Professional Development News

Public Service Program Information Session - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and Teen Court

The Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 175.

Nedra Young and Katherine Bartlett from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program will be speaking to our students about how they can sign up to be trained to assist low income individuals with their tax returns during the upcoming tax season. Once students are trained they can then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city.

We will also have a speaker who will discuss Teen Court. Teen Court is a legal and formal extension of Jefferson District/Juvenile Court. At each Teen Court session, a trial is held for a juvenile who has committed a misdemeanor. The jury determines the appropriate punishment for the juvenile after hearing from the prosecution and defense, including the juvenile. Law students meet with teens acting as prosecutors, defense attorneys or jurors to provide insight, help develop strategy, assist with development of direct and cross examination, or just answer questions.
These are great opportunities for any student who still needs to fulfill their public service requirement.

Pizza will be provided. See you there!

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2013-14 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm.  For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu and provide her with the following:  your name, class year, and UofL email address.

2Ls for SPRING 2014

Federal

•Department of Commerce – Office of Chief Counsel for International Commerce Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline, 11/29/13)
•Federal Communications – wireless Telecommunications Bureau Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/30/13)
•International Trade Administration – Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/30/13)
•Office of the U.S. Trade Representative – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/30/13)
•Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Clinical Legal Education Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/01/13)
•Federal Aviation Administration – Office of Chief Counsel Law Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/02/13)

State & Local Government

•Houston Legal Department – Student Externships (Unpaid, Deadline 12/01/13)
•Illinois Attorney General’s Office – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/01/13)
•Florida Attorney General – Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/03/13)

2Ls for SUMMER 2014

State & Local Government

•City of Chicago – Mayor’s Office Summer Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 12/06/13)

3Ls for Spring 2014

Federal

•Department of Commerce – Office of Chief Counsel for International Commerce Volunteer Law Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 11/29/13)
•Federal Communications Commission – Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/30/13)
•International Trade Administration – Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/30/13)
•Office of the U.S. Trade Representative – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/30/13)
Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Clinical Legal Education Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/01/13)
•Federal Aviation Administration – Office of Chief Counsel Law Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/02/13)

State & Local Government

•Houston Legal Department – Student Externships (Unpaid, Deadline 12/01/13)
•Illinois Attorney General’s Office – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/01/13)
•Florida Attorney General – Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/03/13)

Space is Available for Public Service Week-Long Projects

Space is still available at the Ky. Department of Public Advocacy and the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission for the week of December 16 and we are opening up the projects to all students.  If you are interested in any of these projects, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP to sign up.  These projects would be a great opportunity for third year students who still need to complete their public service requirement.  The projects are as follows:

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy-Education Branch Frankfort Office (most of the work can be done from home or Brandeis law library) - 2 Slots Available

The Education Branch needs two students to update legal training materials for training manuals. It is very likely students will get all 30 hours completed in a week for this project.

Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission - 1 Slot Available

(a) Goal Statements with Commission Board Members- as part of an annual review, we would like a student to call each of the board members and get both a review and a goal statement from them. From there, they should compile the information so that it is clear what we should continue doing, what needs work, what needs abandonment, and what new ventures we should involve ourselves with.
(b) Reconfiguration of handouts- the current handouts are separated by division within the department. We would like a condensed one.

 

Ky. Legislative Research Commission 2014-2015 Graduate Fellows Program - Info Session

On Thursday, November 21, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 171, Teresa Arnold, Deputy Director for Research of the Ky. Legislative Research Commission, will speak to our students about the 2014-2015 Graduate Fellows Program.

This program is a full year from May 2014 to April 2015.  Fellows must be enrolled and taking classes for both fall and spring semesters of the program.  Fellows will work 37.5 hours a week from May 19 through mid August and approximately 20 hours per week from mid-August through April 15.  Fellows will be excused from Thanksgiving through January 7 to concentrate on end of the semester coursework.  Fellows will receive a stipend of $13.50 per hour.

Ms. Arnold will provide much more information about this program at the information session.  Contact Jina Scinta for more information.

 

Public Service Program Information Session - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and Teen Court

The Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 175.

