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