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Thursday, Jul. 30, 2009
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Upcoming Lawyers in Transition Committee Luncheon Roundtables

Join us for an Authors' Panel; Job Search Strategies for the Experienced Practitioner; Career Reentry Primer

Authors' Panel Luncheon Roundtable

Course #: GPC09
Wednesday, May 6, noon-2 p.m. (lunch provided)
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

This roundtable will convene published authors from various genres, who will discuss their craft, the path to publication and how legal experience affected their writing and career paths. Authors include:

Michael Fredrickson is general counsel to the Board of Bar Overseers and president of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. He has published three crime novels, A Cinderella Affidavit, Witness for the Dead and A Defense for the Dead. He is currently working on his next novel, Kill All the Lawyers.
Elaine McArdle is co-author of The Migraine Brain, which was featured on NBC's "Today Show" and NPR's "Fresh Air." A former editor of Lawyers Weekly USA, McArdle writes for The Boston Globe, Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Magazine, Harvard Law Bulletin and other publications.

Lauren Willig is the New York Times bestselling author of the The Secret History of the Pink Carnation and its sequels, which follow the antics of spies during the Napoleonic Wars. She holds a graduate degree in history from Harvard and a J.D. from Harvard Law.

Rishi Reddi
is the author of Karma and Other Stories, which received the 2007 L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award. Reddi's work was chosen for The Best American Short Stories 2005 and featured on NPR's "Selected Shorts." She has been an enforcement attorney for the state and federal environmental protection agencies, as well as a lawyer for the Massachusetts secretary of environment.

Kate Flora, a former assistant attorney general, is the author of 10 books, including seven Thea Kozak mysteries, the latest of which are Stalking Death and Playing God. Her research for Playing God led to her nonfiction collaboration, Finding Amy: A True Story of Murder in Maine, which was nominated for an Edgar Award in 2007 and a finalist for the Maine Literary Awards.
Moderator: Gina Walcott, Esq., program chair, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Boston.

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Think You're Overqualified? Job Search Strategies for the Experienced Practitioner Luncheon Roundtable

Course #: GPE09
Wednesday, June 3, noon-2 p.m. (lunch provided)
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

This roundtable will focus on strategies to defeat the problem of overqualification that experienced attorneys may confront when seeking a new position - an issue for attorneys with even just a few years of experience. Whether due to tough economic times, a desire to switch practice areas or even make an entire career change, lawyers are applying for jobs targeted to less-experienced applicants and are finding they are overqualified. Our faculty of experts and attorneys will discuss effective strategies for succeeding in the job hunt.

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Career Reentry Primer Luncheon Roundtable

Course #: GPD09
Wednesday, June 17, noon-2 p.m. (lunch provided)
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Returning to work after a career break is many times a difficult feat, but it can be particularly difficult for those in the legal profession. Attorneys who leave practice for a period of time, whether to raise a family or to try a new career, often face daunting challenges in their efforts to return, created by both internal and external factors. After a career hiatus, employers may question an attorney's knowledge and ability to perform, perhaps even their commitment to work itself. The returning professional may not know where, or how, to begin their reentry to paid employment.

A successful reentry strategy includes fully understanding the range of skills and knowledge one can contribute to a work arena - even if those skills have been dormant for some period of time - and the ability to articulate and demonstrate these skills to a receptive employer. Our panel of attorneys who have returned to practice or found alternative careers, and a nationally known career reentry expert will discuss their reentry experiences.
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