November 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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Women Rainmakers
Last month the Committee on Women in the Profession hosted lively panel discussion for female lawyers called Women Who Ask: How Successful Women Rainmakers Ask for and Bring in Business. The panel featured two top lawyers who have made plenty of rain on a regular basis, Sheila Birnbaum of Quinn Emanuel and Nina Gussack of PepperHamilton. The panel was moderated by Vivia Chen, Chief Blogger, The Careerist and Senior Reporter, The American Lawyer. The panel provided strategies for developing your own book of business, and how women can have a tremendous advantage in the rainmaking process if only they develop some basic marketing skills. Takeaways from the panel can be found here.

Vivia Chen, Sheila Birnbaum and Nina Gussack
Vivia Chen, Sheila Birnbaum and Nina Gussack

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.

Brief Writing 101: A Step-by-Step Approach
Monday, November 11, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Career Paths in Real Estate Law
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Intelligent Interviewing: Telling Your Story, Selling Yourself
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

10th Annual Small Law Firm Practice Management Symposium
Thursday, November 14, 2013; 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Interconnectedness: Being Mindful of our Networks
Contemplative Lawyers Group
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Profitable Pricing: Don't Think Billable Hour, Think Value
Small Law Firm Luncheon
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM

For International L.L.M. Students and Attorneys:
How to Position Yourself Effectively in the U.S. Market and Get a Job

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

City Bar Career Development Webpage
Don't forget to check out the City Bar's Career Development page of its website. 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.