Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CPD Interviewing Information Session TONIGHT at 5:30!

Attention Rising 2L and 3L Students: please join CPD for a seminar on effective interviewing skills TONIGHT at 5:30 p.m. in Room 109. If you have been selected to interview with a Session 1 OCI employer this presentation is not to be missed! We will provide strategies for tackling difficult interview questions, ideas for crafting great questions, and more.  No RSVP necessary.  Light snacks provided.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

REMINDER & EXTENDED DEADLINE: OCI Session 1 Interview Scheduling

Please make sure to check Symplicity this Wednesday morning to see if you have been selected to interview with a Session 1 employerNote that this date has been extended for an additional day to allow employers more time to make their selections.  Session 1 employers have until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, to select students to interview.  (You should receive an email Wednesday morning notifying you of any employer who has selected you for an interview; however, you should still check Symplicity).  If you are selected, you must log-in to Symplicity and select your interview time at 9 a.m. on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20.  You will have until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 to schedule your interviews.  However, schedules can fill up quickly and your preferred time may not be available.  Log-in early and be prepared to be flexible. 

All Session 1 employer selections will be visible in Symplicity by 9 a.m. on Wednesday with the exception of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.  CPD will notify the students selected to interview with Schwabe by email on Friday, August 22. 

If you are selected to interview as an alternate, you should receive email notification on Friday, August 22.  If you are selected as an alternate, you must log-in to Symplicity and select your interview time on Friday, August 22.  Alternates will have until 11:59 p.m. on August 22 to schedule interviews. 
If you have any questions about how to select your interview times, please contact Junsen Ohno,

Thursday, August 14, 2014

National Law Student Workers' Rights Conference

The 16th Annual National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, just outside of Baltimore, MD.

The conference's impressive lineup of speakers and workshop facilitators includes keynote speaker Nancy Schiffer, Member of the National Labor Relations Board.

Details and registration information can be found at Brochures are also available in CPD. The final deadline to register is October 10, but space is limited so register early!

Questions can be directed to Mary Anne Moffa, Peggy Browning Fund Executive Director.

OCI Session 2 Deadline: Monday, August 18 at Noon

The deadline to submit applications to OCI Session 2 employers is THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 18 AT NOON!

Employers seeking both 2Ls and 3L/4Ls will be interviewing during the second session, including the Washington Attorney General's Office (3 and 4Ls) and a number of great firms (2Ls).

Be sure to upload your perfected materials into Symplicity over the weekend, don't wait until the last minute!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair will be held on October 24 & 25 in Washington, D.C.  More than 1,200 students and 125 public interest employers will participate in this year’s conference.  Public interest employers conduct interviews (for 2Ls and 3Ls) for internship and full-time positions and meet with students (including 1Ls) in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities. The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and much more! Check out the EJW website for more details and to register. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Do not miss your chance to apply to Session 1 employers including Davis Wright Tremaine, Graham and Dunn, Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt, Perkins Coie, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, IRS, Seattle City Attorney's Office, Stoel Rives, and many others. 
Please remember that law school offices will be closed THIS Friday, August 8, so the time to have your documents reviewed by CPD is NOW!  Contact Junsen Ohno or email a counselor directly. 

KCBA Young Lawyers Division and Judicial Dispute Resolution Present a FREE Happy Hour, August 20

The KCBA Young Lawyers Division and JDR are proud to present

The Annual JDR Happy Hour

Wednesday August 20, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Judicial Dispute Resolution's office, 1425 4th Ave., Ste. 300, Seattle

Join in for an evening of food, drinks, and discussion with former and sitting judges.  
There will be nametags for this event, so please RSVP  to Chelsea at

This event is free for everyone thanks to JDR’s generous sponsorship!

Monday, August 4, 2014

VABAW and DLA Piper Present a Summer Social, August 13

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) cordially invites you to a summer social sponsored by DLA Piper, Wednesday, August 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at DLA Piper's downtown Seattle office: 701 5th Ave., Ste. 7000.
Please RSVP to Binh Nguyen by August 8.

SAVE THE DATE: Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington's 10th Annual Banquet

For more information contact Ada Wong, (206) 805-1493 or Tien Nguyen, (425) 743-8800.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Reminder: WA State AG’s Office Open House is THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 4

If you are a rising 3L interested in a position with the AG’s office, you do not want to miss this event!  Learn about the AG’s various divisions, programs and application processes.  Meet with the Attorney General, his Assistant Attorneys General from various AGO divisions, and members of the recruitment team.  The open house will take place at the AG’s Olympia office, 7141 Cleanwater Lane SW starting at 10 a.m. 

OCI Session 1 Deadline is Right Around the Corner!

Now is the time to bid for OCI Session 1 employers! Do not miss your opportunity to apply to the 30+ employers in the first session. Davis Wright Tremaine, Graham & Dunn, and Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt are among the amazing employers waiting to hear from you!   The deadline for Session 1 applications is Monday, August 11 at NOON School offices are CLOSED on Friday, August 8, so the time to have your documents reviewed by CPD is NOW.  Contact Junsen Ohno,, to schedule an appointment with an advisor or email an advisor directly.  Remember to email your resume and other OCI materials to CPD in advance of your appointment.