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Trivia Night
Mar 1, 7 - 9 pm

An Objective Approach to Legal Editing
2012 Professional Development Series
Mar 15, 8:30-10:15 am

Speed Networking
Apr 5, 6:30-9 pm

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Five Ways to Write Like John Roberts
by: Ross Guberman

When Chief Justice John Roberts was a lawyer, he once wrote that determining the “best” available technology for controlling air pollution is like asking people to pick the “best” car: “Mario Andretti may select a Ferrari; a college student a Volkswagen beetle; a family of six a mini-van. The choices would turn on how the decision maker weighed competing priorities such as cost, mileage, safety, cargo space, speed, handling, and so on.”

Did Roberts feel the same way about “best” when Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that he was the “best” advocate to come before the Supreme Court? Or when Senator Chuck Schumer, who voted against his nomination, conceded that even Roberts’s opponents called him “one of the best advocates, if not the best advocate, in the nation”? More

To learn more about improving your legal editing skills, don't miss the March 15th Professional Development Workshop, An Objective Approach to Legal Editing, with Ross Guberman. The program is free to City Bar members and provides 2.0 NY CLE skills credits.

Back by popular demand..Trivia Night!

Don’t miss our next event in the First Thursdays Series, the March 1st Trivia Night! Join attorneys and other professionals for the chance to win prizes, not to mention everlasting honor and glory, for demonstrating that you possess more useless knowledge than your peers. Register.

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LinkedIn 201 for Lawyers: How to Use LinkedIn to Get Interviews
March 5, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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

Pathways to the Bench and Beyond
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Non-Traditional Careers for AttorneysˇK
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Careers in Family and Matrimonial ADR
March 26, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Careers in Technology LawˇK
March 28, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Careers in Elder LawˇK
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Want to Serve on a Committee? Now is the Time to Apply

If you’re interested in serving on a City Bar committee, now is the time to apply, as committee members are generally appointed in the spring to begin serving a three-year term in September. If you haven’t thought about committee work, you should; committees are how the City Bar’s work gets done, and joining one can give you great experience while opening up a number of career doors, including some you might not anticipate. A list of the City Bar committees along with a brief description of their activities, where available, and an application form, can be found here.