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Wayne Law Announces a Seminar Designed to Assist Attorneys in Transition

June 04, 2009

DETROIT (June 4, 2009) – Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce a seminar designed to assist both new and seasoned attorneys who find themselves in transition. The seminar, titled “Getting Started – Switching Gears: Practical Advice for Attorneys in Transition,” is presented by the Wayne Law Alumni Association, the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section and New Lawyer Seminars. It will be held from noon – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2009, in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

“Our rapidly evolving market for legal services offers fewer jobs at traditional firms,” said Suzanne Johnson, vice president of the Wayne Law Alumni Association. “This seminar will address how attorneys can find work and adapt to a new environment.”

The seminar will feature the below presentations by well known attorneys and career experts.
  • Finding Work in an Evolving Marketplace – presented by Karen Maheu, Lumen Legal vice president of Global Resourcing
  • What All Lawyers Must Know About Rewriting Resumes for the New Marketplace – presented by Krystal Gardner, Wayne Law assistant dean of Career Services
  • E-Marketing with Search Engines – Can Clients Find Your Web Page? – presented by Michael Murray, LexisNexis territory manager
  • E-Filing, E-Discovery, E-Mail and E-Tools – Has This Become E-Law? – presented by Mark Giangrande, author and legal research instructor at DePaul University School of Law
  • Virtual (and Real) Research at Wayne’s Law Library – presented byVirginia Thomas, Arthur Neef Law Library Director
  • 30 Tips in 30 Minutes – presented by  Lee Tilson, medical malpractice and patient safety activist, founder of Birth Trauma Litigation Group and New Lawyer Seminars
  • Establishing Your Website – presented byJustinian Lane, legal rights blogger

The seminar will also include a question and answer panel of experienced practitioners who will answer questions about the means and methods of keeping a practice relevant and dynamic in an evolving legal market. Panelists include David Robinson, of Robinson and Associates, and Paul C. Youngs, an attorney who specializes in criminal defense, divorce, bankruptcy and general practice.

This event is free and open to the public. A light lunch and refreshments will be served at noon. Those interested in attending should RSVP to joye.clark@wayne.edu by June 17, 2009. The Law School is located at 471 West Palmer Street in Detroit. For more information on this and other New Lawyer Seminars, please contact Lee Tilson at lee.tilson@gmail.com

About Wayne Law
Wayne Law University Law School has educated and served the Detroit metropolitan area since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located at 471 West Palmer Street in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media and distance learning classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 40 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized and expert faculty, Wayne Law students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, are experts in their disciplines and include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information visit www.law.wayne.edu.  

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