Professional Development News

VITA Students Needed!

It's not too late to sign up to participate in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program.  There will be a training here at the law school on Saturday, January 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room 175.  To sign up for the training, you will need to complete a Reservation Form to sign with the Public Service Program, as well as a Registration Form to sign up directly with VITA.  If you are unable to attend the training on January 21, training is available Saturday, January 7 or Saturday, January 14 at  different locations.

This opportunity is open to all students, but is especially great for third year students needing to complete their public service requirement for graduation.  Third year students who sign up with this project will be granted an extension of the March 26 public service deadline until April 15, since that is the tax deadline.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the necessary forms.

Public Service Opportunity - The Department of Public Advocacy Needs Assistance

The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy has notified the Office of Professional Development that they are looking for a student to update a Mental Health Manual. The  attorney needs someone to go through the current manual and shepardize the cases to be sure they're current. This project can be done from home and will satisfy the 30-hour requirement.  This would be an excellent project to work on over the holiday break.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  The first student to respond will receive the assignment.

2012 Summer Fellowships and one 2012-2013 School-Year Fellowship - The Peggy Browning Fund

The Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship Program

2012 Summer Fellowships - funded positions in labor-related organizations throughout the United States

2012-2013 School-Year Fellowship - 1 funded part-time position in Chicago

Information available at www.peggybrowningfund.org

Please note:  The application process has changed this year.  Students can now apply online through our website.

Application deadline: January 13, 2012

Office of Professional Development Holiday Schedule

The Office of Professional Development will be closed beginning Tuesday, December 20th and will not reopen until Tuesday, January 3rd.

If you need anything prior to December 20th, please contact us.  Thank you

Office of Professional Development Holiday Schedule

The Office of Professional Development will be closed beginning Tuesday, December 20th and will not reopen until Tuesday, January 3rd.  If you need anything prior to December 20th, please contact us.  Thank you.

Current Department of Justice Attorney Vacancies

U.S. Department of Justice U.S. Trustee Program Region 06, Dallas TX 1 Assistant United States Trustee AD-301-00 Announcement # R06-DTX-12-01 OPEN: 12/12/2011 CLOSE: 12/23/2011
Date posted: 12-05-2011
Supervisory Attorney Advisor (Senior Panel Attorney) GS-905-15 Executive Office for Immigration Review (Falls Church, VA) Vacancy Announcement Number: EOIR-12-0007 Applications received after December 9, 2011 will not be considered.
Date posted: 12-05-2011
Deputy Director, ES-905 Office of International Affairs Criminal Division U.S. Department of Justice Washington, DC Announcement #: 11-CRM-SES-03 All applications (including Mailed applications) MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM EST on the CLOSING DATE: December 29, 2011.
Date posted: 12-02-2011
Assistant Deputy Chief, GS-905-15 U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section Washington, D.C. 12-CRM-AFMLS-008 All applications must be received by Wednesday, December 14, 2011.
Date posted: 11-30-2011
Special Assistant United States Attorney (Uncompensated) United States Attorney's Office Western District of Missouri Application materials must be received by December 16, 2011, to be considered.
Date posted: 11-30-2011
Experienced Attorney / GS-905-14/15 U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training Intermittent Legal Advisor in Bangladesh 11-CR-OPDAT-011 Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.
Date posted: 11-30-2011
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Texas Announcement Number 12-SDTX-01 (AUSA - TERM APPT) The position is open until filled. The initial cutoff date for receipt of applications is December 16, 2011.
Date posted: 11-29-2011

To learn more about Justice and our legal careers, please visit our website: www.justice.gov/careers/legal/.

In addition, every year over 1,800 volunteer legal interns serve in DOJ components and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the country. If you know any law students who may be interested in a DOJ volunteer internship, please encourage them to review the many opportunities featured at www.justice.gov/careers/legal/volunteer-intern.html.

 

Office of Professional Development Holiday Schedule

The Office of Professional Development will be closed beginning Tuesday, December 20th and will not reopen until Tuesday, January 3rd.  If you need anything prior to December 20th, please contact us.  Thank you.

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

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State will inaugurate a new Fulbright award in the academic year 2012-13.  The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will provide opportunities for U.S. citizens to build mutual understanding and contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad.  

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will allow fellows to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project.

The deadline to apply is February 1, 2012, by 5:00 p.m.  For additional details, see attachment.
  

Public Service Opportunity: Ky. Department of Public Advocacy - LaGrange Needs Student for Immigration Project

The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy in LaGrange is looking for a student to help with a project that will be used department-wide.  It is required that the student must have taken Immigration Law.  The student will work on a table detailing the immigration consequences of criminal convictions for Kentucky statutes. The project includes research on immigration and federal case law interpreting Kentucky statutes (under attorney supervision). The student will help with formatting, cite checking, and entry of immigration analysis into the table.

 If you are interested and you have taken Immigration Law, please e-mail Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  The first student will be signed up for the project.