Looking for an internship or job? Submit your resumes now!
The MABLSA Spring 2013 Resume Collect Service is a wonderful opportunity for students (1L, 2L, 3L, 4L evening) to submit your resume to a range of employers across the Mid-Atlantic region. We encourage all members to submit their resumes to each employer in the MABLSA Spring 2013 Resume Collect (OCI Session).
Patton Boggs LLC: February 8, 2013
All other employers: April 30, 2013 or until positions are full.
So, what are you waiting for? Do not procrastinate! Submit your resumes today!
If you have any questions or concerns please contact MABLSA Job Fair Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: MABLSA Blog
Steptoe’s Diversity Committee invites you to join us for a panel discussion by firm lawyers who have worked for the federal government and in private practice.
The panelists will share their insights regarding the benefits of working in both the private and public sectors. They will discuss how these varied experiences helped develop a diverse skill set that has enhanced their careers.
Friday, January 4, 2013
4:30 p.m. EST
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Reception to follow. Business casual attire.
Please visit Steptoe's Diversity page to learn more about Steptoe and our commitment to diversity.
The Social Security Administration’s Office of Appellate Operations is poised to announce multiple temporary Attorney Adviser vacancies in Falls Church and Arlington, VA (See information below). Application is through www.usajobs.gov. Interested parties should apply immediately as the vacancy will be open for only a short time.
Social Security Administration:
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review and the Office of Appellate Operations
Arlington/Falls Church, Virginia
The Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review has multiple vacancies for Attorney Adviser positions located in Arlington (Crystal City) or Falls Church, VA. Please visit www.usajobs.gov to apply.
Attorney Adviser, GS-11
Attorney-Adviser: GS-11 Membership in the Bar plus one of the following:
1. One year of professional legal experience; or
2. The second professional law degree (LL.M.) which requires one full year of
graduate study; or
3. The first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), provided the applicant’s
records shows superior law student work or activities as demonstrated by one
of the following:
• Academic standing in the upper third of the law school graduating class; or
• Work or achievement of significance on the law school’s official law
• Special high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, such as
election to the Order of the Coif; or
• Winning of a moot court competition or membership on the moot court
team which represents the law school in competition with other law
• Full-time or continuous participation in a legal aid program as opposed to
one-time, or casual participation; or
• Significant summer law office clerk experience; or
• Other equivalent evidence of clearly superior achievement
The Attorney Adviser position is a temporary appointment, not to exceed one year. It may be extended for up to a maximum of 1 additional year.
Summary of Major Duties: Provide independent technical assistance to the Appeals Council in review of decisions and dismissals rendered by Administrative Law Judges (ALJs). Conduct an in-depth review including any necessary research of the program and legal aspects in individual cases and an evaluation of the legal sufficiency of the Administrative Law Judge's decision or dismissal. Recognize and identify multiple and complex policy and legal issues and provide a written evaluation to support a recommendation to the Appeals Council that encompasses the entire spectrum of case dispositions.
Provide additional oral advice and consultation to the Council as necessary.
Applicants must provide a current resume and official college transcript.Attorney adviser candidates also must provide proof of bar membership.
Veterans' Preference: If you are claiming veterans' preference, submit a copy of your military discharge certificate (DD 214 member 4 copy), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other proof of eligibility. To be acceptable, the document must show Character of Service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF 15) and the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF 15. Preference will be granted based on the documents received.
For more information about the Appeals Council and the Social Security appeals process, visit the website:
This job is sedentary and performed in an office setting in a high production environment with extensive computer usage.
Fried Frank has created unique programs that effectively bridge the worlds of private law firm litigation and public service law by joining with two of the country's leading civil rights advocacy organizations, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).
The LDF and MALDEF fellowships each give an entry-level lawyer the opportunity to spend two years as a Fried Frank litigator and then two years as a staff attorney with LDF or MALDEF. At the end of their four-year commitment, our successful Fellows are encouraged to interview to return to Fried Frank and, in some cases, they may continue on the staff of their civil rights organization. We are proud that a number of our former Fellows hold high-level positions on the staffs of both LDF and MALDEF.
