Date: Tuesday, July 26th 2:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Weil, 42 West 44th Street Between 5th & 6th Avenues
Come and learn how to present yourself at an interview in the most effective and successful manner. This workshop is designed to help law students of color prepare for the fall recruiting season by identifying key factors legal employers look and listen for during interviews for positions as summer associates, interns and clerks. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in two mock interviews and receive critical feedback from practicing attorneys on their interviewing skills.
Event Timeline: 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Student Check-In 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Hiring and Interviewing Skills Panel 4:30 pm – 5:10 pm
Student Interview #1 5:15 pm – 5:55 pm
Student Interview #2 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Students please review the FAQ document link
1. Students must arrive promptly at 2:45 pm in business attire.
2. Students are required to RSVP, and interview matches are assigned in advance on a rolling basis.
3. Students must attend the entire hiring/interviewing skills panel to participate in the interviews.
4. Each student should bring several copies of his/her resume and transcript to the workshop.
Register today and invite your fellow colleagues/classmates.
Event registration will end on Wednesday, July 20th.
PALS is pleased to announce the launch of its first Young Leadership Board (YLB), designed to provide early career attorneys with an opportunity to serve PALS in a meaningful role, develop their leadership skills and increase their civic involvement.
This inaugural class of YLB members will collaborate with the PALS Board of Directors and PALS Executive Director to assist in the planning of PALS’ strategic development and support the programming, fundraising, mentoring, branding and advocacy efforts of PALS.
PALS is looking for excited and committed attorneys who believe in the PALS mission and are willing to devote their time and resources to further develop the PALS program. In return, PALS will provide each YLB member ongoing board training, significant networking opportunities and preparation for future non-profit board service.
To learn more about this amazing opportunity please visit PALS’ SITE for the full description and application.
The application period is NOW OPEN and concludes on Sunday, August 21, 2016. Applications will be reviewed and decided on a rolling basis, attorneys are encouraged to apply early.
Should you have any questions regarding the PALS Young Leadership Board, please email the Executive Director of PALS, Paula Brown Donaldson, Esq. at [email protected].
PALS MENTORING PROGRAM
The second enrollment period for the PALS Mentoring Program is now OPEN and will close on Sunday, March 6, 2016.
1. Students must currently attend one of the thirteen New York City metropolitan area law schools, that PALS serves:
- Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
- Brooklyn Law School
- Columbia University School of Law
- CUNY School of Law
- Fordham University School of Law
- Hofstra University School of Law
- New York Law School
- New York University School of Law
- Pace University School of Law
- Rutgers University School of Law (Newark)
- Seton Hall University School of Law
- St. John’s University School of Law and
- Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
2. Students must be a 1L or 2L Law Student of Color:
- However, we would like to continue to encourage 3rd year law students to attend PALS panels, workshops and networking receptions to also meet attorneys and develop mentoring relationships.
3. Students must submit a brief essay of 250-500 words addressing the following topic:
- As a law student of color what do you hope to gain by participating in the PALS Mentoring Program and the PALS Community? Please explain why it is important for you to pay this forward when you become a practicing attorney.
Only students meeting all of the above requirements will be matched with a mentor.
Completed mentee applications will be matched with mentors in the order in which they are received after the conclusion of the open enrollment period.
Students matched through the program will be required to review the PALS Mentoring Manual and sign a participation agreement with their mentor.
If you have any questions or concerns about the PALS Mentoring Program, please contact PALS at [email protected].
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Chadbourne & Parke LLP, 1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
This networking reception will provide students and lawyers, presently participating in the PALS Mentoring Program, an opportunity to meet.
We also encourage all New York City area law students of color and attorneys interested in future participation to come and learn about PALS and our Mentoring Program.
A New Open Enrollment Period Will Commence
on Friday, February 5th!
Mentoring relationships are rewarding to both parties and are essential in the professional world. We encourage all attorneys to share their own experiences on the giving and receiving end of mentoring relationships.
Please spread the word about this reception to attorneys who may be interested in volunteering as a mentor to a law student of color. We continue to have a tremendous demand from students interested in obtaining a mentor.
REGISTER HERE and invite your fellow colleagues/classmates. Deadline to register is Monday, February 1st.
