Following a strong showing earlier this year, the BBA's
Practical Skills Committee has again prepared an impressive menu of programs
aimed at introducing new lawyers to topics that are not often taught in law
school. Led by new Co-Chairs Jennifer
Charles of Proskauer Rose and Steve Couch
of Desmond Strang & Scott, the
committee looks to capitalize on its initial success -- last year's
programs averaged 60 registered guests per program.
"The Practical Skills Committee is on a roll after a great inaugural year,"
said Couch. "The Committee attracted a lot of new members and with those new
faces came new ideas and enthusiasm as we work to put forward another package of
outstanding programming for new lawyers. As the broader BBA community
learns more about our work, we have found that the crucial support we receive
from the prominent members of the bar who serve as Practical Skills panelists
continues to grow as well."
Programming consists of 1-2 hour panel presentations, limited in scope to
help new lawyers develop basic and advanced skills on focused topics. The
Committee teams up with other BBA sections for advice, resources and access to
panelists that are experts in their respective fields. Upcoming programs
Use of Experts on 11/17, Basics
of Intellectual Property on 12/8, Discovery
Motion Practice: Strategy and Success on 12/14 and The
"Art" of Cross-Examination on 1/26.
"This year, the Practical Skills Committee is focusing its efforts on
ensuring that its programs cover as many practice areas as possible," said
Charles. "The Committee's main goal is to provide new lawyers with a
comprehensive knowledge of the basics in fields as diverse as intellectual
property, criminal litigation, private equity and others. We hope that new
lawyers will continue to embrace these programs as we move forward and build
upon our past successes."
For more information on the New Lawyers Practical Skills Series, contact
Patricia Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org