Professional Development News
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 email@example.com to obtain the necessary forms.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The first student to respond will receive the assignment.
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
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
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.
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: email@example.comWebsite is: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/countyattorney
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 ProjectPosted November 30th, 2011 by Jina A. Scinta
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The first student will be signed up for the project.