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Press Coverage

New Directions Amy Liss
New Directions
Alumna Amy Liss,
as featured in
The New York Times,
"Mom? Lawyer?
The Ambivalence Track,"
by Michael Winerip,
November 7, 2007.
Photo Credit:
Rob Bennett

New Directions has been the subject of extensive press coverage in numerous publications and forms of media. Click on the links below to review.

August 17, 2015
New York Law Journal: "Harness the Experience of Attorneys Returning to the Legal Profession"

Lawyer Interrupted: Successfully Transitioning From the Practice of Law and Back Again; Amy Impellizzeri, ABA Publishing 2015

September 25, 2014
Bloomberg:  "Firms Hiring Women Returning to Practice: Business of Law"

May 6, 2014
Family Center Blog: "TFC Clients Benefit from New Directions"

March 28, 2014
Huffington Post Live - videocast: "Programs Help Parents Get Back In The Workforce"

March 20, 2014
Love Your Job - "Lean Out, Lean In: Law Firms Making it Easier to Re-Enter the Workforce"

March 18, 2014
New York Times: "Helping Women Get Back in the Game"

November, 2013
More Magazine: "18 Tips to Jumpstart Your Career Comeback"

October 17, 2013
Huffington Post: "How to Be A 40 Carat Gem in the Workforce"

October 14, 2013
The Careerist: "Don't Put Down Staff Attorneys"

April 2013
NALP Bulletin: "For Women Re-entering the Workplace:  The Confidence Challenge"

March, 2013
WWBA March 2013 newsletter: "New Directions at Pace Law School and the WWBA Partner Together in Support of Transitioning Attorneys"

February 25, 2013
MPRnews: "A look at stay-at-home moms reentering the workforce"
MPR Public Radio interviews Carroll Welch about lawyers returning to practice (podcast)

February 18, 2013
New York Times: "From Stay-at-Home Moms to Back-to-Work Lawyers"

February 5, 2013
Babble: "Landing the Job: 10 tips for moms returning to work after kids"

December 10, 2012
Work Reimagined: "Returnships Help Workers Re-Enter: Here’s How to Find One"

November 2, 2012
Life After Law: "Law Reentry School: New Directions"

November, 2012
Harvard Business Review: "The 40 Year-Old Intern"

October 12, 2012
Motherlode:  "How Can a Stay-at-Home Mom Get Back to Work?"

June 28, 2012
irelaunch: "Anne-Marie Slaughter, Meet Ruth Reardon O’Brien (Conan’s mom), by Carol Fishman Cohen"

October 31, 2011
Crains New York Business: "Smoothing re-entry for lawyers: Firms offer programs for those on hiatus, but status never totally returns."

August 12, 2011
Westchester County Business Journal publishes feature story on New Directions program

June 21, 2011
New Directions Celebrates Five Years of Helping Attorneys Return to Law Practice

June 20, 2011
New Directions program featured in New York Lawyer, on "Legal Skills Prof Blog"

October 8, 2010
Re-post of The Careerist's Blog: Pace Law School's New Directions Program is mentioned.

April 15, 2010
U.S. News & World Report: Pace Law School's New Directions program is highlighted in "Rejoining the Workforce After a Break."

February 17, 2010
Read about New Directions Program participant Andree Bogaerts and Rore Middleton's experience in The Wall Street Journal: "When Getting the Job Is the Easy Part."

January 1, 2010
Deborah Epstein Henry, Law & Reorder (American Bar Association 2010) (references to New Directions  on pp. 80 and 284)

October 19, 2009
Law360: "Flexibility Key For Women Rejoining Legal Ranks."

October 13, 2009
ABC7 News: New Directions Program featured, "Moms Go Back to Work;" interview with program director Amy Gewirtz, Esq., and New Directions participant Kathryn Gutowski.

October 8, 2009
CNN: New Directions Program featured, "Getting Stay-at-Home Moms Back into Workforce;" interview with program director Amy Gewirtz, Esq., and New Directions participant Kathryn Gutowski.

August 6, 2009
Karlen, Stolzar & Reimann, LLP: "Andrew N. Karlen, Esq. and Michael I. Stolzar, Esq. Address New Trends in Legal Industry; Attorneys teach colleagues returning to law."

May 21, 2009 "Returning to the Practice of Law via New Directions."

March 16, 2009
New York Law Journal's New York Lawyer: "Advice for the Lawlorn."

January 14, 2009
Blogs at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism: "A New Direction For Lawyers."

January 3, 2009 "Pace Law New Directions Program Adds 2nd Session."

December 22, 2008
New York Times: "Reaching a Milestone, and Looking Back."

December 2008
ProBonoNY features New Directions graduate as new pro bono coordinator for the 9th Judicial District of NY.

September 15, 2008
The Wall Street Journal: "On-Rampers: Time to Head Back to School?"

September 2008
Westchester Women's Bar Association: "New Directions Helps Attorneys 'Opt-In'."

June 30, 2008
Lawyers USA: "Comeback Lawyers: Returning from Extended Leave."

March 2008
New York Law Journal: "Law Firms Opening Up to the Idea of Attorney Re-Entry."

February 2008
New York Law Journal Magazine: "Re-Entry."

January 15, 2008 "Pace Law School Offers Program for Returning Lawyers."

December 2007
Westchester Women's Bar Association: "New Directions Moving Up and Out."

November 4, 2007
New York Times: "Mom? Lawyer? The Ambivalence Track: Amy Liss and the New Directions Program."

New York Law Journal Magazine: "Moving Forward and Expanding Globally."