March 2014           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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Dos and Don'ts to Cover Letter Writing Success
Next to your resume, a well-crafted cover letter allows you to set yourself apart from the competition in what continues to be a highly competitive legal job market. Cover letters not only function as a critical marketing tool about your overall qualifications, but also serve as your writing sample of first impression. Cover letters that are that are thoughtfully drafted can help open doors with employers, while poorly drafted documents will likely have the opposite effect. Job seekers who are intimidated or overwhelmed by the task of cover letter writing end up underselling themselves to employers. Check out this list of do’s and don’ts to maximize your cover letter writing success.

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 opportunities. 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.

Underlying Rights in Motion Pictures and Television
Women in IP Breakfast Series
Tuesday, March 11, 2014; 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Speak with the Poise, Passion, & Persuasive Power of a Broadway Actor
Small Law Firm Luncheon
Tuesday, March 11, 2014; 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM

Transitioning to a Solo or Small Firm Practice
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Getting Appointed to a Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Second Circuit and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Tuesday, March 18, 2014; 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Firsthand Accounts of Re-entry into the Legal Profession
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Developing Business through Networking: Live and Online
2014 Professional Development Workshop Series
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Contemplative Practice for Lawyers: Pause . . . Patience . . . Practice
Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Using Your Law Degree for Something Other than Practicing Law:
Exploring Non-Legal Roles Within Law Firms

Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Fast Track Your Legal Career for 2014 By Building Your Game Plan for a Network of Powerful Relationships
Monday, March 24, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-House Career Paths in the Financial Sector
Tuesday, March 25, 2014; 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM \

Raising the Bar (Exam):
Strategies for Increasing the Minority Law Student Bar Exam Pass Rate

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 5:00 PM - 7:30 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.