Posted: July 14th, 2010
Building and maintaining a positive public image is very important for young lawyers. In the July 14th issue of the New York Law Journal, consultants Michelle Samuels and Shannon K. Stevens offered great tips to help attorneys get started on the right path. Read their article.
Posted: July 9th, 2010
On July 6th The American Lawyer reported on the latest legal sector employment figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Full article copied below: Continue reading »
Posted: July 9th, 2010
The 2010 Lavender Law Career Fair & Conference will be held August 26-28th at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. Over 1,000 practicing attorneys, scholars, law students, members of the judiciary and other legal professionals year are expected to attend this year’s event which will feature career, networking, and continuing legal education opportunities tailored for the LGBT legal community.
Register: Early registration to attend the 2010 Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference ends July 31st. Attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible to take advantage of the discounted rates. For more information or to register for the 2010 Lavender Law Career Fair & Conference, please visit Registration.
Posted: June 29th, 2010
6th Annual IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities
FRIDAY AUGUST 13, 2010 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sheraton Crystal City Hotel – Arlington, VA (Near National Airport)
This event is open to Fall 2010 returning law students, and graduates nationwide. Students & graduates may register online at http://www.law.arizona.edu/Career/Impact/studentregistrationintro.cfm. The deadline for students to register is Sunday July 11, 2010. See the IMPACT website for details and to view registered employers (employers have until July 8, 2010 to register).
Posted: June 10th, 2010
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Lawis accepting applications for the 2011 Skadden, Equal Justice Works (EJW) and George N. Lindsay Legal Fellowships. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to equal justice and equal opportunity for all. Applicants should be dedicated to using innovative strategies (including non-litigation strategies) to address entrenched or cutting edge racial, national origin and other discrimination matters. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in advocating for racial, national origin, gender, or economic justice for the most excluded people in our society. Continue reading »
Posted: May 26th, 2010
Attention Recent Grads: If you are sitting for the NC Bar, check out the FREE Bar Exam Writing Clinic offered by the NCBA on June 5th. The deadline to register is May 31st! There will be one held in Charlotte, NC and one held in Cary, NC. Here are the details: Continue reading »
Posted: May 20th, 2010
In recent years it has become commonplace for legal employers to google job candidates and check out their online social media presence. As job-seekers, students should take care to monitor their online reputation. But even after graduation, lawyers must continue this vigilance and take care to present a professional image both in person and online. For Facebook users, here is a helpful article from The New York Times on “5 Steps to Stay Safe (and Private) on Facebook“.
Posted: May 17th, 2010
Young lawyers oftentimes feel they don’t have time for “networking, raising their profile and creating a personal brand”, but in an article today in The Legal Intelligencer Debra L. Bruce notes that these activities “can help you keep your job, get a new job and develop business.” Read her article to find out why you should strive to be more visible in the community and get some great examples of methods that work.
Posted: May 13th, 2010
Looking for a way to build your resume and help you to stand out in an increasingly competitive job market? Seek out opportunities to be published! Law student writing competitions are a great way to do this. Below are details about a competition currently underway with the National Law Review. Continue reading »
Posted: May 13th, 2010
ASPIRE is a program for students who pursue public interest work during the summer or after they graduate from law school. Through this program LexisNexis provides qualified law students and recent law school graduates with free access to some of the most popular sources available within their research system.
Many students facing heightened challenges securing internships and launching their legal careers in a tough economy are pursuing public interest work to enhance their resumes and gain experience. For this reason, LexisNexis has expanded the ASPIRE program to include non-profit summer positions for current students, as well as graduates who pursue public interest legal work as a career.
Students can find complete details and apply for the program on the LexisNexis law student website www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool.