Professional Development News

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 to sign up.

Barbri Fellowship Silent Auction Bidding Begins!

Barbri will once again be hosting a silent auction for two $1,000 gift certificates for the bar review course. Bidding will start at $500 for each certificate at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 28, and 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.

Peggy Browning Fund Fellowships - Deadline is TODAY, January 18th.

If you are interested in a Summer 2013 Fellowship and have a union-related background or are interested in the union side of labor and employment law, please apply at:  Click on "Fellowships", "For Law Students". "How to Apply".  If you click on "Summer Fellowship Positions", you will see a list of available opportunities.  The application deadline is Friday, January 18th.There is also one part-time funded 2013-2014 School Year Fellowship in Chicago.

U.S. Marine Corps JAG Information Session - Tuesday, January 22nd at Noon in Room 177

Please join Captain Michael Masters for a PowerPoint presentation Information Session on Tuesday, January 22nd in Room 177 at Noon.

There will be pizza for those who attend.

Spring 2013 Session 1 On Campus Interview Hiring Deadlines are Sunday

The deadline to submit information to Session 1 employers is Sunday, January 20th at 11:59 pm.  That includes the following on campus interview employers:  Stoll Keenon Ogden; Intellectual Property Control Corp.; U.S. Attorney's Office; Stites & Harbison; Seiller Waterman; Jones Ward; Republic Bank; Vaughn & Smith

If you are having difficulty navigating Symplicity or uploading your documents, please e-mail Assistant Dean Hajek or Debra Reh and we will be glad to help (even over the weekend).


U.S. Marine Corps JAG Information Session - Tuesday, January 22nd at Noon in Room 177

Please join Captain Michael Masters for a PowerPoint presentation Information Session on Tuesday, January 22nd in Room 177 at Noon.

There will be pizza for those who attend.


TODAY - Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

TODAY, Laurel Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop for ALL students on improving their resume and/or cover letter. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have.

There will be two brown-bag sessions offered. The first session will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The second session will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in Room 177. 

Don't miss this opportunity!

Attention 3L's - How Many Public Service Hours Did You Perform?

The Office of Professional Development will be awarding the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award to the graduating senior who has recorded the most hours on his or her timesheet for their Public Service project(s). This award is a very distinquished wall plaque and is awarded each year at the Awards Banquet, which is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2013.

If you feel you may be in the running for this award, the deadline for turning in your timesheets to be recorded is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013!

If you have already completed your project and turned in your timesheet, please see Jina in Room 180 to see if you could be in the running for this award.


Non-Profit Law and Organizations Showcase TODAY!

Please join the Women's Law Caucus and the Office of Professional Development for an informative panel session regarding careers in non-profit law and local non-profits TODAY from 12-1 in Room 175. Panelists will discuss their careers and non-profit organizations as well as answer student questions.

Our guest speakers will include:

Jeff Yussman- an attorney at Wyatt who assists clients with charitable planning and is a board member for Wellspring.
Becca O'Neill- a UofL Law graduate from Kentucky Refugee Ministries.
Martha Hasselbacher- former general counsel for Norton Healthcare and board member for the Doctors and Lawyers for Kids Program.
Heather Singleton- a representative from Camp Marc who also works at Norton's.
Lara MacGregor- founder of the non-profit organization Hope Scarves.

Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Pawley at

Spring 2013 Hiring Season - On Campus Interview Employer

An additional employer has been added to Session 1 of the on campus interviews.  Vaughn & Smith is interested in interviewing first- and second-year students.