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Program on Building a Legal Career Offered at Rutgers Law School - Camden

For immediate release: Feb.23, 2010
For further information contact:
Winnie Comfort or Tammy Kendig

Appellate Division Judge Francine I. Axelrad will moderate a panel of attorneys and career counselors who will discuss ways that new attorneys and attorneys looking for work might build their careers during the current difficult economic market. 

Hosted by Rutgers School of Law-Camden, the program is being presented by the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts. 

“Shine Your Light:  How to Make Yourself Visible in Today’s Legal Market” will be held on Wednesday, March 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 106 at the Law School, 217 N. Fifth St., Camden. 

The program is aimed at helping new attorneys who are concerned about finding work in today’s legal market, as well as attorneys who have either lost their jobs or are interested in exploring other options for their legal careers.  The panelists will share their personal experiences and their professional suggestions for how attorneys might find rewarding work in difficult times.

“Some attorneys will look at this difficult job market and despair of finding meaningful work.  Others see an opportunity to gain experience or perhaps explore alternative legal career options,” said Judge Axelrad.  “We have a very interesting collection of panelists who have taken several different routes to building a successful career. I will be asking them to share their ideas on how to build a book of business, how to market one’s self to potential employers, and how to forge a path that perhaps had not before been considered.” 

Panelists will include several members of the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts:  Frances V. Bouchoux, dean of academic and student services at Rutgers School of Law – Newark; Newark Municipal Court Judge Roslyn Holmes Grant; Retired Superior Court Judge John J. Harper; and attorney Sapana Shah.  Attorney Amy Williams and Marianne Trost, a career coach for attorneys and law firms, also will be panelists. 

The event is free and open to the public. To register, go to camlaw.rutgers.edu/webapps/rsvp/

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