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NYCB: Alternative Careers for Lawyers: Spotlight on “JD Advantage” Roles
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NYCB: Alternative Careers for Lawyers: Spotlight on “JD Advantage” Roles


When: 10/13/2016
Where: New York City Bar
42 West 44th Street
New York, New York  10036
United States
New York City Bar

Phone: (212) 382-6665

Alternative Careers for Lawyers: Spotlight on “JD Advantage” Roles in Diversity and Higher Education

Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 pm; Networking: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 pm

Program Fee: $10 Law Student Members | $20 Members | $30 Non-Members

Join the Committee on Minorities in the Profession as it shines a light on alternative careers for lawyers in the often overlooked, yet dynamic and rewarding fields of diversity and higher education. This event will focus on exploring roles for lawyers in these fields and tips for recent graduates and established lawyers seeking to transition to alternative careers in these fields. A networking session led by lawyers in diversity and higher education will follow.

Lawyers have always sought out alternative careers beyond the confines of the practice of the law to promote the common good by drawing upon their legal skills and experience. Contrary to the notion that a legal education is declining in value and utility, contributions from attorneys are highly valued by employers as they continue to recruit for “JD advantage” or “JD preferred” positions. It is critical for today’s recent graduates and experienced practitioners to adapt to the changing landscape of the legal industry by recognizing the value of their legal knowledge, skills, and experience across a wide spectrum of industries and settings.

Paula Edgar, Diversity Coach, Consultant, and Principal, PGE, LLC

Marjory Fisher, Associate Vice President & Title IX Coordinator, Columbia University

Francisco Pardo, Associate Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Columbia University

Melissa Rooker, Executive Director of Equity, Office for Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College

Renauld Clarke, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Sponsoring Association Committee: 
Committee on Minorities in the Profession, Rakhi Bahadkar-Rajpaul, Chair
Compliance Committee, Michael McMaster, Chair
Career Advancement and Management Committee, Aisha L. Joseph, Chair


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