Professional Development News

Life Planning and Wills Clinic for Louisville Association of the Deaf

The Legal Aid Society, in partnership with the law firm of Bingham Greenebaum Doll PLLC, the Louisville Association of the Deaf and the Center for Accessible Living, is hosting a Life Planning Clinic for persons associated with or members of the Louisville Association of the Deaf. The Clinic is comprised of two parts: A Life Planning Educational Session and a Will Clinic. The first session will be open to the public and will serve as an educational opportunity for attendees to learn about life planning documents, their purpose and options for specific provisions in those documents.

Up to 10 students are needed to review will questionnaires, draft initial draft of life planning documents and coordinate with volunteer attorney for any edits requested by volunteer. Students will also attend the Will Clinic and assist with execution of documents. Students are encouraged to attend the Life Planning Educational Session to receive an overview of purpose of documents and have the same basis of knowledge as clients participating in the process.

Here are the pertinent dates and deadlines:

Tues., June 10th 11:00-Noon
Life Planning Educational Session
Location: Kosair Charities
982 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

Wednesday, June 18, 2014:
Deadline for Clients to return Will Questionnaire to Legal Aid.

Monday, June 23, 2014:
Case materials provided to students and volunteer attorneys no later than this date.

Thursday, July 17th Noon to 4:00:
Client Appointments scheduled in 30-minute blocks of time.
Location: Kosair Charities
982 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

Please see the attached for more details. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu no later than June 3 to obtain the necessary paperwork to get your public service credit.

Rising 3Ls! Have you Thought of Applying for a Federal Judicial Clerkship?

If you are a rising 3L and think you might be interested in applying for a federal judicial clerkship, please contact  Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to schedule an appointment to discuss the details. Interested third years are encouraged to go to https://oscar.uscourts.gov to register and view tip sheets and video tutorials.

 

Rising 3Ls! Have you Thought of Applying for a Federal Judicial Clerkship?

If you are a rising 3L and think you might be interested in applying for a federal judicial clerkship, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu or Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to schedule an appointment to discuss the details.  Interested third years are encouraged to go to https://oscar.uscourts.gov to register and view tip sheets and video tutorials. 

Judicial Internship with Clark Co. (IN) Circuit Court Judge Available

Clark Co. (IN) Circuit Court Judge, Daniel Moore, is interested in a judicial intern for the summer.  Judge Moore prefers to have students contact his court reporter to schedule a phone interview.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu for more information. 

IP Job Fair for Summer 2015 Jobs & Permanent Positions in Atlanta - Sign-Up Deadline May 21

Rising 2L and 3L Students,

If you are interested in participating in the 10th Annual Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair to be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Atlanta, please review the attachments.  The attachments consist of the Student & Graduate Instructions and Checklist, hotel information and a list of participating employers.  This job fair is particularly helpful for students interested in patent law, but a few positions are available for students in "soft IP".  It will allow students interested in IP law to apply to interview with law firms for 2015 summer associate positions (for rising 2Ls) and permanent positions (for rising 3Ls).  The deadline to sign up is May 21st.

Review the employer list to determine if  you are eligible to apply for positions.  (Keep in mind that the list of employers will continue to grow.)  You will be responsible for the nonrefundable $30 registration fee initially; however, you can apply for funding to offset some of your costs from the Office of Professional Development for reimbursement if you are selected to interview in Atlanta.

Contact Ms. Reh (dkreh@louisville.edu) or Dean Hajek (laurel.hajek@lousville.edu) if you have questions or would like to learn more about this career fair.

Summer Jobs Available with Government Agencies

Unpaid legal internships, either part time or full time, are available for law students looking for summer jobs.  Positions are immediately available with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in both the Office of Legal Services (Frankfort/Louisville) and working for judges in the Division of Administrative Hearings (Frankfort), Metro Government (Louisville), and the Department of Education (Frankfort).  Students who have completed their first full year of law school are eligible to apply.  Practice areas/topics include: health law, family law, child support, protection & permanency, trademark/IP, reentry programs and civil rights issues, expungements, education law, and safe & healthy neighborhoods.  Time working for these agencies this summer will count towards students' public service hours requirement to graduate.  For more information and to discuss which agencies students should apply based on their interests, contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair Registration Now Open - Deadline is May 21

Rising 2L and 3L Students,

If you are interested in participating in the 10th Annual Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair to be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Atlanta, GA, please review the attachments.  The attachments consist of the Student & Graduate Instructions and Checklist, hotel information and a list of participating employers.  This job fair is particularly helpful for students interested in patent law.

Review the employer list to determine if  you are eligible to apply for positions.  You will be responsible for the nonrefundable $30 registration fee.  Funding for expenses may be available.

Contact Ms. Reh or Dean Hajek if you have questions.

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair - August 1-2, 2014 - Kansas City, MO

The 10th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held August 1-2, 2014, in Kansas City, Missouri.  Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas City’s dynamic legal community should strongly consider attending this event.  Students who will be returning to school in August and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.

The HDLJF is the result of Kansas City's leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage law students to practice law in Kansas City.  The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers.  In addition, the event is a great way to learn more about living in this wonderful city.

Students can register online at:  https://law-kcmba-csm.symplicity.com/students/  The final deadline for registering in June 14, 2014.

 


Judicial Clerkships with the New Jersey Judiciary

The New Jersey Judiciary is seeking rising 3L's to fill approximatelyl 480 one-year judicial clerkships that will commence August 24, 2015 and end August 31, 2016.  Applicants must be a recent graduate from an ABA approved law school.  This program is intended for individuals who have not yet significantly engaged in the practice of law.  New Jersey Bar membership and New Jersey residency are NOT requirements.

Resumes and cover letters are to be sent directly to the individual justices and judges and are not to be received before June 16, 2014.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the process, but not earlier than June 16. 

Interested students should visit http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/lawclerks/ for more information and a list of judges.

Summer Jobs with Government Agencies Available (Louisville & Frankfort)

Unpaid legal internships, either part time or full time, are available for law students looking for summer jobs.  Positions are immediately available with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in both the Office of Legal Services (Frankfort/Louisville) and working for judges in the Division of Administrative Hearings (Frankfort), Metro Government (Louisville), and the Department of Education (Frankfort).  Students who have completed their first full year of law school are eligible to apply.  Practice areas/topics include: health law, family law, child support, protection & permanency, trademark/IP, reentry programs and civil rights issues, expungements, education law, and safe & healthy neighborhoods.  Time working for these agencies this summer will count towards students' public service hours requirement to graduate.  For more information and to discuss which agencies students should apply based on their interests, contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.