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December 27, 2012

Free Webinar Series: The Summer Public Interest Job Search: Expert Tips on Cover Letters, Resumes, Interviewing, and Networking

This two-part webinar series, co-sponsored by NALP and Equal Justice Works, will provide law students and counselors with insight on the key elements of the summer public-interest job application process. Attorneys with years of application review experience will highlight do's and don'ts; explain how and why public interest application materials may substantively differ from law firm materials; and explore the dynamics of personal interactions in interviews and networking situations. While the webinars will focus on the public interest job search, the information is applicable to all postgraduate positions. The first webinar will focus on Cover Letters and Resumes on Tuesday, January 15, noon Eastern. Register here. The second webinar will focus on Interviewing and Networking on Tuesday, January 22, noon Eastern. Register here.

December 21, 2012

EJW interview and network webinars

EJW has two fantastic upcoming webinars. The first on 1/15 at 11AM (CST) is on drafting cover letters and resumes. To register, click here.

The second is on 1/22 at 11 AM (CST) and will focus on interviewing and networking. Take a moment to register for the 1/22 webinar, here.

December 17, 2012

Upcoming 1L Government Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 1L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks. Details of these programs are provided in the 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. Please visit Symplicity's homepage for log in information.


Summer
· Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration - Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Group (Paid, Deadline 12/23/12)

· Department of the Air Force - Office of General Counsel Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 12/27/12) This deadline is significantly earlier than anticipated

· Department of Commerce - Office of Chief Counsel for International Commerce Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/28/12)

· Corporation for National & Community Service - Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/12)

· Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/13)

· Department of the Interior - Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/13)

· Executive Office of the President - Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/04/13)

· Office of the City Attorney San Francisco - 2013 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/11/13)

· Federal Communications Commission - Office of General Counsel Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline not yet established, was Rolling Basis by 01/15/12)

· Department of Treasury - General Counsel's Summer Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/13)

· Inter-American Foundation - Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/18/13)

· The White House Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/27/13)

· Oregon Department of Justice - Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 01/29/13

· Department of Transportation - Office of General Counsel Volunteer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/13)

· Office of Vermont Attorney General - Civil Rights Unit Law Student internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/13)

· Department of Law City of Chicago - Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/13)

· Environmental Protection Agency - R3 Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/13)

· Office of the Maryland Attorney General - Law Clerk Internships (Unpaid, Deadline recommended by the end of Jan.)

· Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Governor's Office of General Counsel Summer Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/13)

· CA District Attorney's Office Sacramento County - Volunteer Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/13)

· Texas Attorney General - Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/13)

· Department of Transportation - Office of Chief Counsel Maritime Administration Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/13)


Programs with "Rolling Deadlines" review applications and fill positions on an ongoing basis, so apply early for these programs.

December 13, 2012

30-Hour Basic Mediation and Communication Skills Training

January 11, 12, 25 and 26
8:00am-5:00pm

Jointly provided by Center for Multicultural Mediation and Restorative Justice, Community Mediation Services, Inc., Dispute Resolution Center, and Mediation Services For Anoka County

Topics Include:
• Conflict resolution and mediation theory
• Mediation skills and techniques
• Components in the mediation process
• Mediator conduct
• Rules, statutes, and practices governing mediation
• Mediating in court, community, and school settings

Cost:
Rule 114 qualifed only $350
Rule 114 qualified and CLE credits $600
Mediator Volunteer Rate $200

30 Continuing Education Credits & CLE to be applied for

Location:
Community Mediation Services, Inc.
9220 Bass Lake Road, Conference Room
New Hope, MN 55428

Meets Rule 114 requirements for the Supreme Court Mediator Roster (Note: Attendance at all 30 hours is required)

Register online at www.communitymediations.org, or
Mail, e-mail or fax to: Community Mediation Services, Inc. (CMS)
9220 Bass Lake Road, Suite 270 New Hope, MN 55428
763.561.0266 (Fax) training@mediationprogram.com

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: LAW FIRM 1L RECEPTIONS


To RSVP, log in to Symplicity.

December 12, 2012

NEW SUMMER CORPS APPLICATION PERIOD AND ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION AVAILABLE


The application for the 2013 Summer Corps program will open on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, and we will be accepting students into the program on a rolling basis until the application closes on Monday, March 18, 2013.

Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that will provide 1L and 2L 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.

For more information on the Summer Corps program and application process, click
here
.

Members of our Federal Programs team will discuss in detail the Summer Corps program and how to create a successful application. Viewers will be able to ask questions during the webinar.

Upcoming webinars:
Summer Corps Program Overview and Successful Application Tips webinars:
Tuesday, January 8 at 2 p.m. EST
Wednesday, February 13 at 3 p.m. EST

2Ls and 3Ls: Check out Symplicity posting #10801

Downtown Minneapolis firm seeks one 2L or 3L law student for a part-time law clerk to start immediately.

December 11, 2012

Summer Funding Source Available December 18, 2012 - 1L & 2L Students

If you are a 1L or 2L student and planning to work at a public
interest organization this summer, don't miss this funding
opportunity!

The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps funding application will open
from December 18, 2012 - March 18, 2013, however, EJW will fill
funding spots on a rolling basis. Note - this is different from past
years. For more information, visit
http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/summercorp

December 5, 2012

Upcoming 1L Government Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 1L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks. Details of these programs are provided in the 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm.

