Professional Development News

TODAY!! Last Day to Sign Up For LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training

Are you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you.

The Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 followed by a clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Judicial Center downtown. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Students do not need to commit to attending each clinic. Completion of the LBA Pro Se Divorce training also allows students to participate in the Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinics which are scheduled at various times throughout the year.

Interested second and third year students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up TODAY!

Careers in Criminal Law

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 Kentucky
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

The program will take place on Tuesday, September 9, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175. Lunch will be served.

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.

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Are you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you.

The Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 followed by a clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Judicial Center downtown. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Students do not need to commit to attending each clinic. Completion of the LBA Pro Se Divorce training also allows students to participate in the Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinics which are scheduled at various times throughout the year.

Interested second and third year students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up by Thursday, September 4.

Lawlapalooza Band Registration Begins!

Band registration for Lawlapalooza 2014, "A Bran Deis Night," began Monday, Sept. 1. Seven bands have already registered, leaving one available slot. If you wish to register your band to participate, go here.

Registered bands include:

Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, benefits the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund, which provides summer fellowships for Brandeis School of Law students to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

Lawlapalooza 2014 will be held Thursday, October 16, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern. Tickets are $10 each and will be on sale soon. This year's theme commemorates 50 years of Beatlemania, with each band performing at least one Beatles song.

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy signup deadline is Monday, September 1st

If  you are interested in discussing Summer 2015 volunteer legal intern positions or Assistant Public Advocate positions after graduation, please log into Symplicity and click the KY Department of Public Advocacy session to apply.  The deadline to apply is Monday, September 1st.

Interviews will be on Friday, September 19th. 

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy signup deadline is Monday, September 1st

If  you are interested in discussing Summer 2015 volunteer legal intern positions or Assistant Public Advocate positions after graduation, please log into Symplicity and click the KY Department of Public Advocacy session to apply.  The deadline to apply is Monday, September 1st.

Interviews will be on Friday, September 19th. 

 

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Are you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you.

The Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 followed by a clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Judicial Center downtown. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Students do not need to commit to attending each clinic. Completion of the LBA Pro Se Divorce training also allows students to participate in the Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinics which are scheduled at various times throughout the year.

Interested second and third year students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up by Thursday, September 4.

 

TODAY! Learn about the Equal Justice Works Career Fair for Public Service & How to Get Funding

If you're interested in job opportunities with government agencies and public interest organizations, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session on the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on Thursday, August 28 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 177. Dean Hajek and law students who have previously attended the conference will be on hand to answer questions and provide more details. All students are invited to attend.

Mark your calendar for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on October 24-25 in Washington, D.C. The largest public interest career fair in the country, the EJW Conference gives law students from across the country the opportunity to interview with non-profit and government agencies, network with other public interest-minded law students and attorneys, and attend advising and skill-building workshops. The registration and application deadline for submitting resumes is September 16. Dean Hajek will discuss UofL funding for this Conference and how students can apply to have expenses for the trip paid by the law school.

For more information on the Conference and Career Fair, go to http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair

For a list of employers attending the Career Fair, go to http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/employ...

Lunch will be provided. 

 

Law Clerk needed for short-term project

Local firm seeking a highly detail-oriented student with excellent research skills for a short-term research project.  Prefer a third-year student, but second-year students may apply.

If interested, log into Symplicity to apply.