Young Lawyers Connect Kick-Off Reception
Thurs, Sept 10, 6:30-8:30 pm

Spirit of NY Dinner Cruise
Thurs, Oct 1, 6:30-10 pm

Yamazaki Tasting
Thurs, Nov 12, 6:30-8:30 pm

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

Boot Camp 2009: Basic Training for Lawyers

Save the Date: Oct 13 & 14

Training for deferred associates, recent law school graduates and 2L and 3L law students on how to be successful when they join a firm.


Five Impediments (to Overcome) to Working a Room
Excerpted in part from Jobs For Lawyers, by Hillary Mantis and Kathleen Brady

In order to successfully work a room you will have to overcome 5 major obstacles and be prepared to challenge some deeply ingrained societal beliefs you always considered to be non-negotiable.

1. An aggressive approach to socializing is impolite.

We have grown up believing that it is tacky to use people for personal gain. Being polite means being unobtrusive, not asking direct questions, not talking about our personal lives and drawing as little attention to ourselves as possible. More


Sept 10th ¡V The 2nd Annual Young Lawyers Connect First Thursdays Series Kick-Off Reception
Please join us on September 10th from 6:30-8:30pm to celebrate the 2nd year of the YLC First Thursdays Series. Join fellow attorneys and other young professionals to socialize, network, and have fun. Attendees will enjoy hors d¡¦oeuvres, beverages from Heartland Brewery, Glenrothes, and Root:1 wine, and the chance to win great prizes from HB Burger, Mint cars on-demand, The Sports Club/LA, Zagat, and more. Register Today.

Deferred Associate Law Extern Support Project
Sept: 14, 15, 16 and 17; Oct: 7

The Committee on Law Student Perspectives¡¦ Annual Welcoming Program¡K
Mon, Sept 14, 6:30-8 pm

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

How to Succeed and Excel as a Reduced or Flexible Hours Associate
Thurs, Sept 17, 8:30-10:30 am

Back to School¡XAnother Degree may be the Key¡K
Tues, Sept 22, 6 pm

Putting ADR on Your RADAR
Wed, Sept 23, 6:30 pm

Strategic Planning for Women Starting in the Profession
Thurs, Sept 24, 6:30-8:30 pm


Q: I am a former paralegal as well as a former Albuquerque cop and former DEA special agent. I will be finishing law school in California and then be ready to take the New York bar. I would love to work at a District Attorney's Office, but my problem is that my training has all been academic with no real hands on experience. I would like to know how to go about getting a position as an Assistant District Attorney office and whether my lack of hands on experience will hurt my chances.

A: Working as a prosecutor can be an incredibly rewarding career path, and obtaining a position as an ADA will require significant career planning on your part. In hiring recent law school graduates for ADA positions, a DA's office typically seeks applicants with a superior academic record, strong legal research and writing skills, an interest in criminal law, and a commitment to public service. Most ADAs are hired directly out of law school, while a few are hired as laterals. The deadline for applying directly from law school is usually in the fall of the third year of law school, around October or November. Read Full Answer