Initiatives

ALANYC works with members, business partners and local organizations on initiatives to support our community, create social impact, promote inclusion and healthy living and champion environmental awareness.

Upcoming Events

Annual Attorney Luncheon March 12, 2019 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. SECOND 849 6th Avenue (Between 29th and 30th Street) New York, NY 10001 Keynote: Joseph K. West, Esq. Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, Duane Morris LLP Register here.

Community Connections Team

ALANYC  CORE Program

Career Optimization through Resources & Education

In 2018-2019, the ALANYC Community Connections Team launched the CORE Campaign as a pilot program with Hunter College’s prelaw department.  The campaign is divided into 3 phases:

Phase 1 – Success in the Workplace.  This phase, was held in April 2018 and featured a Chapter member panel presentation that provided students with best practices on how to succeed in a law firm job from the interview process through transition.

Phase 2 – Building Skills.  In Phase 2, students were provided with a list of law firm departments and asked to select an area of interest (marketing, IT, accounting, etc.).  They were then paired with a “teacher” who is proficient in that subject area.  There were numerous volunteer teachers from Chapter member firms.  The students reported to a variety of firms around the city and spent an afternoon with their teachers learning about how each specialty area functioned.

Hunter student (far right) visits with Beveridge & Diamond NY managing shareholder John Kazanjian (far left) and legal administrative assistant Stefanie Hirst (middle)

 

Hunter students learn about the functions of the mailroom at Dorsey & Whitney

Phase 3 – Shadowing.  Phase 3 will take place in January 2019 during the students’ winter break.  Participating students will be invited to “shadow” a legal administrator for a day thereby gaining a birds-eye view of how a law firm operates.

The pilot CORE program was designed to serve as a template for future use with a variety of colleges and serves as a pipeline initiative for the Chapter.  Students benefit from the experience but Chapter members and their firms also benefit by building relationships with potential future employees and potential new Chapter members.