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Young Lawyers Section

About this Publication

Published 12 times per year, Electronically In Touch features advice, guidance, and tips useful to the young lawyer both professionally and personally; includes “nuts and bolts” information about substantive legal issues; highlights cases and decisions of interest; provides updates from the Executive Committee; offers opportunities for career, professional, and leadership development; and lists a calendar of events.  In addition, the newsletter highlights some of the interesting and noteworthy things young attorneys and law students are doing from around the state, and serves as a forum for keeping the membership informed about Section and Association activities, news, programs, benefits, and services.

ARTICLE/CONTENT SUBMISSION

Electronically In Touch welcomes articles from members of the legal profession on subjects of interest to New York State young lawyers.  If you are interested in sharing your articles, advice, guidance, and/or tips, please send them to Justin Batten, Editor-In-Chief at jwb413@nyu.edu . Electronically In Touch is a monthly publication.   

Please submit articles no later than the 20th of the month.

Beginning in 2011, Electronically In Touch is available in blog format only.  To view the current issue, visit http://nysbar.com/blogs/eit/

The NYSBA Young Lawyers Section is co-sponsoring the NYSSCPA event:

7th Annual Super-Sized Networking Event

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
6 pm - 8 pm
Woodbury Country Club
884 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury

$60 per person

Come to this strictly social event wit mingle with your peers:

* Risk Management Association, Young Professionals

* NYSBA Young Lawyers Section 

* Nassau County Bar Association, New Lawyers Committee

* Suffolk County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee

Nasau Suffolk Trial Lawyers

Passed hors d'oeuvres and poolside dinner! Premium open bar.

For information: Rebecca Brodsky - rbrodsky@sheehancpa.com (631) 665-7040


LEARN MORE

See flyer



You are invited to attend the Young Lawyers Section’s 

Themis Luncheon: Women in the Law Share Their Stories
You are invited to attend a special luncheon featuring a panel of distinguished women judges and attorneys, who will share their experience being a woman in the legal profession. 

Thursday, August 23, 2018
12:30 pm – 2 pm
Illium Bistro at Pinehaven Country Club
1151 Siver Rd, Guilderland, NY 12084

Cost: Complimentary for attorneys (except government attorneys, see below)

Panel:
Hon. Teneka E. Frost
Schenectady City Court
Schenectady  

Hon. Denise A. Hartman
NYS Supreme Court 
Albany

Hon. Helena Heath
Albany City Court – Civil Division
Albany  

Hon. Kimberly A. O’Connor
NYS Supreme Court
Albany

Hon. Christina L. Ryba
NYS Supreme Court 
Albany

Rebecca A. Slezak, Esq.
Montgomery County Family Court
Amsterdam

Kirsten Dunn, Esq.
Dunn and Dunn
Canajoharie

Registration Required. Seating is Limited so register today!
RSVP by Friday, August 17, 2018

REGISTER ONLINE

www.nysba.org/YLSwomenslunch 

Or call the NYSBA Member Service Center at: 1(800) 582-2452 M-F 8:45 am - 4:45 pm

Sponsored by: 
NYSBA Young Lawyers Section 3rd and 4th Judicial Districts
Solomon and Solomon, PC, Albany

Questions? Contact Amy Jasiewicz at: ajasiewicz@nysba.org 

Contact Amy Jasiewicz with for dietary requests or special accommodations in advance. 

Government Officials: The New York State Bar Association is registered with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics pursuant to the Lobbying Act to engage in lobbying activities. Consequently, public officials cannot accept certain benefits from the Association. Gift restrictions require that any state government official who attends must pay the per person cost of $35. Payment can be made by check payable to NYSBA at the event. 

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Amy Jasiewicz at 518-487-5682.

Bridge the Gap | Young Lawyers Section Fall Meeting

Thursday, September 6, 9 am – 5:30 pm

Friday September 7, 9 am – 5 pm 

$295 Special Rate for Young Lawyers Section Members and Newly Admitted Attorneys | NYSBA Members - $420 | Non-Members - $695

 

16.0 MCLE Credits
7.0 Areas of Professional Practice | 6.0 Skills  | 3.0 Ethics

The Bridging the Gap continuing legal education program offers 16.0 total credits. Newly admitted attorneys can satisfy all of their annual MCLE requirements by attending this two-day program which is ideal for “bridging the gap” between law school and the realities of practicing law in New York State. Experienced attorneys who have an interest in other areas of practice can also attend and benefit from this program by learning practical information from skilled and experienced practitioners.
 
Newly admitted attorneys must complete at least 16 transitional CLE credit hours in each of the first two years of admission to the Bar. The first set of 16 transitional CLE credit hours must be completed by the first anniversary of admission to the Bar, in the designated categories of credit. The second set of 16 transitional CLE credit hours must be completed between the first and second anniversaries. To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings, or through attendance at fully interactive video conference locations that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys. For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 - SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2019
CORNELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, ITHACA, NY


The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program. Geared toward new and young attorneys, participants will take part in sessions which will advance and improve their courtroom skills. With an emphasis on direct participation, the Trial Academy is a great learning experience for all involved. 

The program agenda and brochure for the 2019 Trial Academy brochure is not yet available, but will be similar to the 2018 program agenda

Frequently asked questions about the Trial Academy

Please note: Seats are limited and the Trial Academy sells out each year.

Young Lawyers Section Member registration fee: $850 (NYSBA Membership required)
NYSBA member registration fee: $900
Non-NYSBA member registration fee: $1,000

Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of up to 37.5 MCLE credit hours, consisting of 2.0 credit hours in ETHICS and 35.5 credit hours in SKILLS. This program is transitional and therefore suitable for newly admitted attorneys. This program is accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only. Attorneys seeking credit in other jurisdictions may contact the governing body for CLE in their respective locations for credit application details. 

Scholarships to the Trial Academy are available through several NYSBA Sections. Please see the scholarships available here.

For more information, please contact Amy Jasiewicz at AJASIEWICZ@NYSBA.ORG


2019 SUPREME COURT ADMISSIONS PROGRAM

Due to a scheduling conflict at the Supreme Court, we are unable to have a Supreme Court Admissions Program for 2018.  Our next program is currently scheduled for November 18, 2019.  More information regarding this admissions program will be available at the beginning of 2019. We cannot accept early applications for the 2019 admissions program. 

The Young Lawyers Section is proud to sponsor the Supreme Court Admissions Program for the New York State Bar Association's members.  Each year the section accepts 50 applications for attorneys to participate in the United States Supreme Court admissions program. 

For more information, please contact Amy Jasiewicz at Ajasiewicz@nysba.org


About this Publication

Published 12 times per year, Electronically In Touch features advice, guidance, and tips useful to the young lawyer both professionally and personally; includes “nuts and bolts” information about substantive legal issues; highlights cases and decisions of interest; provides updates from the Executive Committee; offers opportunities for career, professional, and leadership development; and lists a calendar of events.  In addition, the newsletter highlights some of the interesting and noteworthy things young attorneys and law students are doing from around the state, and serves as a forum for keeping the membership informed about Section and Association activities, news, programs, benefits, and services.

Article/Content Submission

Electronically In Touch welcomes articles from members of the legal profession on subjects of interest to New York State young lawyers.  If you are interested in sharing your articles, advice, guidance, and/or tips, please send them to Justin Batten, Editor-In-Chief at jwb413@nyu.eduElectronically In Touch is a monthly publication.  

Please submit articles no later than the 20th of the month.

Beginning in 2011, Electronically In Touch is available in blog format only.  To view the current issue, visit http://nysbar.com/blogs/eit/


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