Thursday, May 26, 2011

George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship

Lane Powell has more than 135 years of commitment to our communities. This commitment is reflected in Lane Powell’s hiring and promotion of women and individuals from diverse backgrounds. As part of this commitment to diversity, our Firm has created the George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship. The George V. Powell Scholar will be a 2012 summer associate in the Firm’s Seattle or Portland office and receive a $7,500 scholarship toward tuition and expenses during the student’s third year of law school.
Academic Requirements and Selection Criteria

We are 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. The candidates’ academic achievements and record of leadership abilities, community service, and involvement in community issues will be taken into consideration. Candidates must be second year students in good standing at an ABA accredited law school. Candidates in four year joint degree programs will be considered after their third year.

For more information, please see the posting on Symplicity. Application deadline is September 9, 2011.

OCI In Hawaii


Friday, July 29, 2011
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Pacific Club – Main Dining Room
1451 Queen Emma Street
Honolulu, Hawaii

Sponsored by the following Small and Mid-Size Firms in Honolulu
Bays Lung Rose & Holma (
Bickerton Lee Dang & Sullivan (
Chun Kerr Dodd Beaman & Wong (
Chun Yoshimoto LLP (
Imanaka Kudo & Fujimoto (
Marr Jones & Wang (
Torkildson Katz Moore Hetherington & Harris (

Business Casual and Aloha
Mobile phones should be placed on silent or vibrate
No resumés please

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Klickitat County Prosecutor's Office Seeks Entry-Level Attorney

Exciting entry-level position available with the Klickitat County Prosecutor's Office.

Provide a wide range of professional legal services for the county and other agencies, including prosecution of both criminal and civil cases.

Candidates must be active members of the Washington State Bar, though Rule 9 candidates may be considered if sitting for the July bar exam. All candidates must be able to relocate and begin in July.

Send résumé, cover letter, and county job application by mail, fax, or email to Lori L. Hoctor, Prosecuting Attorney: 205 S. Columbus Ave., MS-CH-18, Goldendale, WA 98620; 509-773-6696 (fax);

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Make a Great First Impression on the Job

Now that you’ve landed an exciting internship, externship, or volunteer opportunity for the summer, it’s important that you lead with your best foot.

Before you even arrive for your first day, make sure you brush up on the firm or organization. You did plenty of research before your interviews with the employer so revisit that mindset and make sure you’ve learned what you could about your workplace.

Arrive on time, which really means, arrive ten minutes early. To ensure this, make sure you map out your driving or bus route and scout out parking or calculate bus stop walk times. Be generous when allowing time for your commute. Give yourself extra travel time that first day and then find a restaurant or coffee shop nearby where you can sit or relax for a moment if you arrive more than ten minutes ahead of your start time.

If you’re not sure what to wear, always remember that given the choice between under or overdressing, overdressing wins. Though your colleagues may not wear suits every day, you need to wear a suit on your first day of work. Be quite conservative in your dress that whole first week. As time goes on, if you notice that others in your office wear separates or dress more casually on days when they’re not in court, for example, it’s appropriate to follow their lead, BUT as the new employee, you should dress more conservatively than the norm. You want your work, rather than your outfit, to gain notice.

Listen actively. Since you won’t yet know where office supplies are found in your new work space, bring a notepad and pen with you so that you can jot down instructions. It’s a good idea to ask questions, but you don’t want to ask the same question twice, so listen carefully and take notes.

Bring a friend named Charlie Hustle to work with you. Everyone loves a hard worker; volunteer for projects, help out others without being asked, and never hesitate to take on extra work. Even though summer is a time when you recharge from school, it’s important that personal plans not interfere with your commitment at work. If you’re asked to go above and beyond – go. Better yet, don’t wait to be asked.

Be yourself. Your summer job is a great opportunity to get to know attorneys well and begin building your network. Never miss out on an opportunity to get to know someone you work alongside; your supervisors and co-workers may one day be your greatest advocates.

Have fun! And reach out to us, whether you need to talk about stresses or successes, we’d love to hear from you throughout the summer.

