Tuesday, December 21, 2010
For more information, contact Peter Schweitzer, Director of LAP, or Annabel Bazante, Chair of the LAP Committee.
Resume Upload Segment A has already started and ends on January 11, 2011 at 11:00 p.m.
Resume Upload Segment B begins on January 11, 2010 at 11:00 p.m. and ends on January 17, 2011 at 11:00 p.m.
During Segment A, students may upload resumes/cover letters to 35 employers. During Segment B, students may upload resumes/cover letters to just 10 employers, never to exceed a total of 35. Students who wait until January 11 to being resume upload will only be able to apply to 10 employers, so please don’t wait until then to begin.
Also, please make sure to indicate when you are available to interview at the Fair by completing the Student Availability Selection of the online system. If you don’t tell them when you are available for interviews, the system will not be able to grant you any! The Fair website may be accessed here.
The Career Fair will be targeted specifically to first-year law students in the New York City metropolitan area. The Fair will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a panel discussion on being out in the work place and the recruitment and application process, followed by an information gathering session from 6:30–8:00 p.m., during which law students from fourteen area law schools may meet informally with lawyers and recruiters from major area legal employers to learn about employment opportunities in preparation for the fall 2011 recruiting season. Students are encouraged to bring their resumes. Legal employers invited to participate in the event include larger law firms and several federal, state and local government law departments. For more information or to register to attend, please visit http://www.le-gal.org/ or email email@example.com.
While not all of the news is positive, we hope that this modest-but-important first step toward a more data-driven understanding of the public interest employment market will be useful to law school students and graduates. The report also contains feedback from various types of public interest employers about what experiences/skills they wish to see from job seekers, and where future “growth areas” in public interest practice may appear.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Traffic Bar and Restaurant, 986 2nd Avenue, between 52nd and 53rd Streets.
The cost for this open bar party (beer, wine, sangria) for law students is $25 with a law school ID card at the door.
If you are interested, please email an RSVP to Alanna Gluck.
Monday, December 13, 2010
The Fair is located within Touro's second floor atrium and the Public Advocacy Center from 2:00-6:30 p.m. Stay turned for more details as the date gets closer.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
To learn more about the Annual Meeting, go here.
Here's an option for those with Workers' Compensation experience - become a Compensation Claims Referee. A description of the position from the Civil Service website follows:
"As a Compensation Claims Referee, you would utilize legal research techniques, including various computer applications to render decisions on claims arising under the Workers' Compensation Law, Disability Benefits Law, Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law, and Volunteer Ambulance Workers' Law; conduct meetings, conferences, formal hearings, and pre-hearing conferences with claimants, representatives, and carriers and employers when appropriate and necessary for the resolution of a claim; identify issues in controversy; consider and evaluate documentary and testimonial evidence; place witnesses under oath and hear and evaluate lay and medical testimony; direct, consider, and evaluate depositions; direct reimbursement to disability benefits carriers in controverted Workers' Compensation cases; order reimbursements to employers for advance payment of compensation; direct the investigation of occupational disease cases; order medical examinations and rehabilitation evaluations of claimants; evaluate applications for attorneys' fees; impose penalties; review stipulations and waiver agreements; issue orders of the chair; and prepare and review* proposed decisions under the administrative and conciliation processes. You would preside over discrimination hearings where it is alleged an employer fired or discriminated against an employee for filing or attempting to file a workers' compensation or disability benefits claim; conduct hearings relating to denials of medical treatment or other benefits; rule on legal objections to medial bills raised by carriers; and preside over cases in which it is alleged that the employer is not insured."
To learn more, go here.
Monday, November 22, 2010
On Tuesday, November 30, at 6:30 p.m., the New York City Bar Association is hosting a great program for law students (and recent graduates) which focuses on all of the things you need to know to conduct your first deposition. Employers look for practical skills when they make their hiring decisions and this would be a great addition to your resume and cover letter. You may register for this program, which is free, here.
New Summer Job Application Procedures and Early Deadline for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office
The New York County District Attorney's Office is changing its application procedures for law students interested in a summer job.
In the past, applications for the Summer Internship Program were only accepted via mail. The Legal Hiring Unit now accepts applications for 1Ls and 2Ls (and part-time 3Ls) interested in a summer internship via an online application. The link to the application is here. As always, students must provide a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript as part of their application. If a student has already mailed in a complete application, they do not need to resubmit their application online. However, as of December 1, 2010, the Office will accept online applications only.
