Attorneys will find themselves in a
period of transition at one or more points in their career, whether that period
is due to their initial entry into the legal profession, their exiting the
profession upon retirement, for brief or extended maternity, paternity or
family leave, in order to pursue an alternative career opportunity or upon
making a shift in the focus or path of their career. Attorneys face many challenges
and uncertainties when returning to the workforce after an absence as well as
while making a career move, change or transition. The Committee on Lawyers in
Transition develops initiatives to help these attorneys identify and pursue
possible and desired opportunities, to enable lawyers to remain connected to
other lawyers and the profession before and during a career interruption while
laying the groundwork for future re-entry and to arm them with the skills needed
both during and following a transition.
The Committee on Lawyers in Transition
establishes programs and resources geared toward providing career and job
services, presenting networking and mentoring opportunities, helping to
establish and foster partnership and collaboration among attorneys, fostering
practical skills and offering needed training. The Committee also collaborates
with sections and other committees of the New York State Bar Association to supplement and
enhance the benefits, programs and services offered.
Access the New York State Bar Association Committee on Lawyers in Transition career development videos and informational programs here.
Erin K. Flynn, Esq.
Chair, Committee on Lawyers in Transition
The Committee on Lawyers in Transition has over 50 videos and informational programs available online.
Access free videos on career transition topics here.
Career Resources for Lawyers in Transition
Visit the NYSBA Career Center to view job postings and resume tips/advice.
Office of the Attorney General - NYS
National Association of Attorneys General
New York City Law Department
Manhattan District Attorney
District Attorneys Association of the State of New York
Federal Job Postings
Academic Employment Opportunities (PDF)
Non-Profit/Public Interest Job Listings
Opening Your Own Practice
Get advice on starting a practice in New York.
Opening Your Own Practice
Solo and Small Firm Resource Center - A Guide to Opening Your Own
Law Practice Management
Building Practice Skills/Transitioning Back into Practice
Retirement/Senior Lawyers Section
Advice on retiring or selling your practice
Departing a Law Firm
Selling Your Practice
Senior Lawyers Section
Lawyers in Transition Committee Resources
Collected writings of committee members on
topics of interest to attorneys seeking work, changing careers, pursuing flex
time arrangements and more.