Marine Corps Judge Advocate Visit

USMC Maj. Nicholas Martz and USMC Capt. Jessica van Norman Martz will visit the law school on May 24. They will be making themselves available for informational interviews with students interested in Marine Corps Judge Advocate work.

If you would like to sign up for a meeting time, please contact Erin Fullner or Emily von Seele as soon as possible.

Washington State Bar Foundation – Board of Trustees

Application deadline: June 30, 2011

The Washington State Bar Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Washington State Bar Association. Its mission is to provide financial support for WSBA programs that promote diversity within the legal profession and enhance the public’s access to and understanding of the justice system. Bar Foundation funding helps to power vital programs like the WSBA Moderate Means Project, the WSBA Leadership Institute, and more. The WSBA Board of Governors is seeking to fill five positions on the Bar Foundation Board of Trustees, one of which is reserved for a current law student who has completed at least one academic year. This term will begin October 1st, will last for the duration of the student’s time in law school, and may be renewed upon graduation. Trustees are stewards of the Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and are actively involved in all aspects of donor development. This is a great opportunity for students interested in diversity, justice and public service, and for those looking to gain nonprofit leadership experience while getting to know the legal community.

To learn more about time and financial commitments, please contact Megan McNally, Director of Development, at, or (206) 727-8272. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and résumé by email to

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Northwest Minority Job Fair

Mark your calendars for the 25th Annual Northwest Minority Job Fair. This year, the fair will be hosted by Lane Powell on August 27th.

Student registration will open on June 27th, with an application deadline of July 22nd.

Details will be found at the fair website, and will be updated as the registration period nears.

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice is sponsoring the 20th Annual Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference on August 4th and 5th at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis.

The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference aims to increase legal diversity in the Twin Cities area by joining the largest legal employers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with top quality 2L and 3L candidates from around the country. Employers participating in the interviews will include small, medium and large firms; corporate law departments and public interest/nonprofit/government entities.

To register:
1) Go to
2) Click on "MMRC"
3) Read the Frequently Asked Questions for further details
4) Log into Symplicity and upload your application materials

The student registration deadline is June 17th.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Meet with Marine Corps JAG Reps

If you are interested in (or just interested in learning more about) the Marine Corps JAG program, be sure to sign up for this fantastic opportunity. CPD will be hosting a Captain and another JAG officer on Tuesday, May 24th. They are willing to sit down with interested students to discuss the program and will answer any questions you have.

If you are interested in meeting with them, please email Emily von Seele to sign up for a meeting time.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Storytelling for Effective Advocacy

Storytelling for Effective Advocacy
Presenter: Michael Shadow, President, Shadow and Associates, Adjunct Faculty,
Master of Public Administration and Executive Master of Nonprofit Leadership programs, Seattle University
Date: Friday, May 13, 2011
Time: 9am to 4pm
Location: Seattle University, Student Center Room 160

Narrative and storytelling play pivotal roles in advocating policy, changing attitudes, defending budgets, explaining decisions, and increasing donations.

Seminar objectives:
• Learn how narrative works in public and nonprofit agencies.
• Obtain the qualities of a good narrative.
• Discuss the process for discovering your story.
• Discover how to script a story that unites ideas with emotions.

Instructor Bio: Michael Shadow is an internationally acknowledged trainer/coach in persuasive communication. He heads the Seattle-based firm of Shadow and Associates, which specializes in public speaking and media preparation for public and private sector leaders. In addition to his private coaching, Michael has designed and facilitated over 500 major seminars for executives and public officials. His clients include environmental activists, judges and attorneys, educators, lobbyists, and political and business leaders in Europe, Africa, South America, Canada and the United States. Michael is an adjunct professor in Seattle University's Master of Public Administration and Executive Master of Nonprofit Leadership programs.
Cost SU Student/Alumni/Employee: $100, General Public $125. Price includes lunch.
Seattle University Service in Action Seminars are sponsored by the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Executive Master of Nonprofit Leadership (MNPL) programs. All proceeds benefit the MPA/MNPL scholarship fund.

For more information visit or contact Danielle Potter at or 206-296-6143.