The ideal candidate for a Fried Frank Fellowship is a third-year law student or recent graduate currently in a judicial clerkship. Candidates for the MALDEF and LDF fellowships should have a genuine interest in both corporate and civil rights litigation. For the MALDEF Fellowship, Spanish language skills are highly desirable.
The application deadline for all programs is November 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Details on the application and selection process can be found in the brochure.
For more information, please contact:
Diversity and Inclusion
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP
One New York Plaza
New York, NY 10004
Are you interested in working for the government? If so, act quickly: the following programs have 2L and 3L deadlines coming up soon! For more information on applying to work within the federal government, check out our Government Careers page in the PSJD Resource Center.
Click here for more details about these programs, provided in the 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook (log-in required). See the jobs below!
My name is Yolanda Hawkins-Bautista and I am the Chair for The Elliott G. Heard Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The Committee will select two qualified candidates and provide them with a $1,000 scholarship. Attached is the application, which is due October 22, 2012. Could you all circulate the application to your fellow BLSA members. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email or at 609-202-0061.
Dear BLSA Presidents and Members,
At Haynes and Boone, LLP, one of our fundamental principals is to promote diversity within the Firm, among our attorneys and staff, and within our communities. We want to encourage members of your Black Law Students Association who have excelled academically to submit their resumes to Haynes and Boone by September 14th, 2012, if possible.
Please have all interested candidates submit their resumes, law school transcripts, and any cover letter by September 14th to:
Haynes and Boone, LLP
ATTN: Amanda Kelly, Manager of Atty. Recruitment
2323 Victory Avenue, Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75219
From the MABLSA Blog:
Department of Justice: Applying for Paid Positions for Law Students & Entry-Level Attorneys
Dear NBLSA member,
I would like to share with you some information about the U.S. Department of Justice’s Summer Law Internship Program (SLIP) and the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP). A primary purpose of this email is to make you and your members aware of these programs and the applicable deadlines, which are early.
The Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) is Justice's recruitment program for entry-level attorneys. It is the only way Justice hires graduating law students. Judicial law clerks, full-time graduate law program (LLM) students, and law school graduates in qualifying full-time legal fellowships are also eligible. The first opportunity for law students to apply for HP is the summer before their third year of law school. This year, the on-line centralized electronic application opens July 31, 2012, and closes September 4, 2012. Participating Justice offices and components will be listed at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry-participants.html.
The Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) is Justice's competitive recruitment program for compensatedsummer internships. Law students who have completed at least one full semester of law school by the application deadline are eligible to apply; however, the majority of SLIPs are second-year law students who work at Justice the summer between their second and third years of law school. But the SLIP is also open to recent graduates between graduation and the start of a judicial clerkship or full-time qualifying legal fellowship. This year, the on-line centralized electronicapplication opens July 31, 2012, and closes September 4, 2012. Thus, current 1Ls (i.e., rising 2Ls) who are interested in a paid internship for Summer 2013 should apply by September 4, 2012. Participating Justice offices and components will be listed at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/slip-participants.html.
Please share this information with your classmates and the general NBLSA membership. I hope that you will encourage them to consider applying for these great opportunities, and also point out to them that both our HP and SLIP programs have early application deadlines.
More information about Justice’s hiring programs, including volunteer internship opportunities across the county, may be found at the Department’s legal careers website: http://www.justice.gov/legalcareers.
The Lawyers' Committee sponsors recent law school graduates for Skadden and Equal Justice Works fellowships and also recruits for its own Lindsay Fellowship.
The initial application for 2013-2014 Fellowship Opportunities must be submitted to the Lawyers' Committee no later than July 13, 2012. Applications will not be accepted after that time. Completed applications should be sent to the Fellowship Committee: email@example.com.
Click here for information about the fellowship and here for the application packet itself.
For questions about the application process or about other fellowship opportunities, please contact Alejandro T. Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Erandi Zamora email@example.com.
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