New Lawyer Enrichment Program - NLEP

What is the NLEP?

The NLEP provides new lawyers with a professional home at the New York City Bar Association. Its curriculum is focused on the needs of recent graduates as they transition from student to practitioner and prepare them to be successful in the legal profession in New York. Featuring speakers from government, the judiciary and the rest of the legal community, the NLEP (Plus) offers a continuing education curriculum designed to equip new lawyers with the practical skills and substantive knowledge they need to advance their careers. The program also includes training and experience in professional networking and job interviewing, and access to mentorship opportunities. The NLEP offers a connection to the New York legal community.

Completion of the NLEP Plus program is useful to the participant’s overall development but also serves as a signal to potential employers and clients of increased skills and necessary professional development for a successful practice.

The NLEP works with the New York area law schools in an effort to coordinate the program and promote the program among the student body.

Is it for me?

The NLEP is valuable to all new graduates, whether they are newly employed or will be seeking and obtaining employment during the program year. Today, most lawyers can be expected to change jobs several times over the course of a career. Even young lawyers with jobs in large organizations will find that the NLEP provides valuable guidance beyond that which is available at work. Special attention is paid to the needs of new lawyers who have not yet found their first position. Participation is useful to new lawyers’ overall career development, and also signals to potential employers and clients that the participant has gained skills and experience necessary for a successful practice.

See what our alumni think about the NLEP here.

Application Form for NLEP Plus


Questions About the NLEP

Please contact Martha Harris, Director of Professional Development and Committee Engagement, New York City Bar Association, 212-382-6607,