March 12, 2009

PICs Picks: Government Honors & Internship Handbook

The Law Career Services Office hires Public Interest Coordinators (PICs), law students that assist with developing job search materials and job postings. This year, 2Ls Elizabeth Boe and Myra Mitchell are serving in this capacity, and we've asked them to provide a peek into their favorite resources, which we've called PIC's Picks.

Today, they present you the Government Honors & Internship Handbook. If you are interested in working for the federal or state government, a job sector that is expected to have growth in the next 18 months, check ou this resource. This site is great as it not only details jobs and internships by state or federal agency but also has salary, interviewing, and application deadline information. The Handbook is updated annually and lists both paid and unpaid as well as internship and postgraduate positions. Stop by the LCS for the login and password information.

Do you have a favorite resource? Email Alisa Rosales with that information!

March 11, 2009

Symplicity Calendar

Did you know that we post upcoming conferences around the country on the Symplicity calendar? Do you know when your target practice area's section meetings will be for the ABA? Don't miss the opportunity to attend this August's ABA Annual Meeting here in Chicago, where many sections will indeed meet to conduct business, offer CLE seminars, and provide you with various networking opportunities. Don't forget to note when committees meet and have special events or CLE seminars at the Chicago Bar Association as well.

March 10, 2009

Federal Service Ambassadors Program

Will you be working for the federal government in DC this summer? Would you like to join a cohort of others interested in public service and earn a small stipend for leading outreach and advocacy efforts next year on campus? Check out the Partnership for Public Service's Federal Service Ambassadors Program for additional details. In addition, Associate Director Alisa Rosales has attended several of the Partnership's trainings and will be presenting a program on Monday, March 30, 2009 on Federal Job Search and Application Processes so check out those opportunities today!

March 9, 2009

Unauthorized Practice of Law Alert

Recently, we had an employer post a position seeking a student Legal Researcher, but the employer did not have a supervising attorney for the position. Oak Brook Construction's posting has been pulled as we do not want to expose any of our students to the perils of the Unauthorized Practice of Law (UAPL). If you sent your resume to this employer, please know we have already informed the employer that we have pulled the job posting. With the poor economy, we have become more vigilant to these types of potential issues. If in doubt on a legal employment situation, please ask for help -- we're happy to help you navigate away from UAPL.