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CDO Alumni Webinar Series

Each year CDO hosts a series of interactive alumni webinars discussing career moves between private legal practice, public legal practice and alternative legal careers. All programs are taped and available for view on ourCDO Program Videos page under the Topic "Career Planning." Please contact CDO at 203-432-1676 for login information.


Judicial Clerkships
CDO Director, Marilyn Drees, discusses the logistics of applying to judicial clerkships as an alumni.

Preparing for an In-House Legal Position
Presented by Diane M. Costigan, Managing Director, Northeast at Shannon & Manch, LLP. Diane is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and has over ten years of experience coaching lawyers on all aspects of their careers. Her professional experience includes founding Diane M. Costigan Coaching, and serving as Senior Director of Professional Development and Organizational Effectiveness at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP (now Dewey & LeBoeuf).

Post-Graduate Fellowships
CDO Directors discuss various academic and public interest fellowships, as well as tips on applying as a graduate.

Introduction to Alumni Career Development and Career Transitions: Private Practice to Public Sector
Discussion of CDO services available to alumni and tips on making a career change from private practice to public sector.

Career Transitions: Public Sector to Private Practice
Topics included the importance of networking, how to effectively target private law firms and in-house positions, and how to highlight transferable skills necessary for a new position.

Career Transitions: Alternative Legal Careers
This program discussed several industries outside traditional law practice, including finance, consulting and non-profit management.