PALS FALL 2015 KICK-OFF RECEPTION
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sullivan & Cromwell
125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
(Between Water St. & South St.)
The Fall Kick-Off Reception is designed to assist all law students and junior attorneys of color with developing a network of attorneys committed to diversity and inclusion.
STUDENTS & JUNIOR ATTORNEYS
Please join us to learn more about the:
Law Student Mentoring Program
New Summer Fellowship Opportunities
Career Panels & Networking Events
Exam Preparation Workshops
Supplemental Bar Review Course
Professional Skills Development Workshops
Retreat For New Associates of Color
Community of Practicing Attorneys Dedicated to Your Success!
Please join us to meet our students and junior attorneys, catch-up with old friends, and learn more about the PALS Mentoring Program
PALS Mission Statement:
PALS is dedicated to enhancing the skills and careers of minority law students and early career attorneys. PALS does this by offering customized mentoring, educational and professional development opportunities. PALS provides resources to augment the law school and employer training of, respectively, minority law students and beginning lawyers, and will continue to offer its services free of charge.
PALS is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization
Providing Mentoring, Career and Skills Development for Minorities
in the Legal Profession Since 1984
Insights Into Career Opportunities at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Beyond
When: July 6, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP (767 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10153)
This panel will provide insight on opportunities for internships, externships, and employment as an Assistant United States Attorney. The specific requirements and the recruitment and selection process of AUSA’s will be highlighted. Additionally, this panel will explore the skills gained and the benefits of practicing as a Federal Prosecutor.
- Alvin Bragg, Executive Deputy Attorney General for Social Justice at the New York Attorney General’s Office
- The Honorable Vernon S. Broderick, United States District Court Judge at the Southern District of New York
- The Honorable Margo K. Brodie, United States District Court Judge at the Eastern District of New York
- The Honorable Pamela K. Chen, United States District Court Judge at the Eastern District of New York
- Natalie Lamarque, Chief of Staff to the General Counsel, at the New York Life Insurance Company
- Jessica Ortiz, Assistant United States Attorney at the Southern District of New York
Please Click Here to RSVP
Registration ends on July 3, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 20156:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
250 West 55th Street New York, NY 10019-9710
Do you know the accepted Best Practices for legal professionals on how to use your social media profiles (LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook) to:
- Establish or upgrade your professional brand;
- Find employment; and
- Advance your profile in your practice area and your professional goals?
If you are interested in attending a highly engaging event that will answer these questions please attend this workshop. Attendees are asked to bring cell phones, tablets and laptops, as Tweets and Posts are encouraged.
- Attendees will learn how to:
- Stay clear of the potential pitfalls of social media;
- Utilize social media to research practice areas and stay connected to relevant organizations and professionals in their field;
- Effectively develop their online presence by understanding best practices; and
- Utilize specific tips and tricks for using social media without becoming overwhelmed.
Our Presenter: Paula T. Edgar, Esq.
Paula Edgar is the Principal of PGE, LLC a boutique coaching, speaking and consulting firm. The firm provides innovative and strategic solutions on career management, executive/leadership development, organizational diversity efforts, intercultural competence initiatives, networking and social media strategy.
Please Click Here to RSVP
Registration ends on June 12, 2015
PALS would like to match you, a practicing attorney, with a recent law school graduate of color for The PALS Summer BAR Preparation Mentoring Program, where you will simply serve as a supportive resource during this intense study period prior to the exam.
Please join us and commit 1 hour per week, for 8 weeks, to help positively guide a law graduate with time management techniques, work-life balance advice, and best practices for successfully passing the Bar. Be a reassuring advocate to build his or her confidence level while explaining the necessary commitment to this intense uninterrupted study period.
This year, the New York State Summer BAR Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28th and Wednesday, July 29th.
PALS Mission StatementPALS is dedicated to enhancing the skills and careers of minority law students and early career attorneys. PALS does this by offering customized mentoring, educational and professional development opportunities. PALS provides resources to augment the law school and employer training of, respectively, minority law students and beginning lawyers, and will continue to offer its services free of charge.
PALS is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization
Providing Mentoring, Career and Skills Development for Minorities in the Legal Profession Since 1984