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
Refocusing Your Transition Strategies
A conversation about developing strategies for coping with the frustrations and doubts that are normal during a transition. Presenters will discuss the trial and error that comes with the process of finding what is most helpful to you, watching for the warning signs that you’ve lost hope, the need to periodically assess your strategies and the courage to ask for and accept help from others.
Jessica D. Thaler, Esq., Chief Legal Officer, My Sisters' Place, White Plains, NY
Patricia Spataro, Director, Lawyer Assistance Program, New York State Bar Association, Albany, NY
There will be an Interactive Q & A Session with Jessica Thaler and Patricia Spataro.
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.
Lawyers in Transition Programs Available Online, On Demand
View the program online | http://www.totalwebcasting.com/live/nysbar/lit