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    • Young Lawyers Section Call for Nominations for 2015-2016

      Young Lawyers Section Call for Nominations for 2015-2016 

      Dear Young Lawyers Section Member: 

      As we look forward to the new year, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) are working to prepare for the 2015 Annual Meeting in New York City, beginning the week of January 26, 2014. 

      The YLS is gearing up for many exciting events at the Annual Meeting, scheduled to take place January 28– January 30, 2015. On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, we will hold our Annual Meeting 1/2 day continuing legal education program, which will immediately be followed by our executive committee luncheon and membership meeting. Our two-day Bridging-the-Gap continuing legal education program is scheduled for January 29 and January 30. 

      The presentation of our 2015 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award will take place during the Executive Committee meeting and luncheon on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 12:30 PM. 

      As part of our Annual Meeting events, we will be selecting the Section leadership for next year (June 2015-May 2016). Therefore, we invite you to put forth an application for a position on the YLS Executive Committee for 2015-2016 (see nomination form below). The Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Section is comprised of four (4) officers of the Section; one (1) representative and one (1) alternate representative member from each judicial district of New York State; four (4) YLS delegates and (1) YLS alternate delegate to the New York State Bar Association's House of Delegates; one (1) YLS delegate from the New York State Bar Association to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates (not currently vacant); all chairpersons of the standing committees of the YLS; all liaisons from the YLS to other sections, divisions or committees of the New York State Bar Association; and the Editors of Perspective and Electronically-In-Touch

      IF YOU CURRENTLY HOLD ONE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED POSITIONS, AND WISH TO CONTINUE, YOU NEED TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION FORM AS WELL - THIS INCLUDES CURRENT DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES, SECTION LIAISONS, COMMITTEE CHAIRS, etc. 

      As a member, you have enjoyed the valuable services, benefits, and opportunities for young lawyers working in and around New York State, including, but not limited to access to valuable publications such as Perspective and Electronically-In-Touch; interesting and informative Continuing Legal Education programs, such as Bridging-the-Gap; and a wealth of networking opportunities with other young and experienced attorneys and practitioners.

      As a leader, you will have opportunities to network on a larger scale with the YLS membership, and other Section and Association leaders who are regarded as top experts in their practice areas. You may assist in organizing district programs and events or Section-wide initiatives, such as the annual Trial Academy. Most of all, you will serve with a talented group of young attorneys from around the State to help make the transition from law school to practice an easier one for young and newly-admitted attorneys by enhancing and developing career, professional, and leadership skills; providing opportunities for mentoring and networking with peers and seasoned practitioners; and, serving as a champion in the facilitation and resolution of issues common to our membership.

      Whether you currently serve in a leadership capacity and would like to continue your service, or are a Section member who would like to be considered for a position on the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee for 2015-2016, I invite you to submit a Nomination Form expressing your interest. Nomination forms can be accessed by clicking here. 

      If you would like to be considered for any one of the three elected officer positions (Chairperson-Elect, Treasurer, or Secretary), we ask that you submit a one-two (1-2) paragraph statement, indicating the position you are seeking and your reasons for seeking such position, along with your Nomination Form. 

      Nomination Forms should be emailed to: 

      John P. Christopher
      YLS Nominating Committee Chair
      Email completed nomination forms to: jchristopher@swcblaw.com

      Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
      Nomination Forms will be reviewed by the YLS Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will then prepare and vote upon the slate of Nominations. The slate will be presented to the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee for presentation and a vote at the Annual YLS Membership Meeting on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

      On behalf of the Young Lawyers Section, we would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and your families for a happy new year!  See you in 2015!

