Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thank you for joining BootCamp: Basic Training for Lawyers. This program will give you the skills you need to compete in today’s challenging market successfully.

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8:30 am – 9:00 am | Registration

9:00 am – 9:15 am | Introduction and Welcome
Susan J. Kohlmann, President, New York City Bar Association

Robye Margolius, Arnold & Porter, Committee Chair, Career Advancement and Management

9:15 am – 10:15 am | Keynote – Overcoming the Four Types of Imposter Syndrome
Elena Rand, Founder at LawScope Coaching, LLC

10:20 am – 11:20 am | Job Search: Finding Your First Job in the New Normal

Moderator: Brian Farkas, Arent Fox LLP

Panelists: Samuel Erlanger, Fabricant LLP, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (2020);

Alexandra Garza, Blue Wire Media, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (2020);

Fiona McFarland, NYC Law Department, Brooklyn Law School (2021);

Florence Otaigbe-Nkwocha, Church World Service, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law (2020)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Building a Strong Career Plan, Right from the Start

Moderator: Perri Birnbach, Greiner Consulting

Panelists: John Campbell, New York City Law Department;

Alicia Fabe, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LL;

Michael Sheffy, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm | Lunch and Career Conversations Practice Area Networking – Sponsored by LexisNexis

Career Conversations is your opportunity to learn and network by 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


Cybersecurity/Data Privacy




Intellectual Property

Labor & Employment

Personal Injury

Real Estate


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Meaningful Job Opportunities for New Lawyers

Moderator: Mary Walsh Fitzpatrick, Albany Law School, Career and Professional Development Center

Panelists: Danny Alicea, Center for Family Representation;

Jullian Harris-Calvin, Vera Institute of Justice;

Sateesh Nori, Justfix

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | The Art of Resilience

Jessica L. Hernandez, Principal at JLH Coaching and Consulting


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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 23,000 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.

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  • JD Students: Pay just $20 for Annual Law Student Membership (a 20% savings)
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  • 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!

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