Professional Development News

Ky. Department of Public Advocacy Needs Student Assistance Immediately!!

The Ky. Department of Public Advocacy has stories coming in from each of their trial offices and they need someone to help them edit these stories. Eventually, the stories will go into a final year-end report for the agency. Most of the work can be done from home but the student would need to go to the Frankfort office at first to receive the assignment and instructions.

A job description is attached.  This is an unpaid summer internship and hours can count toward your public service requirement.

They are looking for a student with strong creative writing skills - so this would be great for someone who was an English major or a journalism major as an undergrad.

The student will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Correction Regarding 2012 Employment Survey

In the May 16, 2012 edition of the Daily Docket, it was reported that the Employment Report and Salary Survey for the graduating class of 2012 are currently available. This was an error. Employment figures are not reported until approximately one year after graduation, and the figures that appeared represent the employment statistics for the class of 2010. For more employment statistics, including those for the class of 2011, please visit the web-site for the Office of Professional Development at: http://www.law.louisville.edu/professionaldevelopment.

Public Service Opportunity - Kentucky Waterways Alliance

Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) is seeking a law student to assist them with research of the legality of the legislature's actions on two issues.  A description of those issues is attached. 

KWA is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the waters of the Commonwealth. KWA represents over 700 members and affiliate organizations united to insure high quality water resources in Kentucky for diverse recreational activities such as swimming, boating, and fishing as well as reliable drinking water supplies and biological habitat. 

The student assigned to this project will be able to count their hours toward their public service requirement.  Please contact Jina Scinta at  jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  The student will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Office of Professional Development (OPD) Has a Busy Summer Planned!

Congratulations to all on the completion of another successful semester. Please note that the OPD will be open and active during the summer. For the first six weeks, Dean Urbach will be meeting with employers and public service placements all around Kentucky and Indiana. Her goal is to recruit additional employers and facilitate better communication with our public service placements. She will be in the office on Mondays ONLY from May 15 - June 29. Professor Tammy Pettinato has agreed to lend her considerable talent and experience on the days that Dean Urbach is in the field, resulting in a fully staffed office, Monday - Friday. Our goal is to provide you with exceptional service during the summer and expanded fall and spring hiring seasons during the upcoming academic year. Be sure that your Symplicity account is activated so that you will be in the know before you return to school.

Information for Law School Graduates from the Office of Professional Development

Dear Law School Graduates,


You may have read about the OPD's plans for the summer. Please know that we have not forgotten about YOU! For the first six weeks of the summer, Dean Urbach be out in the community working on leads, which will be posted or sent directly to you. She will be available to meet wtih you on Mondays. Professor Pettinato will be available to meet with you Tuesdays - Fridays during that time. Ms. Reh and Ms. Scinta will also be in the office to assist you. We believe this plan will allow us to serve you better and look forward to working with you. ~ Office of Professional Development Staff

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) - Tuesday, July 31st in Atlanta, GA

SIPJF is an opportunity for rising 2L and 3L students and recent graduates to meet with corporations, law firms or government agencies that practice any aspect of intellectual property law in the fields of technology, science, business, media, arts, entertainment and sports.

The job fair will take place in Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, July 31st.  If you are interested in attending, please complete the Student - Graduate Participation Form along with a $30 registration fee (unless you are paying online) and return to the Office of Professional Development by Wednesday, May 16th.

 

Forum for Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney candidates at LBA on May 9, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.

The Young Lawyers Section of the Louisville Bar Association will be hosting a forum on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 4:30 pm for the candidates running for Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney. The forum will be held at the Louisville Bar Association, 600 W. Main Street, and a dessert reception will follow. This event is open to the public.  It will be a great opportunity to learn more about the candidates and to network with the candidates and other attorneys.

Forum for Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney candidates at LBA on May 9, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.

The Young Lawyers Section of the Louisville Bar Association will be hosting a forum on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 4:30pm for the candidates running for Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney. The forum will be held at the Louisville Bar Center, and a dessert reception will follow. This event is open to the public.  It will be a great opportunity to learn more about the candidates and to network with the candidates and other attorneys.

Public Service Opportunity Available - Non-Profit Seeks 501(c)(3) Status

A non-profit organization has contacted the Public Service Office seeking a student to assist them in establishing 501(c)(3) status. If you are interested in helping this organization, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. The first person contacting Ms. Scinta will be signed up for the project. The organization is willing to wait until after finals to get started.

Temporary Summer Employment Opportunity with Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau has a temporary opening on their consumer Business Reports lines that would be available immediately and extending for the next 8 weeks, possibly longer into the summer.  The student will be paid $15.00/hour.  The work will involve assisting consumers in filing complaints, obtaining business reports, and referrals to agencies outside the BBB. There is also an opportunity to complete 30 hours of public service credit after the paid portion of the work is ended. The schedule would be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. with an hour for lunch. They will provide parking and good, strong coffee. Dress is business casual.

Iinterested students should submit a resume to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu or Dean Urbach at kathy.urbach@louisville.edu by 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 30. Resumes will also be accepted in hard copy.