Thursday, March 28, 2013

KCBA Student Membership

Hey Law Students! Did you know…

Students get FREE Membership to the
King County Bar Association!

 Sign Up Online Now!

All students who join KCBA before March 31st are entered to win:

$25 Gift Card to iTunes
$25 Gift Card to Starbucks          
What do you get if you join KCBA?

2 free practice sections:
Sections are areas of practice of law. Say you are interested in Bankruptcy law—well, if you join the Bankruptcy section you can attend their lunchtime section meetings in person or by webcast. 
You can view current sections on our website.

1 free KCBA Young Lawyers Division committee:
The Young Lawyers Division is for attorneys who are under the age of 35 or within five years of legal practice. The Young Lawyers Division offers networking events, volunteer opportunities, and free lunchtime CLEs!  The committees help plan these activities—so get involved!

Community Involvement Committee
Initiates programs serving the non-legal community. Projects include Habitat for Humanity, holiday volunteer events, and the KCBA Fun Run & Walk.

Social Events Committee
Plans social events such as monthly happy hours, where YLD members can network.

Young Lawyer Services Committee
Conducts programs of interest and value to young lawyers and law students.

Check out the upcoming YLD Events here!

Access to Member Benefits
KCBA offers a member benefit package that can give you discounts on various services. You might not need professional liability insurance right now, but maybe we can help you get a discount on your first suit at Brooks Brothers. You can check out our Member Benefits on our webpage.

KCBA wants to assist you on your journey through law school and into practice – we’re here to help.

Questions? Contact Janielle Harris at (206) 267-7016 or

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New Walk-in Hours

Great news! CPD now has walk-in hours!

We are offering drop-in periods every week to better serve students, particularly with quick questions, or application issues that come up unexpectedly.

Please note: Walk-in meetings will be handled on a first-come, first serve basis, and we may not be able to accommodate all interested students in a single day. We strongly encourage you to continue to make appointments to meet with us (particularly for more complicated issues). We will not be able to accommodate request for mock interviews during walk-in hours; those meetings must be set up in advance.

CPD Walk-in hours will be as follows, beginning April 8th:

Monday: 10:00 a.m. until noon
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. until noon
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

FANGS Happy Hour Event


For some of our agencies, April 5 is the first day that any furloughs may occur—isn’t it appropriate that we plan to get together (like we did two years ago on the eve of the 2011 shutdown) and share a pint or 4?

Friday, April 5, 2013
5 PM – 7 PM
Ivar’s Acres of Clams
1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA

**happy hour treats hosted by the Center for Professional Development, Seattle University School of Law and FANGS member, Anna Ross**

BE THERE! Space is extremely limited. Email your RSVP to Anna Ross ASAP!

Meet the IRS

Are you planning a career representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service? If you are, you're invited to Meet the IRS!

Where: The South Auditorium of the Jackson Federal Building located at 915 Second Ave in downtown Seattle.

When: Tuesday, April 30th from 10:00 a.m., until noon.

Who: Meet the representatives of many IRS business units, including Exam, Collection, Estate & Gift, Wage & Investment, Counsel, Appeals, Taxpayer Advocate, ACS, Insolvency, Field Assistance and more.

Why: Learn what each office at the IRS does, when and how you might interact with them as a taxpayer's representative, and the best practices for working efficiently and effectively with the IRS.

 RSVP: Please email and include your name, school, program and and email address for follow up information. Space is limited.

Microsoft Disability and Diversity Panel

Seattle University School of Law welcomes five lawyers from Microsoft, including an SU Law alum, for an exciting panel presentation!  This will also be a wonderful networking opportunity for students.  The lawyers will share their stories; discuss their disabilities, the diversity efforts of the company and job opportunities.  The panelists are hoping that all students can attend, especially those students with disabilities as Microsoft and SU hope to develop a mentorship program to pair students with disabilities with Microsoft lawyers with disabilities.  Food will be provided.   

Thursday, April 4
5:00 p.m.
Room C5

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Professional Headshots

The SU Graduate Student Council is offering $5 Professional Headshots for Graduate Students.

Polish your professional look and your social media image. Have a professional photo of your own and be prepared to: submit it to employers, sharpen your LinkedIn profile, professional magazines where you are featured, refine your media image for any possible success awaiting you!

March 14th, 2:00-9:00 p.m.; Wyckoff Auditorium, Seattle University Campus

Buying and Selling a Solo or Small Law Practice CLE

The WSBA is hosting a Buying and Selling a Solo or Small Law Practice CLE on March 19th. They are allowing a limited number of students to attend the event for free. To be considered, please forward your name, complete mailing address, phone number and email address to Shawn Lipton by noon on Friday.

Monday, March 11, 2013

SAVE THE DATE: Judicial Clerkship Program Information Meeting

We're glad so many students had the opportunity to observe the Washington Court of Appeals - Division I this morning as they held oral argument here in the law school's courtroom.
For those of you coming away from the experience with fresh excitement to apply for a post-graduate judicial clerkship, please be sure to attend one of the two judicial clerkship program information meetings:
April 3 at noon - law school courtroom
April 9 at 5:00 pm - C5
We did our absolute best to avoid conflicts with class schedules when choosing dates for the meetings, but if you have a class conflict, please let Erin Fullner know; CPD will work to schedule a make-up session for any folks who couldn't make one of the two meetings because of school. This meeting is MANDATORY in order to apply for clerkships through the judicial clerkship program.
At the clerkship program info meeting you'll get your clerkship application handbook, learn some of the ins and outs of the intricate clerkship application process, have the opportunity to join the clerkship listserv, and hear from a panel of alumni clerks.
If you're not sure if a clerkship is right for you, attend the meeting to learn a bit more. If you're an especially strong writer, a judicial clerkship could be a great fit for you.
A word of clarification: Judicial clerkships are different from judicial externships. While externships are student positions where you can earn class credit by working for a judge, clerkships are post-graduate, paid positions. Usually lasting one to two years and done during the first year or two after graduation from law school. Clerkship applications sent out this spring/summer (2013) will be for positions that begin in the fall of 2014. So 2Ls in particular are encouraged to apply this season. 3 and 4Ls are also welcome to attend the info meeting and apply. 1Ls, feel free to schedule an appointment with Erin Fullner to get preliminary information about the judicial clerkship process, but you'll attend the info meeting and apply for positions next year.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Washington State Association for Justice Bar Prep Scholarships

Attention aspiring plaintiff's attorneys, the Washington State Association for Jusice's Diversity Committee and the Women of WSAG (WOW) Section are both offering bar preparation course scholarships.

Information on the scholarships can be found at the WSAJ website

The deadline for both the Diversity Bar Prep Scholarship and WOW Bar Prep Scholarship applications is March 8th (TOMORROW!). 

Be sure to get your applications in if you qualify.