Career Development Program

Monday, January 22, 2018
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 3.00 (Diversity 1.00, Skills 2.00)
Gramercy, 2nd Floor


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Career Development Conference

Free CLE Program and Reception

Monday afternoon offers unique opportunities to attend free programs held at the New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting. Grab refreshments in the Clio Cloud Café, head over to the Career Development Program and close out the evening by Celebrating Diversity in the Bar. This program is sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee, the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and the Committee on Lawyers in Transition of the New York State Bar Association.

Monday, January 22, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
Between 53rd and 54th Street
New York, NY  10019

3.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Skills, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

Program Topics and Faculty

2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. 
Welcome and Introductions
Marian C. Rice, Esq. | L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini LLP
Erin K. Flynn, Esq. | McCabe, Weisberg & Conway LLC

2:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Legal Research Using Fastcase

Phil Rosenthal, Esq. | Fastcase  
1.0 MCLE Credits in Skills

Fastcase is recognized as the leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive law library and powerful searching, sorting, and visualization tools at your fingertips. With the release of Fast-case 7 the all-new version of Fastcase has become even more robust. Fastcase’s libraries are searchable by keyword (or “Boolean” search), natural language search, or citation lookup. This class will focus on the extensive libraries available as an exclusive New York State Bar Association member benefit.  You will learn how to best use Fastcase’s research tools to find the best answers fast, saving you time, and making your practice more competitive.  Discover the all-new Fastcase 7, get tips on developing a research strategy, find more cases with Forecite and authority check, and use the interactive timeline to spot the most important cases.

3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. 
Leveraging Cloud Computing to Deliver an Effortless Experience to Your Clients
Jack Newton | CEO and Co-founder of Clio
Erin K. Flynn, Esq. | McCabe, Weisberg & Conway LLC
1.0 MCLE Credits in Skills

Commoditization is a harsh reality for all businesses, including law firms.  Differentiate with service. Learn how you can leverage cloud computing to deliver an entirely new experience to your clients. Learn how Uber, Airbnb, Amazon, and other companies deliver "effortless experiences" and how these strategies can be employed in your law practice.  Get an overview of the cloud-based practice management software, Clio, learn about online billing, credit card payment processing using LawPay and real-time document collaboration and client portals.

3:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Strategies for Interrupting Implicit Bias
Erica Edwards-O'Neal, Esq. | NYC Economic Development Corporation
Mirna M. Santiago, Esq. | Acacia Network 
1.0 MCLE Credits in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias 

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Linkedin for Lawyers | Ten Tips to Help Your Career
Marc W. Halpert | Connect2Collaborate
Carol Schiro Greenwald, Ph.D. | MarketingPartners
Does Not Carry MCLE Credit

LinkedIn is the place for lawyers to be found by, and to find colleagues and contacts who may become key parts of their business generating network.  Learn how to attract clients and develop business ethically.  Get practical ideas you can implement right away and advice on LinkedIn marketing, targeted prospecting and social media.  Hear Marc Halpert, LinkedIn coach and guru, and Carol Greenwald, business generation expert, explain best practices for using LinkedIn to develop business and business-related resources.   Learn how to build your referral network, strengthen existing professional relationships and quantifying results.