Professional Development News

RSVP for Starbucks General Counsel, Lucy Lee Helm, on Thursday, February 7

Because we are anticipating a large crowd to attend the event on Thursday, February 7th, we would like for students who plan on attending to RSVP through Symplicity.  This will assist the PD Office in planning for food and coffee.

To RSVP, log in to Symplicity.  Click on "Events" and click on "Starbucks".  Once the page has refreshed,  click "RSVP".  You can also have this added to your calendar.

The deadline to RSVP will be Noon on Tuesday, February 5th.

How to Get a State Judicial Clerkship or Staff Attorney Position and Summer Judicial Internships!

Have you ever wondered how people get their state clerkship or staff attorney positions? Do you have an interest in volunteering for a judge over the summer? You won't want to miss the next Office of Professional Development information session on Wednesday, February 6, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175.

Four of our alums, Mary Jo Gleason (Class of '96), Kathi Jones (Class of '97), Brittany McKenna and Samantha Hupman (Class of '12) will be available to speak to you about how they got their jobs and where and how you can find those jobs, as well. They will also be discussing opportunities for summer judicial internships that are available to our students.

This is session is of interest to all students. If you are a 1L or 2L and have an interest in volunteering for a judge either during the school year or for a summer, you will want to attend. If you are 3L interested in finding out more about state judicial clerkships or staff attorney positions, this is for you.
Pizza will be served while it lasts. See you there!

Lucy Lee Helm, General Counsel and VP of Starbucks to speak - Thursday, February 7th at Noon in 275

Lucy Lee Helm, a 1982 graduate of the law school, will be speaking briefly about her career and then open the floor for questions on Thursday, February 7th at Noon in room 275.

Starbucks coffee and sandwiches will be served to those attending the program.

Click on: 

http://news.starbucks.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=668  for additional information on Ms. Helm.

Public Service Fellowship Application Deadline

This is a reminder that if you are planning to apply for Summer 2013 public service fellowships, the deadline for applying on Symplicity is TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 at midnight. When applying, please be sure that you have uploaded your resume and personal statement, along with your application. If all the necessary documents are not uploaded, your application will not be forwarded for consideration.

Deadline for Session 2 Spring 2013 On Campus Interviews - Sunday, February 3rd

These Session 2 Spring 2013 OCI employers have Sunday, February 3rd deadline:

Fogle Keller Purdy - interviewing 3L for associate position; top 25% preferred, Law Journal and/or Moot Court preferred; website:  www.fkplaw.com Requesting resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample

Waters Tyler Hofmann & Scott (New Albany, IN) - interviewing 3L for association position; website:  www.wthslaw.com Requesting resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample

Reminger Co. - interviewing 1L/2L for law clerk full-time in summer and part-time during semester (if possible); top 50% of class, trial team/moot court preferred, but not required; website:  www.reminger.com Requesting resume, cover letter transcript and writing sample

Apply on Symplicity - "OCI" - "Session 2"

 

Barbri Fellowship Silent Auction Bidding Ends TODAY!

This is a reminder that the Barbri silent auction ends TODAY at 12:30 p.m.  This will be your last chance to bid on two $1,000 gift certificates for the bar review course. The bid sheets are located outside the Office of Professional Development Suite, and payment is due two weeks after bidding closes. Payment can be made by check or credit card. The winners of the certificates will be announced at Table Day. All money raised through the silent auction will benefit the Barbri Fellowship, which will support a student to work at the Ky. Department of Public Advocacy over the summer

Opportunities in Frankfort Information Session - cancelled for Tuesday, January 29th

Because of a scheduling conflict on Tuesday, January 29th, the Opportunities in Frankfort Information Session is cancelled.  As soon as a new date is selected, we will advertise it.

Judge Looking for Two Interns for Spring Semester

The Office of Professional Development has just learned that Judge Daniel E. Moore, with the Clark County (IN) Circuit Court, is looking for two interns for the Spring semester. These internships will be unpaid, but will count toward public service credit. Interested students should contact Ms. Gelsena Smith, Chief Court Reporter at gsmith@co.clark.in.us or at 285-6309 to send resume and set up intern interview for the spring. Students assigned to this internship, should contact Jina Scinta to obtain the necessary paperwork to sign up for public service credit.

Clark Co. (IN) Self-Help Center Needs Volunteer 2L and 3L Students

The Clark County Legal Self-Help Center, located within the Clark County Courthouse in Jeffersonville, IN, is seeking 2L and 3L law students to perform volunteer pro bono work during the spring semester and during the summer.

The Center is open twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Its goal is to help local residents in navigating the often confusing court system by providing preliminary information, guidance, and referrals to walk-in clients. The Center also provides a computer system to enable qualified clients to prepare and print certain court documents for filing with the court clerk's office. Most recently, volunteer lawyers of the area responded to the March 2012 tornados and the facility was positively discussed in news and magazine stories. A complete description of the project is attached.

Local attorneys staff the Center, but law students are also needed to make initial assessments of client issues and to assist the on-duty attorney in providing information about the legal process to clients. Students may also help clients in using the computer system to fill out court documents. Students are welcome and encouraged to volunteer. Hours worked at the Center will count towards the public service requirement. If interested, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up.

Barbri Fellowship Silent Auction Bidding Begins TODAY!

The Barbri silent auction starts TODAY at 10:00 a.m. for two $1,000 gift certificates for the bar review course. Bidding will start at $500 for each certificate.  Bidding will end at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30 (Barbri Table Day). The bid sheets will be located outside the Office of Professional Development Suite, and payment is due two weeks after bidding closes. Payment can be made by check or credit card. The winners of the certificates will be announced at Table Day. All money raised through the silent auction will benefit the Barbri Fellowship, which will support a student to work at the Ky. Department of Public Advocacy over the summer.