Student News

Law Clerk Internship - IMMEDIATE NEED

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.

Barbri to host Table Day & Silent Auction to raise money for UL fellowship

Barbri Table Day will be 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, in the Mosaic Lobby. Come by to sign-up and lock in your price for a bar review course that is tried and true!BARBRI is widely regarded as the de facto choice of law school students based on its extensive history in bar exam preparation and its superior word-of-mouth reputation driven by positive student outcomes. We serve students across all 50 states, in all jurisdictions, with a variety of products designed to best suit bar preparation needs and law school success.If you have questions before Wednesday about Barbri, please e-mail Leah Smith at leah.rupp@gmail.com.
 
Also, Barbri will host 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 bidding sheets will be located outside the Office of Professional Development Suite, and payment is due two weeks after bidding closes. The winners of the certificates will be announced at Table Day. All money raised through the silent auction will benefit the Department of Public Advocacy Barbri Fellowship, which will support a student over the summer in public service work.

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.

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Sponsor: Notre Dame Law School

Criteria: All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate.  Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics.  Entries must be original, unpublished work. 

Deadline: April 26, 2013

Amount of award: A prize of $2,500 will be awarded for one winning entry.

Submission info: www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith_doheny.pdf

To see a list of other writing competitions open to law students, go to http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/7044.

Workshop on Interviewing - Thursday, January 24

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!

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.

ABA Law Student Division 6th Circuit Leadership Positions

Call for Leaders: ABA Positions:
The ABA Law Student Division has numerous leadership positions available either by election or appointment. Among the many opportunities and benefits, ABA Law Student Division leadership will provide you with:

The opportunity to work with law student leaders across the country, including SBA Presidents, ABA Representatives, national law student organization leaders, as well as licensed attorneys and judges;
The opportunity to participate in roundtables, debates, and discussions addressing law student issues and concerns;
The ability to foster your leadership, diplomacy, and project management skills; and
The opportunity to create policy and present legal education issues that affect law students regionally and nationally.
Past leaders have stated that the professional, educational, and personal rewards they gained from their experience as an ABA Law Student Division leader were invaluable. If you enjoy a good challenge and are ready to roll up your sleeves, enhance your leadership experience, and work toward improving the legal education experience of your fellow classmates, then we strongly encourage you to submit your nomination or application for one of the leadership positions outlined below. All candidates must be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing (dues paid in full). Nominations must be signed by your dean and postmarked by the deadline date indicated. Please visit http://ambar.org/lsdleadership for the eligibility requirements, the nomination/application forms, deadlines, and mailing instructions.

Law Student Division Board of Governors positions:

Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary-Treasurer: The offices of Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary-Treasurer are part of the Division's Executive Committee and participate in the Division's overall operations, long-range planning, execution of a legislative agenda, and developing/maintaining ABA membership in the Division. The officers work with the Circuit Governors, Delegates, and Division Liaisons to better serve law student members and work to increase awareness of ABA offerings to law students across the country. Officers are voting members of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year.Nominations must be received via email by 11:59pm on February 1, 2013.
Circuit Governor: The (15) circuit governors represent and advocate for law students in their regional circuits. Circuit Governors work with the Division officers, delegates and other ABA leaders to develop and promote ABA programs, offerings, services and initiatives. Circuit Governors also cultivate relationships with other leaders of the legal community in their circuit. Circuit Governors are voting members of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year.Nominations must be received via email by 11:59pm on February 1, 2013.
Student Editor for Student Lawyer magazine:
The student editor works with the editor of Student Lawyer magazine and is responsible for authoring copy for Student Lawyer's Division Dialogue section and for reviewing magazine copy on a monthly basis. The student editor serves as a non-voting member of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year. Applications must be received via email by 11:59pm on February 1, 2013.
The following positions are appointed and applications must be received via email by 11:59pm on February 15, 2013.

Entity Liaisons: The Law Student Division appoints student liaisons to the over 60 ABA specialty practice areas. The Division Liaisons represent the Law Student Division to their appointed ABA specialty practice entity, work with those specialty practice areas to develop law student programs and services, and report to the Division on issues pertaining to law students that arise at entity meetings.
National Student Directors: One National Student Director is selected to coordinate the Division's VITA program while the other four directors are appointed to work with one of the Division's four competition committees: Arbitration, Client Counseling, Negotiation, and Appellate Advocacy. Travel is required for the competition positions.
If you have any questions or would like more information about any leadership position, please do not hesitate to contact me at z-berkstresser@onu.edu, or you can contact the Division at abalsd@americanbar.org

Barbri to host Table Day & Silent Auction to raise money for UL fellowship

Barbri Table Day will be 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, in the Mosaic Lobby. Come by to sign-up and lock in your price for a bar review course that is tried and true!BARBRI is widely regarded as the de facto choice of law school students based on its extensive history in bar exam preparation and its superior word-of-mouth reputation driven by positive student outcomes. We serve students across all 50 states, in all jurisdictions, with a variety of products designed to best suit bar preparation needs and law school success.If you have questions before Wednesday about Barbri, please e-mail Leah Smith atleah.rupp@gmail.com.
 
Also, Barbri will host 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 bidding sheets will be located outside the Office of Professional Development Suite, and payment is due two weeks after bidding closes. The winners of the certificates will be announced at Table Day. All money raised through the silent auction will benefit the Public Defender Barbri Fellowship, which will support a student over the summer in public service work.

Documentation of U.S. Citizenship for KY Bar Application

The Kentucky Bar Application now requires all applicants to provide documentation of U.S. citizenship or immigration status.  If you are a U.S. citizen and were born in the United States, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions will accept a certified copy of your birth certificate. You should obtain a certified copy from the appropriate government office in the state where you were born.

If you were born in Kentucky, you may request a certified copy of your birth certificate by phone, internet, mail, or in person.  The cost is $10 per copy.  Additional fees apply if you request a copy by phone or internet.  For more information, visit http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/vital/birthcert.htm.

The Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions will not accept a hospital birth certificate, photocopies, notarized photocopies, or foreign birth certificates.

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.