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
Mastering Phone, Behavioral and Nonconventional Interviews | Lawyers in Transition - Free Webcast & Live Program
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP | 1133 Avenue of the Americas | NYC
2014 NYSBA Career Development Conference | Free Program and Networking Reception
Finding a Good Fit, How to Find a Working Environment that Fits YOU
Volunteering is Best: Feel Better by Doing Good
Monday, January 27, 2014
Program 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Networking Reception 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee, the Committee on Lawyers in Transition and the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
Network with panelists and participants at the free networking reception
following the program from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. Please note the program does not carry MCLE credit.
Hon. Judith S. Kaye, Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Michael A. Bottar, Esq., Partner, Bottar Leone, PLLC
Robert T. Maldonado, Esq., Partner, Cooper & Dunham LLP
Jennifer N. Graham, Esq., Team Lead Attorney, Epiq Systems
Lillian M. Moy, Esq., Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
Karen Cheeks- Lomax, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, My Sisters’ Place
Laura Powers, President, Powers Career Coaching, LLC
Patricia Voorhees, Director, Fordham University Business School’s Consortium for Trustworthy Organizations, and Founding Principal, Movo Group
Mecca E. Sykes-Santana, Esq., Chief Diversity Officer, State of New York
Erica Murphy, Director of Partner and Counsel HR Services, Nixon Peabody
All Lawyers in Transition informational programs are recorded and available online. View archives of past events at www.nysba.org/LITArchivedWebcasts.
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
Academic Employment Opportunities (PDF)
Non-Profit/Public Interest Job Listings
Opening Your Own Practice
Get advice on starting a practice in New York.
Building Practice SkillS
Lawyers in Transition Blog
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.