Summer

· Colorado Attorney General - Department of Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline ASAP after 12/01/12)

· Colorado Public Defender - Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline ASAP after 12/01/12)

· National Labor Relations Board - Division of Enforcement Litigation Special Litigation Branch Summer Law Student Internship (Paid & Unpaid, ASAP after 12/01/12)

· New York City Law Department - Summer Honors Program (Paid, ASAP after 12/01/12)

· Department of Transportation - Office of Aviation Enforcement & Proceedings Volunteer Legal Internships (Unpaid, ASAP after 12/01/12)

· Department of Defense - Office of General Counsel 2013 OSD Summer Honors Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 12/02/12)

· Executive Office of the President - Office of Science & Technology Policy OSTP Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/03/12)

· Department of Health & Human Services - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Division Summer Honors Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/07/12)

· Federal Trade Commission - Northwest Region Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/15/12)

· National Nuclear Security Administration - Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 12/15/12)

· New York County District Attorney's Office - Summer intern Program (Paid, Deadline 12/15/12, but earlier if possible)

· Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration - Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Group (Paid, Deadline 12/23/12)

· Department of the Air Force - Office of General Counsel Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 12/27/12) This deadline is significantly earlier than anticipated

· Department of Commerce - Office of Chief Counsel for International Commerce Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/28/12)

· Corporation for National & Community Service - Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/12)

· Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/13)

· Department of the Interior - Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/13)

· Executive Office of the President - Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/04/13)

· Office of the City Attorney San Francisco - 2013 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/11/13)

· Federal Communications Commission - Office of General Counsel Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline not yet established, was Rolling Basis by 01/15/12)

· Department of Treasury - General Counsel's Summer Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/13)

· Inter-American Foundation - Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/18/13)


Programs with "Rolling Deadlines" review applications and fill positions on an ongoing basis, so apply early for these programs.

Upcoming 2L Government Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 2L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks. Details of these programs are provided in the 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm.

Spring
· City of Houston Legal Department- Student Externships (Unpaid, Deadline 12/21/12)

· Office of Government Ethics - Office of General Counsel & Legal Policy Legal Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 01/05/13)

· Department of Commerce - Office of General Counsel - Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/13)

Summer
· Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Administrative Law Judges 2013 Honors Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/07/12)

· Department of Health & Human Services - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Division Summer Honors Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/07/12)

· Federal Trade Commission - Northwest Region Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/15/12)

· National Nuclear Security Administration - Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 12/15/12)

· New York County District Attorney's Office - Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 12/15/12)

· City of Philadelphia Law Department - Office of the City Solicitor Summer Law Student Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/15/12)

· Department of Treasury - General Counsel's Summer Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/15/12)

· Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (Paid, Deadline 12/23/12)

· Department of the Air Force - Office of General Counsel Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 12/27/12) This deadline is significantly earlier than anticipated

· Department of Commerce - Office of Chief Counsel for International Commerce Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/28/12)

· Environmental Protection Agency - R8 Office of Regional Counsel Volunteer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/30/12)

· Corporation for National & Community Service - Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship (Paid, Deadline 12/31/12)

· Maricopa County Attorney - Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/12)

· Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/13)

· Department of the Interior - Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/13)

· National Gallery of Art - 2013 Summer internship Program (Paid, Deadline 01/03/13)

· Executive Office of the President - Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/04/13)

· Office of Government Ethics - Office of General Counsel & Legal Policy Legal Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 01/11/13)

· Office of the City Attorney San Francisco - 2013 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/11/13)

· Department of Commerce - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Office of General Counsel Alaska Section Summer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/13)

· Federal Communications Commission - Office of General Counsel Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline not yet established, was Rolling Basis by 01/15/12)

· National Labor Relations Board - Division of Judges Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/13)

· National Labor Relations Board - Division of Enforcement Litigation, Appellate & Supreme Court Litigation Branch Student Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 01/15/13)

· Smithsonian Institution - Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/13)

· Inter-American Foundation - Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/18/13)


Programs with "Rolling Deadlines" review applications and fill positions on an ongoing basis, so apply early for these programs.

Upcoming 3L Government Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 3L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks. Details of these programs are provided in the 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at https://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm.

· City of Houston Legal Department - Student Externships (Unpaid, Deadline 12/21/12)

· Office of Government Ethics - Office of General Counsel & Legal Policy Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/05/13)

· Department of Commerce Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/13)
· U.S. Postal Service - General Counsel Honors Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 01/07/13) This deadline is significantly earlier than anticipated

SAVE THE DATE: Faegre Baker Daniels 1L Leadership Academy

The Minneapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels will be hosting a 1L Leadership Academy aimed at providing 1L law students an opportunity to hear from experts on topics such as developing informal influence, leading complex legal matters, and leading through pro bono and volunteerism. The program will conclude with a networking reception.

In conjunction with the 1L Leadership Academy, the firm will host an informational session on diverse 1L hiring initiatives beginning at 2:00 pm CDT, prior to the Leadership Academy.

Date: Thursday, January 3, 2013
Location: Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
2200 Wells Fargo
90 S. Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3901

Schedule: 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | Optional Informational Session on Diverse 1L Hiring
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Registration
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Leadership Sessions
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Networking Reception

The Faegre Baker Daniels 1L Leadership Academy is open to all 1L Law School Students.

REGISTER HERE