Professional Development News

ATTENTION 3L'S

Are you trying to figure out how to tell your boss that you need time off over the summer to study for the bar exam? One solution is offered by the Office of Professional Development Temp Service! If you need to leave your job for six weeks or so, we can find a 1L or 2L to hold down the fort while you are gone. It's a win all the way around! Your boss will think you are a genius for thinking of this great plan, you'll be able to study for the bar, and one of our 1Ls or 2Ls will gain some experience and be forever grateful to you!

If you are interested, please let Dean Urbach know by March 20. Thanks!

How To Get A Job - New Date

Everything is the same except for the date - changed to Tuesday, March 8th at 1:00 p.m. in 075.  Students will speak about how they found a job and what kind of work they did.  Kristie Wetterer will moderate.

Professional Development Week Events:

The Big Reveal

How To Get A Job

Mardi Gras Party

Careers in Public Services

Public Service Hours - Where to Start

Question and Answer Table

 

U.S. Air Force Information Session and Individual Q&A Meetings

Lt. Colonel Bruce Page of the U.S. Air Force JAG will be presenting an Information Session on Tuesday, March 1st at 1:15 p.m. in the Career Services/Public Service Library (room 186).  The Information Session will last approximately 45 minutes and Lt. Col. Page will meet with students on an individual basis to answer questions.  If you are interested in signing up for a meeting after the Information Session, please stop by room 184 to do so.

NOTICE REGARDING MILITARY RECRUITMENT In order to conduct job interviews in the law school or to obtain assistance from the Career Services Office, prospective employers must sign a statement of nondiscrimination based on race, color, religion, nationality, gender, disability or sexual orientation.  Federal laws relating to military service preclude representatives of the Armed Forces from signing the nondiscrimination statement in its entirety.  Congress also has enacted a statute, known as the Solomon Amendment, requiring that federal funding -- including several categories of student loans -- be terminated at any educational institution that refuses access to military recruiters.  Therefore, the law school grants access to military recruiters who sign the nondiscrimination statement to the extent consistent with federal law.

US Air Force Information Session Q&A Meetings

Lt. Colonel Bruce Page of the U.S. Air Force JAG will be presenting an Information Session on Tuesday, March 1st at 1:15 p.m. in the Career Services/Public Service Library (room 186).  The Information Session will last approximately 45 minutes and Lt. Col. Page will meet with students on an individual basis to answer questions.  If you are interested in signing up for a meeting after the Information Session, please stop by room 184 to do so.

NOTICE REGARDING MILITARY RECRUITMENT In order to conduct job interviews in the law school or to obtain assistance from the Career Services Office, prospective employers must sign a statement of nondiscrimination based on race, color, religion, nationality, gender, disability or sexual orientation.  Federal laws relating to military service preclude representatives of the Armed Forces from signing the nondiscrimination statement in its entirety.  Congress also has enacted a statute, known as the Solomon Amendment, requiring that federal funding -- including several categories of student loans -- be terminated at any educational institution that refuses access to military recruiters.  Therefore, the law school grants access to military recruiters who sign the nondiscrimination statement to the extent consistent with federal law.

 

Professional Development Week

If you haven't heard, the Office of Career Services and Public Service is changing its name to the Office of Professional Development.  The official "kickoff" is the week of March 7th.  Read the March edition of the newsletter and learn more about Professional Development Week.

Professional Development Week Events:

The Big Reveal

"How to Get a Job"

Mardi Gras Party

Careers in Public Service

How to Get Started on Your Public Service Project

Question and Answer Table

Attn 1L's: Symplicity deadline extended for O'Bryan Brown & Toner applications

O'Bryan Brown & Toner, a local firm ranked 11th of the top 20 law firms in Louisville, will be interviewing 1L students for a summer position on Thursday, March 3rd.  They prefer the top 1/3 of the class and are requesting only a resume.  If you would like to learn more about the firm, go to:  www.obtlaw.com 
To apply, log into Symplicity at:  https://law-louisville-csm.symplicity.com/students and enter your UofL Student Number and Symplicity password.  If you do not have a password, please contact dkreh@louisville.edu  Click on "OCI" and for Session, select "O'Bryan Brown & Toner - Spring 2011 OCI".  The deadline for application is Friday, February 25th at NOON.

Environmental Careers Panel

The Environmental Law and Land Use Society and the Office of Career Services/Public Service present a Career Panel on Wednesday, February 23rd at 5:30 p.m. in room 275.  The following environmental attorneys will be speaking:  Tom FitzGerald, W. Henry Graddy, IV and Edward George Zuger III, Esq. 

The panelists will answer your questions about the field, its opportunities and how to become a part of the environmental law community.

Pizza will be served.

Change in name of Career Services/Public Service website

Please note that the Career Services and Public Service portion of the law school website has been changed.  Instead of http://www.law.louisville.edu/career  it is:

http://www.law.louisville.edu/professionaldevelopment

Look for official changes the week of March 7th.

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Marines JAG Information Session

Captain Michael Masters will be presenting an Information Session at 11:30 a.m. in the Brandeis Room (112).  All interested students for summer intern and active duty positions are welcome to attend.

If you would like to learn more about opportunities with the U.S. Marines, go to:  http://officer.marines.com/marine/winning_battles/leadership_positions/law/judge_advocate

NOTICE REGARDING MILITARY RECRUITMENT 

In order to conduct job interviews in the law school or to obtain assistance from the Career Services Office, prospective emp loyers must sign a statement of nondiscrimination based on race, color, religion, nationality, gender, disability or sexual orientation.  Federal laws relating to military service preclude representatives of the Armed Forces from signing the nondiscrimination statement in its entirety.  Congress also has enacted a statute, known as the Solomon Amendment, requiring that federal funding -- including several categories of student loans -- be terminated at any educational institution that refuses access to military recruiters.  Therefore, the law school grants access to military recruiters who sign the nondiscrimination statement to the extent consistent with federal law.

Lawyers Mutual Insurance Agency seeking 3L students for research/development project

Lawyers Mutual Insurance Agency, LLC will pay $20 an hour for research and development of outlines for the following topics:

1.       Supervisory Professional Responsibilities

 KRPC 5.1 deals with the duty of partners, managers and supervisory lawyers to make sure that other lawyers under their supervision conform to ethical practices.  KRPC 5.3 deals with the duty of lawyers to make sure that non-lawyers assist (e.g., paralegals) who work for them likewise conform to ethical practices.  References to these rules is made in the Risk Manager Vol. 20, Issue 3 “Boss Professional Responsibility” and in the Bench & Bar magazine.

2.       Returning Client Files

Revised KRPC 1.16 makes it clear that a lawyer cannot make return of a client’s file contingent upon payment of his/her fees.  Still, there is a lot of confusion about this amongst some lawyers.  For example, it is permissible to withhold uncompensated work product from a client’s returned file in some circumstances.  Some definitive guidance would be useful.  Reference can be found in the Risk Manager Vol. 21, Issue 1 and in the Bench & Bar Magazine. 

 If interested, contact Nancy Meyers, Marketing Director at 568-6100 or meyers@lmick.com