November 19, 2009

10 Tips for Safe Social Networking for Attorneys

We posted a tweet about this a couple of weeks ago, but thought it worth revisiting as ethics rules become more complicated, and are often not written with the latest, and certainly not the upcoming, technology in mind. In what jurisdiction is your avatar practicing in Second Life? When is it soliciting clients? Did your post just tip your hand to opposing counsel? And never, never consider yourself anonymous.

November 18, 2009

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

More updates, new programs, and more in the Government Honors & Internship Handbook,** including:
  • National Labor Relations Board - Office of General Counsel Division of Advice - Summer Law Student Positions (2Ls)
  • US Commodity Future Trading Commission -- Summer Legal Intern Program (1L, 2L, 3L, going into LLM or judicial clerkship)
  • US Department of Homeland Security - San Francisco Office of Chief's Counsel's Summer Legal Intern Program (1L, 2L)
Check them out today!

**As a reminder, the login and password information is available in the Announcements section of Symplicity.

November 17, 2009

PICs Picks: Law Student Colleague Networking

As we progress through law school, the importance of networking and making connections is emphasized at every turn. However, we sometimes forget that our peers are powerful networking connections that require development too. These are in some ways your first professional and legal network and the experiences you share with these people will likely create deep and long-lasting relationships. It is critical to build and maintain relationships with these colleagues now, as they can be a valuable resource in the present, as well as years down the road in your legal career. Creating a reputation as a colleague that is hard-working, trustworthy, and willing to help others is something that your law school classmates will remember and take with them years after we have all graduated from DePaul.