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How Agile Women General Counsel Navigate the Winds of Change

From trade wars to #fakenews to global pandemics to cybersecurity breaches—economic, political and social changes have upended business as usual.  A general counsel’s ability to navigate and manage in these turbulent times is critical to the viability of her organization. This panel discussion with leading women GCs and Chief Compliance Officers will explore the GC and CCO roles in managing risk while adapting to the pace of change.  We will hear how successful women lawyers at the forefront of their organizations navigate the winds of change.Monday, June 1st, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Program Fee: Free for New York…

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How Men in the C-Suite Can Be Allies to Women General Counsel & the teams they lead

Please join us at the NYC Bar on June 8th for our annual general counsel signature event entitled: Strategic Alliances: How Men in the C-Suite Can Be Allies to Women General Counsel and the Teams They Lead Advance registration is required and law students get a discount: http://bit.ly/2pXg6vX  Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street, NY NY 10036 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Pre-panel reception and networking 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - General Counsel panel 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Post-panel reception and continuing networking Program…

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NYC Bar presents the Center for Women in Law Institute (yes, you CAN wear high heels to boot camp!)

The New York City Bar Committee on Women in the Legal Profession is producing a leadership institute on Friday, March 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the NYC Bar at 42 West 44th Street, NYC, to be presented by the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas. This is the second time it will presented in NYC and we want to connect to all local area students so that 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs, judicial clerks and recent grads (not yet admitted) can attend. Here is a video which explains it best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbvvLyrpK60&feature=youtu.be The short link to register for the program is…

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Fashion law, IP law and more hot topics on July 20th from noon to 5 p.m. SPECIAL STUDENT RATES!

http://bit.ly/29gNPbW is the link to register for the event which takes place at the Princeton Club in NYC and is sponsored by the NY Intellectual Property Association. See more http://www.nyipla.org/ AGENDA 12:00 - 12:45 Registration and Lunch 12:45 - 1:00 Welcome Remarks 1:00 - 1:30       Keynote Address - State of the Union in Fashion Law Professor Barbara Kolsun, Adjunct Professor of Fashion Law at Cardozo and Co-Director of Cardozo’s FAME program (Fashion, Art, Media and Entertainment) 1:30 - 2:00 Evidentiary Considerations for Evaluating “Disparaging Marks” Under  Section 2(a) Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Partner,  Pryor Cashman LLP Scott Greenberg, Senior Counsel, Locke Lord…

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Virtual Reality law clinic on July 12th from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

A colleague on my NYC Bar Committee on Women in the Legal Profession shared this event with me, please share with your networks if you are interested in learning about this HOT TOPIC. Note that privacy is one of the most-sought after skills for lawyers these days. Why not join? Event Description VR Law Clinic A Workshop Addressing the Legal Questions of Innovators and Entrepreneurs Working with Virtual Reality Technologies    Are you in the process of (or considering) developing a virtual reality-related technology, or starting up a company to commercialize it? Have you considered all of the practical legal…

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What I Wish I Had Known As a Young Lawyer (June 21st)

Please join us Tuesday, June 21st at the New York City Bar for a morning wake up call as to pitfalls to avoid.  Register here: http://bit.ly/1UgsbcZ What I Wish I Had Known As A Young Lawyer Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | 8:30 - 10:00 am (breakfast and networking starts at 8) Program Fee: $5 Student members | $ 15 members | $ 30 non-members Sponsored by the Committee on Women in the Profession, Lori Pines, Chair Bernadette Beekman and Carol Frohlinger, Co-Chairs, Subcommittee on Business & Leadership Program Producers: Stephanna Szotkowski and Sabrina He Description: The panel discussion will be predominantly geared…

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Being a Lawyer is Being in Sales: You need to start networking as a 1L

“You need to start [networking] the day you start law school.” – Nazleen Jiwani, director of the career resources center at South Texas, in an article titled, "A Glut of Lawyers Dims Job Prospects For Many." Sound familiar? You’ve probably read some such article, with a similar title, about the legal job market at least once a month for the past 2-3 years if I had to guess. It’s the ol’ reliable in the legal press. Can’t think of anything else to write about? Talk about how crappy job prospects are for new law school graduates (pot meet kettle). Sometimes…

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Great article: What Being A Lawyer Means To Jean Lee, Newly Appointed MCCA President & CEO

http://bit.ly/1UoHi1X is the quick link to the article by Renwei Chung. “School of hard knocks, I’m a grad / And that all-blue Yankee is my graduation cap.” – Jay-Z This month, the Board of Directors of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) announced the appointment of Jean Leeas the association’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Lee currently serves as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Lee will officially take office in mid-March. She will be the first Asian American to head the MCCA. Last week, I had the opportunity to catch up with Jean Lee and she was…

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Money: why smart women lawyers start thinking about money as they start their careers!

When you graduate with a lot of debt yet want to buy your first home, and want to get married and want to educate your kids and want to retire in an exotic location while carrying on that fabulous Prada bag to your first class airline seat....it may seem a bit overwhelming and even impossible. You can't have everything you want when you want it, but you can have many things, if you plan for them from a financial perspective! It is possible to achieve you dreams, you have to plan and act! So, invest a few dollars in yourself…

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NYC Bar presents the Center for Women in Law Institute (yes, you CAN wear high heels to boot camp!)

The New York City Bar Committee on Women in the Legal Profession is producing a leadership institute to be presented in New York by the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas. This is the first time it is to be presented in NYC and we want to connect to all local area students so that 2Ls, 3Ls, judicial clerks and recent grads (not yet admitted) can attend. Here is a video which explains it best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbvvLyrpK60&feature=youtu.be The short link to register for the program is here: http://bit.ly/1nyxBdS It's going to take place over 8 hours: three 1-hour presentations by experts on communication, self-promotion and networking, then…

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