Friday, May 29, 2009

Registration is Now Open for the 2009 Diversity Job Fair

The Indianapolis Bar Association (IBA) invites fall 2009, 2L law students (graduating May 2011) to participate in the IBA Diversity Job Fair. The IBA is seeking candidates who represent all aspects of diversity, who are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm.

Student registration opens April 1, 2009. Students will register via Symplicity's web site at After the student submits his/her registration, an automatically-generated password will be provided, which will enable him/her to use the system throughout the next few months. The registration deadline is July 10, 2009. There is no fee to register for the IBA Diversity Job Fair.

Schedule of Events:
Thursday, August 6, 2009
4-8pm: Student Registration, Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown
5:30-7pm: Welcome Reception, location TBA
Friday, August 7, 2009
8:00am: Registration Re-opens, Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown
9:00am - 12pm: Interviews held in guest suites
11:45am - 1:15pm: Keynote Luncheon
1:20 - 4:00pm: Interviews held in guest suites

The IBA Diversity Job Fair will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN, August 6-7, 2009. Room rates for students are $189 for the nights of August 6 & 7. Students should contact the hotel directly at 1-800-EMBASSY or 1-317-236-1800 and reference the IBA Diversity Job Fair to receive the group rate. If you need special accomodations, please contact Caren Chopp at or 317-269-2000. The hotel reservation deadline to receive the special rate is July 7, 2009.

The current list of participating employers includes: Baker & Daniels LLP, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Bingham McHale LLP, Dann Pecar Newman & Kleiman PC, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Kightlinger & Gray LLP, Krieg DeVault LLP, Lewis Wagner LLP, Marion County Prosecutor's Office, Office of the Indiana Attorney General, Scopelitis Garvin Hansen Light & Feary PC, and Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

Registration is Now Open For the Boston Lawyers Group Job Fairs

Boston Job Fair for Law Students of Color
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The InterContinental Hotel
510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

Washington D.C. Area Job Fair for Law Students of Color
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Employers who participate in either job fair hire for positions in their Boston office. Employers will interview second-year law students for 2010 summer associate/law clerk positions, and in a limited number of cases employers will interview third-year law students for Fall 2010 first year associate positions. Students who have been selected for one or more interviews can potentially obtain additional interviews through the lottery selection process.

To be eligible to participate in the job fairs, students must be entering their second or third year of law school in the Fall of 2009. Student registration begins April 1, 2009 and ends on July 8, 2009. Students can register for only one fair. Please note that students are not allowed to bid, instead, participating BLG Members select the students they wish to interview. To register, please For more information, please visit the BLG website at

Deposition Skills Workshop!!!

Today at 2pm: 5/29, HOL 382

JD/LLM Students, Recent Graduates & Alumni are welcome to attend.
Learn the practical skills sought by legal employers that will enable you to distinguish yourself and hit the ground running!
This course offers students an opportunity to master preparing the witness, developing and executing a questioning formula for obtaining complete information, using simple language, creating a clear deposition record, formulating concise questions, listening carefully to answers, making and handling objections, using exhibits during the deposition, and dealing with obstreperous defending counsel. Students participate in a hands-on workshop to develop good deposition techniques.

2010 Post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunities

Community Lawyering in New York City

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a non-profit civil rights law firm, is accepting applications from candidates for post-graduate fellowship opportunities. The Fellow will contribute to social justice work at NYLPI beginning in the fall of 2010.

Organizations such as Equal Justice Works and the Skadden Fellowship Foundation each provide two-year fellowships to recent law graduates or clerks who are motivated to work at a public interest law office such as NYLPI, which will sponsor the prospective fellow.
NYLPI seeks highly accomplished, progressive, community-minded candidates with excellent research and writing skills to advance the goals of our programs. All public interest fellowship programs are very competitive, and applicants need time to develop project proposals and complete applications. NYLPI thus strongly encourages all interested applicants to apply as early as possible. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume, a writing sample, and three references (including daytime telephone numbers) to Amy Lalich at as soon as possible but no later than August 1, 2009. Candidates should also complete the following online form at the time that they submit their applications:
NYLPI is accepting project proposals for all of our program areas, with a preference for projects related to disability rights or health justice.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Networking Opportunity

On Friday, June 19, from 4-7 pm, the Federal Bar Association and UF Law will host a reception at the President's House in honor of Judge Mickle, who is assuming the position of Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The invited guests will include area federal judges and lawyers. The Center for Career Development will have the opportunity to bring several students to this event. If you will be available and wish to attend this networking opportunity, please send an email to along with your class year, email and a sentence or two about why it would be beneficial for you to attend this event by June 4th at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

UF Law Reception

UF Law Reception at
The Florida Bar 2009 Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 25, 2009
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Orlando World Center Marriott, Grand Ballroom V/VI

Ten students will be able to attend this reception, open to all UF law alumni, that will provide alumni of the college with the opportunity to network and reconnect with friends, colleagues and students from all around the state, E-mail if you are available and interested in attending, indicating your class year and email by Thursday, June 11th.

