TONIGHT: New Attorney’s Event at the RI Bar Association

Attention New Attorneys!  Don’t forget to come by the RI Bar Association tonight for this great event!

New lawyers often run in survival mode, and many are still trying to figure out what they want and expect from their careers.  On Thursday, November 12, 2009, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Rhode Island Bar Association New Attorney Advancement Task Force offers an evening to step back and take a look at the big picture.  Shaping your career to your satisfaction takes a little vision and a lot of perseverance.  It is about taking the time to grab the wheel and plot your course for the long haul. Listen to the examples of others who have been there, done that, and ask them questions about how to make the practice of law a satisfying journey as you strive to meet your personal and professional goals.

The event is free to Bar members
, and hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. As space is limited, reservations are required by November 6, 2009. Please contact Bar Association Membership Coordinator Kathleen Bridge by telephone: (401) 421-5740 or email: kbridge@ribar.com.

Event Presenters:

Constance A. Howes, Esq., President and CEO of Women & Infants Hospital previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Women & Infants; vice president and general counsel for Care New England; vice president and general counsel for Women & Infants Hospital; and as an attorney with Tillinghast, Collins & Graham where she practiced primarily in the area of business law.

Philip M. Weinstein, Esq. has private law practices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is a Past President of the Rhode Island Bar Association with a long history of involvement in Bar committees, CLE seminars and governance. He has participated in a medical mission with Turtle Will, a non-profit corporation doing medical charitable work in Ethiopia, Mali and Niger.

Keeva Terry, Esq., a professor at Roger Williams University School of Law, has an interesting career path from tax consultant, to a tax/mergers & acquisitions lawyer in a large law firm, to in-house counsel, to her current position where, in addition to teaching, she is working on an article entitled Betwixt and Between, Taxing Same Sex Marriage in Community Property States.

Luis M. Matos, Esq. presently serves in the United States Attorney’s Office in Rhode Island. His legal career includes private practice as a civil litigator in Washington DC- based Newman & Holtzinger, LLC; service as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice’s Civil Division and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Delaware including a one-year detail in Washington, DC as Health Care Fraud Coordinator.

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