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.
New Program of Interest
Restart Your Career at Credit Suisse - Credit Suisse Launches its Application Process for the Real Returns Program
Are you thinking about re-entering the work force after an extended absence? Real Returns at Credit Suisse is an initiative designed to re-engage talented professionals and help facilitate their transition back into the workforce. Real Returns is a paid employment program that runs for 11 weeks starting February 1, 2016. You will work on an important short-term assignment in one of our business areas in New York based on your expertise, interests and skill set. The application process opens on August 3 and runs through October 4, 2015.
Visit www.credit-suisse.com/realreturns to learn more about the program and to apply.
UPCOMING programs and events for Lawyers in Transition
to Jumpstart Your Legal Career and Stay Competitive | A Panel Discussion
About Resumes, Interviews and Networking
Program and Networking Reception for NYSBA Members. This
program will also be streamed as a live webcast.
September 10, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Baker & McKenzie | 452 5th Avenue (Between 39th & 40th) | New York
Program and Webcast | 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. |
Networking Reception | 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
resume tips, advice on interviewing and networking. A panel of experts
will discuss what they for when reviewing resumes and will provide advice on
networking. While geared toward recent law school graduates, newly
admitted attorneys and young lawyers, this program will provide helpful advice
for all attorneys looking for career advancement.
Thomas Blennau, Moderator, Assistant Director of Employer
Outreach, St. John’s University School of Law
Tara Bonsol, Recruiting Specialist, Baker & McKenzie
Catherine Christian, Chief, Elder Abuse Unit, New York County District
Denise Carlin, Managing Director of Permanent Recruitment and Business
Ernie Peck, Partner & Hiring Manager, Downing & Peck
Sponsored by the Committee on Lawyers in Transition
of the New York State Bar Association, Pathway to the Profession, USI Affinity and the following NYSBA sections: Commercial & Federal Litigation Section, Corporate
Counsel, Criminal Justice,
Elder Law and Special Needs, Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law, Family Law, Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law, General Practice, Intellectual Property Law, Labor & Employment Law, Real
Property Law, Torts,
Insurance & Compensation Law, Trusts & Estates Law,
Please Note: This program does
not carry MCLE credit
for this program is limited. Pre-registration required. Register
To register by phone, please call
To learn more about the Committee
on Lawyers in Transition, visit www.nysba.org/LIT
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View over 50 video archives on Career Development
All Lawyers in Transition informational programs are recorded and available online.
View archives of past events at www.nysba.org/LITArchivedWebcasts.
Finding Bliss: Innovative Legal Models for Happy Clients & Happy Lawyers
Speaker: Debbie Epstein Henry, Flex-time Lawyers LLC
Download the Program Archive
Finding Bliss in the Future of Legal Service & Practice. Change has come to the legal profession, as never before. Once hallowed law firms face unprecedented financial pressures, with corporate clients demanding more predictability in pricing, increased flexibility in staffing and added value from all legal service providers. Lawyers themselves, overworked and worried about job security, are more stressed and anxiety ridden than ever. At this event, ABA best-selling author, consultant and legal industry expert, Deborah Epstein Henry, will share creative and disruptive solutions to improve the delivery of legal services and the daily lives of lawyers. Her remarks will be based on the findings of her new co-authored best-selling book, Finding Bliss: Innovative Legal Models for Happy Clients & Happy Lawyers. Debbie will explore the book’s seven themes to improve legal practice and client service, including: innovation; value; predictability and trust; flexibility; talent development; diversity and inclusion; and, relationship building. Through dialogue, innovative foresight and penetrating understanding, attendees will leave the program, armed with wisdom and inspiration of how to successfully navigate this critical moment of upheaval and opportunity facing the legal profession.
Deborah Epstein Henry is an internationally recognized expert, consultant and public speaker on the future of the legal profession, new legal models, women and work/life balance. She is the author of LAW & REORDER, the #1 best-selling ABA Flagship book for 2011. Debbie has co-authored a second book, released by the ABA in January 2015, entitled FINDING BLISS: Innovative Legal Models for Happy Clients & Happy Lawyers.
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.