Professional Development News

Federal Judicial Clerkship available in Bowling Green, KY -

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of KY is seeking a term judicial law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl.  The law clerk position is for a two-year term and available approximately August 6, 2012. 

To view the complete description of the position duties, responsibilities and qualifications, go to:  http://www.kywd.uscourts.gov/pdf/LawClerk_Term_MJ_2012.pdf

PLEASE NOTE:  Applications will be accepted by MAIL ONLY and the deadline is Monday, June 25th.  Please have your application postmarked no later than June 25th. 

New Public Service Opportunity - Doctors & Lawyers for Kids

The Public Service Program has approved a new placement, Doctors & Lawyers for Kids.  This organization trains doctors to take social/legal histories to identify legal issues that effect the health and well-being of their patients. They then provide in-house free legal services to indigent pediatric patients and their families.  The goal is to identify problems before they reach a crisis and practice preventive law along with preventive medicine.   A complete description is attached.

Students will assist the staff attorney in client input, training, case preparation, research, and coordination with volunteer counsel.  Students can work remotely from home. 

They can use four students at the moment.  Interested students can contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  The first four students will be signed up for the project and provided the contact information.

Networking and Federal Job Search Skills - Room Change - 171, Monday, June 18th

Due to a problem with the technical resources in room 175, today's session featuring Jack Bobo with the U.S. Department of State,will be in room 171 at 12:30 p.m.

Mr. Bobo will discuss networking and federal job search skills.

 

Come Hear a Speaker from the U.S. Department of State on Monday, June 18 at 12:30 in 175

Come join us for a lunch break on Monday, June 18 at noon in room 175 to hear an exciting speaker, Jack A. Bobo, JD, MS, who serves as Senior Advisor for Biotechnology in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.  Mr. Bobo also serves as the Chief of the Department's Biotechnology and Textile Trade Policy Division.

Mr. Bobo works on trade policy, food security, climate change, and development issues related to agricultural science and technology, including agricultural biotechnology.  He has global responsibilities and travels frequently to Asia, Africa and Europe.

Mr. Bobo is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. trade policy related to new technologies and working with foreign governments to address regulatory barriers to U.S. agricultural exports. He also works closely with officials from developing countries to support the development of biosafety legislation and facilitate technology transfer to increase agricultural productivity, improve food security and respond to climate change through mitigation and adaptation.

Mr. Bobo will be speaking about opportunities with the Federal Government and the application process in addition to other topics.

Pizza will be served.  Please RSVP to Debra Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu by noon on Friday if you plan to attend.

Come Hear a Speaker from the U.S. Department of State on Monday, June 18 at 12:30 in 175

 

Come join us for a lunch break on Monday, June 18 at noon in room 175 to hear an exciting speaker, Jack A. Bobo, JD, MS, who serve as Senior Advisor for Biotechnology in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.  Mr. Bobo also serves as the Chief of the Department's Biotechnology and Textile Trade Policy Division.

Mr. Bobo works on trade policy, food security, climate change, and development issues related to agricultural science and technology, including agricultural biotechnology.  He has global responsibilities and travels frequently to Asia, Africa and Europe.

Mr. Bobo is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. trade policy related to new technologies and working with foreign governments to address regulatory barriers to U.S. agricultural exports. He also works closely with officials from developing countries to support the development of biosafety legislation and facilitate technology transfer to increase agricultural productivity, improve food security and respond to climate change through mitigation and adaptation.

Mr. Bobo will be speaking about opportunities with the Federal Government and the application process in addition to other topics.

Pizza will be served.  Please RSVP to Debra Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu by noon on Friday if you plan to attend.

Public Service Opportunity Available

The Office of Professional Development has been contacted by a non-profit organization who is seeking a student to assist them in establishing 501(c)(3) status. The hours worked would count toward the public service requirement. The student would be supervised by Prof. Blackburn. If you are interested in helping this organization, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. The first person contacting Ms. Scinta will be signed up for the project. The organization would like to have this project completed by October 1.

Pedley & Gordinier, PLLC, seeking Part-time Summer Law Clerk

Pedley & Gordinier is seeking a part-time Summer law clerk.  P&G does commercial litigation, transactional work, asbestos defense, family law and general litigation.  The law clerk will be primarily helping with litigation.

The top consideration for this position is excellent organizational skills (and the ability to start work immediately).  Much of the work will be organizing case files, preparing discovery requests and general motion practice.

Please call Mr. Polczynski at (502)371-2177 or e-mail resume.

Jeffersonville, IN Law Firm seeking rising 2L/3L Summer Law Clerk

Jeffersonville, IN attorney seeking 2L or 3L for various law clerk duties such as drafting motions, legal research, litigation prep. and client contact for immediate work for the summer. Areas of law practiced include personal injury, family, criminal, and probate. Candidate must be pleasant, have good work ethic, be reliable and able to work under pressure. Previous personal injury law experience is a plus, but not necessary.

If interested, forward cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to Ms. Anna Murray at: annamurray.esq@gmail.com

The position can be part-time or full-time with the potential to stay on after the school year starts.

Ky. Department of Public Advocacy Needs Student Assistance Immediately!!

The Ky. Department of Public Advocacy has stories coming in from each of their trial offices and they need someone to help them edit these stories. Eventually, the stories will go into a final year-end report for the agency. Most of the work can be done from home but the student would need to go to the Frankfort office at first to receive the assignment and instructions.

A job description is attached.  This is an unpaid summer internship and hours can count toward your public service requirement.

They are looking for a student with strong creative writing skills - so this would be great for someone who was an English major or a journalism major as an undergrad.

The student will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Correction Regarding 2012 Employment Survey

In the May 16, 2012 edition of the Daily Docket, it was reported that the Employment Report and Salary Survey for the graduating class of 2012 are currently available. This was an error. Employment figures are not reported until approximately one year after graduation, and the figures that appeared represent the employment statistics for the class of 2010. For more employment statistics, including those for the class of 2011, please visit the web-site for the Office of Professional Development at: http://www.law.louisville.edu/professionaldevelopment.