Professional Development News

Jefferson County Attorney's Office seeking Law Clerks

The Jefferson County Attorney’s Office is looking for 1L or 2L law students to conduct legal research in both Criminal and Civil areas of the office.

Responsibilities include:

Prepare pleadings, jury instructions, discovery and various other legal memoranda and court documents as requested by prosecutors and civil attorneys in the County Attorney’s Office.  Respond to various requests for legal research.  File documents with the courts.  Perform other tasks as needed to assist attorneys.  Deliver interdepartmental mail, and assist in hand deliveries.  Maintain law library.

Salary and Benefits include:

$10.50/hour for the first six month probationary period
$11.00/hour after probation is successfully completed
$12.00/hour after one year of service
Partial Tuition Assistance
Vacation, sick, personal time and holiday pay based upon work schedule.

Please submit resume to Ms. Debbie Hamm at: prior to April 5, 2013

Professor Arnold Hiring 2 Research Assistants

Professor Tony Arnold will be hiring two students to serve as research assistants in the Center for Land Use & Environmental Responsibility for 10 hours per week for a total of 30 weeks over the coming year: 10 weeks in Summer 2013, 10 weeks in Fall 2013, and 10 weeks in Spring 2014. Students will work as part of a team with Professor Arnold, Professor Daniel DeCaro, and perhaps other researchers on developing adaptive planning and problem-solving processes for watershed (or other ecosystem) governance. Tasks might include research into legal authorities, case-study or field research on watershed institutions, laboratory research on the psychology of participation and procedural justice in the management of common-pool resources, leadership of or participation in community-based watershed planning and management (application of research to specific public problems), various Center administrative tasks, and even gathering of data on water conditions. Research assistants might also participate in putting together proposals for grant funding for future research and projects. Any interested student should submit a resume AND a cover letter to Professor Arnold at no later than March 25, 2013. Preference will be given to students who will be taking environmental and natural resources classes at the Law School in the 2013-14 academic year (or have taken them) so that students have a strong educational foundation in the work that they will be doing. Preference may be given to students who have backgrounds in the ecological sciences or social sciences.

Deadline for O'Bryan Brown & Toner Spring 2013 OCI ends March 11, 2013

O'Bryan Brown & Toner is interested in interviewing first-year students for a Summer Associate position.  Students may apply throught Symplicity.  Interview selections will be made by Friday, March 15 and the interview date is Tuesday, March 19.

Immediate Need for 2L or 3L Student for Project-based/As-needed Work

Local attorney has an immediate need for a 2L or 3L student to work approximately 10 hours a week from home on Personal Injury projects.  This will be an as-needed or project-based arrangement.

Students should be in the top 50% of their class and have an interest in Personal Injury.

If you are interested, please email Anna Aleksander at:



Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that will provide 1L and 2L students with the opportunity to earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.

As a Summer Corps member you:

  • Earn a $1,175 education Award voucher toward school expenses or loans;
  • Serve a minimum of 300 hours;
  • Gain hands-on experience you don't get in the classroom;
  • Become part of the large AmeriCorps national service community; and
  • Get the inside scoop on applying for Equal Justice Works postgraduate fellowships.

For additional details, and to learn how to apply, visit

The application for the 2013 Summer Corps program will be accepting students into the program on a rolling basis until the application closes on Monday, March 18.


New Session Created for Spring 2013 OCI - O'Bryan Brown & Toner

O'Bryan Brown & Toner is interested in interviewing first-year students for a Summer Associate position.  The window for applying will be from March 5 through March 11.  Interview selections will be made by Friday, March 15 and the interview date is Tuesday, March 19.  Please apply through Symplicity.


Reminder to Turn in Central High School Partnership Interest Forms

This is a reminder to submit your Central High School Partnership interest forms by Thursday, March 7.  If you are interested in volunteering with the Street Law program, Writing Skills program or the Marshall Brennan program, all you need to do is complete an interest form, attach a resume and return it to either Prof. Rothstein (Room 258) or Jina Scinta (Room 180). The interest form is attached.  Interest forms are also available in Ms. Scinta's office or in the student lobby area. If you have any questions about the programs, please see Prof. Rothstein or Ms. Scinta.

