AAPD’s Summer Internship Program
AAPD’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. AAPD provides accessible housing, a living stipend, and travel to and from Washington, DC for all summer interns.
See Internship Program for more information.
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 next Wednesday, October 10th from 12:00-1:00 as Government & Public Interest Counselor Jennifer Hall Turney discusses federal hiring practices. 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. 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 .
Please contact the a Career Services Counselor for help with your career search!
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, provided his insight on the trend of diversity in law firms and corporations. The interview highlights the increase in the number of Minority GCs. In the alternative, the number of minority partners in law firms is lagging behind. West states, “The trend is good. It’s going up; it’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, “Nicole Bradick Helps Small Firms Get Part-Time Help from Lawyer-Moms,” written by Stephanie Francis Ward.
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 Portland’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 Journal to read more.
Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida – HBACF
Student dues are only $20. Membership includes weekly email blasts that often list job postings. There are also signature events – such as our Scholarship Night and Installation Dinner. The entire application process can be completed online at www.hbacf.com (click on the “Join HBACF” button on the left-hand side).
NETWORK YOUR FACE OFF
Florida Coastal Career Services has teamed up with networking expert Tiffany Gorton to bring you her presentation “Network your Face Off” on Friday September 28, 2012 from 10:00-11:00 am (EST).
Tiffany graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008 and moved to Seattle, Washington where she knew (literally) no-one. Using the techniques she will discuss in her presentation combined with hard work and a positive attitude, Tiffany was able to land her dream job. Tiffany’s passion for networking has led her to publish the following articles on the subject: “Look the Recession in the Eye and Find a Job” and “Volunteering: Reaping the benefits of Your Work.”
Tiffany’s presentation is designed to give recent law school graduates the tips, tools and skills they need for a successful career search.
Please join us! To register for this webinar, click the following link https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/249671977 and enter the required information.