Professional Development News

Office of Professional Development- Interview Skills Workshop - Jan. 15

On Thursday, January 15, 2014, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session to help you with interview skills in preparation of upcoming 1L mock interviews and OCI. Dean Hajek will give her advice to help you interview effectively.

Although this is for all students, this would be of particular interest to first year students who plan to participate in mock interviews on January 24 at Frost, Brown Todd. This will be an informative session and we hope you will join us. Lunch will be served.

Louisville Personal Injury Firm Hiring Law Clerk

A Louisville personal injury firm which concentrates in complex litigation, including civil rights litigation, catastrophic injury, and similar claims is seeking a 2L or 3L for a law clerk position to begin immediately. The duties for the position include drafting memoranda and pleadings, conducting research, running items and documents to the court, and other similar responsibilities. The attorneys stress the collegial atmosphere at the firm and the ability for the clerks to have a fair amount of one-on-one time working directly with the attorneys. Hours are relatively flexible although the firm expects clerks to commit to 15 hours per week. To learn more about the firm and how to apply, log onto Symplicity and find the position under the Brandeis Job Bank. Only a resume and writing sample are needed (no cover letter).

Judicial Internship Opportunities

The Office of Professional Development has been contacted by Judges Wingate and Shepherd with the Franklin County Circuit Court, indicating they have an immediate need for judicial interns during the spring semester. Students will work in Frankfort. Duties will include assisting the judges with research and writing, drafting orders and other duties of a judicial internship.

Interested students should send a resume and writing sample to Ms. Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Friday, January 16. There will also be summer judicial internships available later in the semester.

Mock Interview Opportunity for 1Ls

If you are a first year student, this is a reminder to upload your resume onto Symplicity to sign up for the mock interviews for 1Ls on January 24. You don't need to wait until your resume is perfect before you upload. Even if you are still working on your resume, you will be able to make changes up to the January 17 deadline. Please see the attached instructions on how to upload your resume onto Symplicity.

What are 1L Mock Interviews?

Mock interviews are an annual event designed to prepare first year students for summer associate interview. The thirty-minute time slot for each participant consists of a mock interview and constructive feedback from the interviewing attorneys. Many students who have participated in the mock interviews speak highly of the feedback received from their interviewers and several have gained contacts that directly led to job opportunities.

When and Where are the Mock Interviews?

The 2015 mock interviews will be held at Frost, Brown & Todd on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Frost, Brown, Todd is located at 400 West Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202. Interviews will begin at 9:00 AM and will conclude by 2:00 PM. Each student will be assigned a time slot and expected to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to his or her interview.

If you have any questions, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu or Rudy Ellis at rudy.ellis@louisville.edu.

 

TODAY – Deadline to Submit Resumes for Spring Semester Externship Available with GE

The GE externship for spring 2015 has opened up unexpectedly. The externship is for 2 credits, and thus requires 8 hours per week on-site with the legal department at GE Appliance Park. The externship involves mostly researching and preparing memos or other work product in a variety of the legal areas: contracts, consumer protection, antitrust, IP, etc. The attorneys in the legal department also try to allow externs to sit in on meetings and conference calls. Students who have completed 45 credit hours and are in good academic standing may apply. Send a resume immediately to Ms. Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu and include your updated GPA. Resumes submitted for this externship will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The KBA Presents: “Roads Less Traveled” - Alternatives to Practicing Law

When: January 13, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Room 175

Lunch will be provided by Jimmy Johns. Please bring your own drink.

Panelists will include: Jennifer Frazier, Kentucky State Law Librarian; Stephanie Renner, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at PBI Bank; and Hannah Hodges, Manager of Governmental Affairs for KCTCS. Katie Bing of Taylor, Keller & Oswald, PLLC and the Young Lawyers Section of the KBA will moderate.

TODAY – Deadline to Apply for $6000 Summer Fellowships with AG's Offices throughout U.S.

The Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, as well as other attorney general's offices around the U.S., are hiring summer interns to serve as ABA Janet Steiger Fellows this coming summer. Successful 1L and 2L applicants will have the opportunity to work on consumer protection and antitrust projects. Each Steiger Fellow will receive a gross stipend of $6000 for the eight week period paid for through the ABA. Travel and housing expenses may also be approved at the discretion of the ABA. Other state AG's will also be hiring Steiger Fellows.

The 2015 student application is attached. The application is also posted on the Steiger Fellowship link on the ABA Antitrust Section's website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/antitrust_law/awards_fellowships/steig...

Quick Deadline: Applications are due TODAY!

Note: The Kentucky Attorney General's Office will be hiring for additional positions for the summer later in the spring semester but these positions will be unpaid.

Other state attorney general offices around the country where a Steiger Fellow will be hired this summer are listed below. A few of the nearby locations are bolded. The deadline for all of these locations is January 12th.

Montgomery, Alabama; Des Moines, Iowa; *Concord, New Hampshire (2L only); Austin, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Topeka, Kansas; Newark, New Jersey; *Salt Lake City, Utah (2L only); Little Rock, Arkansas; Frankfort, Kentucky; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Montpelier, Vermont; Sacramento or San Francisco, California; Baltimore, Maryland; New York, New York; Richmond, Virginia; Hartford, Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts; Columbus, Ohio; Seattle, Washington; Wilmington, Delaware; Lansing, Michigan; Portland or Salem, Oregon; Charleston, West Virginia; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Jackson, Mississippi; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Madison, Wisconsin; Atlanta, Georgia; Helena, Montana; *San Juan, Puerto Rico (2L only, Spanish fluency); Cheyenne, Wyoming; Honolulu, Hawaii; Lincoln, Nebraska; Pierre, South Dakota; Indianapolis, Indiana; Las Vegas, Nevada; Nashville, Tennessee.

Office of Professional Development- Interview Skills Workshop - Jan. 15

On Thursday, January 15, 2014, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session to help you with interview skills in preparation of upcoming 1L mock interviews and OCI. Dean Hajek will give her advice to help you interview effectively.

Although this is for all students, this would be of particular interest to first year students who plan to participate in mock interviews on January 24 at Frost, Brown Todd. This will be an informative session and we hope you will join us. Lunch will be served.

National Institute of Trial Advocacy Fact Investigation Program - February 6, 2015

Interested in testing your acting skills while learning fact investigation techniques at the same time? If so, this opportunity may be perfect for you!

Frost Brown Todd is hosting a NITA Fact Investigation program for their first year associates on Friday, February 6th and is seeking volunteers to participate in this experience.  First year associates from all of Frost Brown Todd's offices will travel to Louisville for this training that will be taught by some of FBT's knowledgeable attorneys.

There will be a little pre-work to read the script so you are familiar with the case and are able to answer most questions you may be asked by the attorney. This is a great learning experience.  Even though you will be playing the role of a witness; you will also be able to hear the feedback of the seasoned attorney who will critique the associate.

If you are willing to serve as a witness for this program, please contact Sonya Yadon, Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager at syadon@fbtlaw.com

Judicial Internship Opportunities

The Office of Professional Development has been contacted by Judges Wingate and Shepherd with the Franklin County Circuit Court, indicating they have an immediate need for judicial interns during the spring semester. Students will work in Frankfort. Duties will include assisting the judges with research and writing, drafting orders and other duties of a judicial internship.

Interested students should send a resume and writing sample to Ms. Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Friday, January 16. There will also be summer judicial internships available later in the semester.