Racing Ahead of the Curve:
Tech-Savvy Practice Pointers for Innovative Women Attorneys
New York State Bar Association Great Hall
1 Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207
Thursday, October 17, 2013; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
4.0 MCLE Credits: 2.5 Skills; 1 Law Practice Management; .05 Ethics
NYSBA Committee on Women in the Law
Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Anna S. Park
Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP
New York, NY
Co-Chair, NYSBA Women in the Law
Ellen G. Makofsky
Raskin & Makofsky
Garden City, NY
Co-Chair, NYSBA Women in the Law
NYSBA Section Co-Sponsors:
Antitrust Law Section; Commercial and Federal Litigation Section;
Intellectual Property Law Section; Membership Committee;
Real Property Law Section; Senior Lawyers SectionYoung Lawyers Section;
Co-Sponsoring Bar Associations:
Asian American Bar Association of New York; Association of Black Women Attorneys, Inc.; Black Bar Association of Bronx County; Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association; Dominican Bar Association; Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York; Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York; Metropolitan Black Bar Association; Mid-Hudson Chapter, Women’s Bar Association; Orange-Sullivan Chapter, Women’s Bar Association; South Asian Bar Association of New York; Capital District Chapter, Women’s Bar Association; Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys; New York Women’s Bar Association
As technology becomes more integrated into everyday life, it changes the speed of interaction as well as the myriad options for interaction. Understanding technology and its benefits is essential for any attorney who wishes to remain competitive. In this program, an experienced faculty will show you: i) how to keep abreast of new technological developments ii) how to use technology to increase efficiency; iii) how to avoid attorney advertising problems in social media; iv) how to communicate effectively given very limited time and v) how to communicate concisely in under 140 characters. An exclusive speed networking segment will give participants the opportunity to apply what they have learned.
Honorable Cathryn M. Doyle, Surrogate, Surrogate Court, Albany, will be the Keynote Speaker. A networking reception will follow the program.
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Honorable Cathryn M. Doyle, Surrogate, Surrogate Court, Albany
1:20 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Re-Imagining Your Practice: Examining the Ethical and Practical Aspects of Technology and the Law
With the Internet and mobile technology advancing rapidly, it can be difficult to keep abreast of the latest that the digital world has to offer. Mastering the increasing forms of digital communication can be overwhelming and even frightening. Our program will introduce you to and familiarize you with various technologies that can help you manage your schedule, advertise your services, outsource effectively, network and more while avoiding ethical dilemmas and faux pas that could throw you off track.
2:35 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. – Refreshment Break
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Snapshot Communications: Creating a Lasting Impression
in a Crowded, Fast-Paced World
In this world of tweets, podcasts and speed networking it has become more important than ever to convey information quickly and efficiently, and in a way that allows you to stand out in a crowded stream of data. Our panelists will teach you how to tailor your communication style so you can put your best foot forward in any abbreviated interaction.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Communication Practicum: Speed Networking:
Having heard some tips and tricks for communicating in time constrained settings, put your new skills to use in our moderated speed networking session. The session will be followed immediately by a group debriefing to discuss what we learned when our skills were put to the test.
5:00 p.m. - Networking Reception: Official Launch of
NYSBA Women's Community Initiative
Opening Address: Lillian M. Moy, Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York,
Eve Birnbaum, Principal, Eve Birnbaum Associates
Jodi Brockington, Founder, NIARA Consulting and Vice President of the Center of Philanthropy and
Nonprofit Management at Merrill Lynch
Sarah E. Gold, Principal, Gold Law Firm
Professor Robert A. Heverly, Albany Law School of Union University
Paramjit Mahli, Founder & CEO, Rainmakers Roundtable
Mirna M. Santiago, Of Counsel, White, Fleischner & Fino LLP (White Plains, NY); host of The
Opinion Talk Show
Who Should Attend:
Both new and experienced attorneys will benefit from attending this program.