February 2012  
Salsa & Merengue Dance Class
First Thursdays Series
Feb 9, 7 - 9 pm

Trivia Night
Mar 1, 7 - 9 pm

Event Photos

Communication Skills and Professional Presence
by: Kathleen Brady, Kanarek & Brady

Competence is inferred by the way we speak about what we know. Inferences about peoples' abilities are based on their communication styles. People are judged not only by the words they choose to articulate a thought, but also by the tone and body language used during the delivery. It is important to be mindful of the images you project, not so as to live up to the expectations of others, but to ensure that any inferences made about you accurately reflect who you are. To do so, you must develop effective communication skills. This is not to suggest that form is more important than substance. However, you never want your "form" to impede your ability communicate effectively.

To ensure your body always supports your message consider the following tips....More

Join us on the second Thursday of the month..
Don't miss our next event in the First Thursdays Series, the February 9th Salsa & Merengue Dance Class (don't worry, we'll be back to the first Thursday of the month with the March 1st Trivia Night). Whether you're a seasoned professional or consider tapping your foot to be a successful dance move, you'll have a great time at this event. Meet other attorneys and professionals while learning some salsa and merengue moves with seasoned pros Kevin Lee and Alex Amirov. Register.

The Lawyers Connect First Thursdays Series, Lawyers Connect E-newsletter, and dedicated webpage help attorneys build their network and navigate the first decade of their careers.


Family Law: A Program for Law Students
Feb 21, 6-8:30 pm

The Art of Schmoozing
Feb 22, 6-8 pm

My First Mediation: A Program for Law Students
Feb 28, 6:30-8:30 pm

Trivia Night
Lawyers Connect First Thursdays
March 1, 7-9 pm

Powerful Productivity for Lawyers
Small Law Firm Luncheon
March 8, 12:30-2:00 pm



Don't Miss Anymore of the 2012 Professional Development Workshop Series

The Professional Development Workshop Series returned on January 26th with Planning a Successful Career. This annual series, which is free to members and attorneys from sponsoring firms, focuses on the skills attorneys need to succeed in their careers. We hope to see you at one of the upcoming workshops, many of which provide 2.0 cle credits:

Professional Presence: Communicating with Confidence
February 16, 2012
Kathleen Brady & Carol Kanarek
2.0 NY CLE credits in Skills

An Objective Approach to Legal Editing
March 15, 2012
Ross Guberman
2.0 NY CLE Credits in Skills

Managing By Influence to Build Loyalty
April 19, 2012
Tracy LaLonde & Burton Lipshie
2.0 NY CLE credits in Practice Management

Creating a Game Plan for Business Development
May 17, 2012
Tracy LaLonde