Camille Chin-Kee-Fatt, Brooklyn Law School’s Director of Career Services, is among the elite group of legal industry leaders chosen as part of the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on “New Lawyers in a Changing Profession.” The New York City Bar Association’s Task Force has recruited Manhattan and Brooklyn District Attorneys, New York City’s Corporation Counsel, law-school deans, legal aid directors, in-house counsel and law-firm partners in the effort of finding a solution to a soft job market for recent law school graduates.
“Too many law graduates face diminished opportunities to launch their careers and fear they will never get on track,” said City Bar President Carey Dunne. “Even those who are employed are justifiably worried about their longer-term prospects for a productive and satisfying career in the law. Whether these recent changes are temporary or reflect a more fundamental shift in the structure and operation of the legal profession, the time has come for the leaders of our profession to respond.”
The Task Force, which will convene in September and issue a report by next summer, will be led by City Bar Vice President Mark Morril, who said, “The group we have assembled has the depth and breadth of experience necessary to assess the problem and the leadership position to be heard on significant recommendations for change if they are warranted.”
“As Director of Career Services, I know all too well the severity of the problems facing law school graduates in this unprecedented challenging job market. Such conditions warrant exceptional efforts from the legal community, and I applaud the City Bar for forming this Task Force. I am honored to be part of a group of individuals with the experience and wherewithal to study and make recommendations as needed to address these issues,” said Chin-Kee-Fatt.
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