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Does  Your  Job  Search  Need  a  Self-­‐Confidence  
Boost?  
The     has  
announced  its  fourth  semester  offering  of  Empowerment!    
  
   A  coaching  model  with  accountability?  
   Rediscovering  strengt   
   A  methodology  for  positive  thinking?  
   Finding  energy  and  the  power  within  you  through  
                            group  interactions?  
   A  way  to  feel  comfortable  presenting  ideas,  
                            opinions  and  insights  when  speaking  to  others?  
   A  way  to  consistently  set  and  achieve  purposeful  
                            goals?  
   A  way  to  tap  into  your  self-­‐  leadership  skills?  
  
Empowerment!  is  a  12  week  program  of  interactive  and  
engaging  techniques  and  exercises  designed  to  address  
these  life  enhancing  skills  and  empower  women  in  a  
supportive  group  environment.  Created  and  facilitated  by  
&  Consultant,  an  Information  Session  will  be  held  
Tuesday,  September  8,  from  10-­‐11  at  the  CCM  Campus  in  
Randolph.  The  course,  for  which  admission  is  by  selection  
and  is  limited  to  20  women,  will  begin  with  an  Orientation  
Session  on  Thursday,  September  24  and  continue  on  
successive  Tuesdays  from  10-­‐12  through  December  15.  
The  course  is  free  for  those  selected  for  program  
admission.  
  
The  straining  economy  has  challenged  many,  in  particular  
women  of  all  socioeconomic  backgrounds,  ages  and  
ethnicities.  Many  women  who  have  been  stay  at  home  
moms  and  caregivers  for  years  need  to  re-­‐enter  the  
workforce  for  a  variety  of  reasons.  Financial  strain  has  led  
to  the  need  to  address  emotional,  stress  and  life  coping  
-­‐   
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September December 2015
Access to Justice
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earn too much to qualify for no cost legal assistance, yet not
enough to hire an attorney at current market rates of $250
an hour and higher. Last year, Rutgers Law School in
Newark, launched the Rutgers Law Associates Fellowship
Program. Directing the program is Associate Dean of the
Rutgers Law School, attorney Andrew Rothman. It
provides an alternative that offers affordable legal
representation at below market rates; typically at about $50
per hour.
Modeled after a traditional medical residency program, the
Rutgers Law Fellowship provides recent law school
graduates who have also passed the NJ Bar Exam, a post-
doctorate opportunity to practice law under the supervision
and guid
while at the same time learning best practices in the legal
profession. Participating fellows have full responsibility for
their caseload under the direction of an experienced
practitioner/educator who conducts
educate and ensure a high level of quality representation.
-
and the community; opportunity to practice law and
opportunity for access to otherwise unaffordable legal
representation.
Areas of practice include:
Landlord/Tenant Disputes
Criminal Defense
Divorce, Custody and other Family Law Issues
Immigration/Visa Issues
Mental Health-Related Legal Matters
Consumer Fraud
Social Security Benefits Appeals
Special Education Litigation
For more information, contact Rutgers Law Associates at:
973-353-2564.
(Continued on Page 2, Right Column)
Page 2 wc Newsletter
(Continued from Page 1, Left Column)
In  2014,  we  served  over  1000  women  with  daily  one-­‐on-­‐one  
career  counseling  and  assessment,  daily  computer  training  in  
Microsoft  Office  programs  and  QuickBooks,    bi-­‐weekly  Job  
Clubs  with  guest  speakers  and  networking,  resume  and  cover  
letter  writing  assistance,  interviewing  techniques,  one-­‐on-­‐one  
legal  education  clinics  and  workshops,  support  groups,  
financial  mentoring  and  special  interest  topic  workshops,  all  
free  of  charge.    
Morris  973-­‐328-­‐5025  or  womenscenter@ccm.edu  for  more  
information  about  course  admission  and  other  services  that  
might  be  of  assistance  to  you.  
By Melissa Elias, Director
  
