2010-2011 Federal Legal Employment Guide

The 2010-2011 Federal Legal Employment Guide is now available for download from PSLawNet. This free Guide is an excellent tool to help you learn about legal careers in the federal government and conduct a successful job search.

Download the Guide and access organized, easy-to-read information concerning:
• the benefits of a federal legal career;
• how to find legal positions in the federal government;
• strategies for conducting your job search to find the ideal positions; and
• how to design successful application materials.

Webinar on Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Equal Justice Works is offering a webinar Monday, Aug. 2 at 10:00 am Eastern for people interested in their post-graduate fellowship program. You can register online for the webinar, which will cover:
  •  Who is eligible to apply for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship (Candidate, Project, Host Organization)
  •  The benefits of a Fellowship and the Host Organization’s responsibilities
  •  How the application process works
  •  Tips in creating a successful application that cover Project Description, Candidate Background, and Host Organization Background.
The deadline to submit your application and supporting paperwork for the EJW Fellowship is 5:00 pm Eastern on September 15, 2010.

Show Off Your 'Emotional Intelligence' During the Legal Recruiting Process

In the July 20th issue of the New York Law Journal, Alison Bernard and Niki Kopsidas discuss a concept that is getting more and more attention from legal employers – “Emotional Intelligence”.  In a tight job market, legal employers are looking for ways to determine which candidates will not only excel in the academic practice of law, but who also possess the “soft skills” necessary to build strong client relationships.  Read their article to learn more about “EI”, and how students can demonstrate it in the interview process and develop it while in law school.

Discover the PATH to Becoming a Public Defender

Public Defender Advocacy, Training & Hiring Conference (PATH) will take place at Georgetown University Law Center on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Immediately following the conference, there will be a networking happy hour at a local venue.

PATH is designed to provide law students considering or planning careers in indigent criminal defense representation information and guidance about how public defender offices hire, train and provide advocacy to indigent defendants. You have the opportunity to choose from 12 sessions on the different PATH tracks, all of which are calculated to help you understand what it means to be a public defender. No registration fee. LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE – If interested, register ASAP!

Building Your Reputation As A Young Lawyer

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.

Legal Market update from BLS

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 »

2010 Lavender Law Career Fair & Conference

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.

IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities

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).

Legal Fellowships with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

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 »

Bar Exam Writing Clinic: Quick Tips to Improve Your Score

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 »