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FEB 2013
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by Kelly Hoey
“It’s not bragging if you can back it up”. – Muhammad Ali
Just wondering why so few bios are in the first person. Why are bios (and resumes) stuck in the realm of third-person limited point of “you”? Why do we look at our career and accomplishments through the arm’s length lens of a “neutral” mildly, detached, modest observer, rather than stepping up with enthusiasm, owning our career accomplishments (and failures) and injecting professional details with some personality?
Some examples, which got me thinking today and which may just inspire you to edit your own bio*:
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The First Thursdays Series continues
The City Bar’s First Thursdays February Scotch Tasting sold out in record time, so be sure to register early for the
April 4th First Thursdays Speed Networking Event-registration opens soon.
 
The first program in the 2013 Series kicked off on
January 17th with 200 people attending Writing Online About the Law. Don’t miss the next session, Plan for Professional Success: Wisely Select and Develop Your Legal Career Path.
 
New Members-Only Video- You’ve Passed the Bar! Now What?
If you missed the January 23rd program , You've Passed the Bar: Now What? Stepping Up Your Job Search: A Program for Law Students and Recent Law Graduates, don’t worry. Members can now view it by logging into the members-only section of the website. Hear advice on how to convey your new credentials, navigate the admission process, ramp up your networking and approach your job search from a new perspective.

Career Corner
Submit a question online and our experts on the Career Advancement and Management Committee will respond. Don’t worry, all the posts are anonymous.
Q: I have not actively practiced law for a number of years, working most recently as an administrator. I would like to reenter the practice of law. What can I do to become better able to market myself to potential clients and brush up on my litigation skills?
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Member Profile- Muhammad Faridi
Muhammad has been admitted to the bar for five years, but his relationship with the City Bar began long before that. Hear how the Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP associate went from a law student member to Chair of the City Bar’s Capital Punishment Committee.
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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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