(Continued from Page 1, Right Column)
While the Morris County Ombudsman Office &
Court User Resource Center does not offer legal
advice or assistance, it provides users with procedural
assistance regarding dealing with the courts; for
example, providing information on what requirements
are necessary in filing motions or having cases
considered by the court and guidance on completing
court forms. The Court User Resource Center is
located within the Morris County Courthouse, Room
152 and is open M-F, 8:30AM-4:30PM. For further
information contact: Jennifer Shultis at 973-656-3969.
Free half-hour private legal consultations on matters
pertaining to family law issues are held the first three
Wednesday evenings of each month at the
Center at the County College of Morris. Participants
have the opportunity to speak with a family attorney
and get legal advice about their specific family law
issue or obtain guidance with completing court forms.
Center at 973-328-5025.
By Tricia Spitnale, Programs Administrator, at the
Please  join  the     Center  at  CCM  for    
Make  a  Difference  Mondays  
  
  
As  part  of  its  Make  a  Difference  Mondays  
campaign,  Gourmet  Café  has    
generously  agreed  to  donate  10%  of  its  sales  to  
  
Located  at:  
136  Baldwin  Rd,  Parsippany-­‐‑Troy  Hills,  NJ  07054  
http://njgourmetcafe.com/  
Hours:    11:30  am  to  2:30  pm  (Lunch)  and  5:00     
8:00  pm  (Dinner)  
This  applies  to  Lunch,  Dinner,  Take-­‐‑Out  and  Gift  
Certificates  
WC Newsletter
Published quarterly by
SCC 115, Randolph, NJ 07869
973-328-5025
womenscenter@ccm.edu
www.ccm.edu/womenscenter
Mission Statement:
To serve the varied needs of
women in their quest for
economic self-sufficiency.
Staff
Director Melissa Elias
Career Counselor Eileen Fee
Career Counselor Maureen Haggerty
Job Placement Michele Coneys
Program Administrator Patricia Spitnale
profit
organization serving displaced homemakers, single
mothers, and other women. It is sponsored by the
County College of Morris. The program is funded
by the NJ Division on Women and the United Way
of Northern New Jersey. The legal education
services are funded by a grant from the IO L T A
Fund of the NJ Bar Foundation.
wc Newsletter Page 3
Career Corner . . . . .
Are You Still Learning?
How can learning a new skill this fall help you in your job
search?
learner, someone interested in keeping up to date
with skills.
Joining a class often assists job searchers in
building and expanding their network of contacts.
A recent class or training experience is an excellent
addition to a resume.
Learning a new skill helps one feel more confident.
Which new learning experience would be of interest to
you?
Computer Class: call 973-328-
5025
A class at your local or neighboring Adult School
A training program at the Morris County
Vocational School District in Denville (courses in
office management, culinary arts, dental assisting,
carpentry, etc., as well as preparation for the High
School Equivalency Exam): www.mcvts.org.
Center: call 973-328-5025
A college-credit course offered at the County
College of Morris (CCM offers more than forty-
five career-related Certificate Programs):
www.ccm.edu.
A Continuing Education course offered at CCM
(many courses available):
www.ccm.edu/businesscommunity.
month on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon):
www.ccm.edu/womenscenter.
Free computer classes at Morris County Library:
www.gti.net/mocolib1/.
Upcoming  Job  Club  Topics  
  
  
                          Career  &  Interview  Coach,  Alex  Freund  
9/25        How  to  Find  a  Job  in  the  Google  Age  with  
                          Global  HR  Executive  &  SCORE  Volunteer,    
                          Richard  Bahner  
10/2          Interview  Workshop  with,  Morris  County  
                            Chamber  of  Commerce  Women  in  Business  
                            Committee  
10/16      Assessments  in  the  Hiring  Process  with  
                          Organizational  Development  Professional  &  
                             
                          Counselor,  Joanne  Clifford  
11/6          Communicating  with  Success:    Watch  Your  
                          Language  with  Certified  Business  Coach,  
                          Paul  Hatak  
11/20      Creating  a  LinkedIn  Profile  &  Using  LinkedIn  
                             
