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NY Cupcake Tasting
First Thursdays
May 3, 7-9 pm

Creating a Game Plan for Business Development
2012 Professional Development Series
May 17, 8:30-10:15 am

Summer Associates Annual Reception
June 21, 6:30-8:30 pm



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Blow That Curve!
Bring in Business As an Associate By Networking

By Christy Burke

Remember those kids in high school who blew the bell curve — the overachievers? Those were the ones who asked for extra credit projects even when the rest of us were up to our eyebrows in the standard work requirements. Well, they still exist in the professional world, and they know how to succeed far beyond what's expected or required of them. And not surprisingly, some of them grew up to be high-powered associates at law firms!

Typically, associates are not required to develop their own books of business as part of their job descriptions. In fact, usually they are kept so busy billing hours that business development may seem like a virtual impossibility for them. Marketing is also an intimidating area for many. Law schools generally don't teach self-promotion, so how are associates supposed to know how to do it? More


New York Cupcake Tasting- Final First Thursdays Event

Don't miss the final event in the 2011-12 First Thursdays Series, the May 3rd New York Cupcake Tasting. At this walk around tasting, guests can sample cupcakes from some of NYC's best bakeries (some of which have been seen on TLC and the Food Network), with flavors ranging from Red Velvet to Banana Bavarian Creme, while mingling with other attorneys and young professionals and enjoying drinks from Heartland Brewery. Register.
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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.


 

The Necessities of Opening, Expanding, and Running Your Own Practice
Small Law Firm Luncheon
May 10, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Career Paths in Public Interest
May 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Writing on the Side: Attorneys as Fiction Writers
May 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The ABCs of Defending Against (or Prosecuting) a Foreclosure Action
May 18, 8:30 - 9:30 am

"Meet and Greet" New Labor Arbitrator Panel Program and Arbitrator Reception
May 21, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Managing Your Intellectual Property Career
May 22, 8:30 - 9:30 am

Exploring Non-Legal Roles Within Law Firms
May 30, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Managing a Successful Career Transition: The Whole Person Way
May 30, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Discovering In-House Careers
May 31, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

 

Healthy Eating Tips for Busy Lawyers
June 19, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Careers in Entertainment Law
June 21, 6:30-8:30 pm

Intensive Resume Workshop 2012
June 25, 9:00-11:00 am

Courageous Counsel: Conversations with Women General Counsel in The Fortune 500
June 25, 6:00-8:00 pm

Non-Practicing Roles for Lawyers at Law Schools and Universities
June 27, 6:30-8:30 pm

Careers in Health Law
City Bar Summer Series
June 28, 6:30-8:30 pm

What It's Really Like To Practice Law As A Woman
July 12, 6:00-9:00 pm

Careers in Energy
City Bar Summer Series
July 19, 6:30-8:30 pm

Careers in IP
City Bar Summer Series
July 31, 6:30-8:30 pm