September 2, 2011

Next Week in LCS - September 2, 2011

**PLEASE NOTE: Law Career Services is closing at 3 p.m. on Friday, and will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday for the Labor Day holiday. Enjoy the long weekend!

Would you like to begin the year with an easy way to make an impact? You can help shape LCS programming by becoming an LCS Ambassador! We're looking for positive and proactive law students to provide us with feedback from the student body as well as supplement the work of the SBA Career Services Liaison. Additional details and applications can be found in the Symplicity Document Library and are due on Friday, September 2, 2011.

3Ls/4Ls/JLCs: Upcoming Government Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 3L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2011-12 Government Honors & Internship Handbook (login/password located in the Symplicity Announcements).

2Ls: Upcoming Government/Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 2L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2011-12 Government Honors & Internship Handbook (login/password located in Symplicity Announcements).


Looking to build your professional legal skills? Pro bono opportunities will enable you to broaden your skills and serve the community. Guest blogger Rebecca Birger, Class of 2013 shares her experiences with the Domestic Violence Courthouse Project and how you too can become involved.

I started volunteering with the Domestic Violence Courthouse Project in January 2011.  Volunteering with this project was a great way to begin learning about the legal profession.  Typically, I worked with one client a shift, helping him or her to draft an Order of Protection and accompanying him or her to court. 

September 1, 2011

CBA Meetings for Next Week - Week of September 5, 2011

Meetings for the week of September 5, 2011. View most recent list.

The following is a list of committees that have notified the CBA of their speaker/topic. Meetings are held at 12:15 p.m. for one hour at the CBA unless otherwise noted. Bring your CBA card to obtain MCLE credit for meeting attendance. Lunch is available in our servery for $9.50. There is no need to RSVP for committee meetings. Member may attend any meeting they choose.

September 5
CBA Closed for Labor Day Holiday

September 6

  • Committee on Attorney Malpractice (IL PR Credit subject to approval, Webcast): Erinn Wehrman, Jenner & Block LLP, recent developments in professional responsibility law.

Join/Renew & Engage/Re-Engage

It is that time of year! You are beginning a new school year, which also means it is a new bar (association) year! Whether you are a returning student, or new one, join a couple of bar associations related to your practice area and geographic interests.  But then go the next step and become involved! Check out the committee/section/social event calendars and place events on your calendar now so that you plan them into your weekly networking and professional development activities. For example, the Chicago Bar Association is only $12 annually for students, and most of their meetings are held over the lunch hour at their headquarters, just one block away next to Plymouth Grill.  The American Bar Association's Bar Association Directory can help you find more organizations.

August 31, 2011

Presidential Management Fellows Program

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is the federal government's premier management and policy leadership development program.  To be considered for this prestigious program, students graduating between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012 must be nominated by their graduate or professional school.  To be considered for nomination by DePaul University College of Law, you must complete the nomination application that can be found in the Symplicity Document Library (Presidential Management Fellowship Application - Fall 2011).  Shaye Loughlin, Director of the Center for Public Service Law, will be accepting your nomination packets, which are due by NOON on Monday, Spetmeber 26. For more information, please visit the PMF website and attend the PMF Program Presentation on Monday, September 12, 2011 in 344 O'Malley (RSVP in Symplicity).  As soon as the USAJOBS application number is available, we will post that.

August 30, 2011

Upcoming CBA CLE Programs

CLEAdvantage - CBA Member Discount CLE Plan: Members can attend most CLE seminars for only $125 per plan year. Seminars are also webcast at and the West LegalEdcenter. Full CLE calendar/registration here.

Alternative Career Opportunities - August 30, 2011

Here are some alternative career jobs we came across.  Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of opportunities found at these sites:

The Chronicle of Higher Education:

Labor-Side Law Directory

The AFL-CIO has sent us their directory of legal departments and outside counsel, which we've added to the Resource Library.  Please stop by to check out this valuable resource if you are interested in labor-side issues.