Professional Development News

Did you Miss the Session on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program?

If you were unable to attend the information session on November 19 on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program ("VITA"), it's not too late to sign up.

VITA is a program with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition that serves individuals and families whose income is less than $52,000 a year. LABC helps the underprivileged community with free tax preparation and a financial empowerment program. Our law students can assist with this program by helping individuals prepare their tax returns. LABC will train you and you will become certified to prepare the tax returns. Trainings are in December after finals and January. There are various dates and sites for the trainings. Once trained, students can go to any of the VITA sites to participate. The clinics run through April 15.

For more information and to obtain a volunteer application and Reservation Form, please see contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Did you Miss the Information Session on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program?

If you were unable to attend the information session yesterday on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program ("VITA"), it's not too late to sign up.

VITA is a program with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition that serves individuals and families whose income is less than $52,000 a year. LABC helps the underprivileged community with free tax preparation and a financial empowerment program. Our law students can assist with this program by helping individuals prepare their tax returns. LABC will train you and you will become certified to prepare the tax returns. Trainings are in December after finals and January. There are various dates and sites for the trainings. Once trained students can go to any of the VITA sites to participate. The clinics run through April 15.

For more information and to obtain a volunteer application and Reservation Form, please see contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

TODAY - Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 060, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop on improving your resume and/or cover letter. Also TODAY, Dean Hajek has scheduled a make-up resume workshop from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Room 275. If you are not able to attend the workshop at noon, please feel free to attend the make-up.

Although this is for all students, first year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one session. The last session will be held on January 9, 2014.

Don't miss this opportunity.

Attention 1L's and 2L's - Ky. Legislative Research Commission 2014-2015 Graduate Fellows Program - Info Session TODAY!

TODAY 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 Graduate Fellows 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. More information will be available at the info session.

Many students have indicated they would like to attend this program, but have a conflict with the Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, which is scheduled at the same time. Dean Hajek has scheduled a make-up resume workshop TODAY from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Room 275. We hope this help with that conflict.

Did you Miss the Information Session on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program?

If you were unable to attend the information session yesterday on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program ("VITA"), it's not too late to sign up.

 VITA is a program with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition that serves individuals and families whose income is less than $52,000 a year. LABC helps the underprivileged community with free tax preparation and a financial empowerment program.  Our law students can assist with this program by helping individuals prepare their tax returns.  LABC will train you and you will become certified to prepare the tax returns.  Trainings are in December after finals and January. There are various dates and sites for the trainings. Once trained students can go to any of the VITA sites to participate.  The clinics run through April 15.

For more information and to obtain a volunteer application and Reservation Form, please see contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

 

Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

On Thursday, November 21, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 060, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop on improving your resume and/or cover letter. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have.

Although this is for all students, first year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one session. The last session will be held on January 9, 2014.

Don't miss this opportunity.

Attention 1L's and 2L's - 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 must more information about this program at the information session. Contact Jina Scinta for more information.

Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

On Thursday, November 21, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 060, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop on improving your resume and/or cover letter. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have.

Although this is for all students, first year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one session. The last session will be held on January 9, 2014.

Don't miss this opportunity.

 

Attention 1L's and 2L's - 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 must more information about this program at the information session. Contact Jina Scinta for more information.

TODAY!! 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 TODAY 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!