Friday, September 27, 2013

Army JAG Info Webcast

It's Army JAG recruiting season! If you're interested in Army JAG opportunities, from internships to post-grad positions to Army Reserve, view the Army Judge Advocate Recruiting Office (JARO) informational webcast. The webcast provides excellent information on the logistics of applying and how to stand out as an applicant.
You'll also find helpful information on the JARO Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as the official website.
Erin Fullner is the JAG point person in CPD, so if you'd like to be added to the JAG listserv or discuss your JAG plans, be sure to reach out to her.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Health Law Speed Networking Event

Local attorneys will be in attendance to meet with students and share their experiences in health law. This is a fantastic way to make contacts in the legal community. Students will be paired up with participating attorneys for a series of short "meet & greets" that will allow you to make several valuable contacts over the course of just one evening.

Thursday, October 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Second Floor Gallery

RSVP in Symplicity - Space is limited!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Join a WSBA Practice Section Today

New members of the bar, be sure to take advantage of the WSBA's offer to join a practice section for free in your first year of practice. You can take a tour of section member benefits, like free CLE programming and networking events, here.

There are nearly thirty sections to choose from, so fill out your membership form today.

Students, sections are open to you as well and they're a great way to get to know lawyers in the areas of practice you're considering.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

How to Hang Your Own Shingle - September 20

Join us for the first Low Bono & Solo Initiative program of the year - How to Hang a Shingle, a full day CLE on starting your own law practice.

We'll cover how to open up shop, communicate with your first clients, use state bar resources, and build tools for representing moderate means clients. You'll also hear vital information directly from new and experienced solos alike.

This event is open (and FREE) to 2, 3, and 4Ls at Seattle University as well as 2013 grads, and is low cost for SU Law alumni (with a special reduced rate for 2011 and 2012 grads).

This will be a great program in its own right, but it also serves as a kickoff for the full series of Initiative programming.

Please register for How to Hang a Shingle online.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Find a Job Series

CPD is launching a brand-new series centering on navigating the ever-changing legal job market. Every Thursday, from noon until 1:00, we will present a different panel focusing on a different aspect of the job hunt, and will be bringing in a variety of speakers to share their stories and experiences. These events are not to be missed! You can sign up for all of them in Symplicity, under the Events section.

Can you land a position that will allow you to
serve your community? YES YOU CAN!!

Thursday, September 19 • Noon - 1 p.m. • Room C5

Lawyers from the government, private practice, and non-profit sectors will share the path
they took to succeed in developing a career focused on Social Justice. Come explore how
you can:
• work in the private sector and serve your community through your work
• differentiate yourself in a super competitive job market
• gain the experience, establish the contacts, and take the classes that will help you
be “practice ready” as a public interest attorney

Three attorneys who took very different routes will provide paths to success and share their
insights on how they landed a position that they consider a “DREAM JOB”.

Stephan Thomas, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Andra Kranzler, Columbia Legal Services
Meghan Casey, Villacorta & Bailey Law, P.S

Stories from the Trenches: Learn the secrets of networking
your way to job search success

Thursday, September 26 • Noon - 1 p.m. • Room C5

The overwhelming majority of jobs will never get posted on traditional job search sites.
Many positions are filled by word-of-mouth and through personal referrals.

• How can you be the person that gets recommended for a highly coveted job that no
one knows about?
• What methods are most effective to build relationships within the legal and business
• How can you make strong contacts when you hate to network?
• Three alums who landed incredible positions and are thriving will share their
experiences and stories of how they landed in positions by developing amazing
advocates in the community.

Maria Leininger, Political Director at DelBene for Congress
Kripa Upadhyay, Orbit Law, PLLC
Kelly Turner, Lane Powell

Beyond Traditional: What I do and how I landed 
Thursday, October 3 • Noon - 1 p.m. • Room C5

A law degree is highly beneficial in a number of fields related to the practice of law, and can
open doors beyond the traditional lawyer route. Whether you know early that you don’t
want to practice law after graduation, or just want to explore other ways to use your degree
down the road, a law degree can open doors to new opportunity.

• Are there really positions that value the J.D. where I do not have to practice law?
• What are they and how do I find them?
• How do I determine whether my skills, abilities, and personality may be a fit with this
position, and how can I make myself a more competitive candidate?

Three attorneys who took very different paths and are thriving in their careers will share just
how they did it.
Helen Stocklin-Enright, Practice Technology Services Consultant at Perkins Coie
Jihan Caskey, Senior Estate Settlement Specialist, Wells Fargo Private Bank
Joe Polito, Development Associate at Touchstone Corporation

Litigation or Transactional: A Nuts and Bolts Discussion
Thursday, October 10 • Noon - 1 p.m. • Room C5

Most lawyers in private practice focus on either transactional work or litigation, but what
does that mean?

• What does litigation look like? What does a transactional attorney really do? And
what’s the difference?
• How can I determine what may be a good fit for my skills, values, and personality?
• What can I do in law school to set myself up for a career in litigation or transactional?

Three practitioners will share which path they chose and why.

Amanda Rose, Fenwick & West
Carrie Hobbs, Perkins Coie
Tim Jones, Pepple Cantu Schmidt

Two unique stories of attorneys successfully pursuing
their passion and how they did it

Thursday, October 24 • Noon - 1 p.m. • Room C5

Two incredible attorneys will share their career development experiences.
• Twyla Carter, a public defender with The Defender Association will share how she found
her calling, the highs she has gone through, and the very real lows as well as her efforts
to make herself one of the most highly respected public defenders in the state.
• Brian Howe will share how he found a passion for Social Entrepreneurship and pursued
it with such purpose and vision that it led to the founding of Impact Hub Seattle,
( the Seattle meeting place for Social Entrepreneurship.