      Sincerely, 
      Sarah Gold
      Chairperson
      Young Lawyers Section


    • District 10 Holiday Event - December 4

      The Young Lawyers Section cordially invites you to the Tenth District Annual Holiday Event at “Eleanor Rigby’s” in Mineola
      On Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, the Young Lawyers Section, 10th District, will be holding its Annual Holiday Party at Eleanore Rigby's in Mineola, New York, for the benefit of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Eleanor Rigby’s is conveniently located at 133 Mineola Boulevard in Mineola, within walking distance of the LIRR (Mineola Station) and the Nassau County Supreme Court. This year, the YLS is co-sponsoring the event with the NYSBA Real Property Law Section, 10th District, and the Nassau County Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Committee. There is no cost to attend this event and complimentary food and drinks will be provided. 
      We do kindly ask everyone to bring an unwrapped toy that will be donated to the local chapter of Toys-for-Tots.
      This event will be a great opportunity to meet attorneys in the area and learn more about the Young Lawyers' Section. We will be pleased to provide you with more information at the event regarding opportunities to become more active in the Section. Young Lawyers Section Membership will be offered at a reduced fee of $10 for 2015 at this event! In addition, your donation will be for a worthwhile cause.
      Please email your R.S.V.P. to John P. Christopher at jchristopher@swcblaw.com by November 26, 2014, with the subject line "NYSBA / NCBA Holiday Party". 
      We hope to see everyone there to help us celebrate the holidays and support a worthy cause!

    • Third and Fourth District Annual Holiday Event

      Young Lawyers Section, Real Property Law Section, Torts and Insurance and Compensation Law Section and the Intellectual Property Section present the at Mexican Radio in Schenectady


      • December 4, 2014
      • Mexican Radio, 325 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305
      • 5:30pm – 8:30pm
      • Free admission with donation of a new, unwrapped toy that will be donated to Toys for Tots.
      There will be complimentary appetizers, one free ticket for beer or wine per person, and prizes.  This is a great opportunity to meet attorneys in the Capital Region and learn more about Young Lawyers, Real Property Law, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law, and Intellectual Property Law Sections.  Come join us for a fun night of networking, all for a great cause.  
      We do kindly ask everyone to bring a new unwrapped toy that will be donated to the local chapter of Toys for Tots. 
      RSVP to yls@nysba.org by December 1, 2014.  
      We hope to see you there!

    • Fall 2014 Bridging the Gap - NYC

      Special $295 Pricing for Newly Admitted Attorneys*

       
      Bridging the Gap | December 2014
      New York City Live Location
       
      Wednesday, December 10, 2014 and Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      CUNY Graduate Center | 365 Fifth Avenue | New York City
       
      Earn 16.0 MCLE credits by attending this two-day program.
       
      Recent Graduates and Newly Admitted Attorneys | This program will satisfy your annual MCLE requirement and carries 7.0 credits in areas of professional practice, 6.0 skills and 3.0 ethics credits.
       

       

       

      View the Program Brochure

      View the Agenda

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      Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, the Law Practice Management Committee and the Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association
        
      Program faculty will speak from the New York City location and will be broadcast live to other locations in an interactive video conference format, allowing “real time” interaction between all locations. This program is approved for MCLE credit for newly admitted attorneys in all locations, regardless of format. Register for the Albany and Buffalo video conference locations:
      www.nysba.org/BTGDecember2014Albany or www.nysba.org/BTGDecember2014Buffalo.
        
      Program Topics | December 2014
      Contract Drafting
      Fundamentals of Depositions
      Elder Law
      Matrimonial Law | Client Counseling
      Basics of Health Law
      Ethics in the Digital World and Attorney Advertising
      Automobile Litigation in New York
      The New York State Statutory Power of Attorney Short Form 
      Ethical Issues Relating to the Rules of Professional Conduct and Grievance Process
      Handling a DWI Case in New York State
      Handling a Medical Malpractice Case
      Real Estate Transactions
       
      Program Pricing:
      NYSBA Members - $420 | Non-Members - $695
       
      $295 Special Rate for Newly Admitted Attorneys*
      *In order to receive this special rate, you MUST:
      1.  Be a recent grad or newly admitted attorneys (admitted December 2012 or later)
      2.  Be a NYSBA member and
      3.  Register by phone (online registration is NOT available for the special rate). Please call the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452 to register.
       
      Please Note:
      •  CLE seminar coupons and complimentary passes CANNOT be used for this program.
      •  Registration fees for live programs increase ten days prior to the program date.
       
