Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bryan Inn of Court Reception

The Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court will host a student reception from 5-7 p.m. at Doyle's Public House in Tacoma.

If you're interning in the south sound this summer or you'd like to learn more about the Tacoma Inn be sure to stop by!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Consulting CPD is a Capital Idea, Old Chap!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas, OCI prep time!

CPD fields a lot of questions about grammar issues that frequently pop up in legal resumes and cover letters this time of year. In particular, we get quite a few questions about capitalization.

When grappling with resume and cover letter questions, capitalization related or otherwise, please come to us. We’re here to help you figure these things out; the right answers aren’t always intuitive. Meanwhile, here’s a quick capitalization refresher as you fine tune your OCI applications.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Volunteer Opportunity

Schwerin Campbell Barnard is putting on a training for its clients on how to present an arbitration.  They need volunteer witnesses, and it would be great networking opportunity for students interested in labor/employment law. 

The event will be held on Monday and Tuesday, July 22nd and 23rd. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with local attorneys! If you are interested, please contact Elizabeth Ford.

Friday, July 12, 2013

It's Not Too Late for a Summer Internship

There are numerous summer internships currently posted at Symplicity. If you're still looking for a primary or supplemental summer experience, please visit the site. Both short and long term, paid and unpaid opportunities are available.

It's not too late to find a summer internship that will not only allow you to build valuable experience, but help you explore practice areas and settings so you can make informed decisions about what you want to pursue for your future career.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Registration is now open for the Northwest Minority Job Fair

Davis Wright Tremaine is honored to serve as host of the Northwest Minority Job Fair in its 27th year. Our firm is committed to encouraging opportunities that promote diversity throughout the legal community. We benefit from the talents, ideas and commitment of people who represent a world of differences. We recognize the need for diversity in the workplace and the fact that fostering an atmosphere of inclusion and respect leads to increased employee satisfaction, productivity, and client loyalty. The Job Fair provides employers with an opportunity to interview applicants from national and local law schools while offering law students a forum to interact with both potential employers and fellow students.

Sponsored and funded by a consortium of private and public sector employers, the Job Fair will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine, 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98101.

Registration is open until July 31 at

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Department of the State 2013-2014 Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) eInternship

VSFS is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain REAL experience with the State Department, virtually.  VSFS is a virtual internship program for students to learn about and support the work of the State Department and other foreign affairs agencies.   eInterns will complete work virtually without the need to leave their academic institution.

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is an academic year-long, unpaid eInternship program. VSFS virtually connects U.S. citizen college students with State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) domestic offices and U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to engage in digital diplomacy.  Because these eInternships are virtual, students can have a flexible virtual work schedule during the academic year, allowing both academic and eInternship goals to be met.

The State Department is looking to American college students to lead the State Department in conducting digital diplomacy and engage American citizens in its diplomatic efforts. A Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternship is an opportunity to play an important role in advancing the federal government's reach in diplomacy, development, journalism, trade, and agriculture initiatives.  eInterns will act as citizen diplomats to connect with posts abroad to engage in our increasingly interconnected world.  We also envision opportunities for eInterns to connect with each other and work collaboratively with eInterns across the country.

The Department of State and the Bureau of Information Resource Management's Office of eDiplomacy encourage college and graduate students from all majors and backgrounds to apply to the Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternship program.

A complete description is available on Symplicity, under Job #4290. The Application Deadline is July 22nd.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

WSBA Lawyers Assistance Program Bi-Monthly Job Seekers Group

On Wednesday, July 10th, from 12-1:30, Jennifer Willner, Greg McLawsen, Julie Fowler and Mark Jordan will present at the WSBA Lawyers Assistance Program's bi-monthly job seekers group meeting.  These experienced attorneys will be part of a panel discussion focusing on what you need to know about solo practice. Join in the insightful discussion about the challenging aspects to consider when starting a solo practice and get your questions answered by the attorneys who know! 

Topics to be addressed:
  • Pros and cons of solo practice
  • What it really takes to have a successful solo practice
  • Getting started
  • How to get clients
  • Promoting yourself in a competitive market
  • More!
The bi-monthly group is a free informational session and brown bag networking opportunity, please bring your lunch.  As this is a drop-in group, RSVPs are not required but are always welcome.  This meeting will take place at the WSBA office, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle.

If you are interested in participating in the weekly job search group, attending this presentation would be a good first step.
Questions can be directed to Heidi Seligman at the WSBA.

Evening Appointment Times Continue to Be Available Throughout the Summer

Dive into career planning with a summer evening appointment!

Whether you're an evening student with a full-time day job, or a day student currently interning during business hours, please remember that evening appointments are available to you.

Contact Emily von Seele to set up a time to meet to discuss OCI, networking strategy, fall planning, and more.

Monday, July 1, 2013

FREE CLE and Networking Opportunity - Practicing Before Magistrate Judges: Do’s and Don’ts

Join the Federal Bar Association and the King County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division for a CLE panel of three United States magistrate judges with valuable tips for practice in the courts (1.5 CLE credits pending).
SPEAKERS: Hon. Mary Alice Theiler, Hon. James Donohue, and Hon. Brian Tsuchida, United States Magistrate Judges

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 12 – 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: United States Courthouse*, 700 Stewart Street, 19th Floor, Seattle

NO COST: Please RSVP to Cate Humpage at

 *Must have ID to enter the courthouse