May 09, 2013 — 12 noonGibson, Dunn Minding the Gap: Navigating What Law School Teaches You & What Law Firms Wish You Knew
What makes some associates hit the ground running while others struggle to find their footing? Is there a secret ingredient to their success? If so, how can we find out the secret and share it with our future and new associates? Join us for an eye-opening discussion as our experienced panelists discuss the gap between what law schools teach and what attorneys actually need to know to succeed.
Presenters will be Robert R. Carlson and Michael C. Hendershot, Partners at Paul Hastings LLP
April 24, 2013
April 04, 2013 — 8:30AM-4:30PMCrystal Springs Golf Course 6650 Golf Course Drive
March 20, 2013 — 12 NOONLatham & Watkins LLP Presenter will be Dr. Chantal Morton, Lecturer at Melbourne Law School in Melbourne, Australia.
Topic will be "Effective Match-Making: Understanding The Way Learning Preferences Influence Mentoring Relationships”
February 21, 2013 — 12 NoonMorrison & Foerster LLP The Art of Better Listening
Ever notice how some people are better at listening than others? What makes a good listener? How does one become a great listener? As recruiters and career services personnel, we are challenged with listening to students, candidates, lawyers, peers and superiors, but do we really hear them? How can we make sure that we do? The Art of Better Listening will challenge attendees to increase the depth of knowledge they have with respect to what may appear to be a simple skill, but is one of the most important skills that a person can possess: Listening.
Kimberly U. Cooley-Reyes is the Patent Practice Support Manager at Morrison & Foerster LLP in Palo Alto, California.
February 13, 2013 — 5:00 PMRosa Mexicano 30 Mission St Big thanks to our sponsor: Momentum Search Group.
January 30, 2013 — 12 noonFirst meeting of the year. Discuss news/updates, introduction of the Board and Commitee Chairs, calendar of meetings & events, any other business.
Skadden - Palo Alto
525 University Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94301
Sedgwick - San Francisco
333 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
December 06, 2012 — 1:00-4:00 PMThe Burger Bar 251 Geary Street The BALRA Board Members and Holiday Social Committee cordially invite you to attend the annual Holiday Social and Luncheon!
Lunch will be followed by introductions of the BALRA Board and updates from committee chairs. As always, there are raffle prizes to be won, courtesy of our vendors.
In addition, we will be collecting unwrapped toys for the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program. There is a greater need for toys for older children, including arts and crafts sets, footballs, and soccer balls, however the program covers infants to children age 12.
Besides helping individual families in need, the Toy Program serves many community organizations, including shelters for abused women and children, inner-city schools, neighborhood groups, children's cancer wards, and pediatric AIDS units.
Please RSVP via the evite no later than December 3, 2012.
We look forward to catching up with all of you!
- 2012 Holiday Social Committee
November 08, 2012 — 12-1:30 PMFenwick & West LLP “Retaining Dedicated Attorneys”
Law firms can strengthen their client relationships and their bottom lines through retention of their best lawyers, yet those lawyers - often women and lawyers of racial or ethnic minorities - frequently leave despite firms' best efforts. Meanwhile law school counselors work with law students and graduates who struggle to find firms which may give them a chance at work-life balance, and employed lawyers who aspire to better balance and flexibility in their existing jobs.
Learn about proven strategies for retention and hear the business case for keeping the “keepers” by offering balanced hours programs and flexible work. Law firm and law school career professionals will leave the program with information for helping lawyers and law students proactively manage their careers and evaluate law firm programs.
Director of Programs
Project for Attorney Retention
Locations: Fenwick & West LLP
San Francisco and Mountain View Offices
*Please RSVP to email@example.com and indicate in which office you plan to attend. Lunch will be provided
Mountain View office
801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
San Francisco Office
555 California Street – 12th Floor
-Visitor parking is available in our underground garage. The garage may be accessed by turning onto Bryant Street from California Street and entering the first garage on the left. The garage elevators will take visitors to our lobby; the reception area is adjacent to the California Street entrance. Two-hour parking is also available in the lot adjacent to Bryant Street, directly behind our office building.
October 11, 2012 — 12-1:30 PMMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP “BRAND YOU: Professional Branding Tips We Give Lawyers and Law Students Apply to You Too!”
