Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Free NYS Bar Association Seminar/Webinar: Setting Up Your Home Office

Setting up your home office can be a challenge, whether establishing a private environment to see clients, or organizing an existing (and sometimes small) space for use as both an office and a guest or other room in your home. Our panelists will address issues regarding floor planning and furniture (such as creating a private entrance, using limited space, floor plans for functionality, furniture that works and dual purpose rooms), organization (such as storage, use of walls and shelves, filing systems and avoiding office clutter) and what to display (such as what to keep visible (and not) and avoiding visual clutter).

The New York State Bar Association's Committee on Lawyers in Transition is sponsoring a free seminar/webinar:

Setting Up Your Home Office


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
375 Park Avenue @ 52nd Street
New York, NY

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

For more information and to register online, go here.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Free Webinar: 3 Things Every Experienced Public Interest Attorney Should Know About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

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To register for this webinar, go here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My First Memo: A Free NYC Bar Association Program for Law Students and Recent Law Graduates

The New York City Bar Association is hosting a free program for law school students and recent law school graduates entitled "My First Memo: A Program for Law Students and Recent Law Graduates." Legal writing experts will speak about the research and writing process and give advice on how you can best prepare yourself for the first time and the tenth time your boss asks you to write a memo.

Speakers: Dianne Rosky, Principal, Rosky Legal Education, LLC
Jeremy Weintraub, Assistant Professor, St. John's University School of Law
Gary Svirsky, Partner, O'Melveny & Meyers, LLP

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
At the House of the Association: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)


There is no charge for this program, but you must register here.

It goes without saying that all students and alums who seek to work in New York City (now or at some point in their career) should be members of the New York City Bar Association (and/or the New York County Lawyers Association and the bar associations of other boroughs) and should participate in as many committees, networking events, and CLE courses as they can.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Summer Money: The Revson/LSPIN Summer Fellowship

The Charles H. Revson Foundation will continue to offer the Law Students in Public Interest (LSPIN) Fellowship Program for the 2011-2012 academic year. The LSPIN Fellowship Program will provide grants to first and second-year law students who are enrolled in New York and New Jersey law schools and wish to work with public interest organizations in the New York metropolitan area. This summer employment must be for ten weeks (35 hours per week). Last year 73 law students were awarded stipends in the amount of $4,500 through the program.

Beginning this year, the fellowship application process will be online. Students will be required to upload their resume and cover letters via an online system. While the website is still in progress, students can begin to prepare their application materials.

Pre Application Information:

I. Eligibility

A. First and second-year Touro Law Center students are eligible to apply.

B. Students who have previously received summer internship grants funded by the Charles H. Revson Foundation are not eligible for LSPIN grants.

C. Revson LSPIN Fellows must be eligible to work in the United States. Students offered a fellowship will be required to complete Federal Employment Eligibility Forms (I-9), IRS W-4 Forms, and submit it along with their Acceptance Forms and Supporting Letters.

II. Assemble Application Materials

Students will be asked to complete an online application and upload the following PDF documents:

A. A statement of no more than three pages (typewritten and double-spaced) describing your commitment to public service and what you hope to gain from the summer experience. You may also describe one or two areas of public interest work which you intend to pursue, including ideas you have or contacts you have made related to a placement in these areas. Please do not summarize your resume. Rather, explain why public interest work is important to you.

B. A professional resume of one to two pages.

C. If you have already obtained your summer placement, you can request a letter from the employer confirming your offer of employment. (You will be asked to upload a PDF copy when the online application process opens.)

III. Deadlines

Applications must be submitted through the online system (with all required attachments) by Thursday, November 17, 2011.

As soon as the website is live we will provide you with a link, your log-in information, and detailed instructions for submitting applications using the new system.

Stay tuned!!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"Could You Survive a Social Media Background Check?"

Recently, The Legal Intelligencer ran an article, entitled Could You Survive a Social Media Background Check?", on what a prospective employer can find out about you using common social media tools and what you can do to clean up your online image. To read this insightful article, go here.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The MetLife Legal Affairs Diversity Committee Hosts a Law Student Reception

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