                          Prashant  Maddipatla  
12/11      Job  Hunting  on  the  Internet  with  CCM  
                          Librarian,  Lynee  Richel  
(Continued from leftt Column)
Free computer classes at Morris County Library:
www.gti.net/mocolib1/.
Volunteering to develop new skills; organizations
train their volunteers: www.volunteermatch.org.
vanced degree; the
options.
If you would like to discuss learning opportunities or
career-related options, make a Career Counseling
-328-
5025.
Still learning? There are so many opportunities!
By Maureen
Center at CCM
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optimize your credit score & learn to make credit work for
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Learning is a
treasure that will
follow its owner
everywhere
-­Chinese Proverb
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Wome
Calendar of Activities
September
1, 3, 8, 10 Outlook Class
3, 10, 17 Legal Clinic
8 Empowerment! Information Session
11, 25 Job Club
16, 18, 23, 25 Excel 1 Class
24 Empowerment! Orientation
28 Give Back Monday Dining at Gourmet Cafe
29 Empowerment! First Class
30 Excel 2 Class
Mon - Thurs Computer Lab
Mon - Thurs Career Counseling appointments
October
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Family Law Workshop
2, 7, 9 Excel 2 Class
2, 16 Job Club
6, 13, 20, 27 Empowerment! Class
7 Homeless Solutions Career Counseling Workshop
7, 14, 21 Legal Clinic
13, 15, 20, 22 Word 1 Class
27, 29 Word 2 Class
Mon Thurs Computer Lab
Mon Thurs Career Counseling appointments
November
3, 5 Word 2 Class
3, 10, 17, 24 Empowerment! Class
4, 11, 18 Legal Clinic
5, 12 Family Law Workshop
6, 20 Job Club
10, 12, 17, 19 PowerPoint Class
Mon - Thurs Computer Lab
Mon - Thurs Career Counseling appointments
December
1, 3, 8, 10 QuickBooks Class
1, 8, 15 Empowerment! Class
2, 9, 16 Legal Clinic
11 Job Club
Mon - Thurs Computer Lab
Mon - Thurs Career Counseling appointments
County College of Morris Performing Arts
Fall Schedule
September 18th
November 3rd 7th Mary Poppins
November 19th 21st The Great Gatsby
December 4th Holiday Music Concert
December 10th

