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.
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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.