By Queens County Bar Association
Special to the Eagle
The Queens County Bar Association is currently accepting applications for its Student Ambassador Program. The Student Ambassador position at the Queens County Bar Association (QCBA) provides an opportunity for law students to take a leadership role within the QCBA.
This is an excellent position for any law student ready to jump-start his/her career and gain visibility while developing a strong professional network in an association that includes attorneys, judges, referees, law secretaries and other professionals working within the legal field.
The role of the Student Ambassador is to represent the Queens County Bar Association by communicating the benefits of membership, promoting relevant events, increasing student engagement, and recruiting new members.
We are offering Ambassadorships to a maximum of two students per each of the law schools in New York State.
The Student Ambassador from each school will be placed on the Law School Liaison Committee, where they will advise the Queens County Bar Association on how to best serve law students, as well as, contribute to the planning of programs on topics ranging from how to manage a job search to non-traditional careers for attorneys.
Through its programs and networking receptions, the QCBA provides law students with valuable opportunities to network and develop relationships with practicing attorneys.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Queens County Bar Association, Attn: Ambassadorship Program, 9035 148th St, Jamaica, NY 11435 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: (718) 657-1789
By Marie Eleana First
Special to the Eagle
On October 18, 2018, QCBA’s CUNY Law Student Ambassadors 2L Christina Lee and 3L Asya Abad held the very first event ever by student ambassadors of the Student Ambassador Program of Queens County Bar Association.
Held at CUNY Law School, the event was a QCBA Membership Drive and information session about work/internship opportunities with the bar panels. It was sponsored by CUNY’s APALSA, QCBA and the Law Offices of Joseph F. DeFelice. Attorneys from QCBA’s Law School Liaison, Young Lawyers, and Bar Panels Committee participated in the event. It was well-attended with more than thirty students stopping over the course of two hours.
The event transcended mere QCBA outreach to law students. During this event, all of the CUNY law students who attended were able to meet and have one-to-one interactions with professional attorneys practicing in different areas of law, including immigration, criminal, and family law.
The students had the opportunity to make connections, of which some could become long-term, helping to shape the direction and course of their future career-paths. Many of the students were pleased that they learned about the work of the Bar Panels committee, and expressed an interest in practicing in these areas.
Overall, the event was a success; valuable connections were forged by both attorneys and law students alike.
The CUNY event also served to announce the Members Welcome Reception hosted by QCBA’s Law School Liaison/Young Lawyers/Professional Development/Membership/Bar Panels Committee to be held November 1, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Austin’s Ale House in Kew Gardens Queens NY. All are invited to attend. For more information and to register call (718) 291-4500.
Marie Eleana First is the Queens County Bar Association president-elect.