HNBA is looking for reliable, dependable, and resourceful students!
We ask for a commitment of 10 hours minimum, in exchange for the ability to attend all Conference CLEs and events at no charge. A mandatory volunteer orientation will take place on Tuesday, March 15th at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. Law students who fulfill their commitment of hours have the Conference registration fee waived, and may attend parts of the conference during which they are not scheduled to work as our guest. Volunteers report directly to Liz Ugbomah, and may be supervised by other HNBA Staff.
Click here to download the Volunteer Agreement
Please send Volunteer Agreement Liz Ugbomah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click 2013 HNBA National Events: The Time is Now. Register Today!Â for more information about the conference.
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12 Months of Diversity
12 Months of Diversity is a resource located in the Document Library of Symplicity. 12 Months of Diversity identifies scholarships, internships, job fairs, and conferences that are available to students throughout the year.
The month of December includes the application for the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Programs’ Postgraduate Scholarships for Careers in Athletics.
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AAPDâ€™s Summer Internship Program
AAPDâ€™s summer internship program makes the Washington, DC internship experience available to motivated people with disabilities, developing a new generation of leaders and offering host employers access to a talented, diverse work force. Each summer, AAPD places students and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid 10-week summer internships in Congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations.Â AAPD provides accessible housing, a living stipend, and travel to and from Washington, DC for all summer interns.
See Internship ProgramÂ for more information.
ă€€Central Florida Gay & Lesbian Law Association Gives Back
A Holiday Happy Hour to Benefit
Hope and Help Center of Central Florida
Federal Hiring Practices with Jennifer Hall Turney, Esq.
Please join us nextÂ Wednesday, October 10th from 12:00-1:00 as Government & Public Interest Counselor Jennifer Hall Turney discusses federal hiring practices.Â Â In this federal hiring webinar we will discuss specifics on how the federal hiring process works, as well as tips and tricks for successfully using USA Jobs to apply to federal positions.Â Â We will also cover federal hiring flexibilities that may apply to you. You can register for this webinar by clicking this link https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/206410953 .Â
Please contact the a Career Services Counselor for help with your career search!Â
Joseph West, CEO of Minority Corporate Counsel Association
Number of Minority GCs Reach an All Time High
Recently, Joseph West, CEO of Minority Corporate Counsel Association,Â Â provided his insight on the trend of diversity in law firms and corporations.Â The interview highlightsÂ the increase in theÂ number of Minority GCs. In the alternative, theÂ number of minority partners in law firms is lagging behind. West states, “The trend is good. It’s going up; itâ€™s moving in the right direction and that’s encouraging. And the number of minority women GC has doubled since 2008 [from eight in 2008 to 19 in 2011].”
See More Minority GC Than Ever, So Where Are the Minority Partners?
Please read below an excerpt from the article entitled,Â “Nicole Bradick Helps Small Firms Get Part-Time Help from Lawyer-Moms,”Â written by Stephanie Francis Ward.Â
Lawyers with young children may not want full-time work, while law firms may need help but are gun-shy about hiring. Maine lawyer Nicole Bradick has found a way to bring these two groups together, with a business she calls Custom Counsel.
Founded in January, it matches lawyers available to do contract work with attorneys who need temporary help. Custom Counsel has 18 lawyers in Maine, and a Washington, D.C., branch recently opened.
The mother of two children under age 4, Bradick is also a litigation associate at Portlandâ€™s Murray, Plumb & Murray. She began telecommuting two days a week after having her first child in 2009 and now works there part time. Click Nicole Bradick Helps Small Firms Get Part-Time Help from Lawyer-Moms – ABA JournalÂ to read more.