Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Professional Development Networking Series for 2L’s

What is networking? Why is it important to your professional development? How can it help you as you start your legal career? If you want answers to these questions and more, you will not want to miss out on the Spring Professional Development Networking Series. Over the course of three months this semester, you’ll meet monthly in a small interactive group setting with an assigned mentor. Come listen to the invaluable experiences of these mentors as they share with you ways to be proactive to advance your legal career. You’ll hear personal stories about their legal journey as they draw from a variety of practice areas – criminal, the judiciary, ADR, and private to non-profit and the government sector. The series will also include a few interim meetings with Bahareh Samanian, CPD Associate Director for Employer Relations, to fine tune your elevator pitch and networking strategy. The relationships you will build through this series will inspire you to be proactive!

The mentors for this exciting new series are:
• Distinguished Jurist in Residence and Retired Washington State Superior Court Judge Robert Alsdorf
• Distinguished Jurist in Residence and Retired Washington State Superior Court Judge Terrence Carroll
• Founder of the Donald and Lynda Horowitz Chair for the Pursuit of Justice and Retired Washington State Superior Court Judge Donald Horowitz
• Distinguished Professor from Practice John McKay
• Distinguished Professor from Practice Ada Shen-Jaffe

If interested, please send your resume and a short statement of interest (no more than one page double-spaced) describing why you want to practice law, why you want to be involved in this series and how you hope it will benefit you. The application deadline is February 3, 2012. Space is limited to 2L’s and students will be assigned a mentor by mid-February. Please send your application and direct any questions to Bahareh Samanian in CPD at