2021 City Bar Summer Series

This annual series features three webinars where lawyers and law students can learn about critical practice areas in 2021. Each webinar will consist of a 45-minute panel presentation, followed by group discussions led by our panelists, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and gain significant insight into these exciting practice areas. View the brochure.

This series is free to City Bar members, students and alumni of the sponsoring law schools, and $30 for non-members.

Careers in Commercial Real Estate

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The recent pandemic has changed the real estate practice landscape.  The effects are felt by landlords and tenants as new rules are put in place on the use of the courts for enforcement, lease agreements are re-negotiated to defer or reduce rent payments, and the obligations of guarantors are relieved by local law (and the subject of current federal litigation). Join our panel as they discuss recent developments and careers in commercial real estate law.

Careers in Family & Matrimonial Law

Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Attorneys in family and matrimonial law assist individuals with a wide array of issues from divorce and ancillary financial issues, child custody, child support, pre and postnuptial agreements, paternity, domestic violence issues, guardianship and more. Matrimonial and family law was one of the areas with the highest rate of growth this past year, as there was a significant rise in individuals interested in divorce and other family law related issues. Matrimonial and family law attorneys are both litigators and negotiators, but also often find themselves wearing the hat of counselor/therapist, as the clients are often times going through a very difficult and emotional time in their lives. This niche practice is often associated with small firm practice, but attorneys in this area also practice at large firms as well as non-profits. Join our panel as they discuss careers in matrimonial and family law.

Careers in Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Thursday, August 5, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Coronavirus pandemic has had devastating impacts on economies across the globe leading to an uptick in bankruptcy filings and restructurings from large corporations, small businesses, and individuals. As a result, the legal industry is likely to experience an increased demand for bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys.

Bankruptcy is a diverse practice area which touches upon many other areas of law in both litigation and transactional practice, making it accessible to attorneys with or without bankruptcy experience. Distinguished panelists will discuss their careers in bankruptcy and restructuring law and offer tips on how you too can break into the field.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Albany Law
Brooklyn Law School
Columbia Law
Drexel Law
Duke Law School
New York Law School
Pace School of Law
UPenn Law
Quinnipiac Law
Seton Hall
St Johns Law School