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New Directions for Attorneys

New Directions featured in The New York Times, March 18, 2014; Huffington Post Live, March 28, 2014 and MORE Magazine, November 2013. See our Press Coverage page for more!

Offering two independent sessions annually

The next New Directions program (Session Two, 2015) will run in New York, NY from September 16, 2015 to February 5, 2016.

Click here to apply for Session Two, 2015

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Pace Lubin Graduate Center
One Martine Avenue,
White Plains, NY
Location of Session One,
2015 New Directions program

The Fred F. French Building
551 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
Location of Session Two,
2015 New Directions program

Pace Law School
78 North Broadway,
White Plains, NY
Location of New Directions administrative offices


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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? 

If the answer to any of the above is 'yes', consider attending one of our information sessions to learn more about New Directions.

Come to An Information Session

Information sessions are conducted to provide interested participants with more detailed information about upcoming New Directions programs. They also provide an opportunity for attendees to meet and hear from current New Directions participants, as well as alumni and staff.  Information sessions for Session Two 2015 are as follows:

  • April 30, 2015 - Noon - 2:00 pm - Pace Midtown Center, 551 Fifth Avenue, Room 813, New York, NY (45th Street and Fifth Avenue)
  • May 5, 2015 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY, 3rd Floor Lounge, Gerber Glass Building

Please RSVP to Amy Gewirtz, Director, by April 23, 2015, for the April 30, 2015 Information Session, and by April 28, 2015 for the May 5, 2015 Information Session, at


For more detailed information, please contact:
Amy Gewirtz, Director, New Directions
(914) 422-4606