Professional Development News
The March 2012 issue of Louisville Magazine featured a list of top lawyers as voted on by fellow Louisville Bar Association members. This is not the same as the Business First Book of Lists - Law Firms list published each December.
There are 52 practice categories include Banking Law, Bet-the-company Litigation, Class Action Law, Consumer Law, Criminal Defense Law - White-collar and Non-white collar, Immigration & Naturalization Law, Information Technology Law, International Trade & Finance Law, Juvenile Law, Media Law.
If you are interested in viewing the list, see Debra Reh in room 184.
Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that will provide law 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. Summer Corps applicants must be a current student at an Equal Justice Works member law school. Summer Corps members may also serve at organizations that currently host Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows and traditional Equal Justice Works Fellows.
For details and to apply, go to: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/summercorps/more
The deadline to apply is April 10th.
The next training will be Thursday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m. here at the law school in Room 060. A visit to the Boone County Jail will be Friday, April 20. Students interested in attending the training, should email Becca O'Neill directly by TUESDAY, APRIL 10. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let Ms. O'Neill know in your e-mail whether you plan to attend the Friday visit after the training. A list of students must be submitted to the jail ten days before the visit. Also, please let Ms. O'Neill 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 April 20, please e-mail Becca O'Neill by TUESDAY, APRIL 10 so she can add your name to the list.
A complete description of the project is attached; however, please disregard the dates mentioned therein. 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 email@example.com.
A few students will be working in Frankfort over the summer and would like to carpool. (Who wouldn't with gas prices steadily increasing?)
If you are interested in sharing transportation to Frankfort, please sign the sheet posted on Ms. Reh's door (184). Students can get together to work out the details.
TODAY In-House Counsel Panel hosted by the newly formed Business Law Society - 11:30 a.m. in room 275Posted March 30th, 2012 by Debra K. Reh
The newly formed Business Law Society is holding it's inagural event TODAY, Monday, April 2nd, from 11:30 to 1:00pm in room 275. An impressive panel has been invited to discuss business law, the role of the corporate lawyer, what makes a business lawyer tick, what clients are looking for, how to get into this area of law, and so on.
• Matthew Hamel (Executive VP and General Counsel at Brown Forman)
• Raymond Burse (Vice President and General Counsel at GE)
• John Rippy (Senior VP at Republic Bank)
• Jeffry Gordon (General Counsel at Sun Tan City)
• (VP at Churchill Downs Incorporatated)
Lunch will be served, and prospective members will also receive information on becoming involved with the Business Law Society. The event's facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/107716289359925/
Bishop & Associates, a local east-end firm, is seeking a May 2012 graduate who will be sitting for the KY Bar Exam in July.
To apply and for additional details, go to Symplicity. Deadline is April 6th.