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Eric Friedman
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Sara Shannon
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Five Hundred Register for Basic Skills Training for Lawyers at New York City Bar

New York , October 9, 2009 – The New York City Bar Association will host “Boot Camp 2009: Basic Training for Lawyers” on Tuesday, October 13 th and Wednesday, October 14 th, to help law students and young lawyers prepare to enter the job market. Five hundred law students and recent graduates, as well as associates whose start dates have been deferred by their firms, have registered for the training, which has among its sponsors 11 area law schools.

“The response to this program has been overwhelming,” said Carroll Welch, Chair of the City Bar Committee on Career Advancement and Management, which is presenting the training. “The economic crisis has deeply impacted the legal market. Downsizings and deferrals are well understood; less noticed has been the evaporation of training programs that are an essential part of an attorney's early career development.”

The event will feature seminars on career planning, communication, networking, and business, with speakers throughout the day. The event is filled to capacity, but additional information on programming is available at

What: Boot Camp 2009: Basic Training for Lawyers

 When: Tuesday, October 13 th, 10 AM – 5 PM

Wednesday, October 14th, 1 PM – 7:15 PM; Networking Reception 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

 Where: New York City Bar Association, 42 W. 44 th St., New York, NY

This event is presented by the New York City Bar Committee on Career Advancement and Management, and sponsored by Brooklyn Law School, Cardozo Law School, Columbia Law School, Fordham Law School, Hofstra Law School, New York Law School, NYU School of Law, Pace Law School, Seton Hall Law School, St. John’s University School of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law, Practical Law Company, and New York Law Journal.

About the Association
The New York City Bar Association ( was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.


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