Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Registration is Open for the Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference

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 thomasm@tourolaw.edu.

Unemployed/Underemployed Lawyers Group at the Nassau County Bar Association

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.

Nassau County Bar Association Opens Career Center

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

Open House at New York City Legal Services

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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.

Appellate Division, Second Department, to Sit in Nassau County Supreme Court

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 for Law Students and New Lawyers (free for our students and alums)

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's Resource Guide for Students and Alums

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

2010 Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference

This is a great job fair and conference for public interest/service employment. Check it out.

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Want to Practice in NYC? Become Acquainted with the NYC Bar Association

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.

NYC Bar Program for New and Not-So-New Grads

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

21st Annual Public Interest Career Reception

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.

"I Know What You Did Last Summer!!"

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.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Take Law School Courses Which Make You Interesting to an Employer

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.).