Committee on Leadership Development

Learn about Leadership Opportunities within the New York State Bar Association

Throughout the practice of law, we are continually encouraged to learn and grow within our fields, however, as we do so,  it is equally as important that we grow as individuals and leaders.  It is through leadership that we can inspire others and create a vision for where we, and the Association, can go.  

The New York State Bar Association has several opportunities for members to become and develop into leaders, while supporting and strengthening the Association at the same time.  Start by getting involved with a Standing Committee or Section. These activities will provide opportunities for growth and development and expose a path to further leadership opportunities such as Section Leadership and the Association’s House of Delegates, the governing body that guides the work of the Association. The skills you enhance through your service to the Association will continue to serve you in your own practice and community.

Please take a moment to review the information available in this section and contact either me at edk@defiokeanlaw.comor Mark Wilson at MWilson@NYSBA.ORGfor further information on how to get started.  

There can be no successful endeavors without having trained leaders in place. Let NYSBA help you continue your training today.

Elena DeFio Kean, Chair

Want to get more involved? Learn more by watching the video below or downloading this fillable PDF

Young Lawyers Section Annual meeting HALF DAY PROGRAM

Co-sponsored by the Committee on Leadership Development 

CPLR -- Strategic Gems and Possible Pitfalls 
8:45 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.  

Michael J. Hutter, Esq. 

Albany Law School

10:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. 

Ethical Conumdrums, Quandaries and Predicaments
10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  

Michael Gaynor, Esq.

Deputy Chief Attorney of the Third Judicial Department Attorney Grievance Committee

Scott W. Bush, Esq. 
Corrigan, McCoy & Bush, PLLC 

Building Career Skills Through Leadership
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Stephen P. Younger, Esq. 

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP
New York City  

Jessica Thaler-Parker, Esq. 
Credit Sussie

John R. McCarron, Esq.
Law Offices of John R. McCarron, Jr. 

12:30 P.M. 
All attendees are welcome to join the Executive Committee for their Annual Meeting and Buffet Luncheon! Curtis A. Johnson of Rochester will be awarded the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award at the start of the meeting. 

Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for 4.0 credit hours. This program is transitional and is suitable for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys.   

Location of Program: Bryant Room, 2nd Floor   

Section Chair
Erin Flynn, Esq.
Law Offices of Eric Franz  
New York City   

Program Co-Chairs
Norina Melita, Esq.  

Solomon and Soloman, P.C.
New York City   

Sarah E. Gold, Esq.  
Gold Law Firm

Please click here to register.  

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