Letter from the President of the New York County Lawyers’ Association

2012-02-17 13:52

To The Readers of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:

Journalist and founder of Forbes magazine, B.C. Forbes, once said, “Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing.” It is true that it takes an enormous amount of time and effort for one to shape his or her career, and that over time, one’s career takes a unique shape because of experiences obtained. As a leading bar association, the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) is here to help the New York legal community do just that.

We are devoted to enhancing the careers of our members by providing various educational and networking opportunities, including our Career Center, which offers job listings through legalstaff.com, where members and non-members can search job listings and post resumes at no cost.

Meanwhile, consider joining one of the various NYCLA committees and task forces to help enhance your marketability and add value to your resume. Through NYCLA’s open committee system, you will have the opportunity to connect with other NYCLA members, including experienced attorneys, who can provide valuable mentoring opportunities. You also will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge issues of public policy through committee reports and projects.

For those interested in virtual networking, our LinkedIn group, open to members and nonmembers, is a great virtual way of networking when time doesn’t permit you to network in person. Join and participate in our discussions related to the legal field, view job postings, and meet others in the field. You can also tap into NYCLA to stay up to date on your CLE credits and take advantage of a wide range of seminars and webinars.

If you are not already an NYCLA member, I encourage you to join our network of more than 9,000 attorneys, judges, academics and law school students and take advantage of our wide array of membership benefits, including our many committees and sections, CLE courses, publications, mentor and pro bono programs, members-only networking and career-focused events, member directory, Career Center, and more. Visit nycla.org or call 212-267-6646 to join.


Stewart D. Aaron