Professional Development News
Each fellow will be assigned to work with a legislative committee and will be trained in the basic tasks of drafting bills, conducting public policy research, and providing support for legislative committee meetings. A senior LRC staff person will be assigned to supervise and mentor each fellow and will complete any evaluation forms required by the fellow's university.
Graduate Fellows will work at the Legislative Research Commission in Frankfort a total of approximately 1,000 hours as follows:
May 13, 2013 through mid-August - 37.5 hours per week, for a total of at least 500 hours
Mid-August through about April 15, 2014 - approximately 20 hours per week, for a total of approximately 500 hours, which will include a session of the General Assembly
Thanksgiving through January 6, 2014 - fellows are excused from LRC responsibilities to concentrate on end-of-semester coursework
LRC Graduate Fellows receive a stipend of $13.50 per hour
Interested candidates should apply by sending a resume with expected date of graduation, cover letter explaining career interests and goals, and one research-oriented writing sample for which you were the sole author to: Roy Collins, Assistant Director for H.R., LRC Graduate Fellows Program, State Capitol, Room 300, 700 Capitol Ave., Frankfort, KYÂ 40601 firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2013. The program will begin May 13, 2013.
Direct questions to:Â Teresa Arnold, Deputy Director for Research, (502)564-8100, ext. 367 or email@example.com
The Office of Professional Development provides students with the opportunity to gain legal experience through the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program. This is the first step in your legal career and a building block for legal experience. Not only will you meet a requirement in order to graduate, but you will be able to apply knowledge and skills in a legal setting under the supervision of a licensed attorney.
Public Service is an opportunity to give back to the community and a characteristic that we strongly encourage continuing throughout your legal career. Performing public service hours not only develops skills working with real clients and real legal issues, but also creates thoughtful, civic-minded lawyers who play an active role in their community.
An Atlanta, GA Patent Law Firm is seeking 2L students to work as Summer 2013 Law Clerks. Candidates must have an Electrical Engineering degree. If interested, contact Professor John Cross for additional information. Resumes can be uploaded on Symplicity.
As many of you know, the roll-out of the 1L week-long public service project did not go as anticipated. However, I'm thrilled by your interest and our office wants nothing more than to help you jump start your career! The only solution that I can see is to attempt to create enough dedicated projects to accommodate those of you who expressed an interest. Our team is trying very hard to do just that and we will let you know the results as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 852-6096.
Stay tuned! Great things are coming! You rock, class of 2015!
There are still two slots available for the Legal Aid wills clinic scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, at 3:00 PM at the Mabel Wiggins Center. No training will be required for this clinic. Students will assist the assigned attorneys with making changes to the documents that the clients request during the clinic and act as Witnesses and Notaries, if any of the students are Notaries. Students may also prepare simple documents, such as Powers or Attorney and Living Wills.
If you would like to participate in this clinic, please contact Jina Scinta at email@example.com.
Legal Aid will be celebrating Pro Bono Week the week of October 22. As part of this celebration, they have scheduled a wills clinic for Wednesday, October 24, at 3:00 PM at the Mabel Wiggins Center. They are in need of 5-6 students to assist with this clinic. No training will be required for this clinic. Students will assist the assigned attorneys with making changes to the documents that the clients request during the clinic and act as Witnesses and Notaries, if any of the students are Notaries. Students may also prepare simple documents, such as Powers or Attorney and Living Wills.
If you would like to participate in this clinic, please contact Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first six students to e-mail will be signed up.
Our office is working with Legal Aid to schedule a wills clinic training for our students in the very near future. Please keep eye out on the Daily Docket for further details of the training.