Monday, October 26, 2009
Join Linda Bulecza, Directorof Staff of Attorneys for the 1st DCA, to find out what you need to know about applying for state judicial clerkships and staff attorney positions! Pizza will be provided.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how to make this new legislation work for you!
WHEN: NOVEMBER 4TH at 12:00 pm
WHERE: ROOM 360
Free food and drinks will be provided.
Pro Bono Fair
The Institute for Public Representation ("IPR") invites applications for graduate Fellow/Staff Attorney positions that will become available in January 2010. This two-year position provides extensive training and experience in public interest advocacy. Georgetown University Law Center awards an LL.M. in Advocacy to each Fellow upon completion of the two-year term. There are five graduate Fellow/Staff Attorney positions at the Institute. The Institute's work in environmental law focuses on individuals and communities primarily in the Washington metropolitan area who suffer a disproportionate share of environmental harms and enjoy fewer environmental amenities than other parts of the area. Clients include neighborhood associations, regional and local environmental organizations, an Indian tribe and individuals. We have worked on litigation involving the full array of federal and local environmental laws, as well as civil rights and administrative laws, and have appeared in federal and state courts, including federal bankruptcy court and before the Virginia Supreme Court. In addition to litigation, our environmental advocacy extends to the federal and District of Columbia rule-making, permitting and legislative processes, and frequently involves working to support coalitions of groups concerned with these issues. Much of the work is precedent setting.
Recent law graduate or graduating student;
Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and to communications or environmental law;
Strong legal writing skills;
Must be a member of the DC Bar or take steps to apply for memberships upon being accepted.
Salary: Over $50,520 per year.
Please send resume, transcript, 2 recommendation letters and a 1-page statement to address below. Fellowship deadlines are updated on a rolling basis. If application deadline has passed, next deadline will be noted once available. Alternatively, please contact organization directly for new application deadline information.
Professor Hope BabcockCo-DirectorPhone: firstname.lastname@example.orgHope BabcockInstitute for Public RepresentationGeorgetown University Law CenterRe: Fellowship Program600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Room 312Washington, DC 20001
For additional information, please visit http://www.law.georgetown.edu/.
The AFL-CIO is a voluntary federation of 56 national and international unions which represent 11 million working women and men in the United States. The AFL-CIO works on a variety of fronts to improve the lives of working families, to secure social and economic justice in the United States, and to protect the interests of working people in the global economy. The AFL-CIO and its affiliates have been instrumental not only in negotiating good pay and benefits for union members, but also in the enactment and enforcement of laws that protect important rights for all workers, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
The Legal Department works on a wide range of litigation, policy, regulatory and legislative matters, and assists with organizing campaigns, corporate governance issues, and other AFL-CIO initiatives. The Legal Department also administers the Lawyers Coordinating Committee, a national organization of union-side attorneys, which issues various publications and holds educational conferences on a regular basis.
The AFL-CIO Fellow will work with lawyers in the AFL-CIO Legal Department and with other union lawyers around the country on a wide range of activities. The Fellow will assist experienced lawyers working on cases and regulatory matters that affect the labor movement and the rights of workers. The AFL-CIO’s litigation caseload includes cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the NLRB and a small number of state appellate suits. In addition, the AFL-CIO Legal Department frequently presents the views of the labor movement on federal regulatory initiatives affecting workers. Whenever possible, the Fellow will be given the opportunity to participate in meetings with union lawyers and to attend oral arguments. The AFL-CIO Fellow will also participate in Lawyers Coordinating Committee activities, including preparation for attorney conferences, outreach to new labor lawyers and law students, and regular opportunities to attend LCC meetings and conferences.
The fellowship salary is in the range of $55,000 to $60,000 depending on experience. Benefits include excellent medical and dental insurance plus paid vacation.