       
      16.0 New York MCLE Credits
      (7.0 areas of professional practice, 6.0 skills, 3.0 ethics)
       
      This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
       
      If you have questions about this event, please contact Katherine Suchocki, LPM Director at  ksuchocki@nysba.org.  To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.
       
       

    • Fall 2014 Bridging the Gap Video Conference - ALB

      Special $295 Pricing for Newly Admitted Attorneys*

       
      Bridging the Gap | December 2014
      Albany Videoconference Location
       
      Wednesday, December 10, 2014 and Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      State Bar Center | 1 Elk Street | Albany, NY
       
      Earn 16.0 MCLE credits by attending this two-day program.
       
      Recent Graduates and Newly Admitted Attorneys | This program will satisfy your annual MCLE requirement and carries 7.0 credits in areas of professional practice, 6.0 skills and 3.0 ethics credits.
       
       
      Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, the Law Practice Management Committee and the Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association
        
      Program faculty will speak from the New York City location and will be broadcast live to other locations in an interactive video conference format, allowing “real time” interaction between all locations. This program is approved for MCLE credit for newly admitted attorneys in all locations, regardless of format. Register for the Albany and Buffalo video conference locations:
      www.nysba.org/BTGDecember2014NYC or www.nysba.org/BTGDecember2014Buffalo.
        
      Program Topics | December 2014
      Contract Drafting
      Fundamentals of Depositions
      Elder Law
      Matrimonial Law | Client Counseling
      Basics of Health Law
      Ethics in the Digital World and Attorney Advertising
      Automobile Litigation in New York
      The New York State Statutory Power of Attorney Short Form 
      Ethical Issues Relating to the Rules of Professional Conduct and Grievance Process
      Handling a DWI Case in New York State
      Handling a Medical Malpractice Case
      Real Estate Transactions
       
      Program Pricing:
      NYSBA Members - $420 | Non-Members - $695
       
      $295 Special Rate for Newly Admitted Attorneys*
      *In order to receive this special rate, you MUST:
      1.  Be a recent grad or newly admitted attorneys (admitted December 2012 or later)
      2.  Be a NYSBA member and
      3.  Register by phone (online registration is NOT available for the special rate). Please call the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452 to register.
       
      Please Note:
      •  CLE seminar coupons and complimentary passes CANNOT be used for this program.
      •  Registration fees for live programs increase ten days prior to the program date.
       
      16.0 New York MCLE Credits
      (7.0 areas of professional practice, 6.0 skills, 3.0 ethics)
       
      This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
       
      If you have questions about this event, please contact Katherine Suchocki, LPM Director at  ksuchocki@nysba.org 
      To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.
       

    • Trial Academy 2015

      The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program that will teach, advance and improve the courtroom skills of young and new lawyers with an emphasis on direct participation.

      Next year's program will be held at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York from March 29-April 2, 2015.  For more information, please contact Amy Jasiewicz at ajasiewicz@nysba.org.

      View the 2015 Trial Academy Preliminary Program.

      Find out more about Trial Academy Scholarships.

      Find out more about Trial Academy Corporate Sponsorship opportunities and NYSBA Section Sponsorship opportunities. 


      REGISTER NOW

    • 2015 Supreme Court Admissions Program

      Supreme Court Admissions Program

      JUNE 15, 2015

      The Young Lawyers Section is proud to sponsor the Supreme Court Admissions Program for the New York State Bar Association's members.  This year the section will be accepting 15 applications for attorneys to join the section and be admitted to the United States Supreme Court.  

      2015 brochure and registration form


      SPACE IS LIMITED - PRE-REGISTER TODAY!


      For more information about this program contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.


  • Electronically In Touch

    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 Kara Buonanno, Esq., Editor In Chief at kara.buonanno@gmail.com and Tyear Middleton, Managing Editor at tymiddleton@gmail.com. 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/

  • Perspective Newsletter

    Young Lawyers (Perspective)

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    The Young Lawyers Section print newsletter (Perspective) is published by the Young Lawyers Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge. Edited by Felicia A. Reid, Esq., Perspective features substantive legal articles on current issues in all areas of practice, offers more in-depth treatment of professional development, career and networking topics, and provides a forum for expressing opinions and/or commentary on issues affecting young lawyers.
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