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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Development Series

Professional Development ConferenceThe Professional Development Series is a weekly podcast series devoted to our newly sworn in attorneys and young lawyers.  The PDS will present programs bringing basic skills training, introducing the business of the law, educating on mental health issues, and showcasing long term career options. Programs will come from a variety of sources locally and from around the country.  If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at crfortier@gmail.com.

 

Steps to being a Successful Associate with Adam Gropper

 

Welcome to the legal profession, a world that is completely different from law school. The transition will have its challenges but can be a growing experience. Join the author of author of Making Partner: The Essential Guide to Negotiating the Law School Path and Beyond and the LegalJob.com Blog to establish the fundamentals of good career. Learn how to manage expectations, maintain work-life balance, communicate your thoughts, and provide your best work possible. From the 2014 Professional Development Conference.

 

 

Faculty: Adam Gropper, Esq. Author: Making Partner: The Essential Guide to Negotiating the Law School Path and Beyond and the LegalJob.com Blog

 

 



Past Broadcasts

 

Enjoy past broadcasts of the Professional Development Series by topic area. If you have trouble accessing a past broadcast or have any questions about the series, contact Chris Fortier at crfortier@gmail.com

 

Career Development

 

Balancing Work, Family, and Public Service

 

Becoming a Professor

 

Careers in Federal Government

 

Careers in State Government

 

Diverse Paths to the Bench: Becoming a Judge

 

Discovery 101

 

Earning Your Stripes: The Nuts & Bolts of Networking

 

eDiscovery I

 

eDiscovery II

 

Entering Unknown Territory: Choosing a Career Path

 

Ethics of Representing and Opposing the Disabled

 

Getting the Most Out of Your First Job

 

International Careers in Law

 

Making the Transition from Student to Attorney

 

Mediation Advocacy

 

Modern Legal Marketing

 

Opportunities in a Changing Legal Market and a Guide to the Courts

 

Project Management

 

The Need for Pro Bono

 

Tips for Obtaining Your First Job

 

Practice Skills

 

Appellate Advocacy

 

Avoiding the Icebergs

 

Bankruptcy Law

 

Civility and the Courtroom

 

Client Interviewing

 

Contract Drafting

 

Exceptional Customer (Client) Service

 

Exceptional Oral Presentations

 

Family Law

 

How to Ask a Question

 

How to Avoid the Disciplinary System

 

How to Review Medical Records

 

Incorporating Pro Bono into Your Career

 

Legal Research

 

Networking During the Holidays

 

Personal Finance

 

Personal Injury Law

 

Proceedings in Immigration Court: Seeking Relief from Deportation

 

Steps for Successful Writing

 

Using the State and National Bars to Your Advantage

 

Virginia Administrative Law

 

Wills, Trusts, and Estates

 

Business of Law

 

Charging and Getting Your Fee

 

Financial Statements and Accounting

 

Introduction to Finance

 

Nuts and Bolts of Running a Practice: What Every Practitioner Should Know (Even if You Have an Office Manager)

 

The Future of Law

 

50 Legal Tech Tips in 50 Minutes

 

Physical and Mental Health

 

Mental Health Issues

 

Programming comes from the VSB Young Lawyers Conference, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and other sources with their permission.