Professional Development News

Alternatives to Practicing Law - Thursday, September 27 at Noon in room 175

A JD can be a stepping stone to a multitude of careers, but preparing for such a change is essential.  Here are some things to consider before making the change:  1)Self-assessment:  Know what you want to do professionally and what you have to offer an employer.  2)Do the Research:  Research the market for the area you are interested in.  3)Market Yourself and Network:  Persuade the employer that your law degree and legal work experience qualify you for the position.  You may have to create a new resume, focusing on transferable skills and experience.  4)Be Patient:  Be realistic about the time it will take to change your career.

If you want to explore careers that include non-traditional practice, consider attending the Alternatives to Practicing Law session on Thursday, September 27 at Noon in room 175.

Alternative Careers for Lawyers will be presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the KBA, in partnership with the Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky, (LMICK).  Panelists include Ashley Blacketer, Founding Partner of Barrister Capital Group, LLC; Gregory Nielsen, Executive Director of Green Hill Therapy; Kelly Wesley Taylor, Partner with Trek Advancement, LLC; Bobby Ferreri, Executive Director at GLI’s EnterpriseCorp; and Scott Hite, Academic Account Executive with LexisNexis.  Rebecca Schafer with Huddleston Bolen of the Young Lawyers Section of the KBA will also be present.

This 1 1/2 hour program will be a discussion on possible alternative careers for lawyers.  Panelists will discuss their career paths, which include both non-traditional legal jobs and non-legal jobs and how to create and implement an alternative career job search plan.

Lunch will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Lori Alvey at:  lalvey@kybar.org

HUD Legal Honors Program - TODAY, Monday, September 24 at Noon in room 175

Mr. Robert Kuhnle, Associate Regional Counsel in Louisville, KY and Ms. Amy L. Brown, Assistant General for the Single Family Mortgage Division in Washington, DC, will be speaking on the HUD Legal Honors Program on Monday, September 24th at Noon in room 175.

Mr. Kuhnle and Ms. Brown will be explaining and encouraging applications to the HUD Legal Honors Program.  The deadline to apply is Friday, September 28th.

Pizza and drinks will be served.

Alternatives to Practicing Law - Thursday, September 27th at Noon in room 175

Alternative Careers for Lawyers will be presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the KBA, in partnership with the Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky, (LMICK).  Panelists include Ashley Blacketer, Founding Partner of Barrister Capital Group, LLC; Gregory Nielsen, Executive Director of Green Hill Therapy; Kelly Wesley Taylor, Partner with Trek Advancement, LLC; Bobby Ferreri, Executive Director at GLI’s EnterpriseCorp; and Scott Hite, Academic Account Executive with LexisNexis.  Rebecca Schaefer with Huddleston Bolen of the Young Lawyers Section of the KBA will also be present.

This 1 1/2 hour program will be a discussion on possible alternative careers for lawyers.  Panelists will discuss their career paths, which include both non-traditional legal jobs and non-legal jobs and how to create and implement an alternative career job search plan.

Lunch will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Lori Alvey at:  lalvey@kybar.org
 

HUD Legal Honors Program - Monday, September 24 at Noon in room 175

Mr. Robert Kuhnle, Associate Regional Counsel in Louisville, KY and Ms. Amy L. Brown, Assistant General for the Single Family Mortgage Division in Washington, DC, will be speaking on the HUD Legal Honors Program on Monday, September 24th at Noon in room 175.

Mr. Kuhnle and Ms. Brown will be explaining and encouraging applications to the HUD Legal Honors Program.  The deadline to apply is Friday, September 28th.

Pizza and drinks will be served

Judge Stephanie Burke Needs Students!

The  Public Service Program has been informed that Judge Stephanie Burke of the Jefferson District Court is in need of four students to assist her.  Second and third year students can count hours working with Judge Burke toward their public service requirement.  The following is a description of the work:

Students will assist the court in various research and writing assignments, including issue briefing and opinion drafting; students shall have the opportunity to observe criminal, civil, probate, disability and juvenile court matters, including bench and jury trials and assist the court in preparation for same. The students will be introduced to various aspects of the legal system from perspectcives of the prosecution, defense, circuit clerk's and the bench. The program provided is intended to be a true learning experience intended for those truly interested in a courtroom practice of law.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the necessary forms to sign up.  The first four students to e-mail will be signed up.

HUD Legal Honors Program - Monday, September 24th at Noon in room 175

Mr. Robert Kuhnle, Associate Regional Counsel in Louisville, KY and Ms. Amy L. Brown, Assistant General for the Single Family Mortgage Division in Washington, DC, will be speaking on the HUD Legal Honors Program on Monday, September 24th at Noon in room 175.

Mr. Kuhnle and Ms. Brown will be explaining and encouraging applications to the HUD Legal Honors Program.  The deadline to apply is Friday, September 28th.

Pizza and drinks will be served.

 

 

Accepting/Declining Offers

What is the etiquette of accepting/declining an offer from an employer?  The policy that the Office of Professional Development has established is that if you are offered a position and accept, you should honor that commitment and decline all outstanding or subsequent offers.  Let employers you are waiting to hear from know that you have accepted an offer so they can remove you as a candidate.

When accepting an offer, do so with enthusiasm and sincerity, making sure that you have confirmed all of the details. Knowing specifics such as your starting date, whether you will attend an orientation session, office attire (casual Fridays), business hours, what is expected of you, and other information will enable a less stressful transition to your new position.

Careers in Education Law - TODAY - Noon in room 175

The Education Law & Policy Society and the Office of Professional Development are sponsoring Careers in Education Law on Wednesday, September 19th at Noon in room 175.  Speakers include Kevin Brown, General Counsel for the Kentucky Department of Education; Marcia Seiler, Director of the LRC - Office of Education Accountability; Alicia Sneed, General Counsel for the Education Cabinet -Educational Professional Standards Board; and Anne Coorssen, General Counsel for the Oldham County Board of Education.Pizza will be provided.

Save the Date - Reception for Dean Urbach on Thursday, November 1st

There will be a reception for Dean Urbach on Thursday, November 1st in the Cox Lounge for all students, staff and faculty from 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. 

Careers in Education Law

The Education Law & Policy Society and the Office of Professional Development are sponsoring Careers in Education Law on Wednesday, September 19th at Noon in room 175. 

Speakers include Kevin Brown, General Counsel for the Kentucky Department of Education; Marcia Seiler, Director of the LRC - Office of Education Accountability; Alicia Sneed, General Counsel for the Education Cabinet -Educational Professional Standards Board; and Anne Coorssen, General Counsel for the Oldham County Board of Education.

Pizza will be provided.