Recent law graduates, judicial clerks, and third-year law students are welcome to apply. Applicants should have excellent legal research and writing skills and enjoy legal research and appellate work. Applicants should also have a commitment to workers’ rights and a desire to practice union-side labor law. The AFL-CIO is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.
To Apply: Applicants should mail a cover letter explaining their interest in the fellowship, a current resume, a transcript, a short writing sample, a letter of reference and a list of two additional references to the AFL-CIO's Office of the General Counsel ATTN: Fellowship Position, 815 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006. The application process is rolling and will remain open until the successful candidate is selected. Telephone inquiries are discouraged.
Prefer demonstrated interest in public service and work of the SEC, strong academic performance, law review or journal, moot court, legal aid or clinical experience, and relevant previous employment. Securities courses are not a prerequisite. Non-U.S. citizens must meet State Department hiring conditions.
By 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday, November 15, 2009 (2Ls - DC office) and 11:59 p.m. EST, Tuesday, December 15, 2009 (2Ls - regional offices), submit online questionnaire and include location preferences, as well as cover letter, resume (1-2 pages), transcript (undergraduate, graduate, and law school), list of current courses, and 5-10 page legal writing sample. Selections are made on a rolling basis, so apply early. 1L application process opens in December. Headquarters, and regional offices screen applications, contact selected candidates for telephonic interviews, and extend offers based on individual office preferences.
Electronic Submission ONLY:
Vacancy ID: ET282189
Announcement #: 09-282189- MS
USAJOBS Control #: 1694440
(or search “SEC Summer Honors Law”)
For additional information, please visit http://www.sec.gov/jobs/jobs_students.shtml#shlp.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
IMMIGRANT LAW GROUP PC is a Portland, Oregon based firm engaged in strategic public interest civil rights litigation on behalf of immigrants, refugees, and their families. For more information: ilgrp.com.
SUMMER FELLOW 2010
Summer Legal Intern will be assigned to one of two programs based on their skills and interests:
(1) Immigrant Impact-litigation – providing research, drafting, and development of litigation which advancesthe cause of equality and fair treatment of non-citizens on a region-wide or nation-wide basis.
(2) Asylum Defense – direct representation of noncitizens fleeing persecution in proceedings before the USCISAsylum Office or the Immigration Courts.
Eligibility: The Fellowship is open to any second year (or third-year part-time) law student.
Outstanding and well-demonstrated research, writing, and critical thinking skills are required. The Internship start date is flexible, but expected to begin no later than June 14, 2010 for
a minimum of 10 weeks; the intern receives a stipend of $500 per week.
To apply, submit your (a) resume, (b) cover letter, (c) law school transcript, and (d) an original writing sample to: email@example.com. The deadline is November 20, 2009.
Your resume and cover letter must adhere to these guidelines:
All applications must be in PDF.
Only send essential personal information and be sure to include your name and how to contact you in the resume, not just your cover letter. Include your email, phone, and residence address. Do NOT include your gender, date of birth, age, family status, or personal identification numbers.
Your resume should accurately reflect your academic achievements and work history.
Your resume should show all secondary and post-secondary institutions attended, degrees conferred; list your experience and projects completed, accomplishments, etc. by your position with each employer.
Your cover letter should explain your commitment to social justice, detail any past experience you have working with immigrant communities and explain any initial thoughts or ideas about how you might approach the Internship.
You should attach your transcript (it does not need to be certified) as a scanned PDF to the email submission.
Your writing sample must be in English and must be your original writing.
Monday, October 19, 2009
1Ls: Before you send your first resume, before you shake your first hand, you need to establish your professional persona.
