In-Person Program

Pathways to Practice

Practical career guidance for transitioning from law school to law practice

2130363P01
Friday, 4/12/2013, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
3 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits

Product Description

Why attend?

These remain uncertain times for lawyers, especially if you are just coming out of law school and looking for a job. MCLE is committed to helping you succeed. To help you navigate the current market and maximize your potential as you embark on your career, MCLE is offering our 3rd Annual FREE program, Pathways to Practice. If you are unsure of your path to a legal career and the next steps you should take, this is a program you should not miss.

Designed especially for third year law students and recent graduates, Pathways to Practice outlines the opportunities that will help you get your legal career started in the face of tough economic times and limited employment prospects. This half-day program is full of information that you can use to identify opportunities that could make the difference between a rocky post-law school experience and a smooth transition from school to career.

MCLE has assembled a panel of expert practitioners to offer practical advice and concrete suggestions for new lawyers just starting out. From contract work to part-time opportunities to working with CPCS or gaining valuable experience through volunteer opportunities, there is something for everyone. Also joining the panel are two recent law school graduates who have found fulfillment in difficult economic times. Their stories are inspirational and they are living proof that there are pathways to success out there if you persevere.

Cosponsors

Boston College Law School, Boston University School of Law, Harvard Law School, Massachusetts School of Law, New England Law/Boston, Northeastern University School of Law, Suffolk University Law School, University of Massachusetts School of Law/Dartmouth, and Western New England University School of Law

Agenda and written materials

  • The Community of Lawyers: Transitional Programs and Opportunities
  • Practical Advice for Supporting Yourself
  • How to Get Contract Work
  • Part-Time Opportunities
  • Access to Justice
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS)
  • Practical Advice from a Solo Practitioner
  • Two Success Stories
  • "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

Table of Contents

Chair

Edward Notis-McConarty, Esq., Hemenway & Barnes LLP, Boston

Faculty

Joanna George Allison, Esq., Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP), Boston
Steven M. Ayr, Esq., The Law Office of Steven M. Ayr, Boston
Catherine F. Downing, Esq., Law Offices of Catherine F. Downing & Associates, Boston
Hon. Ralph D. Gants, Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
Patricia A. Hennessy, Esq., Hennessy Consulting Group, Boston
Shennan A. Kavanagh, Esq., Klein Kavanagh Costello LLP , Boston
Marsha V. Kazarosian, Esq., Kazarosian Costello & O'Donnell LLP, Lowell
Donald R. Lassman, Esq., Law Office of Donald R. Lassman, Needham

Speaker(s)

Fees

  • TO REGISTER: This is a FREE program, but you are strongly encouraged to register in advance to reserve your seat and to receive electronic access to program materials.
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