The application deadline is December 15, 2010.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Law students and lawyers may not immediately think of the federal government when it comes to employment options, but the benefits of such work are numerous, including challenging assignments that serve the public good, attractive work-life balance in the form of reasonable and flexible work hours, and the highest attorney salaries in the public sector.
Seeking and applying for federal jobs can be overwhelming, so to help lawyers get started, the 2009-2010 Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide provides help. The guide—produced by NALP/PSLawNet, in partnership with the ABA Government & Public Sector Lawyers Division and the Partnership for Public Service—offers information on how the hiring process works, where to find federal jobs and how to apply successfully for them.
The new edition also includes an online version hosted on PSLawNet’s federal government careers webpage.
Labels: Public Service
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The 2011 Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program: A Bridge to History.
After a brief orientation in New York City, the Fellows travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time they visit Krakow, Warsaw, Oświęcim (Auschwitz), and Lodz. The Fellows will also be taken on a study trip throughout southeast Poland to explore the area’s rich Jewish heritage and meet with local Jewish and non-Jewish leaders to learn about pre-war Jewish life, life under the Nazi occupation and Communism, as well as about the state of the Jewish community in Poland today. Guided by scholars and staff from the Auschwitz Jewish Center, they work with Polish scholars, local archives, and museums; hear testimony from survivors and rescuers; and travel extensively throughout Poland to sites of Holocaust memory and Jewish heritage.
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Monday, October 25, 2010
The New York State Bar Association presents:
Building a Successful Solo/Small Firm Practice: Taking Steps to Achieve Success
November 8, 2010 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7.5 MCLE Credits: 6.5 Law Practice Management; 1 Ethics
Concierge Conference Center | 780 Third Avenue (at 48th Street) | New York City
You’re running a solo or small-firm practice. How can you make it grow and thrive? At this program, a faculty of experienced solo and small firm practitioners will share their time-tested tips for building a successful practice. There will be plenty of time to network with faculty and your peers. Each registered attendee will receive a free “Forms on CD” disk containing more than 30 ready-to-use forms for solo/small firm practice!
• Grow, merge, or stay the same?
• Running your practice efficiently
• Practicing safely and ethically
• Managing employees effectively
• Leveraging the Internet and social media to your advantage
• And much more!
For Complete Program Information and to Register Now:
• Live in New York City: Register here.
For questions about this event or to register via telephone, call the Registration Group at 1-800-582-2452 or 518-463-3724.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
The New York City Bar Association is hosting a program on Labor and Employment Law: An Introduction for Law Students and Recent Graduates. This practice area includes employer/employee relations, discrimination, wages, child labor protection, and working conditions. At the program, panelists representing the management, government, and plaintiffs' perspectives will discuss how they entered the practice, the types of people and organizations they represent, and the variety of firms and agencies that practice labor and employment law.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 6:30 PM
House of the Association, 42 West 44th Street
Registration: This program is free of charge, however registration is necessary.
RICHARD BROCK, Supervisory Attorney, National Labor Relations Board
DEBORAH A. SHAPIRO, Employment Attorney
Committee on Law Student Perspectives, Jessica Silverstein, Chair
The American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA), the International Section of the American Bar Association, the American Society of International Law, and the International Law Students Association (ILSA) are jointly hosting the First Annual International Law Career Fair at Fordham Law School in New York City on Saturday, October 23 from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. This excellent program is part of the International Law Weekend Conference (ILW) hosted each year by ABILA and ILSA.
The Career Fair will include a series of panel presentations and Q&A sessions from practicing lawyers speaking about their own career paths and about employment prospects in such areas as international arbitration, immigration law, international business law, working for international NGOs, and practicing international law in a governmental setting. Attendance is free, and no prior registration is required.
Students are also invited to attend the other panels of the International Law Weekend Conference, which begins on Thursday evening and runs throughout the day on Friday and also on Saturday morning. ILW is an exciting event that brings together hundreds of practitioners, members of the governmental and non-governmental sectors, and students to explore emerging issues in international law. The three-day conference, held October 22-24, will feature over 30 panels that will address the overall conference theme of "International Law and Institutions: Advancing Justice, Security and Prosperity.” Students may attend the conference at no cost. To register and view the full conference schedule, go here.
