Professional Development News

DID YOU KNOW - Office of Professional Development

Did you know that a student membership to the Louisville Bar Association costs only $15 a year?  Benefits include a pictorial directory of Louisville attorneys and judges in Jefferson County with contact information and where they attended law school and what year they graduated, a list of firms and corporations/organizations that are members of the LBA, weekly emails and a monthly newsletter.  There is a list of Sections (attorneys listed by practice area) if you want to contact an attorney who practices a certain type of law.  To join a Section, you must pay a fee although you can attend two Section meetings for free before joining to make sure you will get the most benefit from that Section.  You can also list that you are a student member of the LBA on your resume.

Register online at:  www.loubar.org

New Employer for On-Campus Interview - Application deadline is September 17th at 5:00 p.m.

Richardson & Richardson, P.S.C. will be interviewing on campus Thursday, September 25th.  They are seeking a second-year student for a part-time law clerk to begin work in October and continue through the academic year.  Position will be ongoing through Summer 2015 and the following academic year.  For more details and how to apply, log into Symplicity, click OCI and Session:  Richardson & Richardson.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 17th at 5:00 p.m. 

Attention 3L's!!! LBA Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour

Third year students are invited to attend the LBA's Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour on Thursday, September 11 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at 60 Bistro & Martini Bar, 3939 Shelbyville Road Louisville, KY 40207. This would be a wonderful networking opportunity for any 3L still in their job search.

Drinks & Appetizers will be provided.

Please RSVP to Leah Smith: leah.smith@skofirm.com

Are You Interested in Immigration Law? Students are Needed for National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights Presentation

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team 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, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, September 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, 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, September 26.

Students interested in attending the training on September 25 and/or going on the jail visit on September 26, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Thursday, September 11. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

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. A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit September 25, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by September 11, 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 jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Are You Interested in Immigration Law? Students are Needed for National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights Presentation

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team 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, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, September 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, 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, September 26.

Students interested in attending the training on September 25 and/or going on the jail visit on September 26, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Thursday, September 11. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

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. A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit September 25, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by September 11, 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 jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

TODAY!! Careers in Criminal Law, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Room 175

Are you interested in a career in criminal law or just not sure?

The Office of Professional Development and the Student Bar Association are co-hosting a program designed specifically in the area of criminal law. We have put together a panel of four criminal law practitioners who will be discussing their career paths and experiences to assist you in making your decision. The panel will consist of the following:

Terry Cushing - Assistant U.S. Attorney - U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Ky.
Scott Wendelsdorf - Executive Director, Western Kentucky Federal Community Defender, Inc.
Michael Mazzoli - Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, Cox & Mazzoli
McKay Chauvin - Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Div. 8

Lunch will be served from Jimmy Johns.

Are You Interested in Immigration Law? Students are Needed for National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights Presentation

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team 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, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, September 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, 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, September 26.

Students interested in attending the training on September 25 and/or going on the jail visit on September 26, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Thursday, September 11. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

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. A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit September 25, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by September 11, 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 jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Careers in Criminal Law, Tomorrow, Sept. 9 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Room 175

Are you interested in a career in criminal law or just not sure?

The Office of Professional Development and the Student Bar Association are co-hosting a program designed specifically in the area of criminal law. We have put together a panel of four criminal law practitioners who will be discussing their career paths and experiences to assist you in making your decision. The panel will consist of the following:

Terry Cushing - Assistant U.S. Attorney - U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Ky.
Scott Wendelsdorf - Executive Director, Western Kentucky Federal Community Defender, Inc.
Michael Mazzoli - Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, Cox & Mazzoli
McKay Chauvin - Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Div. 8

Lunch will be served.

U.S. Air Force JAG Information Session - TODAY, September 8th at Noon - Brandeis Room (112)

If you are interested in learning about opportunities with the U.S. Air Force JAG, please plan on attending an information session with Major Richard Robertson TODAY, Monday, September 8th at Noon in the Brandeis Room (112).

Major Robertson will discuss Summer 2015 internships and Assistant Judge Advocate General positions after graduation.

Careers in Criminal Law, Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Room 175

Are you interested in a career in criminal law or just not sure?

The Office of Professional Development and the Student Bar Association are co-hosting a program designed specifically in the area of criminal law. We have put together a panel of four criminal law practitioners who will be discussing their career paths and experiences to assist you in making your decision. The panel will consist of the following:

Terry Cushing - Assistant U.S. Attorney - U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Ky.
Scott Wendelsdorf - Executive Director, Western Kentucky Federal Community Defender, Inc.
Michael Mazzoli - Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, Cox & Mazzoli
McKay Chauvin - Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Div. 8

Lunch will be served.