2013 Lawyer Re-Entry Program

October 11-12, 18-19 & 25-26, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016
Room TBC


Reconnect, Refocus, and Reclaim Your Legal Career

The decision to re-enter the legal profession after an absence may feel daunting - but it needn't be so. The Washington College of Law Lawyer Re-Entry Program makes this transition a rewarding, exciting, and energizing process. This six-day program, with a two hour follow-up one-on-one coaching session, will prepare you to renew your legal career in a way that works for you, your life, and your family.

The faculty and career professionals who designed the program appreciate the work/life challenges many lawyers face. In the program, you will explore career options, update your knowledge, and refresh your job search skills. You will also work individually with a professional coach to help motivate and sustain your re-entry efforts. Washington College of Law's exceptional faculty, together with experts in the field of career and professional development, lead and facilitate this program.

The Program is co-sponsored by the Women's Bar Association of DC, the National Association of Women Lawyers, and the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project.

What you can expect:

• Instruction by Washington College of Law faculty
• Facilitation by leaders in the field of career and professional development
• Interactive and practical sessions
• One-on-one professional coaching
• Creation of an individual action plan for re-entry
• Opportunities to connect with peers who share similar backgrounds and work/life challenges

See the Washington Post Magazine story about the success of Amy Beckett, previous Lawyer Re-entry Program participant, and stories about the program in Washington Lawyer and in the Summer 2009 edition of The Advocate, the law school''s Alumni Magazine.

Information Sessions

Information Session:
Thursday, September 12
12 PM to 2 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Room TBA
RSVP to: lawyer.reentry@wcl.american.edu

Curriculum/Application Information

Program Faculty

Program Application

Contact Information

Linda Mercurio, Executive Director
Lawyer Re-Entry Program

Office of Academic Affairs
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 362
Washington, DC 20016
Email: lawyer.reentry@wcl.american.edu
Phone: 202-274-4138


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