December 2013           News | Upcoming Programs & CLE | Articles

Want to Serve on a Committee?

Committees are how the City Bar’s work gets done, and working on a committee can give you great experience while opening up a number of career doors, including some you might not anticipate. A full list of the City Bar committees along with a brief description of each and an application form can be found on the City Bar’s website. As a number of City Bar committees have more applicants than available slots, please consider applying to more than one committee.


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Developing Legal Careers and Delivering Justice
Following more than a year of analysis, the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession released a report recommending fundamental changes in education and career focus for new lawyers. The report urges a stronger effort to match the perceived oversupply of lawyers with the unmet legal needs of the middle class, identifies “impediments to innovation” in the legal industry, and announces the launch of four pilot programs to help prepare new lawyers for a changing legal landscape.

Follow the City Bar Career Development Activities on Twitter
The City Bar offers a variety of events, programs, and online resources to help our members determine their career goals and achieve them. Find out what is going on at the City Bar in the area of career and professional development by following us on Twitter @NYCBarCareerDev.

Looking for Legal Job Opportunities? Visit the City Bar Career Center
The City Bar Career Center is a destination for exciting legal job opportunities and a great resource for qualified candidates within the legal industry. Searching for a job within your industry? Click here to view current legal job opporunities. Looking to fill a position? This job board is custom tailored for the legal industry, attracting qualified professionals in New York. Create an Employer Account by clicking here.

'Tis the Season:
Making the Most of Holiday Networking Opportunities

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Pass the Bar Reception
Lawyers Connect First Thursdays
Thursday, December 5, 2013; 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Getting a Seat at the Boardroom Table - Part II
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Coffee and Networking 8 AM - 8:30 AM; Facilitated Discussions 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM; Conclusory Remarks 10:30 - 11 AM

Law Firm Career Paths: A Broad Range of Possibilities
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lawyer to Entrepreneur in 2014
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00- 7:30 panel, 7:30 - 8:00 networking

How to Ask for an Informational Interview and Email Etiquette
Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Networking Tips to Maximize Holiday Partying
Small Law Firm Luncheon
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM

Science, the Meditative Perspective and the Practice of Law
Contemplative Lawyers Group
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

City Bar Career Development Webpage
Don't forget to check out the City Bar's Career Development webpage. The page offers various online resources and hosts many articles on timely career-related topics as well as a directory of career guides and resources, and profiles of attorneys with interesting career paths. The page also contains information on the City Bar's program providing one-on-one counseling sessions with an experienced career counselor as well as the Career Center where members can post resumes and view job listings. To visit the Career Development page please click here.