Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Save the Date for Roadways to the Bench on April 3 at 1 pm

For more information, email Paula Sutton

Monday, November 21, 2022

Pre-Register for the National LGBTQ+ Bar Spring Virtual Career Fair

The National LGBTQ+ Bar, sponsor of the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair held each summer, is launching a new program this spring! This entirely virtual career fair will host smaller firms, as well as local nonprofits and government agencies from medium markets around the country.

The anticipated date for the program is Saturday, March 11, 2023. It is geared toward students who are looking for smaller regional firms, an opportunity to practice in or close to their hometown or school, or a niche area of practice in a boutique firm setting.

All LGBTQ+ law students are invited to this event. Small employers from throughout the country will be recruited to participate; however, the outreach will focus on employers in the following cities: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charleston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Tempe, Portland (OR), Raleigh/Durham, Seattle, San Diego, and South Florida.  Most recruiting law firms at this virtual fair will have 50 or fewer attorneys. 

Pre-register today!

Spill the Tea: Conversations on the Inner Workings of Athletic Compliance

Please join the Membership and Awards Committee of the National Association for Athletic Compliance (NAAC) as we provide a peek into the inner workings of compliance. Graduate and law students with an interest in pursuing a career in compliance are encouraged to attend this free virtual event, which will provide them with an opportunity to hear from and engage with a diverse group of compliance administrators. Registration will be open for the first 100 students who sign up HERE. Ten attendees will be randomly selected to receive a free NAAC student membership for 2022-23. Below are additional details for the event:

Date: December 8, 3-4 p.m. EST

Attendees: Graduate and law school students; will be capped at first 100 who register

Description: This one-hour Zoom session, which includes both a panel discussion and breakout rooms, will provide students a unique and honest glimpse into athletic compliance as a career option.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Mentorship Opportunity

The WSBA International Practice Section has an annual mentorship program, connecting law students and with practicing attorneys. You can find information about the section here and sign up for a mentor here.

If you have any questions, please email Michael Harris or Elena Dzhalazova

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Rural and Small-Town Practice Day

Today is Rural and Small-Town Practice Day in Washington! Seattle University School of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law, and University of Washington School of Law, along with the Washington State Bar Association STAR (Small Town And Rural) Practice Committee, hope you'll celebrate by learning more about rural practice through our virtual program this afternoon at 4 pm: Small Towns, Big Opportunities. 

Learn from our panelists about the urgent need for rural attorneys and the incredible impact they have on their communities.


• Jaime (Jr.) Cuevas, General Counsel – Ramsey Corporation, Facilitator

• Paul Kelley, Director – Department of Assigned Counsel, Yakima

• Malena Pinkham, Staff Attorney – Northwest Justice Project

• Adam Kick – Skamania County Prosecutor

• Sarah Cuellar – Law Office of Sarah Cuellar, Ferry County

Join the program here here (Meeting ID: 879 5400 3023; passcode: 283834)

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Coffee with Counsel

Join the SBA and CPD for Coffee with Counsel, featuring Elida Moran of T-Mobile, on Nov. 15 at 12:30 pm on the 2nd Floor Gallery.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Careers in IP with the USPTO

New Trademark Examining Attorney Positions Open Now 

Apply to join the Trademarks legal team at America’s Innovation Agency! 
Application deadline: November 28, 2022  

Combine your passion for public service with your love of intellectual property law.     

Careers in IP law at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are: 

·       Challenging – you get to work with a wider variety of subjects than almost any other area of law; 

·        Autonomous - you are trusted to work independently and trained to make quick, decisive and accurate legal decisions; 

·        Rewarding – merit-based awards are available for superior work performance, both in quality and in production; and 

·         Aligned with a Passion for Public Service – USPTO employees take a lot of pride in serving the public by helping entrepreneurs pursue their dreams in innovation.  

Get to know Kemia Trademark Examining Attorney, and hear what she loves about working at the USPTO.

From now until November 28, 2022, the USPTO is accepting applications to fill multiple positions for entry-level Trademark examining attorneys. You may telework from anywhere in the U.S. or work from the physical worksite which is located in Alexandria/Virginia. The positions are open to all U.S. citizens or nationals.  

·         The GS-9 “Law Clerk” vacancy is for entry-level Trademark examining attorney positions. Applicants must have a law degree and complete bar admission within 14 months of being hired. Once admission is complete, new GS-9 hires will be converted to GS-11. No prior experience is required. 

·         The GS-11 “Attorney Advisor” vacancy is also for entry-level Trademark examining attorney positions. Applicants must have a law degree and an active bar membership in good standing. No prior experience is required. 

Thinking of joining the USPTO’s Trademarks legal team?  


Becoming a Trademark Examining Attorney at the USPTO 

Tuesday, November 15th from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

The USPTO will host a webinar all about becoming a Trademark Examining Attorney! During the webinar, job seekers will learn about the agency’s mission, how working as a Trademark Examining Attorney supports economic growth and innovation, as well as how – and specifically where - to apply.

Attendees will also get a chance to hear directly from two Trademark Examining Attorneys on why they love working at the USPTO and how the agency’s “work from home nationwide” programs help to support employees and families holistically. 

Tune in here: https://bit.ly/tmex_webinar 

Webinar password: virtual (8478825 from phones) 

or join by phone: +1-415-527-5035 US Toll 

Access code: 2761 005 4594 

Learn more about how to become a trademark examining attorney at the USPTO here. Our attorneys enjoy meaningful work, telework and flexible schedules, work-life balance, a rich culture of diversity and inclusion, training and mentorship, great pay and benefits, and more!   

For more information about the job requirements and the hiring process, please visit the USPTO Jobs Website at: www.uspto.gov/jobs 

Connect with us on LinkedIn to stay informed about jobs at USPTO  

Stay up-to-date with the latest information on USPTO jobs and recruitment events via Twitter: @USPTOJobs 

Virtual Federal Employment Workshops for Veterans and Their Families

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management/TACVP is hosting a series of virtual federal employment workshops designed to assist veterans and their families as they begin their job search.  

Tuesday, November 8: Résumé Writing (11:00am – 12:30pm)

•            Connect your skills and abilities with the needs of an employer

•            Learn how to market yourself effectively on your résumé

•            Creating your profile on USAJOBS

Wednesday, November 9: Techniques to Find & Apply for Federal Employment (11:00am – 12:30pm)

•            How to search for jobs on USAJOBS 

•            How to read and understand a job announcement

•            How to apply to a job announcement

Thursday, November 10: Connecting with Top Talent (11:00am – 12:30pm)

•            Meet the hiring managers: panel discussion

•            Process used to assess applicants

Attendees can register here to select the event(s) they would like to attend.

SALRA 1L Diversity Fellowship Preview

Join SALRA for this even via Zoom

Friday, November 4, 2022

Rural Practice: Small Towns, Big Opportunities

 RSVP here. Join the Zoom here.