2Ls & 3Ls: You’ve had a summer job, externship, clerkship or you have clinic experience representing clients. Take that knowledge to the next step. Even if you don’t know what you want to do 10 years from now (or even next summer), and haven’t decided on a public, private, corporate, traditional, non-traditional or alternative legal career, every step you take needs to enhance your credibility and to polish every aspect of your professionalism.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 1:00 p.m. in HOL 345
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
- Location: San Francisco, California
- Period: October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011 (flexible)
- Deadline: December 7, 2009 (application must be received in our office, not postmarked, by the date listed)
- Requirements: Applicants should be recent law school graduates with 0-5 years of work experience after law school. Bar passage is not required. Candidates will be evaluated based upon criteria including: Demonstrated commitment to racial and social justice; demonstrated interest in civil rights law and policy; excellent research and oral /written communication skills.
- Application: To be considered for the Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellowship, please send a cover letter, resume, list of four (4) references and a writing sample (preferably on a racial/social justice topic) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Motley Fellowship Application."
OR mail hard copies to:
Motley Fellowship Applications, Equal Justice Society, 260 California Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94111
Applications must be received in the office, not postmarked, by the dates listed above.
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Event: Happy Hour
Location: St. Joe Building
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Sponsor: Jackson Lewis
Charity Fundraising: $5.00 donation collected at the door for Breast Cancer Foundation
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009
Event: Judicial Breakfast (Circuit Civil/Probate/Criminal)
Location: Duval County Courthouse, Room 505 (Old Jury Room)
Time: 8:00am to 9:00am
RSVP: To Elizabeth Howard (email@example.com) by 11/5/09
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Event: Movie Night
Location: 5 Points Theatre
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm (Happy hour starts at 6:00pm. Movie to follow beginning at 6:45pm)
RSVP: To Christian George (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 11/12/09
Monday, October 12, 2009
10/26 8:30am Schott Courtyard
Come and enjoy coffee & bagels and speak with other students and faculty concerned about the legal needs of indigent and underserved communities. Don’t forget to pick up your orange ProBono Week ribbons! Help UF Law raise awareness about the need for support of pro bono services through financial contributions, volunteerism and advocacy throughout this week.
10/29 10-2pm Schott Courtyard
Tuesday, 10/13 12pm, HOL 345
Join 8th Judicial Circuit State Attorney, Stacey Steinberg (‘03) and Public Defender, John Maguire, to learn about practicing criminal law with the government. You will hear how Certified Legal Interns are able to represent clients in court through UF Law’s Clinical Programs & how to gain invaluable litigation skills while helping others.
2L & 3L's Clinic Information Meeting
Wednesday, 10/14 12pm Bailey Courtroom
The CCD strongly encourages you to attend this program sponsored by the clinics & to apply for a clinical opportunity during your law school tenure. In today’s competitive market, employers seek those with practical skills and experience. Both are provided by participating in a clinic.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Club at the top of the Modis Building. UF Law has a large alumni network in Jacksonville who would like to meet you.
Space available for 10 students only, so interested students should send an email indicating interest & class year to: email@example.com by 10/19.
Discovering YOUR Ideal Career Through Self-Assessment
Hear speaker Dr. Martha Peters, author of Juris Types. This program will help students better target their career search by identifying their values and learning about the type of work environments in which they will thrive and find career satisfaction. Dr. Peters will also have some availability on Friday to meet individually with students to talk about their MBTI and options.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
YLD LUNCH & LEARN CLE SEMINAR
BEING A YOUNG LAWYER: THINGS I WISH I KNEW BACK THEN…..
CLE APPROVED: 1.0 general, 1.0 ethics hours
Presented by Philip J. Bonamo, Esquire
President, Volusia County Bar Association
- Issues Facing New Attorneys - What They Didn't Teach You in Law School
- What the Judge is REALLY Looking For
- Law Office Management - Importance of Office Environment and Its Dynamics
- Ethics & Professionalism - What's the Difference?
Friday, November 13, 2009
747 Office Suites, 747 S. Ridgewood Avenue
Seminar will begin promptly at 12:00 noon – lunch will be set up at 11:30.
Boxed lunches: $10 for VCBA YLD Members & $15 Non-members
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org -- Please include your sandwich preference: ham, turkey or vegetarian.