The New York Bar Foundation is accepting applications from students for the 2010 Elder Law Section Scholarship. One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a second year (2L) or third year (3L) law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the 2010/2011 academic year and is actively participating in an Elder Law Clinic at the school during the 2010/2011 academic year or performs other substantial efforts which demonstrate interest in the legal rights of the elderly or the practice of elder law. The deadline to submit an application and supporting documents is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010.
For additional information, go here.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The New York City Bar Association Presents:
Careers in Compliance: Consider the Possibilities
Thursday, September 30, 2010, 6:30 PM
This panel will provide practicing attorneys and newly admitted attorneys with information about the wide variety of compliance positions available in the legal marketplace. Attorneys from various industries, including media and financial services, will share information about their day-to-day activities and the various steps they took to become specialists in their current fields of practice.
MICHELE MOORMAN, Manager of Professional Development, White & Case LLP
RANDI J. ROBERTS, Vice President, Compliance, NBC Universal, Inc.
DIONNE A. THOMAS, Vice President & Compliance Manager, JPMorgan Chase
Committee on Career Advancement and Management, Carroll Welch, Chair
Registration is necessary. The fee is $15 for members (register here), $25 for non-members (register here).
Monday, September 20, 2010
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful fellowship opportunity to a highly-motivated recent law school graduate. Through this partnership, HNBA will select a recent law school graduate to join the Prudential Law Department as the HNBA-Prudential Law Fellow. Eligible candidates are 2009 or 2010 law school graduates. Deferred associates or other individuals with pending offers from a law firm or other employer are not eligible. The top three finalists selected for an interview at the Prudential headquarters in Newark, NJ will be eligible for travel expense reimbursement.
The Fellow will work full-time for 18 months in Prudential's Newark, NJ, offices beginning on December 1, 2010. During this time, the fellow may work in up to three Law Department divisions, which may include the Insurance, Investments, Litigation/Regulatory, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits and International divisions. The Fellow will be paid an annual salary of US$60,000 with benefits. Employment and compensation is determined and provided solely by Prudential. The Fellow will be expected to seek employment outside of the Prudential Law Department after the end of the fellowship.
The Fellow's responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following: executing legal transactions; securing, preparing, drafting, and processing legal documents; undertaking legal research; litigation support; and other special projects. The Fellow shall assist attorneys in providing legal advice to internal clients on a daily basis.
Member of HNBA
Minimum law school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
Possess financial or business-related experience or interest
Excellent verbal and writing abilities
Strong conceptual thinking and analytical skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work and think independently
Forward thinking ability with a risk management perspective
Ability to multitask
Ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels
Received a J.D. or LL.M from an ABA-accredited law school in 2009 or 2010
Admission to a state bar. Alternatively, bar admission pending results from a bar exam is acceptable; however, such status may result in a conditional or delayed offer based upon bar admission results.
How to Apply
To apply, you must submit a cover letter, resume, a list of three references, two writing samples, and a copy of your transcript via e-mail and mail to:
Miguel Alexander Pozo
Lowenstein Sandler PC
65 Livingston Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
Please write "Prudential Fellowship" in the subject line of all correspondence. All materials must be received by September 30, 2010. Finalists must be available to participate in phone interviews between October 11 and 15, 2010. A finalist shall be selected and notified by November 1, 2010.
The Nassau County Bar Association, the largest suburban bar in the country, recently announced its newest offering to Long Island lawyers — a Web-based career center that connects job seekers with prospective employers in the legal community. The new job board is available to NCBA members as well as all members of the public looking for employment as lawyers, paralegals, secretaries, office help, etc.
NCBA’s Career Center includes:
· a highly targeted focus on employment opportunities in all aspects of the legal sector on Long Island, plus New York City and the tri-state area;
· anonymous resume posting and job application to allow job candidates to stay connected to the employment market while maintaining full control over their confidential information; and
· an advanced Job Alert system that notifies candidates of new opportunities matching their own pre-selected criteria
To visit the NCBA Career Center, log onto the www.nassaubar.org and click “NCBA Career Center.” Once there you can immediately post your resume or a job opening. For additional information, please contact the Bar, 516-747-4070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Are you a little nervous walking up to someone in a professional setting and introducing yourself? Don't worry, most people are. This event, however, will help you overcome those nerves and let you begin to master important networking skills in an atmosphere which is supportive and fun. Additional information on how to RSVP will be annoounced as the time draws near. We hope you attend! (If you are an alum and would like to attend, contact Kris Matthews, Director of Alumni Relations.)
