I. GETTING STARTED
Becoming a Judge - An Overview
September 19, 2015 - AABANY Fall Conference
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton - One Liberty Plaza, New York, NY
Judges from various state and federal courts will discuss what they do and how they got to the bench. The panel discussion will be followed immediately by an opportunity for attendees to speak one-on-one with judges. Attorneys from all stages of their careers, including those just starting out, are welcome.
II. THE WRITTEN APPLICATION:
Judicial Application Writing Workshop
Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 6-8 pm
Seyfarth Shaw – 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY
This workshop will provide hands-on advice on how to present yourself and your accomplishments most successfully. Examples of judicial application forms will be provided in advance and participants are encouraged to begin filling them out. During the workshop, you will learn about common mistakes candidates make, and how to avoid them. How do you choose your best cases, references, and attributes? How do you write the essay or cover letter? How do you handle shortcomings?
III. THE INTERVIEW:
Preparing for the Panel Interview
February 2016 - Date and Location to be announced
You’ve been selected for an interview. Now what? Learn how to prepare for the interview before a selection panel. Who will be interviewing you? What will they be looking for? What are some common questions? What should you not do? Participate in mock interview sessions in this highly interactive program.
Why you need them, how to get them and how can they be effective?
May 2016 - Date and Location to be announced