Thursday, November 29, 2012

Air Force JAG Summer Internship

The Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps Summer Internship application for 1Ls and 2Ls is now available on The 2L internship is paid at a GS-09 and the 1L internship is paid at a GS-07.
The announcement will be open until Thursday, December 27, 2012.

To apply, students will need to submit the following:
  1. Resume
  2. Completed on-line occupational questionnaire
  3. One-page personal statement introducing self and explaining motivation and objectives in applying
  4. Top five geographic preferences by base or state (listing of bases)
  5. Prefence for start date, Monday, May 21 or Monday, June 4
  6. Answers to KSAs and how they relate to past work experience, education, and training on a separate sheet (or sheets) of paper
  7. Undergraduate and law school transcripts (all readable copies are acceptable)
Questions about the program may be directed to Major Sean Elameto (206-612-5095) or
Mr. Michael Cloud (206-612-5096).

Please contact Erin Fullner with questions about JAG careers, and Anna Ross with questions about KSAs and federal job applications.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Resume Seminar

What makes a legal resume different from a business resume? What is the best way to highlight my skills? I don't have a legal background - what do I put on my resume?

These are not uncommon questions, and just a couple of the points that will be covered in this seminar. Learn how to properly craft your application materials to speak to your strengths.

Tuesday, December 18th, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Courtroom. RSVP in Symplicity.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

FREE Ethics CLE for Young Lawyers

The King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division presents: Stay Classy, Young Lawyers - What Anchorman Ron Burgundy Can Teach You About Being a Better Lawyer.    

Speaker: Rachel Tallon Reynolds, Sedgwick LLP
Date/Time: November 15, 4:00-5:00 pm
Location: KCBA Office, 1200 5th Ave., Ste. 600, Conference Rm. 2
CLE Credits: 1.00 ethics credit (pending)
Cost: FREE!

RSVP to Cate Humpage.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

1L Diversity Program Meet & Greet

Attention 1Ls interested in applying to Diversity Programs!

The Annual Diversity Fellowship Meet & Greet with individual firms will be on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Gallery. The event format will feature "table talk" and an opportunity to mingle with attorneys and recruiting representatives from firms hosting a 1L summer diversity fellowship. Dress is business professional. RSVP in Symplicity.

Please see the Diversity Program page on the CPD website for more information about participating firms*.

*NOTE: The 2013 deadlines are not available yet, but they tend to be about the same time every year. We will make updates as employers publish the updated information, but please feel free to use last year's information as a guide.

Please remember that these deadlines come up quickly once the new semester begins, so be sure to make an appointment to have your materials reviewed early.

Friday, November 2, 2012

White House Fellows Program Information Session

The Nation’s Premier Program on Leadership and Public Service

Date: November 8, 2012
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Place: 61st Floor, Columbia Center, 701 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA
Featuring former White House Fellows and Seattle attorneys: The Honorable Margaret McKeown, Judge, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1980-81)*; Jay Reich, Partner, Pacifica Law Group (1979-80)*; and Nelson Dong, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP (1978-79) [* by video].

The White House Fellows Program, founded in 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson at the
suggestion of his Health, Education and Welfare Secretary John W. Gardner, is America's most
prestigious program for leadership and public service, offering exceptional men and women firsthand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. White House Fellows
typically spend a year working as full-time, paid special assistants to senior White House Staff,
the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also
participate in a once-in-a-lifetime education program consisting of off-the-record, roundtable
discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and take trips to study
leaders and policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a
strictly non-partisan basis.

The program has fostered a legacy of leadership, with nearly 600 alumni who are respected
leaders in a variety of fields and professions. Alumni include former Secretary of State Colin
Powell, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, General Wesley Clark, Senator Sam Brownback, former
CNN President Tom Johnson, Levi Strauss & Co CEO Robert Haas, former NBC Chairman Jane
Pfeiffer, Wall St. Journal Editorial Page Editor Paul Gigot, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, former
Senator Tim Wirth, former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane, former President of the
MIT Corporation Dana Mead, Court of Appeals Judges Deanell Tacha and Margaret McKeown, and
author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

About the Fellows Application Process
Access to the online applications is available on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Applications
must be postmarked by 5:59 pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, for the 2012-13 Class. The
program commences in September of each year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and employees
of the Federal government are not eligible unless they are career military personnel. There are
no age restrictions; however the program was created to give remarkable young Americans this
experience while they were early to mid-career. Applicants must have completed their
undergraduate studies and be working in their chosen professions at the time of consideration.
For more information about the program, to view an informational film, and to download an
application, please visit the program website at, or call the
program office at (202) 395-4522.

Resume Seminar

Come learn the nuts and bolts about drafting a legal resume.  The first half hour of the session will be a presentation on legal resume components and tips. The second half hour will be a workshop in which you will be updating your resume and can get guidance on specific questions you may have about how to best articulate your experience for legal employers.  CPD staff will be available to answer questions and brainstorm for an additional hour after the seminar.  Bring your lunch and current resume for editing!

Friday, November 9th, 12:30-1:00, C5. RSVP in Symplicity.