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From Backpack to Briefcase®: A Transitional Program for Law Students, Recent Graduates and Junior Associates
Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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From Backpack to Briefcase® is a transition program for law students moving from the classroom to the workplace. The program is especially important in these turbulent economic times and will focus on real life experiences and practical suggestions on how to manage your career, deal with senior colleagues and clients and survive real work situations. Panelists will be practicing women attorneys from diverse backgrounds and levels of authority.

Welcome: Salila Yohn, VP Attorney Development, Axiom

Panel 1: THE REALITIES OF PRACTICE IN A TURBULENT ECONOMY: THE CHANGE FROM LAW STUDENT TO LAWYER
Moderator:
Michele Moorman, Manager of Professional Development, White & Case
Panelists:
Maureen Hanlon, Corporate Partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP, NY Office
Dara F. Reid, Assistant Chief Counsel, US Dept. of Homeland Security-Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Doneth Nicolette Gayle, Staff Attorney, Lawyers for Children, Inc.


Panel 2: WORKING WITH PARTNERS, SENIOR COLLEAGUES & CLIENTS: LESSONS LEARNED
Moderator:
Margaret Blair Soyster, Retired Partner, Clifford Chance US
Panelists:
Dana Kahney, Corporate Associate, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, LLP
Katherine J. Stoller, Litigation Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP
Anita Zigman, Director of Legal Personnel and Career Development, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP


Panel 3: REAL LIFE, REAL WORK: BREAK OUT SESSIONS WITH REAL LIFE SCENARIOS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS: Your First Business Trip, Gender Communications, Work Life Balance and How to Effectively Work With Staff


Breakout Leaders:
Lyuba Gotsler, Corporate Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Elena Kaspi, LawScope Coaching
Amy Pasacreta, Staff Attorney, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Maureen Reid, Principal, Maureen M. Reid LLC


Co-sponsored by:
The Committee on Career Advancement and Management – Tanya Gill, Chair
The National Association of Women Lawyers®
North American South Asian Bar Association
Ms. JD


Registration is necessary. The fee is $10 for students, $15 for members, $25 for non-members.