Young Lawyers Resources

About The Special Committee on Young Lawyers 

The Special Committe on Young Lawyers Task Force is one of the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ (SEER) cross practice committees. Young lawyers are encouraged to use the Committee as a place to meet other Section members, as an opportunity to become more involved in the Section, and as a way to learn about opportunities within the Section and within environmental, energy and natural resources law.

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Career Development

Conference Call: Science as a Second Language: Talking Science Without a Science Degree

Are you haunted by your humanities degree? Is your fine arts degree mocking you as you try to prepare expert witnesses? How about that expert witness? Or opposing counsel? When are THEY going to call your bluff? DON'T PANIC! Our panelists have learned that a science degree is not a prerequisite for a successful environmental law practice! In fact, they understand that a science vocabulary is easily learned.

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Conference Call: How To Wait For Your Bar Results Without Really Trying

This entertaining and enlightening program reminds you that life will be worth living after the bar and after you get your bar results.  Practicing attorneys of various levels of experience will provide tips on how to successfully return to the real world after the bar, thoughts on how to hunt for jobs while waiting for bar results, and strategies for life post-bar results.  Whether you are recent law school grad with or without a job, or a practicing attorney who is taking a second bar exam, these tips from attorneys will help you through the next three months and beyond.

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Hear from speakers Paul Sullivan and Tamar Cerafici as they discuss their experiences while waiting for their bar exam results.

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Conference Call: So You're Not In The Top 10% Of Your Class, That’s Not A Prerequisite For Success!

Starting a successful legal career isn't all about being at the top of your class. This live teleconference will explore ways to market yourself to potential employers beyond the grades that you received in law school.  Learn how our panelists got the jobs they wanted by highlighting the unique and unusual experiences they had before and during law school and by being creative in how they portrayed themselves in the job market.  You will also learn strategies on how to create a resume that works for you.

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Conference Call: So You’ve Landed Your Dream Job, What’s Next? What to Expect During Your First Few Years of Environmental Practice

Listen to speakers Jessica Scott and Andrea Warren to get an insight on what to expect during the first few years of practice. What does an average day look like? What types of issues can you expect to encounter? Learn what it will take to manage your time effectively, gain credibility with your colleagues and position yourself for long-term success.

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Conference Call: From the Ground Up - Or Six Feet Under?  What You'll Need to Know About Starting an Environmental Law Practice

Listen to speakers, Natara Feller and Cari Rincker, to gather tips and ideas on how to develop a niche practice area, market on a limited budget, and manage your time effectively in order to run efficiently.

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Environmental Career Paths for Young Lawyers and Law Students

Careers in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law
In this free podcast, four lawyers with varied backgrounds in the fields of environmental, energy and natural resources law provided practical guidance on various career options, advice for achieving certain career goals, and overviews of their day-to-day practices.

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Speed Networking at Conferences

You’ve probably heard of “Speed Dating,” but what about “Speed Networking?” Young lawyers and law student attendees meet one-on-one with several seasoned environmental, energy, and resources law practitioners over the course of an hour. This is the place to network and seek general advice from your colleagues and potential mentors and to discuss Section activities and initiatives that may be of interest. Everyone is welcome to these events at our conferences. To participate in this event as a “guide,” law student, or young lawyer, please indicate your interest when registering. If you have any questions, please contact Romeo Talento at Romeo.Talento@americanbar.org.

 

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