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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 GENERAL COUNSEL COMMITTEE AND THE EMERGING LAWYERS COMMITTEE OF NYSBA'S WOMEN IN LAW SECTION PRESENTS:

A Day in the Life – Personal Perspectives from General Counsel and Partners

Being a high-powered General Counsel or partner at a law firm can be challenging and complicated - especially when you add in family and other interests -- but incredibly rewarding. Join us for an in-depth discussion on the day-to-day experience of female GCs and Partners in the NY area legal community.

Panelists Laurie Bigman, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, CardWorks, Inc., Tamala Boyd, General Counsel, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, Emily Johnson, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and Lois Liberman, Partner, Blank Rome LLP, will provide their personal perspectives on what it takes to excel in the GC and Partner roles, the paths one can follow and the challenges that may come your way.  

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER | We'll post a new date as soon as it has been confirmed.


This is a complimentary event. Hors d'oeuvres, Wine and Soda Will Be Served

Hosted By:

Blank Rome LLP
1271 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

Please RSVP for security entrance to Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.

Thank you to Blank Rome for hosting the event and reception.

Not a member of the Women in Law Section? Dues are only $30 per year with NYSBA membership. Join today! (Join online or call the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm) Registration for this event will be free if you sign-up as a first time Section member.  


BRIDGING THE GAP - DECEMBER 16 & 17, 2019

The New York State Bar Association is pleased to offer newly admitted attorneys a two-day Bridging the Gap CLE program. Transitional courses are designed to help newly admitted attorneys develop a foundation in the practical skills, techniques and procedures that are essential to the practice of law.

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.


REGISTER NOW

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Convene Conference Center
810 Seventh Avenue (Between 52nd & 53rd Streets)
New York, NY 10019

16.0 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.

$295 Special Rate for Newly Admitted Attorneys & Young Lawyers Section Members
NYSBA Members - $495 | Non-Members - $795


If you have any questions about this program, please contact Katherine Suchocki, Esq. Director of Continuing Legal Education, Patrick Boland, CLE Program Manager or Leanne Isabelle, CLE Program Coordinator.

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YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION MEETING

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
8:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Clinton, 2nd Floor
#nysba20

Register for the 2020 Annual Meeting Here or Download the Registration Form Here.

VIEW THE AGENDA HERE!

BRIDGING THE GAP-THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

January 30-31, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gramercy West, 2nd Floor
#nysba20

REGISTER FOR THE 2020 ANNUAL MEETING HERE OR DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE.
 

VIEW THE AGENDA HERE


BECOMING AN ALLY: FOUR TRAILBLAZING JURISTS DISCUSS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

1.5 MCLE credits in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
This program is co-sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, the Young Lawyers Section, and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Foley & Lardner LLP
90 Park Avenue
New York, NY 

In this program, four of New York’s most noteworthy jurists discuss the importance of championing attorneys from historically underrepresented backgrounds.  These jurists are:

    Honorable Joel Cohen (Commercial Division, New York County)
    Honorable Dora Irizarry (Chief Judge of the Eastern District of New York)
    Honorable Saliann Scarpulla (Commercial Division, New York County)
    Honorable Laura Taylor Swain (Southern District of New York)

This program will be an interactive discussion about topics relating to advancing female attorneys, attorneys of color, LGBTQIA+ attorneys, and attorneys with disabilities in the profession. The focus will be on how attorneys can work together to foster diversity and inclusion. The program will include hypotheticals with audience participation on a variety of areas such as how to be an ally, a sponsor, and a mentor. The program will also include hypotheticals about the importance of introducing attorneys from diverse backgrounds to clients.

5:30 p.m.: Registration and Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: CLE program

Free for Co-Sponsoring Section Members
$50 NYSBA Members | $150 Non-Members

If you have any questions about the content of this program, please contact Simone Smith, CLE Program Manager, or Bridget Donlon, CLE program Coordinator.
For any questions related to program registration, please conatct the NYSBA's Member Resource Center by email at MRC@nysba.org, or by phone at 800-582-2452.  

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New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy

Saturday March 28 -April 1, 2020
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. 

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Click here for the 2019 Trial Academy program agenda. The 2020 agenda and faculty will be very similar to 2019.

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: $950 (NYSBA Membership required)
NYSBA member registration fee: $1,000
Non-NYSBA member registration fee: $1,100

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Now accepting scholarship applications. Scholarship applications and resumes are due 2/1/2020 to Amy Jasiewicz at: ajasiewicz@nysba.org

Scholarship application form (fillable PDF).

The following Sections are offering scholarships:

Business Law Section
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
Young Lawyers Section


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. 




2021 SUPREME COURT ADMISSIONS PROGRAM - SAVE THE DATE!

The Young Lawyers Section is proud to sponsor the 2021 admissions program to the United States Supreme Court. You do not need to be a member of the Young Lawyers Section to participate.

The ceremony for admission to the United States Supreme Court is scheduled for Monday, May 3, 2021. Our last Supreme Court admissions program was well-received and filled up very quickly. Save the date for this exciting event. More information will be available in spring 2020.


For more information please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@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/


VIEW THE LATEST PERSPECTIVE

The Young Lawyers Section print publication (Perspective) is published by the Young Lawyers Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.  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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