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April 26, 2010

Is Your Next Law job a Click Away?

I thought you might be interested in this post which is filled with resources.

Is Your Next Law job a Click Away?

Best wishes.


April 24, 2010

Call to Serve Events

Call to Serve Events

The Partnership provides professional development for university advisors around federal opportunities through onsite training and virtual webinar conference calls.

Onsite Trainings and Presentations

* Federal Advisor Trainings
* Federal Service Summit
* Conferences and Presentations
* Federal Agency Effective Hiring Workshops


* University Webinar Workshop Series
* Federal Agency Webinars
* Archived University Webinars

April 9, 2010

Gain Practical Legal Experience

From the Minnesota Justice Foundation:

Through the Law School Public Service Program, your school encourages every student to volunteer 50 hours of law-related service during law school. This program is administered by the Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF). Volunteer work will make you more marketable because you will gain practical legal experience by interviewing clients; conducting research; drafting memoranda, pleadings, and other legal documents; performing fact investigation; assisting clients in completing legal forms or representing clients in court. Students who complete the program will receive special recognition.

Stop by the MJF office to find the volunteer project right for you.
MJF offers volunteer opportunities with more than 150 public interest law agencies, including legal services providers, nonprofit organizations, government offices, and private firms pro bono projects, and offers opportunities in a wide variety of substantive areas. MJF works with you to ensure that your volunteer placement matches your interests and time constraints. Fall semester positions go live on our website August 1st. They go fast so make it a priority!

Have you been volunteering in a law-related public service project?
If so, make sure that you notify MJF of your volunteer service hours. Even if you did not arrange your service project through MJF, any law-related volunteering will count toward the 50 hours needed to complete the program. This includes hours you gave that exceeded clinic or work study requirements.

If you are volunteering, please log your hours! To log your hours, visit the MJF website at http://mnjustice.org/ and follow the link on the left hand side. If your volunteer position is not listed, contact your MJF staff attorney, Andrea Nordick, at uofm@mnjustice.org.

Minnesota Bar Association to Post Announcements via Twitter

The MSB Sections Staff will be posting upcoming CLE, law student event and other announcements on Twitter. Students can follow the announcements directly on Twitter. You or students can become followers by visiting MSBASections. Since more and more sections are including free registration for law students, we hope that you will follow us and join us at upcoming vents!

Elyse Farnsworth
Section Services Director
Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Direct: 612-278-6336
Toll Free: 1-800-882-6722

April 1, 2010

Interested in Federal Jobs? A New Blog is Out There

From PSLawNet.

Tom Fox of the Partnership for Public Service has partnered with the Washington Post to launch a new blog titled "The Federal Coach." The blog's focus is leadership development in federal employment, but it's also a great resource if you want to learn more about different kinds of federal jobs, as Fox conducts interviews with people from a variety of agencies. Best of all, on Fridays Fox will respond to reader questions, so get over there and take advantage of this great new resource!