Office Of Attorney General Hiring Summer Interns - Apply Immediately

The Office of Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky is hiring 1L and 2L for unpaid legal internships for the summer (15-20 positions). This will be a quick hiring process and only a resume (no cover letter) is needed. To apply, submit your resume to Ms. Daphne Criscillis at as soon as possible. The legal interns will assist attorneys in various departments and will be working either at the East office in Frankfort or at the Capitol. Students can work full time or part time.  If hired, the students will be placed in one of the six offices in the Criminal Division or in the Consumer Protection or Rate Intervention Office of the Civil Division. For more information about these offices, go to

When you apply, if there are certain offices in which you have an interest, please indicate this in your email. Ms. Criscillis confirmed that there are open positions in the Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Control, Office of Victims Advocacy, Consumer Protection and Rate Intervention Offices. The other offices are TBD in terms of open positions for the summer. If you do not indicate a preference, you will be placed with an office based on need. First round interviews will be conducted via telephone. Students are encouraged to apply immediately. Only a resume must be submitted. Direct all questions to Dean Hajek at Students selected for these internships will also be allowed to count their hours toward their public requirement. 



This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes and a recent alum & local immigration attorney, Becca O'Neill, lead teams of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes and Becca O'Neill, conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conduct individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, March 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 177, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, March 22. Students interested in attending the training on March 21 and/or going on the jail visit on March 22, should email Becca O'Neill directly by Monday, March 11. A list of students must be submitted to the jail ten days before the visit. Her email is

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available.

A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at:

The next training will be conducted on May 16, with jail visits on May 17. When notifying Ms. O'Neill, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on March 22, please e-mail Becca O'Neill by Monday, March 11, as well, so she can add your name to the list.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at Students can also contact Prof. Trucios-Haynes at with any questions.

Record-Breaking Year for the Central Partnership Program Fundraiser

A special thank you to Becky Wenning and Rita Siegwald for their assistance and patience with the brief binding fundraiser this year. These two ladies were amazing! They also donated two reams of paper for the project.

We were able to raise $726 to benefit the Partnership Program. This money will go toward a Central student's internship at the Legal Aid Society and to pay for scholarships for the Summer Law Institute.

Another special thank you to Street Law teacher, Emily Peeler, for her assistance with the binding on Sunday afternoon.

Professor Bean, Professor Fischer, Professor Sweeney, and Professor Pettinato all did a wonderful job making announcements and giving students information about the fundraiser.

Finally, a thank you to all of the 1Ls who had their briefs bound: Alexa Cox, Jeff Perkins, David Scott Harper, Emily Fons, Amanda Birman, Ashby Angell, Phillip Heleringer, Jessica Hazelwood, Justin Lainhart, Ashton Smith, Gretchen Zimmerman, Jeremy Vizcarra, Kaleb Noblett, Eric Proctor, Justin Walker, Ben Siegel, Parker Sherwood, Andrew Marvin, Sarah Reddick, Wesley Pagles, Adrienne Stonecypher, Jessie Weinmann, Susan Martin, Michelle Dresselhaus, Leah Gravius, Bailey Schrupp, Andrew Daley, Kate Payton, Laura Edelen, Kim Lynch, Stephen Daugherty, Matthew Dawson, Corey Shiffman, Jen Weihmuller, Lee Wilson, Katie Halloran, Kellie Davis, Paige Clark, Jordan Hall, Jessica Wilkett, Hayleigh Hurt, Pete McLaughlin, Kevin Boswell, Matthew McClinton, Aaron Schechter, Dave Lackford, Miranda Ratcliffe, Ashle Motle, Ashley Ervin, John Abaray, Erica Crane, Nathan Shipley, Maegan Carek, Jenna Brady, and Chistina Natale.