Committee on Lawyers in Transition

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.

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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.

Government Jobs
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
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 Practice

Law Practice Management Resources

Building Practice Skills/Transitioning Back into Practice
CLE Programs

NYSBA Publications

Pro Bono Resources

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.