Self Advocates/ Families/ Others....FREE CLE COURSE!


June 20, 2009 - Jacksonville, FL

July 11, 2009 - West Palm Beach, FL

July 18, 2009 - Sarasota, FL

There will be no registration fee to attend. However, each location has limited seating.
Financial Assistance will be provided on a limited basis to assist with travel costs and/or respite services. In order to qualify, you must be a person with a disability or the family member residing in Florida.

To register go to:

Monday, May 18, 2009

Colorado Career Fair

We are pleased to announce that student registration opens for the Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair (RMDLCF) on Monday, May 18 and continues through Monday, July 27, 2009. The RMDLCF will take place on Friday, September 11, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until noon at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. For more information and to register for the Career Fair, please go to

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Equal Justice Works/Skadden Fellowship Program

An internationally recognized, catalytic force for poverty law, Bet Tzedek Legal Services embraces the fundamental commitment of achieving full and equal access to justice for the most vulnerable members of our community. This bold vision has guided Bet Tzedek for over four decades, inspired its innovative and expansive initiatives, and forged one of today’s leading centers for social justice.

Every generation faces the opportunity and responsibility to meet the challenges of its era. The greatest problems confronting Los Angeles today —from entrenched poverty to homelessness and human trafficking —are complex, interrelated and urgent. Bet Tzedek responds to these community needs with creative and sustainable solutions that transform people’s lives and define justice for a new generation.

Bet Tzedek’s internationally unique portfolio of projects combine direct legal representation with powerful outreach, education, and legislative advocacy. Our initiatives address the root causes of poverty by engaging the people and the communities closest to them. Because of this, Angelenos gain new access to employment, housing, and healthcare, legal empowerment for physically and developmentally disabled adults, humanitarian aid to survivors of the Holocaust, and advocacy for communities victimized by discrimination and civil rights abuses. For a description of our specific programs,

Must be recent law graduate (no more than 20 months out of law school).

Area of Specialty:
Bankruptcy, Benefits, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment, Housing, Litigation

Types of Advocacy:
Impact Litigation, Individual Litigation, Policy, Administrative, Legislative/Lobbying.

Number of Fellows: Two (2)

Term: Fellowships are awarded for two years.

Stipend: $3,478/month, incl. benefits and supplement for bilingual Spanish speakers.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2009

E-mail or fax resume and cover letter to:
Director, Human Resources
Bet Tzedek Legal Services
145 S. Fairfax Avenue, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 939-0506
Fax: (323) 939-1040

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Coming This Summer

Small Firm Practice Series
May 29 & June 5, 12, 19
HOL 382, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Get the practical skills that firms are looking for:
  • Pleadings and Motion Practice
  • Crafting a Defense
  • Deposition Skills Workshop
  • Understanding Malpractice Insurance and Tips to Avoid Claims

Local practitioners will be here to share their knowledge and give you hands-on practice.

Sign up on Symplicity in the Events tab. Click "Review" next to each class & select "RSVP."

Friday, May 8, 2009

Expanded Federal Employment Resource Center on PSLawNet

With interest in federal legal careers building rapidly among law students and attorneys, NALP's PSLawNet site features a newly enhanced federal government careers page. This thorough resource, available at, emphasizes simple explanations about federal hiring processes and points of entry to federal jobs, downloadable resources, and answers to FAQs. Topics include:
  • Types of Practice for Lawyers in the Federal Government
  • Where are the Federal Government Jobs?
  • Practicing Law in the Military
  • Resources to Help You Find a Position with the Federal Government

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship

Baker Donelson will award three scholarships to diverse law students this year. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid during the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of Baker Donelson's offices: Birmingham, AL; Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; or Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, TN.
For complete eligibility criteria, instructions and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit: If you have questions, contact Helen Beasley at

Monday, May 4, 2009

Lane Powell Scholarship

Lane Powell is pleased to announce the 2010 George V. Powell Scholarship Program. The George V. Powell Scholar will be a 2010 summer associate in the firm’s Seattle or Portland office and receive a $7,500.00 scholarship toward tuition and expenses during the student’s third year of law school. Candidates must be second year students in good standing at an ABA accredited law school.
The firm is seeking candidates who will contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community and who have a demonstrated desire to work, live, and eventually practice law in Seattle or Portland. Each candidate’s academic achievements and record of leadership abilities, community service, and involvement in community activities will also be considered. Click here for details.