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Bar association membership and involvement can lead to life-long professional relationships and enable members to gain valuable insight into legal practice.


Becoming a member of a legal association or organization is a useful activity to have on your resume because it gives you something concrete to talk about on job interviews and with other attorneys who are most likely involved with an association. For those who want to practice in New York, it is particularly helpful when searching for a job in the New York area.


Network in a professional yet comfortable setting. As young lawyers you know the importance of meeting other professionals, and networking is a perfect tool to practice your speaking skills and to become an expert in interviewing. Networking can be intimidating, but the City Bar makes it feel less daunting and more fun and will help build your confidence and ability to get ahead in your career.  The programs and events held at the City Bar allow you to meet partners, lawyers from all walks of life, and other young attorneys.

Career Events

The City Bar has career development programs for lawyers at all stages of their career.

Implementing Project Management to Advance Your Career
Professional Development Workshop Series
Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:30 am-10:15 am
This program provides 2.0 Transitional/Non-Transitional NY CLE credits in Practice Management.
Legal project management enables associates to be more effective when working on teams and helps improve overall efficiency and quality of work. This program will provide practical skills that associates will be able to use immediately upon returning to the office and beyond. Such tools are complementary to those already in use in law firms and as a way to get started in those that have not yet institutionalized project management practices.

Library access

The library is a perfect place for you to get work done. With free wifi and beautiful high windows it is a nice change of atmosphere, and once again you are surrounded by attorneys just like you.