Dec 11/Jan 12  

Happy in law?Finding your legal niche
by: Sheryl A, Odentz, Progress in Work LLC

Are you happy at your law firm? After spending years dreaming of becoming a lawyer and a small fortune earning the credential needed to count yourself as one, are you fulfilled? Is it what you always dreamed it would be?

For many of you, the answer might very well be yes. If that's the case, stop reading now. The information below might not be for you.

But if you are among those who wake up in the morning dreading the day and wondering what happened along the way to make you unhappy in law, don't despair. All is not lost.

True, after careful examination you may very well find that you should have been a doctor, marketing professional, or banker after all. However, for those of you who are still scratching their heads and wondering what that feeling of unease is inside, take a moment to use your considerable problem solving skills to uncover what exactly is fueling that unease.

Is it the dynamics of your firm that's getting you down? Could it be the people you are associating with at work? Are you fulfilled in the area of expertise that you've fallen into either by design or by assignment? Would you be happier in a different setting? Let's take a look. More

Don't Miss the Annual Pass the Bar Celebration on December 1st

All those months of studying have finally paid off -- you've passed the New York State Bar! The New York City Bar and the New York Law Journal would like to celebrate your achievement. Join us at a reception to toast to your future success. All recent law school graduates and their guests are encouraged to attend for hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and mingling. This event is free but please register.

Not a member yet? Join now using promo code "NEWATTYLC" and we will waive your one-time admission fee (equal to an entire year's dues). Special thanks to our First Thursdays Sponsors.

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Dec 1, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

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Intensive Resume Workshop 2011
Jan 17, 9:00-11:00 am

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2012 Professional Development Workshop Series
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