Professional Development News

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy Needs Students!

The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy is need of student interns for the summer in their LaGrange and Frankfort offices.  They need one student in their LaGrange Office and three students in their Frankfort Office.  The descriptions of the work in both offices is as follows:

Department of Public Advocacy, Post-Conviction (LaGrange) - Law students will assist DPA attorneys with post-conviction cases. Assignments would include record review, legal research, claim drafting, and an Oldham County prison visit to meet the client.

Department of Public Advocacy, Appeals Branch (Frankfort) - Law students will assist criminal appellate attorneys with legal research including statutory and constitutional analysis of criminal rules, statutes and practices; drafting sections of appellate briefs; reviewing trial records to marshal facts to support appellate argument. Opportunity to observe oral argument before Kentucky Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Students will be able to count their hours toward their public service requirement.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at  Assignments will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.


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 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 4:30 p.m. with an hour for lunch. They will provide parking and good, strong coffee. Dress is business casual.

If you are interested in this opportunity please submit a resume to Jina Scinta at or Dean Urbach at by 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 30.  Resumes will also be accepted in hard copy.

Public Service Opportunity Available

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 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.  This would be a great project to work on over the summer.

Paid Summer Intern for ResCare, Inc. - Acquisitions Team, Development Department

ResCare, Inc. the nation's leading Human Services Company, is seeking a Summer Intern to work with the Acquisitions Team in the Development Department.  The Development Department is responsible for all Mergers and Acquisitons.  This is a paid position.

For additional information and to apply, go to: and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection".   


Office of Professional Development Resources

Still don't have your resume ready to send out or need a cover letter critiqued?  If you don't have time to meet during finals, send your resume and/or cover letter to Ms. Reh as an attachment.  It will be reviewed and returned to you with comments and suggested revisions.

If you would like to meet to discuss your resume, cover letter or summer opportunities , please contact her or sign up for an appointment.   

Summer Internships still available

There are several summer internship positions still available in Congressman Davis’ District Offices.  In the district, these internships are part-time (1-2 days; 5-10 hours a week) and unpaid.  Over the past seven years, more than one hundred students have interned.  Applicants must be enrolled in college or graduate school.

If you are interested in interning in one of the District Offices this summer, please complete the attached application and apply.  For additional information, please contact our Ft. Mitchell Office at (859)426-0080.

Opportunities to Work

Please check out the Symplicity job bank.

Current positions include a paid Summer Intern at Intellectual Property Insurance Services Corporation, a Summer Law Clerk with a KY/IN Domestic Relations Litigation firm and a Law Clerk position with Sales Tillman Wallbaum Catlett & Satterley.  Go to: and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection".




Mark Your Calendar to Attend the Equal Justice Works Conference!

If you are a 1L or 2L, it's not too early to begin thinking about the Equal Justice Works Conference.  Save the Date for Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 2012.  The conference will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.  For more information about the conference, please visit the Equal Justice Works website at  More details will follow as they become available.

Office of Chief Counsel, IRS seeking 2L Summer 2012 Intern

The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS is seeking a second-year student who has taken Basic Income Tax to be a Summer 2012 Intern.

For additional information and how to apply, go to: and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection".



Central High School Marshall-Brennan Participation Approved for Public Service Credit

One of the Central High School partnership activities is teaching seniors in the law and government class. Law students teach from a prepared curriculum and textbook focusing on civil liberties as it applies to students. Law students must have taken Constitutional Law to teach in this program. In the past, law students enrolled in the "We the People" Bill of Rights Teaching Practicum course for one credit hour per semester (maximum of two credit hours). The Public Service Committee has just approved participation in the Marshall Brennan program for public service credit as an alternative to academic credit. Law students interested in participating for either academic or public service credit should discuss their interest with Professor Sam Marcosson.