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Access to Justice

  • 1. Does  Your  Job  Search  Need  a  Self-­‐Confidence   Boost?   The    has   announced  its  fourth  semester  offering  of  Empowerment!         A  coaching  model  with  accountability?     Rediscovering  strengt     A  methodology  for  positive  thinking?     Finding  energy  and  the  power  within  you  through                              group  interactions?     A  way  to  feel  comfortable  presenting  ideas,                              opinions  and  insights  when  speaking  to  others?     A  way  to  consistently  set  and  achieve  purposeful                              goals?     A  way  to  tap  into  your  self-­‐  leadership  skills?     Empowerment!  is  a  12  week  program  of  interactive  and   engaging  techniques  and  exercises  designed  to  address   these  life  enhancing  skills  and  empower  women  in  a   supportive  group  environment.  Created  and  facilitated  by   &  Consultant,  an  Information  Session  will  be  held   Tuesday,  September  8,  from  10-­‐11  at  the  CCM  Campus  in   Randolph.  The  course,  for  which  admission  is  by  selection   and  is  limited  to  20  women,  will  begin  with  an  Orientation   Session  on  Thursday,  September  24  and  continue  on   successive  Tuesdays  from  10-­‐12  through  December  15.   The  course  is  free  for  those  selected  for  program   admission.     The  straining  economy  has  challenged  many,  in  particular   women  of  all  socioeconomic  backgrounds,  ages  and   ethnicities.  Many  women  who  have  been  stay  at  home   moms  and  caregivers  for  years  need  to  re-­‐enter  the   workforce  for  a  variety  of  reasons.  Financial  strain  has  led   to  the  need  to  address  emotional,  stress  and  life  coping   -­‐   (Continued on Page 2, Left Column) September December 2015 Access to Justice - earn too much to qualify for no cost legal assistance, yet not enough to hire an attorney at current market rates of $250 an hour and higher. Last year, Rutgers Law School in Newark, launched the Rutgers Law Associates Fellowship Program. Directing the program is Associate Dean of the Rutgers Law School, attorney Andrew Rothman. It provides an alternative that offers affordable legal representation at below market rates; typically at about $50 per hour. Modeled after a traditional medical residency program, the Rutgers Law Fellowship provides recent law school graduates who have also passed the NJ Bar Exam, a post- doctorate opportunity to practice law under the supervision and guid while at the same time learning best practices in the legal profession. Participating fellows have full responsibility for their caseload under the direction of an experienced practitioner/educator who conducts educate and ensure a high level of quality representation. - and the community; opportunity to practice law and opportunity for access to otherwise unaffordable legal representation. Areas of practice include: Landlord/Tenant Disputes Criminal Defense Divorce, Custody and other Family Law Issues Immigration/Visa Issues Mental Health-Related Legal Matters Consumer Fraud Social Security Benefits Appeals Special Education Litigation For more information, contact Rutgers Law Associates at: 973-353-2564. (Continued on Page 2, Right Column)
  • 2. Page 2 wc Newsletter (Continued from Page 1, Left Column) In  2014,  we  served  over  1000  women  with  daily  one-­‐on-­‐one   career  counseling  and  assessment,  daily  computer  training  in   Microsoft  Office  programs  and  QuickBooks,    bi-­‐weekly  Job   Clubs  with  guest  speakers  and  networking,  resume  and  cover   letter  writing  assistance,  interviewing  techniques,  one-­‐on-­‐one   legal  education  clinics  and  workshops,  support  groups,   financial  mentoring  and  special  interest  topic  workshops,  all   free  of  charge.     Morris  973-­‐328-­‐5025  or  womenscenter@ccm.edu  for  more   information  about  course  admission  and  other  services  that   might  be  of  assistance  to  you.   By Melissa Elias, Director   (Continued from Page 1, Right Column) While the Morris County Ombudsman Office & Court User Resource Center does not offer legal advice or assistance, it provides users with procedural assistance regarding dealing with the courts; for example, providing information on what requirements are necessary in filing motions or having cases considered by the court and guidance on completing court forms. The Court User Resource Center is located within the Morris County Courthouse, Room 152 and is open M-F, 8:30AM-4:30PM. For further information contact: Jennifer Shultis at 973-656-3969. Free half-hour private legal consultations on matters pertaining to family law issues are held the first three Wednesday evenings of each month at the Center at the County College of Morris. Participants have the opportunity to speak with a family attorney and get legal advice about their specific family law issue or obtain guidance with completing court forms. Center at 973-328-5025. By Tricia Spitnale, Programs Administrator, at the Please  join  the    Center  at  CCM  for     Make  a  Difference  Mondays       As  part  of  its  Make  a  Difference  Mondays   campaign,  Gourmet  Café  has     generously  agreed  to  donate  10%  of  its  sales  to     Located  