Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession

In July 2012, New York City Bar Association President Carey R. Dunne announced the formation of the Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession to address the challenges facing law school graduates and young lawyers in a difficult market, and to examine how law schools and law firms can best develop new lawyers and adapt to the changing needs of employers and clients in the global economy. Task Force membership included leaders of law schools, firms, corporations, government agencies, legal services organizations, and career services and recruiting professionals.

In the fall of 2013 after a year of thoughtful deliberations, the Task Force issued a comprehensive report along with recommendations, Developing Legal Careers and Delivering Justice in the 21st Century Following the release of the report the Task Force oversaw the implementation of each of the report’s recommendations before concluding its work. The Task Force is now discharged.