January 28, 2011

Next Week In LCS

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Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The list of upcoming deadlines in the Government Honors & Internship Handbook (see Symplicity for the login/password information) was not created this week due to the volume of changes made to various individual entries.  Please check out the Tables by Deadline in the Handbook to make sure you aren't missing any deadlines.  There is also great information on seeking positions in other regions and levels of government in the Government Job Search Guide in the Symplicity Document Library.

CBA Meetings for Next Week

Meetings for Week of January 31, 2011
This schedule was generated on January 27. View most recent list.
February 1
Committee on Attorney Malpractice (IL Professional Responsibility Credit, subject to approval) : Panel discussion on understanding malpractice in a psychological context.
Environmental Law Committee (IL MCLE Credit): Arthur Foerster, Latham & Watkins, discussing USEPA and citizen enforcement under the Clean Air Act.
Federal Civil Practice (IL MCLE Credit) : Hon James B. Zagel, U.S. District Court, will speak.
Mental Health & Disability Law Committee (IL MCLE Credit): Panel discussion on HIV/AIDS legal and clinical issues for mental health attorneys.
Solo Small Firm Committee (
IL MCLE Credit): Judges Roundtable.
YLS Estate Planning Committee (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast): Brian Tsu, Duggan Bertsch LLC, with sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts. 

January 27, 2011

MPILCC is coming!

The Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference is coming on Saturday, February 5th! Even if you did not pre-register, you can attend and bid for interviews on-site.  Student registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and all students with interviews must check-in before 8:30 a.m. or their interviews will be forfeited.  For those early birds (whether registering on-site or checking in from preregistration), you will receive a lottery number which will enable you to bid for open interview slots. 

CBA YLS Events

Young Lawyers Section Career Month Events:
February is your chance to explore career opportunities in a variety of areas of law and practice settings. All events and meetings take place at the CBA Building (321 S. Plymouth Ct.). Registration is required for some events. More events are included after the jump!

YLS Lunch with a Judge - February 3
You’re invited to have lunch with the Hon. William D. Maddux Presiding Judge, Law Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at 12:15 p.m., at the CBA. The Judge will discuss courtroom decorum and how young lawyers can practice successfully in Court. Event includes free pizza lunch. You must be a CBA member or law student member to attend and you must register in advance of the lunch. Limit 100 persons. Register now

January 26, 2011

Bergstrom Foundation Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship Program

The University of Michigan Law School and the Bergstrom Foundation are sponsoring a Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship Program where students are brought to Ann Arbor for three days of training (May 23-25, 2011) before they begin their summer work at a child welfare law office.  Students who have completed their first year of law school but who have not yet graduated are eligible.  Applications are due February 4, 2011.

January 25, 2011

RESCHEDULED: 2Ls & 3Ls, Don't Miss this Career Workshop

Strategies for 2Ls and 3Ls to Master the Market and Find the Best Job Opportunities

When? Thursday, March 3rd, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Where? Lewis 904

This program will cover:
  • Improving your law school record
  • Developing a powerful method for networking
  • Identifying lawyers whose interests and backgrounds match your own
  • Considering multiple options