Friday, February 5, 2016

Ms. JD's Eighth Annual Conference on Women in the Law

Ms. JD presents its Eighth Annual Conference on Women in the Law:

“Superwomen JDs”

Friday, February 19, 2016 at NYU School of Law.

A culmination of Ms. JD’s national programming, this conference brings aspiring and early career women lawyers from legal markets around the country together for a summit on the progress and remaining challenges for women in the profession.
Ms. JD’s Eighth Annual Conference on Women in Law, themed Superwomen JDs, will be held on Friday, February 19, 2016 at NYU School of Law.  Ms. JD's Annual Conference is a premiere event for women law students and young lawyers. 
The full day conference is a culmination of Ms. JD’s national programming and brings together aspiring and early career lawyers from across the country. An overview of the conference agenda and registration information is available here:    

Attendees can either purchase a ticket for the full day conference, which includes the Ms. JD Honors Reception, or separately purchase a ticket just for the Ms. JD Honors Reception. 

The Ms. JD Honors Reception will close the conference activities and honor recipients of the Ms. JD Honors awards - women and men who have made a notable contribution to the legal field. More information can be found here:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

2016 NYSBA Career Development Conference

Free Program and Networking Reception 
Monday, January 25, 2016 | NYC 
Program 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Networking Reception 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Hilton New York 
1335 Avenue of the Americas (Between 53rd and 54th) | NYC 
Gramercy Suite, Second Floor 

Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee, the Committee on Lawyers in Transition and the Pathway to the Profession Program of the New York State Bar Association 

This is a free event for NYSBA members. Pre-registration is required. Please note this program does not carry MCLE credit. 

Network with panelists and participants at the free networking reception following the program from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Panel Topic I | Preparing for a Transition 
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Preparing for a Transition
It is not unusual for attorneys to change jobs several times throughout their careers. Some of those transitions happen by choice. Others happen more unexpectedly. This panel of experts will address topics to keep all attorneys up-tospeed and prepared, whether a new opportunity pops up or it becomes clear it is time to move on to another position. Topics discussed will include: having your resume and other documents ready, social media, financial planning and keeping your network strong.
Panelists: Kavitha Janardhan, Associate, Bousquet Holstein PLLC, Moderator; Paula Edgar, Principal, PGE LLC - Coaching Consulting & Public Speaking; President-Elect, Metropolitan Black Bar Association; Stephanie Trager, Business Strategist-Success Coach; Stephanie Trager Consulting; Sandra I. Buchanan, Statewide Special Counsel for Ethics, NYS Office of Court Administration; Paul Berkman, Financial Consultant, AXA Advisors, LLC; Chelsea Beser, East Coast Founder, Montage Legal Group; Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing and Research, Fordham Law

Panel Topic II | The JD Advantage 
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. The JD Advantage
Lawyers are trained to be problem solvers. The skill set gained while earning a JD has become more and more valuable in a variety of fields. Traditional practice is no longer the only option. Panelists will share their experiences and talk about how they used their JDs to their advantage to have careers in less traditional settings. Panelists’ backgrounds range from compliance to business development, higher education and government relations.
Panelists: Kim Wolf Price, Assistant Dean, Syracuse University College of Law, Office of Career Services, Moderator; Angelique Shingler, Director, Global Financial Crimes Advisory Group, BTMU; Francesca Hogi, Matchmaker, Coach, TV Personality,; Adam Rattner, Senior Director, Compliance & Delegation, Healthcare Partners; Jennifer Pautz, Assistant Director, Government Relations, New York University; Savannah Chin, Business Selection and Conflicts Associate, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Federal Legal Careers Fair

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting our annual Federal Legal Careers Fair (Fed Fair) to showcase legal careers in the Federal government and to aid in the recruitment of interns and attorneys by Federal agencies. It’s a great opportunity for students to learn about working for the U.S. government!

Date: Friday, January 29, 2016
Time:          11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Place:          290 Broadway, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10278

We will host informational tables where attendees can meet and speak one-on-one with agency representatives. Participating agencies include:

Army JAG Corps
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Department of Labor (DOL)
District Court for the Southern District of New York

Registration is required; there is no fee to attend. To register, attendees should email their name, law school, and year of graduation or expected graduation We will send each individual a confirmation email. Space is limited so reserve your spot right away! 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Rutgers Law School Annual Judicial Panel and Reception

WhenThu, February 18, 6pm – 9pm
WhereRutgers Law School, Newark, NJ
DescriptionBy: Rutgers Student Bar AssociationEvent Description This event is organized by the Rutgers Law School Student Bar Association and hosted for Rutgers Law Students. Thank you to our sponsors: Office of the Dean, Rutgers Law School, Office of Career Services, Student Bar Association, and Essex County Bar Association. All members of the New Jersey and New York judiciaries, and corresponding Federal jurisdictions are invited. The panel will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food and drink will be provided. Our keynote speaker is Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, who is sitting on the panel with Appellate Division Presiding Judge Carmen Messano, Essex County Assignment Judge Sallyanne Floria, and Tax Judge Joshua Novin. Registration: If you miss the registration date, you need to e-mail, and receive confirmation from, the Student Bar Association Career Services Committee here: WHEN Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) - Add to Calendar WHERE Rutgers Law School - 123 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102 - View Map