Professional Development News
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 email@example.com to sign up.
Students may now apply to Session 2 employers on Symplicity. Employers are: Fogle Keller Purdy - 3L; Waters Tyler Hofmann & Scott - 3L and Reminger Co. - 1L/2L. The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy will be interviewing, but has not yet scheduled a date.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Office of the Bullitt County Attorney has an IMMEDIATE need for a law clerk(s) for an internship position during the semester and continuing over the summer. If you are interested and can only do a summer internship, let Ms. Alvey know that in your cover letter.
Responsibilities would include research, writing, and assistance to attorney in and out of court. Interested persons should be interested in criminal prosecution.
Prefer students who have completed the first year of law school.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letter should be addressed to:
Ms. Shelly L. Alvey
Bullitt County Attorney's Office
300 S. Buckman Street 2nd Floor
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
*Note: Ms. Alvey is an Assistant County Attorney and a 2002 graduate of the UofL Brandeis School of Law.
On Thursday, January 24, Laurel Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct another workshop for ALL students. This session will be on interviewing. This will be of particular interest to first year students who will be participating in the mock interviews on Saturday, January 26. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have.
She will be discussing such topics such as what to wear to an interview, questions that may be asked of you at the interview, questions to ask the interviewer, closing the interview, thank you notes, and references.
There will be two brown-bag sessions offered. The first session will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room 177. The second session will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room 171.
Don't miss this opportunity!