Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Legal Employment with the Federal Government

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.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The 2011 Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program: A Bridge to History

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 2011 Robert L. Carter Fellowship for Civil Rights and Racial Justice Issues

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CLE: Building a Successful Solo/Small Firm Practice

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!

Topics include:

• 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

International Law Career Fair at Fordham Law School

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Monday, October 4, 2010

NYC Bar Program on Labor and Employment Law

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

Sponsored by:
Committee on Law Student Perspectives, Jessica Silverstein, Chair

First Annual International Law Career Fair at Fordham Law School

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.

2010 Elder Law Scholarship from The New York Bar Foundation

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.