at:   136  Baldwin  Rd,  Parsippany-­‐‑Troy  Hills,  NJ  07054   http://njgourmetcafe.com/   Hours:    11:30  am  to  2:30  pm  (Lunch)  and  5:00     8:00  pm  (Dinner)   This  applies  to  Lunch,  Dinner,  Take-­‐‑Out  and  Gift   Certificates   WC Newsletter Published quarterly by SCC 115, Randolph, NJ 07869 973-328-5025 womenscenter@ccm.edu www.ccm.edu/womenscenter Mission Statement: To serve the varied needs of women in their quest for economic self-sufficiency. Staff Director Melissa Elias Career Counselor Eileen Fee Career Counselor Maureen Haggerty Job Placement Michele Coneys Program Administrator Patricia Spitnale profit organization serving displaced homemakers, single mothers, and other women. It is sponsored by the County College of Morris. The program is funded by the NJ Division on Women and the United Way of Northern New Jersey. The legal education services are funded by a grant from the IO L T A Fund of the NJ Bar Foundation.
  • 3. wc Newsletter Page 3 Career Corner . . . . . Are You Still Learning? How can learning a new skill this fall help you in your job search? learner, someone interested in keeping up to date with skills. Joining a class often assists job searchers in building and expanding their network of contacts. A recent class or training experience is an excellent addition to a resume. Learning a new skill helps one feel more confident. Which new learning experience would be of interest to you? Computer Class: call 973-328- 5025 A class at your local or neighboring Adult School A training program at the Morris County Vocational School District in Denville (courses in office management, culinary arts, dental assisting, carpentry, etc., as well as preparation for the High School Equivalency Exam): www.mcvts.org. Center: call 973-328-5025 A college-credit course offered at the County College of Morris (CCM offers more than forty- five career-related Certificate Programs): www.ccm.edu. A Continuing Education course offered at CCM (many courses available): www.ccm.edu/businesscommunity. month on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon): www.ccm.edu/womenscenter. Free computer classes at Morris County Library: www.gti.net/mocolib1/. Upcoming  Job  Club  Topics                                Career  &  Interview  Coach,  Alex  Freund   9/25        How  to  Find  a  Job  in  the  Google  Age  with                            Global  HR  Executive  &  SCORE  Volunteer,                              Richard  Bahner   10/2          Interview  Workshop  with,  Morris  County                              Chamber  of  Commerce  Women  in  Business                              Committee   10/16      Assessments  in  the  Hiring  Process  with                            Organizational  Development  Professional  &                                                        Counselor,  Joanne  Clifford   11/6          Communicating  with  Success:    Watch  Your                            Language  with  Certified  Business  Coach,                            Paul  Hatak   11/20      Creating  a  LinkedIn  Profile  &  Using  LinkedIn                                                        Prashant  Maddipatla   12/11      Job  Hunting  on  the  Internet  with  CCM                            Librarian,  Lynee  Richel   (Continued from leftt Column) Free computer classes at Morris County Library: www.gti.net/mocolib1/. Volunteering to develop new skills; organizations train their volunteers: www.volunteermatch.org. vanced degree; the options. If you would like to discuss learning opportunities or career-related options, make a Career Counseling -328- 5025. Still learning? There are so many opportunities! By Maureen Center at CCM Knowledge is Power: Get Your Credit Report Safely & For Free Credit Karma offers free credit scores, reports and monitoring without affecting your credit score. Plus, get personalized debt management recommendations, track & optimize your credit score & learn to make credit work for you, not against you. www.creditkarma.com   Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere -­Chinese Proverb
  • 4. Page 4 wc Newsletter Wome Calendar of Activities September 1, 3, 8, 10 Outlook Class 3, 10, 17 Legal Clinic 8 Empowerment! Information Session 11, 25 Job Club 16, 18, 23, 25 Excel 1 Class 24 Empowerment! Orientation 28 Give Back Monday Dining at Gourmet Cafe 29 Empowerment! First Class 30 Excel 2 Class Mon - Thurs Computer Lab Mon - Thurs Career Counseling appointments October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Family Law Workshop 2, 7, 9 Excel 2 Class 2, 16 Job Club 6, 13, 20, 27 Empowerment! Class 7 Homeless Solutions Career Counseling Workshop 7, 14, 21 Legal Clinic 13, 15, 20, 22 Word 1 Class 27, 29 Word 2 Class Mon Thurs Computer Lab Mon Thurs Career Counseling appointments November 3, 5 Word 2 Class 3, 10, 17, 24 Empowerment! Class 4, 11, 18 Legal Clinic 5, 12 Family Law Workshop 6, 20 Job Club 10, 12, 17, 19 PowerPoint Class Mon - Thurs Computer Lab Mon - Thurs Career Counseling appointments December 1, 3, 8, 10 QuickBooks Class 1, 8, 15 Empowerment! Class 2, 9, 16 Legal Clinic 11 Job Club Mon - Thurs Computer Lab Mon - Thurs Career Counseling appointments County College of Morris Performing Arts Fall Schedule September 18th November 3rd 7th Mary Poppins November 19th 21st The Great Gatsby December 4th Holiday Music Concert December 10th