Professional Development News

Grads: Check and Double-check

1.  By the end of the week, we will put all the unclaimed wallet-sized photos in your mailboxes. 

2.  The draft composite is now back at the printers.  Watch the door of office #182 for the hanging of the final draft -- to  make sure the changes were properly made.  (We may have it as early as this weekend, but no promises.)

3.  Be sure to get your ERSS (those employment yellow sheets) into Career Services.  AND, if you have information to add to your sheet, please come by and update us.

Attention First Years: Public Service Notice

If you were unable to attend the Public Service Program Information Session last week, please stop by the Public Service Office (Room 102) as soon as possible to pick up your copy of the new Public Service Manual. 

Evening students received their copy in their student mailboxes.

Public Service Opportunity: LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training

The Louisville Bar Association has scheduled a training for students who are interested in participating in their Pro Se Divorce clinics. The training is scheduled for May 9 at 9:00 a.m. at the Judicial Center (7th & Jefferson). A clinic will follow at 10:00 a.m. and last until 12:00 noon.

They can take 5 to 10 students for the training. If you interested in participating in these clinics, please respond to Jina Scinta by e-mailing her at The first 5-10 students to respond will be reserved a spot.

Public Service Opportunity: Kentucky Refugee Ministries Needs Student's Help

The Kentucky Refugee Ministries is looking for a student to assist them on Fridays for at least three to four hours in the morning or afternoon or both answering phones and completing other duties. If anyone is interested, please contact Jina Scinta at The first student to respond will be signed up.

New Law School Scholarship

Access Group is asking law students throughout the country to videotape their worries for the chance to win a $10,000 scholarship for law school.  The "One Less Worry" scholarhsip contest invites students to create and submit an original video of up to four minutes showing what they worry about as law students. 

Accesss Group will review the submissions and select ten finalists that will be voted on by friends, family and the general public.  Top "vote getter" will be announced on August 1, 2008.  This contest is Access Group's first attempt at using social networking venues to educate and connect with students.  Complete contest rules and information are posted at AccessGroup.Org/OneLessWorry.

Kudos: Volunteers

I’d like to thank and acknowledge the following people for making the first Louisville Law Community Service Day such a success!


The Law School ● Law Library ● Laura Rothstein ● Ariana Levinson ● Scott Campbell ● Robin Harris ● Student Bar Foundation



Brian Pollock – Brightside, Inc.

Megan Renwick – Metro Animal Services

Kelly Oates & Emily Zahn – Wayside Christian Mission



Students: Simone Beach, Katie Bell, Brittany Ducker, Ashley Duncan, Algeria Ford, Janae’ Martin, Rexena Napier, Kelly Oates, Brian Pollock, Noelle Rao, Chad Reid, Megan Renwick, Zach Taylor, and Emily Zahn.

Faculty & Staff: Nancy Baker, Simone Beach, Kathy Bean, Jodi Duce, Mary Jo Gleason, Beth Haendiges, Arianna Levinson, Marilyn Peters, Jina Scinta, and Mike Valentine.



Marie Barron, Kathy Bean, Lauren Bean, Katie Bell, Justin Brewer, Scott & Beth Campbell, Jim Chen, Laura Clemmons, Andrew Downey, Ashley Duncan, Rebecca Ellingsworth, Brian Fayman, Algeria Ford, Tim Hall, Ebert Haegele, Scott Justice, Forrest Kuhn, Arianna Levinson, Janae’ Martin, Christopher McDavid, Rexena Napier, Kelly Oates, Becca O’Neil, Bradley Palmer, Brian Pollock, Noelle Rao, Debra Reh, Megan Renwick, Jim Schmidt, Jennifer Schultz & Keith Duncan, Keith Sealing, Mike Swansburg, Barbara Thompson, Adam Watson, and Emily Zahn.



See also: Students Offer Services to Community Organizations by Todd Wetzel (May 1, 2008)

Career Opportunities

Are you checking the summer job opportunities and part-time jobs?

Bahe Cook Cantley & Jones is looking for a summer associate/law clerk.

Bubalo Hiestand & Rotman has several summer law clerk openings for document review involving mass tort litigation.

There is also a "blind ad" advertising an opening for a May 2009 graduate to work full-time during the summer and continuing during the fall semester.

Career Services will continue to receive part-time/summer opportunities after the semester ends. You can view part-time/summer jobs online under "Current Job Postings."

Attention Students: Externship Information Panel

Please join the externship supervisors from Legal Aid, the Public Defender's Office and the County Attorney's office to learn about externship opportunities on  Thursday, April 10th from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 060.

Public Service Announcement: Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinic April 18

Legal Aid has scheduled a Pro Se Divorce Clinic for Friday, April 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 at Legal Aid, 416 Muhammad Ali Blvd.  They would like to staff this clinic with 2 students.  If anyone who has been trained is interested in participating in this clinic, please e-mail Jina Scinta at  The first two students to e-mail will be selected.  The necessary forms will be e-mailed at a later date.

Public Service Opportunity with the Department of Public Advocacy

The Department of Public Advocacy - Post Trials Division is in need of 1 to 2 students to assist them to help determine the current timeframes for completion of criminal appeals in Kentucky.

They need to obtain the following information about criminal cases decided during the period from July 1 2005 to the present, by fiscal year:
1. Which court rendered the decision?
2. Was it a DPA appointed case?
3. Notice of appeal filed by prosecution or defendant?
4. Is it a direct appeal from a judgment, or a post conviction action?
5. Appeal as of right, or discretionary review?
6. How many days from notice of appeal to certification of record?
7. How many days from certification of record to brief for appellant?
8. How many days from brief for appellant to brief for appellee?
9. How many days from brief for appellee to reply brief? (note, if none filed, then the result should be 15 days)
10. How many days from reply brief to decision?

In order to get this information, they are in need of someone to review all minutes from both the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court for the specified period, and then print out the "step sheets" (i.e., a printout of the court's docket, available online) for each of those cases. The research could likely happen from your home or campus library and could likely be completed by one student.

If additional hours are needed or another student requires hours, the next step would be to enter the information in a spreadsheet of our design.

The interested student(s) would be required to report to the Post Trial Division Director, Tim Arnold, and his Internal Policy Analyst, Jennifer Withrow. Participants would be subject to DPA's confidentiality policy in reference to their work on this project.

To sign up with the Public Service Program, please e-mail Jina Scinta at Reservations will be given on a first come-first served basis. Reservation Forms will be e-mailed to the student(s) who respond first.