Wednesday, March 25, 2015

JOB SHADOW PROGRAM TRAINING

Tuesday, March 31

Noon in room 110

In conjunction with the Office of Advancement, the law school's Job Shadow Program will provide you with a firsthand look at the legal world outside the classroom. Past job shadow volunteers have invited students to witness depositions; hosted tours of a courthouse, their company, or law firm; and led informal discussions with office colleagues on the nature of their work. Please join us at a training session to give you the inside track on how to make the most of this experience. For those of you who cannot attend, the training is available for viewing on Media Law. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Junsen Ohno (ohnoj@seattleu.edu).

FALL OCI INFORMATION SESSION

Thursday, April 23
Noon to 12:50 p.m. in Room 109

CPD will provide information about Fall OCI, cover tips for preparing your application materials, discuss the mechanics of submitting applications through Symplicity, and provide an overview of the "bidding" and interview process. Don't be fooled by the name, applications for "Fall" OCI are submitted starting in July and interviews begin the week of August 10th. Please bring your laptops to this session. RSVP in Symplicity under Events, or contact Junsen Ohno at ohnoj@seattleu.edu. Light snacks will be provided.

Friday, March 20, 2015

"Repaying a Different Kind of Loan"

Students and recent graduates sometimes hesitate to ask attorneys for informational interviews or coffee meetings, thinking that it's asking to much, but many attorneys view the time they give to students and new grads as a way to pay forward the advice and assistance they got early in their careers. For more on this, check out "Repaying a Different Kind of Loan" at NWSidebar.

CPD is here to help you learn about the give and take of networking. Come meet with us to help you craft an effective networking strategy.

Monday, March 16, 2015

VABAW Summer Judicial Externship

The Vietnamese AmericanBar Association of Washington (VABAW) is sponsoring a summer judicial externship.  VABAW recognizes that a judicial externship will greatly enrich and broaden a law student’s legal education and experience.  To that end, VABAW is piloting this externship.  The 2015 externship will provide two law students with the opportunity to work at the King County Superior Court for a minimum of six weeks.  This is a unique opportunity be immersed in the local judicial process and gain first hand courtroom experience. VABAW provides a $500 stipend to each externship recipient. Additional details and an application can be found on Symplicity.

Essential Protocols and Procedures for the Law Office with Charity Anastasio


TUESDAY, MARCH 17 - 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Seattle University School of Law, Sullivan Hall,1.5 CLE credits pending.  Click here to register. 

The checklist for starting a new law practice should include setting up protocols, policies, and procedures.  When you take policies and procedures out of your head and put them on paper, it gives value to your firm as a separate entity with methods and norms that can eventually proceed without you.  Charity Anastasio ‘07, Practice Management Advisor with WSBA’s Law Office Management Assistance Program, will cover the best practices for policies and procedures covering conflict checks to billing to succession planning and more.  We will view a WSBA-produced webinar CLE followed by live discussion.  Ms. Anastasio presents in the webinar and will lead the discussion.  Whether you’re just starting up your practice or need to refresh your outdated policies, this CLE is for you!  1.5 CLE credits pending. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

WSBA's Legal Lunchbox Series: Tackling the Challenges of Professionalism

This webcast is part of the WSBA’s free Legal Lunchbox Series CLEs that are offered at noon on the last Tuesday of each month as a benefit to WSBA members. Register for the program online.

Experts in the area of professionalism will touch on several areas of ethical and professional conduct for practicing attorneys: courthouse decorum, inadvertent disclosure of electronic information and civility matters. Join us for an interactive session, including discussion of hypothetical situations presenting challenges related to ethics and general practice.

SEMINAR FACULTY
Alexis Foster - Kitsap County Prosecutor, Port Orchard
Timothy Jaasko-Fisher - Robert's Fund, Seattle
James Yand - Miller, Nash, Graham & Dunn, Seattle


SCHEDULE
11:30 a.m. Webcast Lobby Opens
11:45 a.m. Webcast Launch available
12:00 p.m. Seminar Begins
1:30 p.m. Adjourn


Registration for the March installment of the Legal Lunchbox Series will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30th.

NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK!!! 03/20/2015


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

VABAW Hồng Đức Clerkship: Work for a Top 10 International Law Firm and Live Abroad this Summer

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) invites you to apply for the VABAW Hồng Đức Clerkship.

VABAW recognizes that an international perspective will greatly enrich and broaden a law student’s legal education and experience.  To that end, VABAW created the Hồng Đức Clerkship in 2007.  The 2015 Hồng Đức Clerkship will provide a law student with the opportunity to clerk at Hogan Lovells in Vietnam for a maximum of three summer months.  This is a unique opportunity to live in Vietnam and learn about international and comparative law by working at an international law firm.  The clerkship will award up to a total of $5,000, with approximately $2,000 applied to a round-trip airfare ticket to Vietnam and a maximum of $1,000 for each month of the clerkship paid directly to the clerkship recipient for living expenses.

Hogan Lovells became a top 10 global legal services provider on May 1, 2010 through an unprecedented merger of two firms with international credentials, U.S.-based firm Hogan & Hartson and UK-based firm Lovells.  Modern-day Hogan Lovells carries on the tradition of excellence established by its founders and further builds on their legacy.  After opening a representative office in 1994, Hogan Lovells became the first international law firm to open a full branch office in Ho Chi Minh City in 1996.  Today, Hogan Lovells works closely with its newly-opened office in Hanoi, offering a full range of corporate, intellectual property, projects and real estate, and construction capabilities to client companies operating in Vietnam.

This is a unique opportunity that is open to ALL qualified  JD or LLM law students at an ABA-accredited law school. Find more information at www.vabaw.com or by emailing SU Law alumna, Michelle Pham.

Monday, March 2, 2015

2015 Air Force Summer Legal Internship

Launch your career in a dynamic environment that embodies public service and rewards you with immediate real-life legal work experience of a lifetime! Apply online at www.USAJobs.gov (Locate the positions using "Air Force law clerk"). The application deadline is March 5, 2015. 

The 2015 internship is a PAID position! 2Ls should apply to position #1337869 and 1Ls to position #1335111. 2L applicants selected will receive GS-9, Step 1 compensation rates and 1Ls selected will receive GS-7, Step 1 compensation rates. Internship placements are governed by the needs of the Air Force and the geographic preferences of the applicant. 2015 externship applicants must reapply to be considered for a paid position.

Minimum Requirements:
-US Citizenship
-Enrollment in an ABA approved law school (1L or 2L only, can be part time students)
-Available to serve 8-10 weeks in the summer

Required Documents:
-Resume (limited to 1 page)
-Occupational Questionnaire completed in USAJobs.gov
-Unofficial Transcripts (undergraduate & law school)
-Geographic Preferences Memorandum (see base locations at www.airforce.com/jag)

NOTES: All positions are subject to the availability of funds. We will not accept mailed or faxed application.

Monday, February 23, 2015

WSBA Volunteer Opportunities



The Washington State Bar Association is now recruiting volunteers to help advance the legal profession in two different ways:

Committee service
We will soon fill openings on 22 committees, boards and panels ranging from the Judicial Recommendation Committee to the Disciplinary Board. Most positions have two- or three-year terms, start on Oct. 1, and are open only to active WSBA members. There are exceptions, though, so please take a look at the application in myWSBA to determine your eligibility and learn more about these opportunities. Committee service gives you a chance to contribute to the legal community and to get involved with issues you care about. It’s also a great way to connect with other lawyers around the state. The application deadline is Feb. 27, 2015. For more information, email barleaders@wsba.org, or call Pam Inglesby, WSBA communications services operations manager, at 206-727-8226 or 800-945-9722, ext. 8226.


Promoting professionalism
If you are interested in volunteering in a more task-specific way, consider participating in our new professionalism volunteer initiative. Opportunities include making professionalism presentations to law students, writing about professionalism for the WSBA’s magazine, NWLawyer and the blog, NWSidebar, leading professionalism discussions at bar association events, recognizing professionalism in the legal community, and reviewing the Creed of Professionalism. Find more information here. Both WSBA members and others in the legal community are welcome to apply. The application deadline is March 31, 2015.