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
Mock Interviewing Panel | Video Replay
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Webcast
Free webcast to NYSBA members & non members
Find Your Path to Success: Moving Forward through Mentorship, Sponsorship and Career Path Planning
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
NYC | MetLife | 1095 Avenue of the Americas (Between 41st and 42nd Streets)
Syracuse | Bond, Schoeneck & King | One Lincoln Center, Syracuse, NY
Careers in Compliance
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Epstein Becker & Green, NYC
Free webcast and live program to NYSBA members
Lawyers in Transition Committee Meetings
*For Committee Members only
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | In-person meeting in NYC
Did you miss this recent program?
Considering Next Steps - Proactive Career and Life Planning for Baby
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
View the program
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
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
Law Practice Management
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.
Lawyers in Transition Programs Available Online, On Demand