Committee on Lawyers in Transition

Attorneys will find themselves in a period of transition at one or more points in their career, whether that period is due to their initial entry into the legal profession, their exiting the profession upon retirement, for brief or extended maternity, paternity or family leave, in order to pursue an alternative career opportunity or upon making a shift in the focus or path of their career.  Attorneys face many challenges and uncertainties when returning to the workforce after an absence as well as while making a career move, change or transition. The Committee on Lawyers in Transition develops initiatives to help these attorneys identify and pursue possible and desired opportunities, to enable lawyers to remain connected to other lawyers and the profession before and during a career interruption while laying the groundwork for future re-entry and to arm them with the skills needed both during and following a transition.

The Committee on Lawyers in Transition establishes programs and resources geared toward providing career and job services, presenting networking and mentoring opportunities, helping to establish and foster partnership and collaboration among attorneys, fostering practical skills and offering needed training. The Committee also collaborates with sections and other committees of the New York State Bar Association to supplement and enhance the benefits, programs and services offered.

Upcoming programs and events for Lawyers in Transition

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Lawyers in Transition Committee Meetings

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If you've missed our Career Development Conference at the 2015 NYSBA Annual Meeting, view the program at

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Considering Next Steps - Proactive Career and Life Planning for Baby Boomers
What Have You Done and What Can You Do to Make the Post Mid-Life Transition Easier

Co-Sponsored by the Senior Lawyers Section and the Committee on Lawyers in Transition

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All Lawyers in Transition informational programs are recorded and available online.  
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Career Resources for Lawyers in Transition

Visit the CAREER RESOURCES page to learn more about career development, positions available and resume tips and advice.

NYSBA Online Career Center

Government Jobs

Office of the Attorney General - NYS
National Association of Attorneys General

New York City Law Department

Manhattan District Attorney

District Attorneys Association of the State of New York

New York State Civil Service listing

Federal Job Postings

Academic Employment Opportunities (PDF)
Non-Profit/Public Interest Job Listings

Opening Your Own Practice

Get advice on starting a practice in New York.  

Opening Your Own Practice
Solo and Small Firm Resource Center - A Guide to Opening Your Own Practice

Law Practice Management Resources

Building Practice Skills

CLE Programs
NYSBA Publications

Pro Bono Resources

Lawyers in Transition Blog

Committee on Lawyers in Transition Blog - Collected writings of committee members on topics of interest to attorneys seeking work, changing careers, pursuing flex time arrangements and more.

Lawyers in Transition Programs Available Online, On Demand

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