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Virtual Panel and Roundtable Discussion
Tuesday, August 03, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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Virtual Panel and Roundtable Conversation – August 3, 5:30 pm

Engage in a conversation with your NJALA colleagues about what returning to the office (IRL – In Real Life!) may look like in the fall, how to prepare, and what challenges we may expect. 

NJALA has invited a guest from NJLAP to speak about the psychological/mental/emotional effects the past year has had on employees and what behavior changes to look out for once we return.  We will also learn what resources are available at the NJLAP to help with these challenges.  Also joining us are two of NJALA’s business partners to share what new trends they are seeing in the workplace and in the hiring process.

 This Virtual Panel and Roundtable Conversation will last about 1.5 hours from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  Each invited guest will be given about 15 minutes to present and entertain Q&A.  The remaining time for this event will be in an open discussion format to share ideas and ask questions of your colleagues about what their firms may be doing to prepare to return to the office.  Feel free to forward questions or topics you would like to be part of this conversation – [email protected] or [email protected]

Join the conversation!
Zoom link will be sent to registrants the morning of August 3.

Your moderators will be Kathy Dart and Ed Sousa.  The invited panelists are:

Nancy Stek, MS, LCADC,  is the Associate Director of the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program. NJLAP provides free and confidential services to attorneys, judges and law students assisting them with issues affecting  personal and professional well-being by providing assessment, consultation, referral and support.  Paula Sawyer, a Senior Counselor with LAP, an RN and Esq., will also share a short presentation on “Finding Your Zen.”

Micki Mersky As a Senior Managing Director at The Execu|Search Group, Micki oversees the firm’s Legal Staffing division in the Parsippany, NJ office as well as the New York City office.  Micki places legal professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire roles, the division’s clients include solo practitioners, global law firms, and corporate legal departments.

Jonathan Friedman, Managing Director of Friedman Williams.  Founded in 2003, Jonathan is the driving force behind the firm’s unique corporate culture of ethics, stability and customer service within the staffing industry. Jonathan’s keen understanding of the marketplace and an appreciation of the time and budget constraints facing his clients has enabled him to strategically direct the recruiting team that spans six divisions: Information Technology, Accounting & Finance, Administrative Support, Creative Services, Business Development & Marketing and Human Resources.  Friedman Williams recently started an Associate Attorney Staffing division, Grant & Maxie.