Quote of the Day - A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.
The Incisive Media folks (the ones who sponsor this blog in the Law.com network) want to help -- so we've decided to team up at LegalTech West Coast and offer a simple, heartfelt gesture: on Day 2 (Thursday June 25, 2009) we will host a very informal, free "Green Your Career" networking breakfast, from 8-9 a.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
It will be co-hosted by Law Technology News and law.jobs, with the support of the LegalTech crew, and has a simple format: We're inviting jobseekers -- as well as vendors and law firm leaders (even if you do not currently have an available opening).
For the first half-hour, we plan to network together, and enjoy coffee, tea and danish - it's a chance to "work the room" and hone your skills. Then we'll gather at round tables, where at each table a leader of our community will talk about how he or she survived/thrived through a career transition. Among the scheduled speakers are:
• John Tredennick, who was a litigator partner at Holland & Hart when he spun off Catalyst Respository Systems.
• Tom Collins, former owner of Juris Inc., who survived cancer and now is a murder mystery novelist!
• Yours truly, who sold a small firm and joined Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold.• Mary Mack, renowned counsel at Fios Inc.
We'll have news of more speakers shortly.
The event is free and all attendees will be invited to stick around and visit our exhibit hall and the Day 2 Keynote Address (immediately following the breakfast) on us.
Jobseekers will be encouraged to post their resumes on lawjobs.com, and all firms/vendors who attend will get free access to lawjobs.com (for a limited period, of course).
Our concept is simple: let's provide an hour of inspiration, nurturing, contacts, and networking.
Please come, whether you need a job, or just want to offer encouragement. If you are coming to show support, please bring along a gift card (you can pick them up at most supermarkets or drug stores), so we can give a day brightener "party favor" to each jobseeker. If you can't attend and want to send a gift card, you can send them to Monica Bay, who's organizing this get-together c/o Law Technology News, 120 Broadway, 5th floor, NYC 10271.
Jobseekers can come for warmth, support and new contacts. Firms/vendors: if you do have a spot open, there likely won't be a better place to find great talent. Even if you don't fit into either category, you might tomorrow -- so bring lots of business cards.
As an added incentive for technology vendors: we will raffle off a wonderful lunch or dinner with Monica Bay (rumor has it that you can even use the word "solution" and she won't cringe). You you can tell Monica about your company's plans, products and services and get a great meal on LTN.
Visit www.legaltechshow for details, or e-mail LTN at firstname.lastname@example.org.