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Registration for the Equal Justice Works 2010 Conference and Career Fair has opened! On October 22 and 23, over 1,000 students and law school professionals will come together for the opportunity to meet with more than 130 public interest employers, practitioners, and leaders.
Student / Graduate Registration: Students and graduates may begin applying for posted positions and registering to attend using the new online system, JusticeWork! . Information on how to register and a registration guide are available on the EJW website here.
Note: Some employers are still adding in job listings. Check back often for new listings or create a Job Agent in JusticeWork! to be notified of new listings as they are available.
Hotel accommodations: The Conference and Career Fair will take place at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, minutes from Washington, D.C. Be sure to book your hotel room for the discounted rate of $149per night before the deadline of Friday, October 8. Use group code EQJEQJA.
As part of Touro Law Center's membership in Equal Justice Works, the fee for Touro students to register for the Conference has been paid. If you need financial assistance with transportation or lodging please speak with Tom Maligno at 631-761-7033.
Important Dates for the Career Fair:
• August 30 – September 24
Students may apply for interviews.
• September 27 – October 4
Employers will notify students if selected for interviews. Registered employers may post openings and position descriptions.
• October 5
All interview notifications complete.
• October 6
Students may begin accepting/declining interviews
• October 8
Last day to reserve hotel rooms for low rate of $149 per night!
• October 12
Last day for students to accept or decline an interview slot.
Last day for students to register to attend the Conference and Career Fair.
• Oct. 22 & 23
2010 Conference and Career Fair
If you have any questions about the EJW Career Fair please contact Tom Maligno in the Public Advocacy Center at 761-7033 or email@example.com.
On Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 12:30 p.m., the Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association will sponsor a meeting of the Unemployed/ Underemployed Lawyers Group, a new effort by the LAP Committee. There is no fee to participate, and an optional buffet lunch is available at a modest cost. Go here for scheduling and contact information.
In response to the overwhelming need to help its members find employment, and to help employers find new employees, the Nassau County Bar Association has launched a new Web-based career center that connects job seekers with prospective employers in the legal industry in the tri-state area. Job seekers and employers can create accounts to manage their job and applicant searches, post and view resumes, view and post job listings, and more. The NCBA Career Center job board can be found here.
Monday, August 30, 2010
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The November 13th Open House is an opportunity to discuss employment, fellowship and internship opportunities at Legal Services NYC. It is open to public interest law student groups. Leadership from the various Legal Services offices will attend the event, and there will be staff presentations about their vital work and innovative projects.
Labels: Public Interest
This is a great opportunity for students (and alums) to see the Appellate Division in action.
On Tuesday September 7, the Second Department will be sitting in Nassau County Supreme Court (100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York, third floor). You should arrive by 9:30 a.m. As you never know who your might meet, business attire (or at least very nice business casual) is recommended.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Boot Camp: Basic Training for Lawyers -- Two-Day Program
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 1 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, September 16, 2010 1 PM - 5:30 PM
This is a free (Touro Law Center is a sponsoring law school entitling our students and alumni to attend this program free of charge - registration is required) New York City Bar Association Program which will address job search skills, communication skills, legal drafting, law practice technology, and other important topics which every law student and new lawyer should know in this difficult job market. (Be sure to include your attendance at this program on your resume, under the section entitled "Other," subsection "Seminars.")
To register for this great program, to be held at the NYC Bar Association (42 West 44th Street New York, NY), go here.
PSLawNet is a great resource for students and alums interested in careers in public interest and public service. The website has actual job postings (for internships, summer jobs, and post-grad jobs) and also an amazing searchable directory of public interest/service employers. You may find PSLawNet's brand new revised handout which describes the services it provides here.
Monday, August 23, 2010
New York City Bar Program
Annual Welcoming Program and Reception for Law Students and Recent Law School Graduates
Monday, September 13, 2010 6:30 PM
There is no charge for this program. Register here.
This event will introduce law students to the City Bar and provide a general overview of the many committees, services, and benefits their members enjoy. Lynn K. Neuner, Chair of the Executive Committee, will give opening remarks. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with committee representatives, discuss opportunities for student involvement, and learn about the various practice areas of the attorneys in attendance. A reception will follow and light refreshments will be served.
