On Ramp to the Profession 2023

Law school teaches a great deal about substantive knowledge and technical skills that help us succeed in our profession. However, there are a range of additional competences that new lawyers must learn (and more experienced lawyers must continue to develop) to be successful.

This panel of leading legal professionals shared advice about topics such as time management and organizational efficiency, pro-activity, habits, mindset, communication skills, relationship building, and the service-based nature of our profession.

These tips will help you develop a strong and sustainable professional persona that will serve as a foundation for your success.

Moderator: Toni Jaeger-Fine, Assistant Dean of International and Non-J.D. Programs at Fordham Law School

Javier El-Hage, Chief Legal and Policy Officer, Human Rights Foundation
Nancy Morisseau, Senior Counsel, National Grid; Immediate Past President, Federal Bar Association SDNY Chapter
Anthony Badaracco, Dorsey & Whitney LLP Honorable
Elizabeth S. Stong, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York
Jennifer H. Wu, Groombridge, Wu, Baughman & Stone LLP