The City Bar’s building is open on a limited, appointment-only basis, with access expected to increase gradually over the coming months. To schedule a visit, and for the latest on how the City Bar is addressing the pandemic, click here.
BootCamp 2020: Basic Training for Lawyers
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Thank you for joining BootCamp: Basic Training for Lawyers. The program will consist of four sessions to give you the skills you need to compete in today's challenging market successfully.
Since we cannot be together in-person for this year’s BootCamp, please use this page as a source for materials to reference during the program.
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM | INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME
Laura Bicks, Committee Chair, Career Advancement and Management
Sheila S. Boston, President, New York City Bar Association
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM | KEYNOTE — DISCOVERING AND DEFINING YOUR PROFESSIONAL PERSONA
Toni Jaeger-Fine, Assistant Dean, Fordham Law School
9:55 AM - 10:55 AM | JOB SEARCH: FINDING YOUR FIRST JOB IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
Brian Farkas, Arent Fox LLP
Ruth Chung, Owner at The Law Office of Ruth Chung, Esq., City University of New York School of Law, 2016;
Cedric Cooper, Staff Attorney at NYC Administration for Children's Services, New England Law | Boston, 2015;
Denisse Mira, Associate Sr. Compliance Officer Global Financial Crimes Compliance, J.P. Morgan, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 2017;
Thomas Rizzuti, Assistant Corporation Counsel at New York City Law Department, City University of New York School of Law, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND IN A VIRTUAL LANDSCAPE
Paula T. Edgar, Esq., Inclusion Strategy Solutions LLC
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM | MINDFULNESS AND UNCERTAINTY
Leonard Simmons, Mental Hygiene Legal Service
1:05 PM - 1:15 PM | CLOSING REMARKS
For information on our other upcoming New Lawyer Institute programs that are free to City Bar members, students and alumni of the sponsoring law schools, please visit www.nycbar.org/nli.
- Cover Letter and Resume Workshop
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- Hot Practice Areas Post Pandemic
Monday, November 16, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- Ace Your Virtual Interview
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
To view all upcoming City Bar programs, please visit the calendar section of our website. Many of these programs are free or discounted to members.
City Bar Membership
If you are not already a City Bar member, now is your opportunity to join a diverse network of over 24,000 colleagues. By becoming a member today, you help to shape the future of the profession as a critical link in one of its most influential organizations. Click here to join today and take advantage of everything City Bar membership has to offer.
We’re giving a special membership offer to all BootCamp 2020 attendees who join:
- JD Students: Pay just $20 for Annual Law Student Membership (a 20% savings)
- LL.M. Students: Pay just $40 for Annual Law Student Membership (a 20% savings)
- Recent Graduates: Pay just $60 for Annual Law Student Membership (a 50% savings)
- Attorneys: One-time admission fee waived plus 20% off your first semi-annual dues payment!
Thank you again for joining BootCamp. Your feedback is important to us for planning future programs. Please fill out this short survey by Thursday, November 12, 2020.