Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The New York Bar Foundation's Trusts & Estates Law Fellowship

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The Nassau County Bar Association's Unemployed/Underemployed Lawyers Group

On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 12:30 p.m., the Nassau County Bar Association will host a get-together geared to unemployed and underemployed lawyers: You Are Not Alone! If you are currently unemployed or underemployed, you are in very good company. Join others confronting employment challenges at the Unemployed/Underemployed Lawyers Group, a new effort sponsored by the Lawyer Assistance Program ("LAP") Committee. There is no fee to participate, and an optional buffet lunch is available at a modest cost.

For more information, contact Peter Schweitzer, Director of LAP, or Annabel Bazante, Chair of the LAP Committee.

While you're at it, you also should check out the Nassau County Bar Association's Career Center here.

NYU Public Service Job Fair Resume Upload Procedures

If you have previously registered for the NYU Job Fair, to be held in February, 2011, you must now upload your resume (and cover letter, when requested) to individual employers via the Job Fair website.  If you have not yet registered for the Fair, you may still do so, although you are limited to attending the more informal "Table Talk" sessions during the fair (Table Talk can be a very productive avenue to find summer employment).  Alumni are invited to register for Table Talk.  The resume/cover letter upload period occurs in two parts:
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 2011 New York City Metro Area LGBT Career Fair

LeGaL, New York City’s LGBT Bar Association, is pleased to announce its Seventh Annual New York City Metro Area LGBT Legal Career Fair, to be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan.

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 info@le-gal.org.

NALP's Fall 2010 Public Interest Employment Market Snapshot Report

NALP has released its first ever Public Interest Employment Market Snapshot Report, based on an online survey of public interest employers conducted in September. The report’s quantitative data largely confirms what previous evidence has shown: The economic recession had a serious, negative impact on public interest hiring, particularly in all areas outside of federal employment. And now, in the wake of the recession, it will take time for many employers to achieve enough financial stability to bolster hiring.

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

Network with the New York County Lawyers Association

Law students and lawyers are welcome to join the New York County Lawyers Association for a casual holiday get-together NEXT WEEK!

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 2010-2011 Ladas Writing Competition in Trademark Law

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The 4th Annual Touro Law Center Public Service Legal Career Fair

Touro Law Center will hold its 4th Annual Public Service Legal Job Fair on Tuesday February 8, 2011. The Fair gives Long Island public interest and government employers the opportunity to meet with Touro Law students and talk about internships and permanent jobs at information tables within the law school.  Last year, representatives from more than 70 organizations and over 500 law students attended the Fair.

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

The New York State Bar Association's Annual Meeting in NYC

The Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association, to be held January 24 - 29, 2011, is a great place to network, attend a Career Development Conference, and catch up on CLE credits.  In addition, Touro Law Center will host its annual Winter Alumni Reception at a nearby restaurant on Thursday, January 27.

To learn more about the Annual Meeting, go here.

Grads: Workers' Compensation Board ALJ Exam Offered in February 2011

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.

The 2011 Rebellious Lawyering Conference

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