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DEC 2012
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by Kelly Hoey
One of my biggest pet peeves is when lawyer bios start with where lawyers went to law school – @matthomann
Lawyer bios are not exactly exciting reading. Matt’s pet peeve is they always start with the law school (check out his brilliant Venn Diagram). For lawyers, law school is the mast we cling to. A badge of honor. Our cloak. Our tribe.
Now, my pet peeve? Lawyer bios - the ones you see on practically every Big Law, aspiring to be Big Law, former Big Law website – descriptions of personal achievement which lack personality, life, vibrancy, interest. ”Terrific that you went to a great school and graduated in the top 10%, but do I want to sit in the same room with you?” Most lawyer bios do not pass the airport test.
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The First Thursdays Series continues with the Pass the Bar Reception and Scotch Tasting
On December 6th, we’re celebrating those who recently passed the bar exam. Come celebrate your achievement, and for those who have already passed the bar, come help us welcome the newest members to the New York legal community.
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On February 7th, the Lawyers Connect First Thursdays Series continues with a Scotch Tasting. Seats are limited, be sure to reserve your place.
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This annual series provides attorneys with critical training to help them succeed as they transition into more senior roles, and many of the programs offer CLE credit. As always, the Series is free to City Bar members and attorneys from sponsoring law firms. The 2013 Series features Tina Stark, Nicole Wells and Maina Rice, Ross Guberman, Tracy LaLonde and Alexandra Duran, and will focus on skills such as writing on-line, communicating in meetings and presentations, contract writing, business development and career planning.
We hope that all of our members have been minimally impacted by the recent storms. Learn how the City Bar is lending a hand.
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Career Corner
Did you miss the 2012 Boot Camp? Do not worry, members can now view the videos and materials online. This two-day program provided recent law graduates and current law students with career planning information as well as practical and substantive insights into the practice of law.
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The City Bar is here to help. Send your career questions through Ask the Experts and our panel (members of the City Bar’s Committee on Career Advancement and Management) will answer. The questions get posted online anonymously, so you can view past questions as well.
While the City Bar holds hundreds of events each year, we’ve specifically noted those of interest to attorneys in the first decade of their career.
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Upcoming Events
Dec. 4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dec. 10, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Small Law Firm Luncheon
Dec. 13, 12:30 - 2 pm
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