Saturday, August 27, 2011

The 2011-12 Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide is Now Available

The 2011-12 Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide is available for free download on PSLawNet. The Federal Guide is a distilled version of the much more robust content offerings on PSLawNet’s Federal Government Resources page.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

NYC Bar Program (Free): Basic Training for Lawyers (a good thing for new graduates)

The New York City Bar Association, joined by many area law schools, including Touro Law Center, is hosting a two-day program for new graduates and students:

Boot Camp: Basic Training for Lawyers

DAY ONE: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:00 pm-5:35 pm
DAY TWO: Thursday, September 22, 2011 1:00 pm-5:45 pm

This two-day program is being offered to provide recent law graduates and current law students with career planning information as well as practical and substantive insights into the practice of law. Whether seeking a job at a large or small law firm, in government or public interest, these sessions will provide information that will help you achieve success when you join a firm or other legal employer.

For further information, go here.

Register here.

Free for Touro Law Center students and alums.

6.0 CLE Transitional/Non-Transitional NY CLE Credits in Professional Practice Available.

Program: Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps

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Sign-Up for CSO's Two-Day Interview Boot Camp

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Monday, August 22, 2011

The New York City Bar Association's First Thursday Series Fall Reception for Students and Alums

The New York City Bar Association is pleased to invite law students and alums to the Fall Reception to mark the 4th annual Lawyers Connect First Thursdays Series.

Law students as well as junior, mid, and senior associateshave a lot on your plate, but it's never too early - or too late - to build your professional network. In addition to meeting new people and strengthening existing relationships, current and past members of the Young Lawyers Committee will be in attendance to let you know how the City Bar has helped them advance their careers and open doors.

So join us for a drink and bite to eat, bring a friend or come alone, and strengthen some existing relationships while creating new ones.

The Lawyers Connect First Thursdays Series, Lawyers Connect E-newsletter, and dedicated webpage help attorneys build their network and navigate the first decade of their careers.

Co-presented by the Young Lawyers Committee

Thursday, September 8, 2011 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the House of the Association.

Register on or before August 31st:
$10 for City Bar Members
$25 for Non-Members

Register after August 31st:
$20 for City Bar Members
$35 for Non-Members

Finding and Funding International Public Service Opportunities

Are you interested in a legal career which has a public interest impact in the international community?PSLAWnet has updated the “Finding and Funding International Public Service Opportunities” guide, available on its international careers page.

Monday, August 15, 2011

@Heather_Jarvis, nationally recognized expert on student loans, will speak at Touro Law on September 21.

On September 21, 2011, at 12:30 p.m. (room tba), Heather Jarvis will give Touro students and alums a presentation on:

Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps

Session Description:
Many government and nonprofit lawyers stand to gain tens of thousands of dollars of student debt relief from the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program established by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. But the program requirements can be confusing. Heather knows how to break it down step-by-step so it makes sense once and for all.

From this presentation, you will learn: how the income-based repayment plan works and how to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Heather will also answer your toughest questions about eligible loans, qualifying employment, tax consequences, and more.

Heather's Biography:

A former capital defense attorney saddled with law school debt, Heather Jarvis now dedicates her expertise to helping student loan borrowers make better decisions so that higher education can be a reality for all - not just those who can afford it. Specializing in training for high-debt borrowers and the people who love them, Heather has provided guidance and information to thousands of students and recent graduates. She has contributed to student debt relief policy for the House Education Committee and others in Congress, and spent more than six years advocating for public service loan forgiveness, which allows more recent graduates to dedicate their careers to the greater good.

Stay tuned for further information.

Follow Heather on Twitter @ Heather_Jarvis.

Interested in a Career or Internship with a Public Defender?

A Public Defender's Office is a tax-payer (and often privately) funded office whose lawyers represent criminal defendants who cannot afford private counsel. A PD Office is a great place to learn about (as an internship) and practice (as a post-graduate job) criminal defense law. New York University School of Law has just come out with its updated Public Defender Handbook. Check it out if you are interested in this area of law.