Please join the New York City Bar Association to kickoff the third annual First Thursdays Series – the monthly social events where attorneys can build their personal and professional networks. At this event, you'll meet fellow attorneys, CPAs, and other professionals while enjoying beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and the chance to win great door prizes.
The First Thursdays Series allows attorneys to build their connections and focus on business development, whether they have been practicing for 9 or 10 years, or are just starting out.
2010-11 First Thursdays Kickoff Reception
Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, August 12, 2010
All students are invited. No reservations are necessary. Just go!
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Please also join us for the Twenty-First Annual Public Interest Career Reception on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at the N Y City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY, between 5th and 6th Avenue (public transportation: subways-- 42nd Street on the B, D, F, V and 7 train; short walk from Penn Station LIRR/NJ Transit and Grand Central/Metro North stations.) The Reception is co-sponsored by 18 law schools in the tri-state area, including Touro Law Center.
There are a wide variety of opportunities in public interest/service practice which includes work with non-profit organizations, government agencies, and private public interest law firms. The Reception should be valuable to you regardless of whether you are
• committed to becoming a public interest lawyer
• are interested in exploring career paths
• want to learn about such practice areas for internships while in law school
• are interested in organizations you can partner with for pro bono work if you work at a firm
The event was established to introduce you to and highlight outstanding and rewarding work done in the public service as you begin your law school career. Participation in the Public Interest Career Reception will enable you to make contacts and talk with public interest practitioners about their work and experiences. You will gain a significantly greater understanding of the range of public interest/public service work, and enable you to make better choices during your planning process and job search.
Labels: Public Interest
Well, we don't know yet, but everyone would like to know!
"How I Spent My Summer" is a great annual program sponsored by the Public Interest Law Organization of Touro (PILOT) and the Career Services Office.
This year, Berg and Revson Fellows will talk about their summer 2010 internships: how they obtained them, what they did during the summer, and how their internships helped prepare them for their careers. This is a great way to catch up with friends and find out what whey were up to all summer. First-year students are particularly encouraged to attend to hear about the kinds of opportunities available to them next summer.
This program is open to all students and will be held on:
Tuesday, August 24, from 12:30-1:20 p.m., in the FCR. Lunch will be served.
Labels: CSO Programs
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
In an unpredictable economy, it generally is a good idea to take law school courses which are interesting to employers and which make you stand out from the pack. Here are three courses which might fit your career goals.
Corporate compliance (ensuring that employees of a company comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations) is a hot issue today and many large corporations seek JDs to keep them out of trouble. It also is an interesting alternative to the traditional practice of law. If this interests you, you might want to check out a new course, Corporate Governance & Compliance (2 credits, W 8:20-10:00 p.m.).
Many of today’s successful high tech companies started out in garages during downturns in the economy. Even small companies need legal advice. This might be the perfect time to consider taking the course, Garage to IPO (2 credits, M 6:30-8:10 p.m.), which explores the legal and business issues involved in bringing a high-tech business plan from idea to initial public offering.
Special Education Law is a niche practice that is growing by leaps and bounds. Every school district needs representation, and special education students (and their families) often have to fight school districts to obtain the education to which they are entitled. If this practice area interests you, you might consider taking Special Education Law (2 credits, Th 4:35-6:15 p.m.).
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce The Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship.
One $1,500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a second- or third-year law student who best exemplifies the core values important to Lorraine Power Tharp–academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service, high integrity and, if possible, an interest in real property law. A preference will be given to a student who demonstrates financial need. The scholarship will be applied to the student’s 2010/2011 academic year tuition.
A completed application and supporting documentation as detailed in the guidelines must be submitted to The New York Bar Foundation no later than Thursday, September 30, 2010. The Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholar will be announced by November 15, 2010. For more information, go here.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program (JRJ) will provide 10 million dollars in loan repayment assistance to state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors who agree to remain employed as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years.
Equal Justice Works has estableshed a JRJ webpage, which will be updated as information becomes available. Two webinars have been scheduled to help prosecutors and defenders interested in the program.
Labels: Loan Forgiveness
Monday, June 7, 2010
Here's a great resource brought to you by PSLawNet:
State and Local Government Employment Resources by State
The National LGBT Bar Association's Annual Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference, on August 26-28 in Miami Beach, is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal profession's recruiting efforts. By participating in this career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBT rights groups, and legal departments.
To register for the Fair, go here.