Professional Development News
As many of you know, the roll-out of the 1L week-long public service project did not go as anticipated. However, I'm thrilled by your interest and our office wants nothing more than to help you jump start your career! The only solution that I can see is to attempt to create enough dedicated projects to accommodate those of you who expressed an interest. Our team is trying very hard to do just that and we will let you know the results as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 852-6096.
Stay tuned! Great things are coming! You rock, class of 2015!
There are still two slots available for the Legal Aid wills clinic scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, at 3:00 PM at the Mabel Wiggins Center. No training will be required for this clinic. Students will assist the assigned attorneys with making changes to the documents that the clients request during the clinic and act as Witnesses and Notaries, if any of the students are Notaries. Students may also prepare simple documents, such as Powers or Attorney and Living Wills.
If you would like to participate in this clinic, please contact Jina Scinta at email@example.com.
Legal Aid will be celebrating Pro Bono Week the week of October 22. As part of this celebration, they have scheduled a wills clinic for Wednesday, October 24, at 3:00 PM at the Mabel Wiggins Center. They are in need of 5-6 students to assist with this clinic. No training will be required for this clinic. Students will assist the assigned attorneys with making changes to the documents that the clients request during the clinic and act as Witnesses and Notaries, if any of the students are Notaries. Students may also prepare simple documents, such as Powers or Attorney and Living Wills.
If you would like to participate in this clinic, please contact Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first six students to e-mail will be signed up.
Our office is working with Legal Aid to schedule a wills clinic training for our students in the very near future. Please keep eye out on the Daily Docket for further details of the training.
The Office of Professional Development will be conducting their first mandatory meeting for first year students on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 275. All first year students are expected to attend. Our first meeting will be entitled, "Get Your Career Started Now". Dean Urbach will be providing you with valuable information on what you can be doing at this point in law school to help you in your job search. We will also be discussing the Policies and Procedures of the Public Service Program, Week-Long projects for 1L's and the Spring hiring season. Pizza will be served while it lasts.
Our second mandatory session will be Tuesday, October 30 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Room 275. Please mark your calendars.
The Women's Law Caucus and the Office of Professional Development are hosting a Mentor Panel and MentorJet program on Wednesday, October 17.
The MentorJet Program is a program similar to "speed dating" in which
students travel to 15-17 different mentor stations. Each station lasts
six minutes. Mentors include judges from both Kentucky and Indiana as
well as a diverse group of attorneys from Louisville and the
The panel is open to all students and no RSVP is necessary.
The MentorJet program begins at 5:30 in the Cox Lounge. Only 45
students can participate as mentees in the program. The first 45
students to email Courtney Pawley at email@example.com will be
signed up for the MentorJet program. Deadline to sign up is October 10
at 5 pm.
Thompson Miller & Simpson, PLC, a medical malpractice defense firm, is seeking a Summer Associate for 2013. They will be interviewing second-year students on campus, Wednesday, October 17th. If you are interested in applying, please log into Symplicity, "OCI", Session - Fall 2012 - Thompson, Miller & Simpson. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 10th.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN IMMIGRATION LAW? STUDENTS ARE NEEDED FOR NATIONAL IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CENTER “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” PRESENTATIPosted October 1st, 2012 by Jina A. Scinta
This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes and a recent alum & local immigration attorney, Becca O'Neill, lead teams of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes and Becca O'Neill, conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conduct individual in-take interviews of each detainee.
On Thursday, October 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 177, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, October 19. Students interested in attending the training on October 18 and/or going on the jail visit on October 19, should email Becca O'Neill directly by Friday, October 5. A list of students must be submitted to the jail ten days before the visit. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. Attached are some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail along with a more detailed description of the project. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.
All future trainings will be conducted the third Thursday of the month, with jail visits on the third Friday of the month after the training. When notifying Ms. O'Neill, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.
If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on October 19, please e-mail Becca O'Neill by Friday, October 5, as well, so she can add your name to the list.
Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at email@example.com. Students can also contact Prof. Trucios-Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
"AV rated Louisville firm seeking assistance on domestic relations research and writing project. Project to be completed by October 15, 2012. Strong writing ability and journal experience preferred. Compensation is negotiable and possible continuation of employment if desired.. Contact Jacob Crouse at (502) 584-1108 or email@example.com."
The three mandatory meetings with first-year students and the Office of Professional Development are not intended to cram more into an already busy schedule. The goal of the PD Office is to provide you with the tools and resources for a successful career path. Each meeting will be informative and equip you with useful knowledge in the career search process.
Please mark the following dates on your calendar:
Tuesday, October 9th – Noon in 275
Tuesday, October 30th – Noon in 275
Friday, November 2nd – 11:40 a.m. in 275
Alternative Careers for Lawyers will be presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the KBA, in partnership with the Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky, (LMICK). Panelists include Ashley Blacketer, Founding Partner of Barrister Capital Group, LLC; Gregory Nielsen, Executive Director of Green Hill Therapy; Kelly Wesley Taylor, Partner with Trek Advancement, LLC; Bobby Ferreri, Executive Director at GLI’s EnterpriseCorp; and Scott Hite, Academic Account Executive with LexisNexis. Rebecca Schafer with Huddleston Bolen of the Young Lawyers Section of the KBA will also be present.
This 1 1/2 hour program will be a discussion on possible alternative careers for lawyers. Panelists will discuss their career paths, which include both non-traditional legal jobs and non-legal jobs and how to create and implement an alternative career job search plan.