Professional Development News

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Deadline Extended!

The application deadline has been extended to MAY 31 to earn a $1,212 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award through their AmeriCorps JD Program!

APPLICATION AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW

• Find an unpaid summer service position at a nonprofit or government office.
*They are seeking more students working in priority areas defined below. Find some organizations on our website that may have openings.

• Complete the quick application with a brief description of the service, a resume, and identification.Review our guide!

• Complete and record 300 hours of service by August 31, 2015.

• Earn a $1,212 education award!

Priority will be given to applications from students who are spending at least 50 percent of their 300 hours serving veterans, military families or victims of disasters, or focusing on removing barriers to employment or housing. We also have many spots available for students working with other populations and in other areas of law.

Student Travel Funds Available for Conferences

Dean Duncan has allocated a small amount of money to further student participation in conferences and educational opportunities. The Office of Professional Development is overseeing this money and has formed a committee with the SBA to allocate the funds. If you would like to request partial funding for a conference, the application is attached. In the past, there have been opportunities for students to attend conferences in areas such as education law and health law.

The funds will be distributed throughout the year on a rolling basis. Funding will be based on a number of factors including need and the value of the opportunity to the student's career path. Students are encouraged to explore conference opportunities and consult with professors.

Summer Internships at Cabinet for Health and Family Services – Louisville and Ashland Offices

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is looking for two summer interns in their Ashland and Louisville Offices.

Students will work with regional attorneys in both offices on termination of parental rights and Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act (CAPTA) administrative hearings.

The deadline to apply is May 15. Log onto Symplicity for more information and how to apply.

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy - E-Town and Capital Trial Branch Offices Need Interns

The Elizabethtown Office of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy in LaGrange, KY is seeking a law student for an internship for summer of 2015. Hours can be counted toward the public service requirement.

Duties will include accompanying attorneys to their jail visits, interview clients and witnesses, collect physical evidence, go on investigative runs for records and/or service of subpoenas, photograph various locations, assist on large rule days, perform some clerical duties, conduct legal research, draft memos and assist in jury trials. Trial office internships are generally fast-paced with a good deal of client interaction.

Additionally, the Capital Trials Branch - West office of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy in LaGrange, KY is seeking a law student for an internship for the summer of 2015.

The ideal candidate will have finished his/her first or second year of law school, have an interest in death-penalty-defense work, and have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the poor and/or disabled. Above-average organizational skill, motivation and research and writing skills are required. Because the office is located in LaGrange, Kentucky, any candidate must have her/his own transportation.

For more information and how to apply for these internships, please log on to the job postings on Symplicity. The deadline to apply is April 30.

 

Metropolitan Sewer District seeking a Part-time, Temporary Law Clerk

The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is seeking a part-time, temporary law clerk to work in their legal department.  Pay is $24/hr. and the deadline to apply is Thursday, April 23rd.  Log onto Symplicity for job details and how to apply.

Summer Positions with UofL General Counsel’s Office

The Office of the Vice President for Strategy and General Counsel has two positions available for the summer. One is a paid position and the other is a public service opportunity.

Paid Position - Temporary Paralegal. The General Counsel's Office is in need of a temporary litigation paralegal through the summer. They are looking for someone who has a paralegal background or comparable experience. Interested students should send their resume to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Tuesday, April 21.

Public Service Opportunity - The Office of the Vice President for Strategy and General Counsel is now a pre-approved public service placement. They are looking for a student to assist with research, preparing discovery responses and interview questions for witnesses. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the necessary public service paperwork.

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy E-Town Office Needs Intern

The Elizabethtown Office of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy in LaGrange, KY is seeking a law student for an internship for summer of 2015.  Hours can be counted toward the public service requirement.

Duties will include accompanying attorneys to their jail visits, interview clients and witnesses, collect
physical evidence, go on investigative runs for records and/or service of subpoenas,
photograph various locations, assist on large rule days, perform some clerical duties,
conduct legal research, draft memos and assist in jury trials. Trial office internships are
generally fast-paced with a good deal of client interaction.

For more information and how to apply, please log on to the job postings on Symplicity. The deadline to apply is April 30.

Deadline Extended for Legal Aid Society Equal Justice Works Intern

The Legal Aid Society is looking for a law student to assist with their Equal Justice Works Americorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans. Student can begin working at any time.
Student may recieve a $1,175 education award as part of their internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnerhsip with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works and AmeriCorps.

The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, April 20. Log on to Symplicity for additional information and how to apply.

Are You Interested in Immigration Law? Students are Needed for National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights Presentation

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, April 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, May 1.

Students interested in attending the training on April 30 and/or going on the jail visit on May 1, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Monday, April 20. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.
Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available.

A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy Capital Trial Branch Needs Intern

The Capital Trials Branch - West office of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy in LaGrange, KY is seeking a law student for an internship for the spring and/or summer of 2015.

The ideal candidate will have finished his/her first or second year of law school, have an interest in death-penalty-defense work, and have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the poor and/or disabled. Above-average organizational skill, motivation and research and writing skills are required. Because the office is located in LaGrange, Kentucky, any candidate must have her/his own transportation.

For more information and how to apply, please log on to the job postings on Symplicity. The deadline to apply is April 30.