Monday, July 26, 2021

US Attorney General Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program

OARM is excited to announce that the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) application opens on Saturday, July 31, 2021, and will close on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET. Applications must be submitted via the online application. There are a lot of great opportunities through the HP for third-year law students and recent graduates and for second-year students through the SLIP.

Please also attend the HP and SLIP Application Tips Webinar (open to rising second- and third-year law students and recent graduates in a judicial clerkship, fellowship, or LL.M.) - details below. Finally, please review the application that will be available July 31, 2021, prior to the webinars and arrive prepared with questions.

More information about both programs, including offices participating and the number of available positions, can be found at:

If you cannot attend, please review the websites and Application Tips and Checklist. 

 

Date:

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

 

 

Time:

 

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 – 1:00 PM PT

 

 

Event Link:

 

DOJ HP/SLIP Application Tips Webinar

(Participants will be asked to provide their first name, last name, and email address.)

 

 

Event Number (Access Code):

 

199 756 6926

(You should not need this code, if you follow the above link.) 


 

Event Password:

 

AppTips2021

(Event password should populate automatically.)


 

Call-In:

 

To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.

+1-210-795-0506 US Toll

+1-877-465-7975 US Toll Free

Access Code: 199 756 6926

Global call-in numbers  |  Toll-free dialing restrictions 

 

 

Need help?

 

Email:  Liliana.Daniel@usdoj.gov  |  https://help.webex.com

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Job Talk Tuesday: Spirit of Adventure

"Every day is a new adventure."

Jason Lantz, SU Law Class of 2010

Approach your job path with an adventurous spirit and you’re sure to succeed! Lawyering is hard work, but the rewards are big and you'll meet wonderful people along the way.

Jason Lantz, a trial attorney with the Law Offices of Geoffrey Burg, finds fulfillment in recognizing that every day is a new adventure filled with profound challenges and lifechanging solutions. So whatever you do, do it with a great team and the knowledge that practicing law is an honor and a privilege.


Watch and Listen to Jason's Job Talk

If you would like a transcript of the interview, please contact Erin Fullner


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Job Talk Tuesday: Find Your Voice

"Find Your Voice."

Syesha Thomas, SU Law Class of 2017

You and your authentic voice are needed in the law. As Syesha Thomas, District Manager & Sales Leader for Amazon Web Services in San Francisco, shares, "Going to law school enabled me to find my voice." 

In this week's Job Talk, Syesha discusses how four commitments will help you be extraordinary as you use your voice to carve out a successful career path: 

  1. Outwork your opponent
  2. Be strategic
  3. Be resilient
  4. Have a clear thought on who you want to be in the world!

Watch and Listen to Syesha's Job Talk

If you would like a transcript of the interview, please contact Erin Fullner

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Opportunities with the Washington State Attorney General's Office

Each fall the Office of the Attorney General conducts an Honors Program during which the AGO entertains applications from third-year law students and judicial clerks.  At the end of this process, the office extends offers of Assistant Attorney General positions to approximately 5 applicants.  In addition to the Honors Program for third-year law students, the AGO is recruiting second-year law students interested in serving as a volunteer law clerk next summer.

For 3Ls:  To apply and be considered for an Assistant Attorney General position commencing next fall via the Honors Program, interested applicants will need to apply by visiting the posting located HERE and follow the application directions.  The deadline to apply is August 22, 2021. Applications will be reviewed and invitations to interview will then be extended. 

For 2Ls:  To apply and be considered for a volunteer law clerk position next summer via the 2L Fall Law Clerk Recruitment Program, interested applicants will need to visit the posting and apply directly to it.  A link to the 2L posting is HERE.  The deadline to apply is September 6, 2021.  Applications will be reviewed and invitations to interview will then be extended. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Job Talk Tuesday: Make A Name For Yourself

“To make a name for myself, I had to work at it.”

Javier Ortiz, SU Law Class of 2016

What is Job Talk Tuesday all about? Last summer, as our recent graduates faced an uncertain job market, we reached out to alumni who started their legal careers during the Great Recession for inspiration. Their stories of grit and messages of encouragement were so timeless that we’re bringing the series back this summer. Though the legal job market is healthy, flexibility is always a virtue in your first job search. As today’s Job Talk alum, Javier Ortiz, reminds us, we could spend days talking about resilience—so we will! 

Spend some time with Javi, an associate at Beacon Attorneys, a boutique family law firm here in Seattle. Javi shares how he used his charisma and gift of gab to build experience and a network of attorneys. He made a name for himself, and you will too.

Watch and Listen to Javi's Job Talk

If you would like a transcript of the interview, please contact Erin Fullner

Monday, June 14, 2021

KCBA's New Lawyers Division is Offering a Free CLE - COVID-19 Impacts on LGBTQ+ Community: Practical Steps for Inclusive Representation

Free June CLE – Registration Open Now

The NLD’s June CLE offering is “COVID-19 Impacts on LGBTQ+ Community: Practical Steps for Inclusive Representation,” by Alphonse Littlejohn and J. Denise Diskin, QLaw.

COVID-19 has significantly impacted access to justice, especially in communities already experiencing legal barriers.  This conversation will provide information about how COVID-19 has impacted LGBTQ+ communities, with a particular focus on Black, Indigenous, and other people of color and rural communities, and will offer an overview of common legal issues arising in LGBTQ+ communities because of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as updates to legislation protecting marginalized and poor people in Washington.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to share best practices and litigation strategies for serving LGBTQ+ clients.

 Pre-registration is required—register here.

Monday, June 7, 2021

WSBA Solo & Small Conference FREE for Students and 2021 Grads of Law Schools in Washington State

To: All Students Attending Law School in Washington State and 2021 Graduates of WA Law Schools

The WSBA will present the 2021 Solo and Small Firm Conference in July in partnership with the WSBA Solo & Small Practice Section. This year’s Conference will be a two-day virtual program offered online as a live webinar July 30-31.

All current first year and second year law school students attending a law school in Washington State may register for this online program for free.  It’s an excellent opportunity to become more familiar with challenges and issues you may need to deal with if you become a solo/small firm practitioner.

Program Details:

The Resilient Law Firm: Adapt, Pivot and Thrive

2021 Solo and Small Firm Conference 

Dates:

Friday and Saturday, July 30-31, 2021 

Schedule:

Day 1 - Friday, July 30, 2021 
8:30 a.m. Webcast Login Opens
8:45 a.m. Webcast Begins
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
4:15 p.m. Adjourn
4:30 p.m. Trivia and Networking Virtual Event

 

Day 2 - Saturday, July 31, 2021                     
8:30 a.m. Webcast Login Opens
8:45 a.m. Webcast Begins
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break                             
4:00 p.m. Adjourn 

The Conference features presentations by five national speakers; Paul Unger, Sam Glover, Sharon Nelson, John Simek, and Stuart Teicher in addition to speakers from Washington State. (Please click on each name for a hyperlink to further information about the speaker).

Program topics include:

  • Legal innovation
  • Cybersecurity tips for lawyers & cybersecurity for your firm and employees
  • The resilient organization: thriving in challenging time
  •  Reinventing justice
  • Ethical issues involved in negative on-line reviews
  • Legal tech tips, gadgets, apps and websites
  • Perspectives from the Bench on virtual hearings and trials
  • Managing your workload
  • Marketing
  • Lessons from COVID-19

The Conference presentations on Friday will be followed by a Virtual Trivia and Networking Event.

 To register and for further information about the July 30-31, 2021 WSBA Solo and Small Firm Conference please contact Karend@wsba.org.  

Click here to download a fillable scholarship application by July 23.