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June 2014
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You Got the Interview: Now Get Ready
By Carroll Welch
You receive a call from Employer X asking you to come in for an interview in two days at 9:30am. You’re thrilled! Your job search has been moving slowly so getting an interview feels like a coup. But now what? You have some work to do. Most people who have experienced walking out of an interview for which they were unprepared know that it’s a punishing experience and one that they never want to repeat. You may have rambled on incoherently about a summer clerkship, drawn a blank when asked about a securities litigation case that you worked on two years ago, or have been so nervous that you know you seemed ‘flat’ and without personality. The risk of your making most of these mistakes can be reduced dramatically with adequate pre-interview preparation of two kinds: Know Thyself and Know Thy Interviewer.
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Annual Summer Associates & Interns Reception – June 19
The New York City Bar and the New York Law Journal will host this annual welcoming reception from 6:30-8:30 pm, in honor of summer associates and interns, their mentors and colleagues. Guests can mingle with other summer associates and attorneys, enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and have the chance to win great door prizes. The event is free but registration is required.
City Bar Summer Series – Hot Practice Areas
kicks off on July 9th with Careers in Compliance - also save the date for July 22nd Careers in Family/Matrimonial Law and for August 12th Careers in Labor & Employment Law.
Member Spotlight: Brian Esser
Hear how City Bar Member Brian Esser emerged from Big Law as a Solo Practitioner and how the City Bar’s Small Law Firm Center can be an asset for solos and small law firm practitioners.
Career Corner
New Member Benefits to help support you & your career:
Casemaker: Members how have free remote online access to Casemaker’s broad and comprehensive libraries which cover all 50 states and Federal level materials, as well as access to a suite of tools that make research faster and easier. Learn more here.
OfficeMax Workplace: The City Bar has teamed up with OfficeMax® to introduce the OfficeMax Partner AdvantageSM Program. As a member, you will enjoy substantial savings from 31% to 88% off of the manufacturers’ list price on your most frequently purchased items. You will also receive discounts on certain OfficeMax Print and Document services. Start saving today on office supplies, furniture, technology and printing services. Learn more here.
HP: Members can now enjoy special pricing on HP business products and accessories you use every day. If you have questions or would like to order by phone, call 1-888-202-4465 and mention code NYCBAR. To shop online, visit
Lenovo: Members save up to 20% off the everyday public web price of Lenovo’s technology product line for the home and office. Visit for details today.
Carr Workplaces: Need an office that’s ready now and comes with access to business support services? Need space for depositions, document reviews or meetings? Carr Workplaces has locations at 745 Fifth Avenue and 200 Park Avenue, and offers exclusive discounts for members of the NYC Bar Association. Learn more here.
Mark your calendar for upcoming programs and events
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
June 10, 9-11 am
June 12, 9-11 am
June 16, 6-8 pm
June 19, 6:30-8:30 pm
June 24, 6-8 pm
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