Ambassador/Mentoring Program for Transitioning
Are you re-entering the legal profession after a
leave of absence?
Are you worried you're not up to speed with what's
new in your practice area?
Would you like to learn about a new practice
You've come to the right place! Members of the
sections listed below are willing to answer your questions. If you
are re-entering the profession and would like to learn more about a new
practice area, please contact a section ambassador. Section
Chairs have been asked to select one or two members to serve
as "Ambassadors." Ambassadors are available to answer general
questions from attorneys who are re-entering the profession. If
you're thinking about switching jobs or want to know more
about a specific practice area contact a Section Ambassador today!
Antitrust Law Section
Philip A. Wellner,
Esq. Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP
1633 Broadway New
York , NY10019
Phone: (212) 833-1173 E-mail: email@example.com
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Paul D. Montclare,
Esq. Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP 12 East 49th
Street Tower 49, 30th Floor New
York , NY10017 Phone: (917) 546-7704
Monica Pa, Esq. DavisWright Tremaine LLP
1633 Broadway, 27th Floor New York , NY10019
Phone: (212) 603-6465
Environmental Law Section
David R.Everett, Esq. Whiteman,
Osterman & Hanna LLP Albany , New York Phone: (518) 487-7600
Howard M. Tollin,
Esq. Environmental Services Group Aon Risk Services, Inc.
300 Jericho Quadrangle
Jericho, NY 11753
Phone: (516) 342-2819
Health Law Section
Ross P. Lanzafame,
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
1600 Bausch & Lomb Place Rochester ,
Labor and Employment Law Section
Curley, Esq. Co-chair of the Section’s Communications Committee Morgan,
Lewis & Bockius LLP 101
Park Avenue Suite 4500New
York , NY10178 Phone: (212) 309-6711
Senior Lawyers Section
Carole A. Burns,
Esq. 390 Dogwood Lane Manhasset , NY11030
Committee on Animals and the Law
AICP, Committee Chair Attorney at Law
58 Wingam Drive
Islip, Long Island, New York 11751-4112
Phone: (631) 224-4801
If you would like to serve as an Ambassador, please contact your section
About the program
The Committee on Lawyers in Transition established an ambassador
or “mentoring” program to help transitioning
attorneys. Section Chairs have been asked to select members
to act as Ambassadors. Ambassadors are available to answer
general questions from attorneys who are re-entering the profession and
want to know more about a specific practice area.
Are you a New York State employee or former state employee?
Attorneys who are State employees or former State employees
and have questions regarding the revolving door statute are invited to
contact Richard Rifkin, Special Counsel to the Association. Mr. Rifkin
is available for informal discussions, although official advice may be
obtained only from the Public Integrity Commission.
Richard Rifkin, Esq.
New York State Bar Association
One Elk St.
Albany, NY 12207-1002
Phone: (518) 487-5614