Monday, January 11, 2010

NY State Bar Association Career Development Conference - January 25, 2010

On Monday, January 25, 2010, the New York State Bar Association will hold their Fourth Annual Career Development Conference "Navigating the New Economy: Career Strategies for Lawyers." This free conference will be held at the New York Hilton (Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 518-487-5596) from 1-4 p.m. Pre-registration is required. You must register by January 20, 2010 at

(Please note: This program does not carry MCLE credit)

Join leading career and psychology experts as they discuss how to stay positive and focused on a job search in the current economy. An interactive and lively Q & A session is anticipated!

The program is sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee and the Committee on Lawyers in Transition.


Rachel J. Littman, Assistant Dean for Career Development and External Relations Pace Law School


Lauren J. Wachtler, Esq., Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP; Chair, NYSBA Committee on Lawyers in Transition

Dr. Leslie Seppinni, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Dr. Leslie’s “Excuse Free Living” philosophy focuses on “The 4 C’s: Curiosity, Conviction, Courage and Commitment” (

Kelly Hoey, President, 85 Broads (

Bruce Blackwell, President, Career Strategies International, Inc. (

Elena F. Kaspi, JD, MSW, CMC, President and Founder of LawScope Coaching, LLC (

There will be a free networking reception following the program from 4-6 p.m. entitled "Social Networking 101: Getting the Most from NYSBA's Social Networking Tools." Come network with the panel and meet NYSBA’s social media manager and web site editor Barbara Beauchamp. Learn how to make the most out of NYSBA’s social networking tools:

- NYSBA on Facebook
- Following NYSBA on Twitter
- NYSBA LinkedIN groups

Register online by January 20, 2010 at

For more information, contact:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Nassau County Bar Association Bridge the Gap Program - January 23 & 24

The Nassau Academy of Law presents "Bridge The Gap: From Classroom Theory…to the Practice of Law"

Saturday & Sunday, January 23 & 24, 2010 at the Nassau County Bar Association, 15 & West Streets, Mineola, NY 11501

Tuition (includes 16 MCLE credits: 3 ethics, 6 skills, 7 professional practice; breakfast and lunch)

  • Recent law school graduates, attorneys admitted less than 2 years, law student: $245
  • NCBA members admitted over 2 years: $375
  • Non-members admitted over 2 years: $485
  • Single sessions are available - please inquire

To see the full program schedule and to register, please click here. For additional information, call (516) 747-4464 or e-mail

Monday, January 4, 2010

Andrea Callan '07 Named January Alum of the Month

Touro Law Center's Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications is proud to announce that Andrea Callan ’07 has been selected as the alum of the month for January 2010.

Andrea Callan is currently an attorney and director of the Suffolk County Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union. In her work with the NYCLU, she focuses on immigration, students’ rights, privacy and security, LGBT rights, racial justice, reproductive rights, and police conduct.

Andrea is the recipient of several awards including “Best Honors Dissertation” for her research and paper titled “The Faces of the Races: A Study of the Changing Images of African-Americans surrounding the Civil Rights Movement;” the Touro Law Center “Service to the Bar Award” for her work promoting American Bar Association programs in law schools throughout New York State; and the Touro Law Center award for “Exceptional Service to the Public & Community” for her service as an executive board member and legal volunteer for the Suffolk County Chapter of the NYCLU, and as president of the Touro Law NYCLU student group.

Andrea continues to participate in programs for students at Touro Law Center and has been a guest speaker for the Public Interest Law Organization of Touro (PILOT).

To read Andrea's full bio, please click here. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Andrea Callan.