HUD Legal Honors Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of General Counsel (OGC) is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Legal Honors Program.

HUD attorneys from the Jacksonville field office will be presenting an informational session on the Legal Honors program at Noon on Thursday, August 30, 2012 in Room 365. Please join Ingrid Osborn, Associate Regional Counsel of Housing Finance and Programs, and Jamie Wershbale, Attorney-Advisor, to hear more about HUD, the Legal Honors Program, and government service. 

All 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls are welcome to attend.  The Legal Honors program is only open to 3Ls, but HUD offers student internship opportunities throughout the year!

The Legal Honors Program is the hiring vehicle for entry-level attorneys for the Office of General Counsel. Through this program, OGC recruits the most talented and committed law school graduates interested in playing a vital role in helping HUD accomplish its mission to “create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality, affordable homes for all.”

OGC is a nationwide organization comprised of 400 attorneys in headquarters in Washington, D.C.; 10 regional offices; and 36 field offices around the country. OGC attorneys provide advice on a range of issues and develop transactional, regulatory, and litigation skills.

HUD’s Office of General Counsel offers an exciting and challenging legal career and the opportunity to serve the millions of people who benefit from HUD programs. Legal Honors receive challenging assignments, job-related training, guidance from mentors, and a chance to broaden their experiences with rotations within OGC. Many of past Legal Honors have enjoyed long successful careers in OGC, rising in the ranks to become Assistant, Associate and Deputy General Counsel in Headquarters as well as Associate Regional Counsel and Regional Counsel in the field.

For more information: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=ogc_brochure.pdf