Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How to Hang a Shingle CLE, October 12 - REGISTER NOW!

Online registration for SU's third annual How to Hang a Shingle CLE is up: REGISTER TODAY (this program is free for current SU students and 2012 grads).

How to Hang a Shingle will provide excellent info on how to start your own firm, including great tips for low bono practice.

Agenda for Friday, October 12, 2012
  • 8:30 - 9:00: Registration
  • 9:00 - 9:10: Opening Remarks and Program Overview, Erin Fullner and Patricia Sully
  • 9:10 - 10:00: How is the Practice of Law Changing in Washington State? Peter Roberts, Washington State Bar's Law Office Management Assistance Program
  • 10:00 - 10:45: Opening & Operating: The Nuts & Bolts, Julie Fowler, Law Office of Julie K. Fowler
  • 10:45 - 10:55: Break
  • 10:55 - 11:45: Running a Virtual, Paperless Office, George Mix, Mix Sanders
  • 11:45 - 12:15: What is Low Bono? Jenny Anderson, Child and Family Law Center
  • 12:15 - 12:45: Lunch
  • 12:45 - 2:00: The Successful Solo Life presented by a panel of experienced solo practitioners led by Ululani Akiona, Akiona Law; Steve Crossland, Crossland Law Office; and Rebecca Wiess, Attorney at Law
  • 2:00 - 2:50: Handling Difficult People Through the Art of Interpersonal Communication, Lisa Voso, The Voso Impact and Hardwick & Pendergast 
  • 2:50 - 3:00: Break
  • 3:00 - 4:15: Staying Alive presented by a panel of newer solo practitioners led by Jenny Anderson; Forrest Carlson, Law Office of Forrest Carlson; David Hancock, Defender of the Accused; and Jay Stratton, Stratton & Tisocco
  • 4:30 - 5:30: Reception at The Chieftain (CPD will provide appetizers for the first hour, no host bar)
6.25 CLE credits pending

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Marine Corps Deadline Extended to Monday at Noon

The deadline to submit materials to Erin Fullner and schedule an interview for USMC Judge Advocate and internship positions has been extended to noon on Monday, the 24th.

Informational interviews can be scheduled as well. Contact Erin ASAP.

Friday, September 21, 2012

REMINDER: Schedule Your Marine Corps Judge Advocate Interview Today!

The USMC will be on campus to interview on Wednesday, September 26.

Please reach out to Erin Fullner TODAY to schedule an interview. You'll also need to email Erin your resume, writing sample, and unofficial transcript to forward to the Officer Selection Officer.

The OSO will meet with candidates for internships as well as for officer commission, and will also conduct informational interviews, schedule permitting. So please reach out to claim your spot ASAP.

Monday, September 17, 2012

U.S. Department of State Student Experience Program

Announcing the U.S. Department of State Student Experience Program (formerly known as the U.S. Department of State Internship Program).
This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency.
The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.
As a Student Experience intern, you may have the opportunity to:
  • Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
  • Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
  • Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
  • Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.
So consider spending your summer 2013 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. You’ll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.*
* Applicants who are selected for a U.S. Department of State Student Experience can contact the selecting bureau, or the central Student Programs office, if they require further details about the program to support their request for academic credit.
Please visit http://careers.state.gov/students/programs for more information about the Student Experience Program, and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 2, 2012.

Contact Anna Dudek Ross with questions!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Save the Date: How to Hang a Shingle

If solo practice appeals to you, be sure to save the date for How to Hang a Shingle!

Friday, October 12, CPD and ATJI will sponsor an all day CLE designed to provide practical advice and information on starting a solo practice.

This program will also provide information for those dedicated to serving the public interest on "low bono" solo practice. “Low bono” is a term used to describe providing discounted rates to under-represented clients.

The event will be free for students and 2012 graduates, and low cost for 2010 and 2011 graduates.  

Stay tuned for a detailed schedule and info on how to register.

JAG Interviews

Representatives from the Army JAG and the U.S. Marine Corps will be on campus in the coming weeks to conduct interviews (official and informational) with interested students.

  • U.S. Marine Corps: Interviewing September 26th. Please email Resume, Transcript and Writing Sample to Erin Fullner, along with your top three preferred interview times (9:00-4:30, 30-minute increments) by Friday, September 21st.

  • U.S. Army JAG: Interviewing October 9th and 10th. Please email Resume, Cover Letter, Transcript and Writing Sample to Emily von Seele, along with your top three preferred interview times (9:00-4:30, 30-minute increments), by Wednesday, October 3rd.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Study Law in Alaska Info Session

Do you want to get one step closer to landing a job?  Have you ever wanted to spend the summer in Alaska?  Check out our Study Law in Alaska Program!! We will have an information session on Wednesday, September 19 at NOON in room 110.  For more information, please also see our website: http://law.seattleu.edu/x1384.xml.   Please contact Stephanie Nichols at nicholss@seattleu.edu if you have any questions.  

Goldmark Internship

The program is named for Charles A. Goldmark, the Foundation’s second president at his untimely death in January 1986. Chuck was a firm believer in, and a forceful advocate for, equal access to the justice system. The internship was created as a tribute to Chuck and to encourage young lawyers to emulate his ardent commitment. The Goldmark Equal Justice Internship is made possible by a matching grant from the Goldmark Family Foundation.

“Chuck believed that it is the responsibility of each of us, in our own way, to try to improve some aspect of our society beyond ourselves. To leave our society just a little bit better than we found it when we arrived here. He believed that, as a lawyer, he could accomplish this. Chuck practiced what he believed.”
-Kevin Kelly, Foundation President 1997


BACKGROUND: VAS provides free civil legal services primarily in the area of family, consumer
and housing law. VAS also organizes weekly and monthly programs to benefit
low-income persons from diverse backgrounds in Chelan and Douglas counties.

POSITION: The intern will assist all aspects of VAS operations providing direct representation to Housing Justice Project clients as well as legal services to family and consumer law clients.

ELIGIBILITY: The internship is open to law students who have completed their second year prior to the summer of 2013 and to recent law school graduates. The successful candidate will be Rule 9 eligible, possess solid Spanish-language skills, will be a team player with the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, and possess exceptional writing and verbal communication skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The intern will participate in the weekly Housing Justice Project where attorneys assist low-income tenants facing eviction by providing limited representation in Chelan County Superior Court; help clients complete family law pleadings and, in some cases, provide unbundled legal services under the supervision of an attorney; manage caseloads on the statewide database, Legal Server; participate in a twice-weekly clinic schedule; and conduct outreach to potential volunteer attorneys and relevant local agencies. Legal research conducted at the Chelan County Law Library through WestLaw.

SUPERVISION: The intern will be supervised by the executive director. The Rule 9 supervising attorney will be a VAS board member. Additionally, the intern will be paired with one or more mentors who are active volunteer attorneys and members of the Chelan-Douglas County Bar Association.

DURATION: A ten-week internship scheduled at the convenience of both the VAS and the intern between May and August 2013.

SALARY: The intern will receive a stipend of $8,000 for the ten-week internship.

HOUSING & The intern is responsible for securing housing and paying all living

TRANSPORTATION: and transportation expenses for the duration of the internship. Staff may
assist coordinating housing, if needed. Link transit is available 7 days/week.

REPORTING: The intern will deliver a final written report to LFW by November 1, 2013 on the outcomes gained from the internship.

Please see Symplicity posting for application instructions.