young Lawyers Connect Kick-off Cocktail Reception
Sept. 10, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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Interviews: Strategies for Overcoming Barriers
Excerpted in part from Jobs For Lawyers, by Hillary Mantis and Kathleen Brady

Some of the major obstacles to overcome in the interview process include:

• Anxiety, nervousness
• Lack of confidence
• Lack of practice in interviewing
• Intimidation
• Untrained or unskilled recruiters
• Lack of information and inadequate preparation

To overcome these barriers, you should try to focus on your message instead of on your nerves. More...

Don't miss the last First Thursdays Event of the 2008-09 Series and our Annual Summer Associates Reception…

Join us on June 4th from 6:30-8:30 pm for a walk-around tasting of New York wines. Mingle with other attorneys and young professionals and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and wine from Bedell Cellars, Bouké, Clovis Point, Corey Creek Vineyards, Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, The Lenz Winery, Macari Vineyards, Martha Clara Vineyards and Waters Crest Winery.
Register today.

And on June 18th from 6-8 pm, we invite summer associates, their mentors, and colleagues to attend our annual Summer Associates Reception. Guests can mingle with other summer associates and attorneys, enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and have the chance to win great door prizes. Special thanks to the New York Law Journal, Educational Housing Services, Emanuel Bar Review, Practical Law Company, CityPass, HB Burger, Heartland Brewery and Zagat. Register today.


Professional Development Workshop Series: The Essentials
Communication, Presentation, and Oral Advocacy Skills

June 11, 8:30 - 10:00 am

Getting Back in the Game: How to Restart Your Career in a Down Economy
June 16, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Summer Associates Annual Reception
June 18, 6 - 8 pm

The Annual City Bar Reception in Honor of Pride Week
June 23, 6 - 8 pm

What It's Really Like to Practice Law as a Woman
July 22, 6 pm

View the 2009 Professional Development Series Brochure


Q: I am sure that my question is not new or uncommon these days. I graduated from law school in the spring of 2008. Because of the current economic situation, I could not find a permanent position in the practice of law, notwithstanding all the honors, accomplishments in law school and a very impressive résumé. During this post-graduation period, I completed an internship with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and now I am doing a temporary legal job. I find myself in a very strange category of job seekers - I have graduated almost a year ago, and, although I obtained a unique and very valuable legal experience at UNCITRAL, I still do not have any practicing experience. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you may have as to what I can do to maintain my marketability?

A: This is certainly a frustrating time to be seeking legal employment and you are correct that you are not alone. In your question you... More...