Professional Development News

County Attorney's Office Seeking First- and Second-Year Students

The Jefferson County Attorney's Office is seeking 1L or 2L law students to conduct legal research in both Criminal and Civil areas of the office.

Responsibilities include:  preparing pleadings, jury instructions, discovery and various other legal memoranda and court documents as requested by prosecutors and civil attorneys in the County Attorney's Office; responding to various requests for legal research; file documents with the courts; perform other tasks as needed to assist attorneys; deliver interdepartmental mail and assist in hand-deliveries; maintain law library.

Salary and benefits include:

$10.50/hr. first 6 months probationary period

$11.00/hr after probation is successfully completed

$12.00/hr after one year of service

Partial tuition assistance

Vacation, sick, personal time and holiday pay based upon work schedule

Submit resume by December 16th to:  Debbie Hamm, H.R. Specialist, Hall of Justice, 600 W. Jefferson St., Suite 2086, Louisville, KY  40202 or e-mail:  debbie.hamm@louisvilleky.gov

Website is:  http://www.louisvilleky.gov/countyattorney

Counseling Appointments Available

Students, if you are interested in meeting with me during finals or the week of December 12th, please check with me or send me an e-mail at:  dkreh@louisville.edu

Since I don’t know what times are convenient during finals, I did not list specific times.

Get your resume and cover letter reviewed so that you don't have to worry about it when applying for jobs in the Spring.

I can meet for appointments Monday-Friday from 10:30 – 3:30. 

Federal Summer 2012 Intern Litigation Program in Tennessee

The Eastern District of Tennessee is seeking first- and second-year students to apply for positions in the 2012 summer Federal Student Intern Litigation Program.  These are unpaid positions.  If you are interested, see the attached brochure for details.  The deadline for applying is Friday, January 13th.    

County Attorney's Office Seeking First- and Second-Year Students

The Jefferson County Attorney's Office is seeking 1L or 2L law students to conduct legal research in both Criminal and Civil areas of the office.

Responsibilities include:  preparing pleadings, jury instructions, discovery and various other legal memoranda and court documents as requested by prosecutors and civil attorneys in the County Attorney's Office; responding to various requests for legal research; file documents with the courts; perform other tasks as needed to assist attorneys; deliver interdepartmental mail and assist in hand-deliveries; maintain law library.

Salary and benefits include:

$10.50/hr. first 6 months probationary period

$11.00/hr after probation is successfully completed

$12.00/hr after one year of service

Partial tuition assistance

Vacation, sick, personal time and holiday pay based upon work schedule

Submit resume by December 16th to:  Debbie Hamm, H.R. Specialist, Hall of Justice, 600 W. Jefferson St., Suite 2086, Louisville, KY  40202.

County Attorneys Office seeking First- and Second-year Students

The Jefferson County Attorney's Office is seeking 1L or 2L law students to conduct legal research in both Criminal and Civil areas of the office.

Responsibilities include:  preparing pleadings, jury instructions, discovery and various other legal memoranda and court documents as requested by prosecutors and civil attorneys in the County Attorney's Office; responding to various requests for legal research; file documents with the courts; perform other tasks as needed to assist attorneys; deliver interdepartmental mail and assist in hand-deliveries; maintain law library.

Salary and benefits include:

$10.50/hr. first 6 months probationary period

$11.00/hr after probation is successfully completed

$12.00/hr after one year of service

Partial tuition assistance

Vacation, sick, personal time and holiday pay based upon work schedule

Submit resume by December 16th to:  Debbie Hamm, H.R. Specialist, Hall of Justice, 600 W. Jefferson St., Suite 2086, Louisville, KY  40202.

Federal Summer 2012 Intern Litigation Program in Tennessee

The Eastern District of Tennessee is seeking first- and second-year students to apply for positions in the 2012 summer Federal Student Intern Litigation Program.  These are unpaid positions.

If you are interested, see the attached brochure for details.  The deadline for applying is Friday, January 13th.    

New Public Service Opportunity Available

Network Center for Community Change is looking for students to help with a study to determine what happened to homes and homeowners facing foreclosure in 2007. If you help with this study, you will be helping to gather the information they need to describe the full impact of the foreclosure crisis on neighborhoods.  Students will help by driving to affected properties to report on their condition, performing title searches, reviewing court files, doing research on the Property Value Administrator's website, and more.  They will provide any training necessary before the students perform outreach work.

Interested students can go to the referenced study so you can evaluate if this is something you would like to help with. The study is available at: http://www.metropolitanhousing.org/wp-content/uploads/member_docs/2008_Louisville_Foreclosure_Crisis.pdf

This project would be good for first year students who weren't able to participate in the week-long projects.  This would also be suitable for students still needing to complete their requirement before the graduation deadline.

To sign up, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain a Reservation Form.

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity for Law and other Graduate Students

The Jefferson County Family Court Administrator has advised us that the Barton Center is now accepting applications for the 2012 Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program. Law students currently in their first or second year, and students in Masters of Social Work, Masters of Public Health, or other related graduate programs are encouraged to apply. The Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program (ESCAP) is a partnership between Emory University and the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) to (1) provide students with a hands-on learning opportunity in the field of child advocacy, and (2) to provide child advocacy professionals with the benefits of student interns during the summer months.  Students receive a summer stipend to work with judges, lawyers, DFCS professionals, or nonprofit organizations in Georgia for ten weeks.

Interested students can learn more by reviewing the attached for more details and application instructions.

"How to Get a Summer Job" Student Panel Contact Information

After the recent Office of Professional Development session on "How to Get a Summer Job", many students asked if they could have the contact information of the student panel.  We have received the panel's permission to provide that information.  The students' e-mail addresses are as follows:

Jennifer Siewertsen - jlsiew02@louisville.edu

Patrick Stubblefield - james.p.stubblefield@gmail.com

Sabrinia Stubblefield - snclay01@louisville.edu

Douglas Keil - djkeil01@louisville.edu

Elisabeth Fitzpatrick - eafitz03@louisville.edu

Kristie Wetterer - kmwett01@louisville.edu

Jarad Key - jnkey001@louisville.edu

These students are available to answer any questions you may have.  Please don't hesitate to contact them.

Boone County Jail Visits Scheduled

The next visits to the Boone County Jail have been scheduled for Friday, November 18th & Friday, December 16th. Students interested in participating should email Becca O'Neill directly by Thursday, November 17. Her email is boneill@oneillimmigrationlaw.com

Students who would be interested in this project and have not been trained, can sign up for the next site visit on Friday, December 16.  If necessary a training can scheduled for Thursday, December 15 here at the law school.  Please see the attached information about this project.  Please disregard the dates listed in this material.  Trainings can be scheduled every month at the law school on the Thursday evening before we visit Boone County.

Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit.  You can also e-mail her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.