Thursday, July 29, 2010

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair

The Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair provides an excellent forum for legal employers, law students and law school graduates to meet and discuss employment options with the goal of expanding opportunities and assisting the legal profession in fulfilling its commitment to diversity. Legal employers attending the RMDLCF seek to hire law students and graduates from diverse backgrounds that have been traditionally under-represented in the practice of law in the Rocky Mountain region. These include law students and graduates who are ethnic or racial minorities, disabled, and/or gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

Law students and recent law school graduates are invited to register and attend the RMDLCF and to apply for twenty-minute scheduled interviews with participating employers.

The fair will be held on September 17th. Student registration closes on Friday, August 6th. Event details and registration information can be found on the fair's website.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dept. of Justice: Apply NOW, through September

If you are interested in employment (full time or as an intern) with the DOJ, watch their website this summer. The DOJ accepts applications from July into September of each year. Keep your eye on:

EPA in DC: Summer 2011 Apps Due 8/27/10

Applications for the EPA's 2L Summer Honors Program are due by August 27, 2010. If you are interested in environmental work, take a look at this opportunity. The 2L Summer Honors Program is the EPA's primary hiring vehicle for post-graduate positions.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

OCI Addition

The Army JAG was recently added to the OCI schedule in Symplicity under Session 2.

Consumer Bankruptcy CLE

Law Review CLE is holding a Consumer Bankruptcy CLE on August 5th.

The following Key topics will be discussed:

* Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy
* Client Interview
* Means Test Process
* Chapter 7 and 13 procedures
* Petition workshop
* Chapter 13 Plan workshop
* Consumer Bankruptcy Ethics

Please visit the website for more information. They are offering (5) full scholarships for Law Students/Graduates-(within the last 4 years), and (5) $95 dollars scholarships for graduates over 4 years.

Students/graduates will need to call the main office @ 866-342-9264 to register.

Internships Available with Law Students for Reproductive Justice

Law Students for Reproductive Justice offers Legal Internships through it's Oakland, California office. Details and application instructions are available on Symplicity.

Application deadlines are as follows:
- August 16th for the Fall
- December 1st for the Spring
- March 1st for the Summer

Early applications receive priority, so be sure to get your materials in soon!

CPD Facebook Page

The Center for Professional Development now has a Facebook Page. Check it out for announcements, news and updates.

Bristow Fellowship

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Solicitor General is now accepting applications for the Bristow Fellowship. The Fellowship consists of a 12 to 14 month appointment beginning in August or September of 2011.

Bristow Fellows work closely with the other lawyers in the Office of the Solicitor General. They help draft briefs in the opposition to petitions for certiorari filed in the Supreme Court of the United States and prepare recommendations to the Solicitor General regarding the Authorization of government appeals in the lower courts. The fellows also assist in the preparation of petitions and briefs in Supreme Court cases, work on special projects, and help the Solicitor General and other lawyers in the office prepare for oral argument before the Supreme Court.

Details and application instructions can be found on Symplicity. Deadline is September 1, 2010.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Jobs on Symplicity

Be sure to login to Symplicity to check out the latest job info. We have added postings for several legal intern, fellowship, and 2L 2011 summer diversity positions.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Start Your Own Law Practice


25+-year-old Tacoma Family Law practice available. Office building, equipment and furnishings within walking distance to courthouse (.51 mile) 25+-year-old phone number available with url reserved. 3500 sq.ft. office building for lease. 8 furnished private offices, furnished receptionist area, 2 furnished paralegal work areas, 2 large conference rooms furnished, large kitchen furnished. All work stations (Dell computers) networked to server (Power Edge Server 2900). Fully decorated in all offices and receptionist area. Private parking lot for eight behind building and street parking available. Phone system with up to 8 lines and voice mail system. Bindertek filing system with 50+ binders. One networked copier and one networked copier/fax/scanner. Supply cabinet still full. Call 253 229-0019 for appointment.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

First-Come, First-Served: Apply Now for Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program

Five million dollars is now available for distribution to qualified civil legal assistance attorneys. The online application is accessible here and applying as soon as possible is critical because the Department of Education will commit these funds to eligible civil legal assistance attorneys on a first-come, first-served basis.
Completed and signed applications can be returned to the Department of Education as follows:
Fax Number: 1-315-738-6674
• Mail: U.S. Department of Education
Civil Legal Assistance Attorney
Student Loan Repayment Program
PO Box 4399
Utica, NY 13504
• Overnight mail: Call 1-877-699-1834 for courier/overnight address
Complete and signed applications will be date and time stamped and processed in the order they are received. Do not submit an incomplete application-- if the application is denied because it is incomplete, the Department of Education will send a letter explaining the reason it was denied, and a resubmitted request will receive a new date and time stamp.
The Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program (CLAAP) repays a portion of eligible federal student loan debt for civil legal assistance attorneys who are employed full-time. Attorneys are advised to understand the program requirements, and to carefully consider the Ineligibility for Double Benefits provision before determining whether or not to apply for CLAAP.

More information is available at the Equal Justice Works comprehensive CLAAP webpage.