Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Application Deadline Extended

The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program provides law students with money ($1,100; that's in addition to whatever work-study or Public Interest Law Fellowship funds you might receive) to use for their legal education and the opportunity to dedicate their summer to a legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization. Summer Corps members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country on a broad range of issue areas.

Summer Corps members:

- Gain first-hand experience and legal skills in areas such as client intake, representation, and legal research and writing.

- Earn a $1,132 AmeriCorps education award voucher upon completion of 300 hours of service that can be used to pay current educational expenses or qualified student loans.

- Have access to Equal Justice Works’ network of alumni, experience and expertise as the nation’s largest provider of public interest opportunities for law students and attorneys.

- Become an official member of AmeriCorps, one of the largest national service networks in U.S. history.

The deadline for submitting the 2011 Summer Corps application has been extended to 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, April 10, 2011. All other requirements for the application will remain the same.

Applicants will be informed of their acceptance status by no later than May 2, 2011. Go here to apply.

Real Estate Law Society Program: "Being Public Enemy #1: Representing the Highly Unpopular"

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): A great, often overlooked, legal employer

NYLAG serves immigrants, seniors, the homebound, families facing foreclosure, renters facing eviction, low-income consumers, those in need of government assistance, children in need of special education, domestic violence victims, persons with disabilities, patients with chronic illness or disease, low-wage workers, low-income members of the LGBT community, Holocaust survivors, and others in need of free legal services.

If you are interested in public interest work in the New York area, do not overlook this important and vibrant organization.

To view a new video, starring Sam Waterston, about the services NYLAG offers, go here.

CLE: "Starting, Maintaining & Improving Your Own Practice"

LeGal, the LGBT Bar Association of Grater New York City, presents this CLE program designed for attorneys in all practice areas who are considering starting their own practice and attorneys who wish to enhance their existing practices.

Day 1 of the program will cover areas such as developing your professional identity, starting and managing your physical/virtual office, the ins & outs of retainer agreements, and best practices with respect to billing, fee types and professional insurance.

Day 2 will focus on technology & infrastructure for your practice (from computer systems to tech support), the latest in software for contact management, billing, calendar scheduling & beyond and advertising, marketing & branding your practice, including developing your web presence, advertising and using social media and traditional networking to drive your practice. On each day, the panel will review many of the ethical issues frequently encountered by solo practitioners and small firms.

Attend one or both nights of the CLE! Take advantage of the reception following each evening's presentation to network with members of the panel as well as other attendees.

Andaz Hotel
75 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

Tuesday April 26, 2011 & Thursday, April 28, 2011
6:00- 8:00p.m.

For more information and to register, go here.

Monday, April 4, 2011

NYC Bar Program for New Grads and Soon-To-Be Grads: "Are Yor Practice Ready? Say Yes!"

The New York City Bar Association presents:

Are You Practice-Ready? Say YES

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:30 AM

When you walk into the door of your new firm on Day One, will you know how to get the assignments you want? Will you be ready to complete and present your assignments successfully? The Practice-Ready Program will get you to "yes." You will walk away from this interactive workshop armed with strategies and skills for how to: target the assignments you want; approach your assignments and "get it right"; and effectively and professionally write up and orally present your research findings. In sum, this practical, interactive program will teach you how to meet your firm’s expectations and shine.


EVE BIRNBAUM, Principal, Eve Birnbaum Associates; DIANNE ROSKY, Principal, Rosky Legal Education LLC; MICHAEL SOUVEROFF, Principal and Founder, Natural Speech Coaching


Non-City Bar Member Price : $25.00 Register here.

NYC City Bar Member Price : $15.00 Register here.