Professional Development News

Lavendar Law Career Fair, August 22, 2013 - San Francisco, CA

Candidates will talk directly to over 150 LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBT rights groups, and corporate legal departments.  The Lavendar Law Conference will take place on August 23 and 24, 2013.  Register now at:

New Public Service Opportunity in Fort Knox

Fort Knox Legal Services and Office of the Judge Advocate General has been approved as a new placement.

Law students will collaborate with JAG officers and civilian attorneys in areas of Criminal Justice, Administrative Law, walk-in Legal Assistance, non-judicial military punishment (Article 15 hearings), involuntary separation boards, and other legal matters. Students will be expected to perform legal research and legal analysis of State, Federal, and Military rules and regulations. They will communicate their findings and recommendations through information
papers, memorandums, and oral presentations to their partner JAG officers.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up.

Floyd County Superior Court seeking part-time Legal Intern for Capital Murder Case

This is a part-time (12 hours per week) position for 16 weeks beginning the week of July 29th.  Judge Orth is seeking a rising 3L or recent graduate to aid with research and writing, help anticipate issues and assist with all areas involving a death penalty case.  Will also consider a rising 2L student who has taken Criminal and Constitutional Law.

Hours are flexible.  This is a unique opportunity to be involved in a Capital Murder case from beginning to end.

If interested, please see how to apply on Symplicity at:


Full-Time Law Clerk Position Available at Hilliard Lyons

A law clerk position is available with the legal department at Hilliard Lyons in Louisville. This position will begin immediately and be full time in the summer and part time during the school year. The clerk will work on a variety of projects including leases, arbitrations, depositions, contracts, and other transactional matters. A 2013 graduate who used to hold the position, Nick Laughlin, is happy to speak with students who are interested in the position and forward resumes to the hiring person. Candidates should have completed one full year of law school and be a rising 2L or 3L. If available to start immediately and interested in the position, please email Nick at and attach your resume.


Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson seeking Summer 2014 Law Clerk and May 2014 Graduate for Associate position

Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, an Evansville, IN firm, is soliciting applications online in Symplicity for a Summer 2014 Law Clerk and a May 2014 graduate for an Associate postion.  If interested, go to:




Bishop & Associates seeking rising 3L student for Summer Law Clerk position

East-end firm with practice areas in civil litigation, employment, class actions, contracts and bad faith is seeking a student who has just completed their second year.  Position will be part-time during the summer and continue into the academic year.

For details on how to apply, go to:


Tennessee Bar Association Diversity Job Fair - August 23-24, 2013

Student registration is now available at:  Please note that only rising 2L and 3L students are eligible to participate.

The following is information on student participation:

(1)  Students should sign up for this event online at the link provided above and select up to 10 firms they wish to interview with.  June 28, 2013 is the student registration deadline.

(2)  Student resume packets should contain the following:

*  Cover Letter (Addressed to the attention of the “Hiring Committee”)

*  Student Resume

*  Unofficial Transcripts – Law and Undergraduate


The Tennessee Bar Association Diversity Job Fair staff will not make copies of any student resume packets.  STUDENTS ARE SENDING A RESUME PACKET FOR EACH EMPLOYER THEY WISH TO INTERVIEW WITH.

(3).  Employers will select students they wish to interview, plus up to 10 alternates.  Students will be given the opportunity to accept or decline interviews.   Final interview schedules are sent to employers and schools August 2, 2013.

The list of participating employers is attached.


First Bankers Trust Company seeking recent graduate - Trust Officer Position

If you are taking the July Kentucky Bar Exam and are interested in estate planning, wills and/or tax, First Bankers Trust Company in Louisville is seeking a trust officer.

Information on how to apply can be found at:


Young Professionals Association of Louisville - "I Wish I Knew" series - Tuesday, June 4th at 6:00 p.m.

Join the YPAL at 5:30 p.m. for Networking and 6:00 p.m. to listen to Tray Cockerell of Humana and Cathy Tang (1992 Brandeis alum) of KFC as they share lessons they have learned.  They will also provide insider tips from their years of experience regarding work-life balance.  In addition, they will discuss health in the workplace and how to balance work and home.

If you are not a member of YPAL, the cost of the event is $10.  YPAL members are free.



New Public Service Placement Available this Summer!

The Public Service Program is happy to announce that we have added a new placement from which students can choose to do their public service hours.

University Health Care, Inc. d/b/a Passport Health Plan is in need of an intern to assist with an in depth review of subrogation cases/litigation involving their members.  Other duties may be assigned concerning research of legal issues.

They are looking for a student to help them at least 20 hours per week from now through mid-July or mid-August.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at for the necessary forms to sign up.