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BootCamp 2021: Basic Training for Lawyers
Day 1: Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Day 2: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thank you for joining BootCamp: Basic Training for Lawyers. The two-day program will give you the skills you need to compete in today's challenging market successfully.
Agenda - Day 1
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM | INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME
Laura Bicks, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Former Committee Chair, Career Advancement and Management
Sheila S. Boston, President, New York City Bar Association
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM | KEYNOTE — WHAT ISSAC NEWTON WOULD SAY ABOUT YOUR LEGAL CAREER
Carroll Welch, Career and Executive Coach, Carroll Welch Consulting
9:55 AM - 10:55 AM | JOB SEARCH: FINDING YOUR FIRST JOB IN THE NEW NORMAL
Brian Farkas, Arent Fox LLP
Rebecca Cleary, Decriminalize Sex Work; 2020 CUNY School of Law Graduate;
Mary Diaz, Walden Macht & Haran LLP, Fordham University School of Law, 2020;
John Shin, Mendes & Mount LLP, Brooklyn Law School, 2020;
Matt Varvaro, New York City Law Department, Fordham University School of Law, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS
Robye Margolius, Arnold & Porter
John Campbell, New York City Law Department;
Megan Dubatowka, Harris St. Laurent & Wechsler LLP
Georgia Sussman, Herrick, Feinstein LLP
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM | CAREERS IN A POST-COVID WORLD
Moon Kim, New York University School of Law
Heather Hatcher, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation;
Katherine Greenberg, New York City Commission on Human Rights;
Sylvia Khatcherian, safeXai
1:10 PM - 1:15 PM | CLOSING REMARKS
Agenda - Day 2
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | BARTALKS - BUILDING YOUR SUCCESSFUL CAREER
- Preparing for Your Character & Fitness Application/Interview
- Self-Care is Critical to Your Success
- Avrom Robin, Law Offices of London & Robin and former Chair of the LAP Committee
- Eileen Travis, Executive Director Lawyer Assistance Program, New York City Bar Association
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | CAREER CONVERSATIONS
Career Conversations is your opportunity to learn and network by virtually moving from table to table to meet with attorneys from different practice areas. Attorneys from the following practice areas will be in attendance:
Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Labor & Employment
Trust & Estates
Day 1 - Survey
Thank you for attending Day 1 of BootCamp. Please complete this short survey before Day 2. It should take less than five minutes. Your feedback is important to us for planning future programming. We look forward to seeing you again on October 5th.
City Bar Membership
Thank you again for joining BootCamp. 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 2021 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!