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May 2014
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The Ripple Effect – Let Your Habits Serve Your Career
by Desiree Jaeger-Fine
Over years, we cultivate a set of habits. Humans don't share the same habits, but we share the way they influence us. Our habits have tremendous power over our endeavors. They can help support our goals, or stall them, but they are almost never neutral. Obviously, we are much more than the sum of our habits, but our habits affect us in ways not always apparent. And this is especially true when it comes to our career and professional development.
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New Member Benefit
Beginning May 1st, The New York City Bar Association is proud to offer free remote online access to Casemaker and its suite of premium services at no additional cost to our members.
Casemaker, currently used by over 200,000 attorneys, is a comprehensive legal research system that brings an entire law library of over 30 million documents to your desktop. The Casemaker library includes state and federal cases, statutes, court rules and administrative codes and much more.
The Lawyers Connect First Thursdays Series wraps up its 6th year with a Salsa & Cha-Cha Dance Class
Join well-known choreographer, Melanie LaPatin, of Dance Times Square (you've seen her choreography on So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars) for a night of salsa and cha-cha. No partner or experience needed. Meet new people as you learn to cha-cha from the courtroom to the ballroom. Light food and drinks will be provided.
Share with us: Do you have any suggestions for events in the 2014-2015 Lawyers Connect First Thursdays Series? Email us at and feel free to include your thoughts on the 2013-2014 Series.
Member Spotlight: Richard Liebowitz
Hear how City Bar Student Member Richard Liebowitz has combined his careers in photography and law, and how he leveraged his membership and committee work to advance his career.
Beyond November: The City Bar and a New Mayor
by Carey R. Dunne, City Bar President
Last June, I wrote about the New York City Bar Association’s extensive policy recommendations for New York City’s mayoral candidates leading up to the election in November. Based on the collaborative effort of over two dozen City Bar committees, we issued a 95-page report from the perspectives of lawyers who work daily on issues vital to the City’s welfare. In that June column, I stated my aspirations for this report: “We hope it will inform the public dialogue as the campaign continues between now and November.”
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Career Corner
Don’t miss the final program in the Professional Development Workshop Series, which offers 2.0 NY CLE credits:
May 15: Embracing Generational Diversity -
Christopher P. De Santis & Jessica Delbaum
Still Time to Apply!
Join one of our 150 Committees (including four new committees just created with the new lawyer in mind)and take advantage of a unique opportunity to network with leading practitioners and gain experience in a particular area of the law.
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
May 8, 8:30 - 10 am
May 12, 8:30 - 10 am
May 15, 8:30 - 10:15 am
May 29. 24, 6 - 7:30 pm

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