Paid Employment Law Summer Internship

Labor LawThe Florida National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) Fellowship is a great opportunity for 1L’s and 2L’s who are interested in employment law to secure a PAID ($4,000) summer internship gaining experience with a law firm representing individual employees in cases involving employment discrimination, employee benefits, illegal workplace harassment and retaliation, and other employment  related matters.  The application deadline has been extended to 3/15/13.  Additional information and application instructions can be found on the CSD bulletin board and on Symplicity.

Reminder: List of Internship Applications DUE TODAY!!!

reminderJust a quick reminder that your application for the Department of State Fall 2013 Internship is due TODAY!! If you haven’t already, click here to complete your application for this amazing experience.

Also due today are applications for the City of Chicago Department of Law 2013 Summer Law Clerk Program. Click here to apply!

 

New York State Senate Fellowships

NY State SenateThe New York State Senate has openings for various fellowships in Albany New York beginning September 12, 2013 through July 16, 2014. All Senate fellowships include an award of a $33,000 Grant-in-Study Stipend. There are approximately 16 spots open and the application deadline is April 22, 2013. Additional information and application packets are available on the bulletin board outside the Career Services Office. You can also click here for information regarding the fellowships.

Spots Available for Summer In-House Clinics!

ExperienceNot sure what you are going to do this summer to gain legal experience?  If you have your CLI clearance, consider the Family Law, Consumer Law and Criminal Law clinics!  Spots are still available for this summer in each of these clinics.  Stop by Room 255 today for more information.

In-house clinics are a great way to gain valuable real-world experience.  Under the supervision of a professor, you will have the opportunity to manage your own cases, interact with clients, draft legal pleadings, and conduct hearings advocating for your clients.  What a great way to practice being a lawyer!!

Public Interest Panel Tomorrow!

JusticeIf you are interested in public interest work (or if you are not sure what public interest work is and want to learn), join us for the Public Interest Law Panel Presentation tomorrow at 12:00 in Room 550.  Panelists will include attorneys from the Wounded Warrior Project, Three Rivers Legal Services, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Department of Children and Families, and Guardian Ad Litem.  Professor Hornstein will moderate the panel.  Topics of discussion will include what a public interest attorney does, the state of the current job market for public interest attorneys, and what YOU can do to get ready for a career in public interest law.  Don’t miss this informative event!

Lunch will be provided, so RSVP on Symplicity!

Department of Children and Family Children’s Legal Services Attorney Positions

DCFChildren’s Legal Services of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) is currently seeking to fill an entry-level attorney position in Jacksonville, Milton, and Sebring, Florida. Senior Attorney positions are also available in Jacksonville, Daytona, Panama City and Supervising Attorney positions are open in Bartow, Daytona, Miami, Panama City, and Taveres.

Attorneys for Children’s Legal Services represent the people of the State of Florida, through DCF, advocating for the best interests of Florida’s children in dependency proceedings under Chapter 39, Florida Statutes.  The position requires a strong interest in advocating for children’s best interests, good academic credentials, strong writing skills, excellent communication skills, a strong interest in courtroom litigation, excellent critical thinking skills, the ability to work independently, a positive attitude and membership in the Florida Bar.

The starting salaries are $45,000 per year for entry-level positions, $52,000 for senior positions, and $65,000 for supervisory positions, and all include an excellent benefits package with health benefits, life insurance, dental insurance benefits, four weeks paid vacation, paid state holidays off with pay, a personal day, paid sick leave, and a state funded retirement package.

To apply, please submit a cover letter highlighting any relevant legal experience, your resume, your writing sample, a law school transcript (for entry-level positions only) and anything else you feel would assist the committee to: CLS_Careers@dcf.state.fl.us

Public Interest Panel

If you are interested in public interest work (or if you are not sure what public interest work is and want to learn), join us for the Public Interest Law Panel Presentation on Tuesday, February 26th at 12:00 in Room 550. Panelists will include attorneys from the Wounded Warrior Project, Three Rivers Legal Services, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Department of Children and Families, and Guardian Ad Litem. Professor Hornstein will moderate the panel. Topics of discussion will include what a public interest attorney does, the state of the current job market for public interest attorneys, and what YOU can do to get ready for a career in public interest law. Don’t miss this informative event!

Lunch will be provided, so RSVP on Symplicity!

Judicial Clerkship

Judge Mark Hulsey, a criminal court judge in Duval County, is seeking 1-2 law students to serve as judicial clerks for the remainder of the spring semester and possibly beyond.  Judge Hulsey prefers 3Ls but will consider 2Ls as well.  Candidates must have strong research and writing skills.  This is a volunteer position and not for pay or credit.  This is an excellent opportunity  for exposure to criminal law and how the court deliberates on and reaches decisions in criminal court.  Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and unofficial transcript to Prof. Laura Boeckman at lboeckman@fcsl.eduThe positions will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Air Force JAG Positions

air_force_jag_corps (1)The Air Force JAG Corps will be hiring between 80-100 new JAGs this year.  Interested 3Ls need to apply by March 15, 2013.

To apply, you must be a citizen of the United States, be on track to graduate from (i.e. 3L), or a recent graduate of, an ABA-approved law school Juris Doctor program, and be commissioned before the age of 35 .If selected, you must complete and pass an Air Force medical examination and obtain admission to practice in the highest court of any U.S. state, commonwealth, territory or the District of Columbia.

The next selection board will occur in April 2013.  To apply, you will need to accomplish the application materials and do a Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) interview at an Air Force Base.  An SJA is the JAG in charge of any given Air Force base legal office.  You must submit your application materials to the SJA with whom you interview.  The SJA, in turn, will turn in your application materials, along with a brief write up of your interview.  To afford the SJA adequate time to submit your application by April 1, 2013, you  MUST schedule your interview by March 15, 2013. We recommend getting everything done earlier than March 15th because SJA interview schedules tend to fill up around that time.

Application materials can be accessed here.

Click here to find your closest interview location.

For more information about the JAG Corps, please visit www.airforce.com/jag or http://www.jagusaf.hq.af.mil/ or call at 1-800-JAG-USAF if you have any questions.

 

U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico –Applications due TODAY!

Dept of JusticeThe United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico is currently seeking applicants for Assistant U.S. Attorney positions.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years post-J.D legal experience which includes significant trial experience, preferably in Federal Court. United States citizenship is required.The ideal candidate will possess superior oral and written communication skills in the English language, as well as strong character and interpersonal skills; have demonstrated the capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. The USAO seeks highly qualified applicants with extensive litigation experience, strong writing skills, excellent credentials, and a demonstrated commitment to public service. All AUSAs are given training by the U.S. Department of Justice and internally by the USAO Training Program. Candidates must be able to read, write, and speak English. Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish is highly preferred. 

Interested applicants must submit a current resume, a legal writing sample, a brief type-written explanation of your reasons for applying for this position is required (2 paragraphs), and, if available, a current performance appraisal with a cover letter to:

U. S. Attorney’s Office
District of Puerto Rico
ATTN: Pura López, HR Officer
Torre Chardón, Suite 1201
350 Chardón Street
San Juan, PR 00918