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SESSION TWO 2015 APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2015!

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NEW!!!!!  WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE WESTCHESTER WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION (WWBA) PAST PRESIDENTS, AND WWBA MEMBERS WHO HAVE SERVED AS PRESIDENTS OF THE WOMAN’S BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK (WBASNY), IN CELEBRATION OF THE WWBA’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY, WILL FUND ONE FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO COVER TUITION AND FEES FOR AN INCOMING NEW DIRECTIONS PARTICIPANT IN THE 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR. NEW DIRECTIONS IS DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO THE WWBA FOR THIS HONOR.

The criteria of the scholarship award are:

(1) financial need;
(2) demonstration of work-life balance;
(3) community or public service;
(4) commitment to Westchester County;
(5) demonstrated focus on assisting women and families.  

If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, in addition to the personal statement completed as part of your application for admission, please submit a statement demonstrating how you meet these criteria, including a demonstration of financial need.  The expression of demonstrated financial need should include a summary of your individual (and joint, if applicable) annual income, including salary and income from other assets, if any, and any other factors you would like to share. If you are selected as a finalist, we may request your tax returns for the prior two years. The statement should be sent to us via separate email, no later than one week after you submit your online application.  In the email subject line, please include your name and “Statement for WWBA scholarship.” Please also note in the email that you have submitted your application and on what date.  

We will review all applications and may make admission decisions prior to the scholarship decision. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Amy Gewirtz, Director, New Directions for Attorneys, at agewirtz@law.pace.edu or (914) 422-4606.

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2015 New Directions program


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Start Your Re-entry Path at New Directions

Attorneys step aside from the legal profession for a variety of reasons and subsequently many decide to resume the practice of law. Some attorneys, although licensed, choose to pursue careers other than law and/or have never practiced. Pace School of Law, with support and assistance from the Westchester Women's Bar Association, has developed a unique and innovative program, New Directions for Attorneys, designed to provide lawyers re-entering the legal marketplace with knowledge of substantive law, professional legal skills, and practical legal experience that will enhance their chances of success either as practicing attorneys or attorneys pursuing alternative non-legal careers. This part-time five month long program includes numerous components to support you in your re-entry efforts. (To learn more about the specific components of the New Directions program curriculum, go to Program Overview.)

Is New Directions Right for You?

Consider the following as you assess whether you would like to enroll in New Directions:

  • Have you taken a leave from law practice or never practiced law?
  • Have you been pursuing a second career but would like to return to the legal field?
  • Would you like to return to the practice of law, or an alternative legal career, but you’re not sure how or where to begin?
  • Would you like to bring your legal skills up to speed, learn and practice on-line legal research, develop a resume, refresh your interviewing skills?
  • Would you like to obtain a current practical legal experience and, as a result, develop a current writing sample, references, and networking contacts?

For more detailed information, please contact:
Amy Gewirtz, Director, New Directions
agewirtz@law.pace.edu
(914) 422-4606