We have all seen law students and attorneys who could have used a few personal and professional branding tips - from what they should be wearing, to how they communicate, to how they deal with internal and external clients. Our panelists have advised law students, summer associates, and attorneys on how professional branding not only promotes their career but can also promote them within a firm, with clients, and among the greater legal community. Your "brand" follows you wherever you go and the tips we have provided to law students and lawyers can help you in your career. Learn how to determine, promote, and manage your brand to move forward in your career.
Marina Sarmiento Feehan, Esq., Positive Counsel| Coaching for the Legal Profession
Marina Sarmiento Feehan, Esq., is the founder of Positive Counsel, a career consulting and social media branding firm specializing in the legal profession. Prior to founding Positive Counsel, Marina practiced law in the Bay Area for over 15 years, first as a civil litigation attorney then as in-house counsel for FICO, formerly Fair Isaac Corporation, where she worked on intellectual property transactions and licensing deals. As a former career advisor for the University of San Francisco School of Law and UC Hastings College of the Law, Marina counseled over 1000 attorneys and law students. She is a frequent public speaker on career-related topics and social media and has presented for the American Bar Association's Annual Conference, NALP - the National Association for Legal Professionals, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the California Minority Corporate Counsel Program. Marina received her JD from UCLA School of Law and her BA from the University of California, Berkeley. Marina earned a coaching certificate from the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael and she is a certified 360Reach Personal Branding assessment coach. For more information, please visit the website at www.positivecounsel.com or email Marina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vicki Huebner, SCU
Vicki Huebner is the Assistant Dean for Law Career Services at Santa Clara University School of Law.She is a seasoned career services professional with more than 15 years of experience assisting students and graduates with all phases of career advising.She has been a frequent speaker and author for industry related publications and meetings.Her NALP involvement includes serving as a Vice Chair to the Employer Outreach Section and being a member of the Regional Resource Council.Prior to entering the career services profession, Vicki practiced civil litigation in Huntington Beach, California and served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ronald M. Holdaway of the United States Court of Veterans Appeals in Washington, DC.Vicki earned both her JD and BA degrees from Brigham Young University in Utah.
Michael Nguyen, Winston & Strawn
Michael Nguyen is the Attorney Resources and Recruitment Manager at Winston and Strawn's San Francisco office. He has been with Winston and its predecessor firm for over 10 years, administering all aspects of partner, associate, and student recruitment, including the summer associate program.
Additionally, Michael manages professional development functions such as mentoring and career development. He collaborates regularly with the firm's business development and new media team on initiatives such as website updates, the text-to-shortcode campaign and programming for attorneys and staff on social media best practices. He represents the recruiting department in the firm's relaunch winston.com in early 2013. Michael presented at the 2012 NALP conference on social media and he will present again at the 2013 conference in Tampa.
Please RSVP to Sandra Urosevic and specify location.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
2 Palo Alto Square, 3000 El Camino Real, Suite 700 | Palo Alto, CA 94306-2122
Main: 650.843.4000 | Fax: 650.843.4001
One Market, Spear Street Tower | San Francisco, CA 94105-1126
Main: 415.442.1000 | Fax: 415.442.1001
Note: For San Francisco location, please go to the 28th Floor.
June 20, 2012 — 4:00- 5:00 PM; 5:15-ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP 1000 Marsh Road "WORKING WITH HEAD HUNTERS"
During this program a panel of headhunters from national and smaller local search firms will address issues and best practices for recruiters and job seekers working with headhunters.
Topics discussed will include: current hot practice areas, top geographic markets, tips and tricks for job seekers, and social media as it relates to external recruiting practices.
This one hour program will be held at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe's Silicon Valley office, followed by a Summer Solstice celebration hosted by Lateral Link at Quattro Restaurant & Bar at the Four Season Silicon Valley (2050 University Ave East Palo Alto, California. 94303) at 5:15 p.m.
RSVPs to Michelle Lockhart, email@example.com
May 23, 2012 — 6:30 p.m.La Lola 1358 Mason Street Joseph Hittinger and Kevin Davis of Vanguard Properties is hosting BALRA's Wine Wednesday on May 23. Please join us at La Lola for tapas, wine & sangria at 6:30 pm. Flamenco dancing lessons will commence at 7:30 pm.