On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the Office of Academic Planning and Career Development of New York Law School and the AABANY Real Estate and Solo and Small Firm Practice Committees presented a Career Panel entitled: “Strategies to Start or Advance Your Legal Career” The Panel was moderated by Margaret Ling, NYLS Class 1983, and Co-Chair of AABANY Real Estate and Asia Practice Committees and Counsel at New York Title Services. The Panel also included  Cary Chan, NYLS Class 2011 and Co-Chair of AABANY Real Estate and Solo and Small Firm Practice Committees, Associate at Cohen and Frankel LLP;  Anthony K.C.. Fong, NYLS Class 2013 and General Counsel of Broadway Stages, Ltd., and Joseph K. Chung, NYLS Class 2016 and Associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.  

The panelists, all successful NYLS alumni, provided a comprehensive overview of networking and job searching that was
applicable to all members of the audience, among whom were several LL.M. students, fresh graduates of law school, and 1Ls. Topics ranged from the
broader subjects of internships and when to start searching for one during law
school, to the less discussed subjects of reading interviewer body language and
the arduous process of changing jobs. 

One of the key highlights of the event
was its intimacy and openness, as audience members were encouraged to ask about
anything that came to mind. After the panel came the chance for audience
members to mingle amongst themselves as well as with the panelists. Many thanks
to the Real Estate and Solo and Small Firm Practice Committees for organizing this event, to
our panelists for sharing their valuable insights and perspectives, and to New
York Law School for hosting.

(In the bottom photo are Irina Gomelskaya , NYLS Senior Director of Employer and Alumni Relations; Margaret Ling; Anthony Fong, Cary Chan, and Joseph Chung.)