Nedra Young and Katherine Bartlett from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program will be speaking to our students about how they can sign up to be trained to assist low income individuals with their tax returns during the upcoming tax season. Once students are trained they can then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city.

We will also have a speaker who will discuss Teen Court. Teen Court is a legal and formal extension of Jefferson District/Juvenile Court. At each Teen Court session, a trial is held for a juvenile who has committed a misdemeanor. The jury determines the appropriate punishment for the juvenile after hearing from the prosecution and defense, including the juvenile. Law students meet with teens acting as prosecutors, defense attorneys or jurors to provide insight, help develop strategy, assist with development of direct and cross examination, or just answer questions.

These are great opportunities for any student who still needs to fulfill their public service requirement.
Pizza will be provided. See you there!

Public Service Program Information Session - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and Teen Court

The Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 175.

Nedra Young and Katherine Bartlett from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program will be speaking to our students about how they can sign up to be trained to assist low income individuals with their tax returns during the upcoming tax season. Once students are trained they can then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city.

We will also have a speaker who will discuss Teen Court. Teen Court is a legal and formal extension of Jefferson District/Juvenile Court. At each Teen Court session, a trial is held for a juvenile who has committed a misdemeanor. The jury determines the appropriate punishment for the juvenile after hearing from the prosecution and defense, including the juvenile. Law students meet with teens acting as prosecutors, defense attorneys or jurors to provide insight, help develop strategy, assist with development of direct and cross examination, or just answer questions.

These are great opportunities for any student who still needs to fulfill their public service requirement.
Pizza will be provided. See you there!

Students Needed for Pro Se Divorce Clinic at Legal Aid

Legal Aid will host a divorce clinic on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the Legal Aid Society. Attendees at the clinic are community members who need assistance in completing the forms necessary to file a pro se divorce in Jefferson Family Courts. Students are invited to participate by volunteering to staff the clinic and assist clients as questions arise during the completion of the forms. A training session will be held for interested volunteers (both attorneys and law students) on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Legal Aid Society. This is not a required training, but may be helpful for students who have not volunteered at a clinic in the past or are not familiar with domestic relations matters. Four students are needed.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up for this project.

U.S. Department of Justice 2014 Summer Law Intern Program

The Office of the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida is soliciting applicants for the Summer Law Intern Program for 2014. Students who will have completed one or more years of law school by the end of the 2014 Spring semester are eligible to apply. The application deadline is January 31, 2014, and all applications must be submitted via e-mail.

A description of the program, application requirements and pre-interview questionnaire are attached. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the pre-interview questionnaire Word file for submission with your application. Questions regarding the application process can be addressed to Casey Schaefer at casey.schaefer@usdoj.gov. 

 

Public Service Program Information Session - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and Teen Court

The Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 175.

Nedra Young and Katherine Bartlett from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program will be speaking to our students about how they can sign up to be trained to assist low income individuals with their tax returns during the upcoming tax season. Once students are trained they can then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city.

We will also have a speaker who will discuss Teen Court. Teen Court is a legal and formal extension of Jefferson District/Juvenile Court. At each Teen Court session, a trial is held for a juvenile who has committed a misdemeanor. The jury determines the appropriate punishment for the juvenile after hearing from the prosecution and defense, including the juvenile. Law students meet with teens acting as prosecutors, defense attorneys or jurors to provide insight, help develop strategy, assist with development of direct and cross examination, or just answer questions.

These are great opportunities for any student who still needs to fulfill their public service requirement.
Pizza will be provided. See you there!

Students Needed for Pro Se Divorce Clinic at Legal Aid

Legal Aid will host a divorce clinic on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the Legal Aid Society. Attendees at the clinic are community members who need assistance in completing the forms necessary to file a pro se divorce in Jefferson Family Courts. Students are invited to participate by volunteering to staff the clinic and assist clients as questions arise during the completion of the forms. A training session will be held for interested volunteers (both attorneys and law students) on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Legal Aid Society. This is not a required training, but may be helpful for students who have not volunteered at a clinic in the past or are not familiar with domestic relations matters. Four students are needed.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up for this project.