Kickoff Cocktail Reception
Sept 4, 7-9 pm

Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise

Oct 2, 7-10:30 pm

City Bar Exclusive Shopping Event at Brooks Brothers
Nov 6, 6-8 pm

Pass the Bar
Dec 4, 6-8 pm


 


Job Hunting in a Down Market
By Susan G. Manch

Times are tough and the economics of the legal marketplace are uncertain. Many associates are struggling to make their hours and firms that are busy are worried about struggles yet to come. Unpredictable markets can make job-hunting a risky proposition. So should you stay in a job that’s not right for you based on the “bird in the hand” theory? Not necessarily. Jobs can still be found in this sort of market, but you have to take a strategic approach. More...


And It Begins...
On Thursday, September 4th, come celebrate the launch of First Thursdays – the monthly social events for young attorneys to build their personal and professional networks. Meet other young attorneys along with young CPA’s and Financial Advisors while enjoying beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Leave with a bunch of new professional contacts, a gift bag, and maybe a door prize. Register Today


 


Defining and Achieving Success as an In-House Woman Attorney

Tuesday, Sept 9, 6-8 pm

Mindfulness Meditation in Law Practice
Thursday, Sept 18, 7-9 pm

Annual Welcoming Reception for Law Students and Recent Law School Graduates
Monday, Sept 22, 6:30-8 pm

Setting a Course for Success: Strategic Career Advice for Young Women Lawyers
Tuesday, Sept 23, 6:30-7 pm - networking reception; 7-8:30 pm – discussion


Q: I am interested in applying to staff attorney programs at New York firms but am not sure how to go about doing so since it is not always clear which firms have them. I have also heard that most staff attorney positions are filled by in house referrals. Is there anything you can tell me that could demystify the recruiting/hiring practices for these positions as well as how to go about comparing the different firm programs. Also, are these positions as dead end as many people surmise?

A:The large New York law firms frequently employ a number of Staff Attorneys in addition to their roster of Associates. These Staff Attorney positions tend to have set hours and pay more modest salaries. Beyond these characteristics, the positions can vary widely More...