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New York City Bar and Help Job-Seeking Lawyers “Get Back in the Game”



Eric Friedman
(212) 382-6754
Christina Bruno
(212) 382-6656


New York City Bar and
Help Job-Seeking Lawyers “Get Back in the Game”

Affected by the current financial crisis, many lawyers are finding themselves looking for employment. This day-long program—“Getting Back in the Game: How to Restart Your Career in a Down Economy”— is designed to assist job-seeking attorneys in learning how best to market themselves whether they are looking to go to a firm, start their own practice or are considering an alternative legal career.

When: Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44 th Street

9:45 AM— Welcome by PATRICIA M. HYNES , President, New York City Bar

10:00 AM —Breaking Back into a Large Law Firm: How to Make Your Way Back into a Top Law Firm

BRIAN DALTON , Senior Law Editor,

DAVID LAT , Founding Editor,; T.J. DUANE, Principal, Lateral Link; HELEN LONG, Director of Recruiting, Ropes & Gray LLP; JOHN J. CANNON III, Hiring Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP

 11:30 AM —Casting a Wider Net: The Rise of the Small to Mid-Sized Law Firm

ALLA ROYTBERG , Solo Practitioner; Director, City Bar Small Law Firm Center

PAUL LIPPE , CEO, Legal On-Ramp; CORIN LINDSLEY, Managing Director, Major Lindsey & Africa; RON GEFFNER, Sadis & Goldberg

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch

 1:45 PM —Alternative Legal Careers: Exploring the Range of Options With Your JD

MAUREEN REID , Maureen M. Reid, LLC

TANYA GILL , DLA Piper; HILLARY MANTIS, Career Coach, Author, Alternative Careers for Lawyers and Jobs For Lawyers: Effective Techniques for Getting Hired in Today’s Legal Marketplace; LISA SOLOMON, Founder, Legal Research & Writing Pro and Lisa Solomon, Esq. Legal Research & Writing; CAROLINE CENIZA-LEVINE, Career Advice Columnist and Partner of

3:15 PM —Start Up LLP: Creating Your Own Law Firm

OLIVERA MEDENICA , Chair, Small Law Firms Committee

JEREMY SALAND , Crotty & Saland; CAROLYN ELEFANT, Author, Solo By Choice,; ALLA ROYTBERG, Solo Practitioner; Director, City Bar Small Law Firm Center

This program is co-sponsored by Vault. Registration is necessary. The fee, which includes lunch, is $30 for members, $50 for non-members. Please register online at

About the Association
The New York City Bar Association ( was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.

About is a comprehensive resource for career management and job search information, including insider intelligence on salaries, hiring practices and company cultures. Founded in 1996, Vault features thousands of profiles on occupations, industries, companies and universities, as well as career-related articles, videos, blogs and research tools.  Each year, the company issues the best-selling Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms.

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