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  Winston Churchill once said “To improve is to change…”.  At New Directions, we are making a change and hopefully an improvement in our program. In the past few years, the second session of New Directions, which is offered in New York City, began in mid-July. Some of our prospective participants found the July start […]

We welcomed a group of twelve attorney-participants with varying professional interests and goals as they began their New Directions journeys on January 17, 2012.  With backgrounds in widely ranging practice areas and venues, this class — like the nine groups before them – will undertake a program curriculum that will sharpen their skills and re-vitalize their career planning efforts.  They will learn […]

Re-entry Career Planning

Last week I attended a panel program at the NYC Bar Association called “Starting Early: Your Career Plan”.  While the targeted audience primarily included attorneys with one to five years of experience, much of the advice given by speakers Bruce Blackwell, Hillary Mantis and Sheryl Odentz was invaluable for attorneys at all stages of their careers.  Re-entry attorneys, […]

 This time of year typically finds us picking apples or raking leaves as we anticipate Halloween and other autumn festivities; the unfortunate and bold arrival this weekend of a devastating nor’easter reminds us of our modest place in the cosmos.  While we may mourn the loss of a favorite tree or curse the inconveniences of […]

Last night, October 20, 2011, we were pleased to welcome a group of women and men to the first of two information sessions for our upcoming New Directions session. Also joining us were four New Directions graduates and a current participant, fresh from the third day of her externship with Westchester County Family Court!  There was a warm, […]

Back to Work Conference

On Tuesday, October 4, 2011, the New Directions team attended an iRelaunch Back to Work Conference at NYU’s Stern School of Business.  It was a gray and dreary day, but the northern views of the NYC skyline and the Washington Square Arch from the Rosenthal Pavilion were spectacular.  The room buzzed with the energy of over 220 enthusiastic relaunchers […]

Welcome to the New Directions for Attorneys blog!  Launched in May, 2007, New Directions is a Pace Law School program run in collaboration with the Westchester Women’s Bar Association.  New Directions is a 5 1/2  month re-entry program for attorneys returning to the practice of law or transitioning to alternative legal careers.  Now in our 5th year, New […]