September 23, 2011

CBA News and Announcements

News and Announcements from the CBA (See CBA Homepage for Updates)

·         Catch a New Complimentary Practice Pointer
The CLE Department has recently added to its catalog of complimentary online practice pointers. Watch "Representing an Animal Organization" with Anna E. Morrison-Ricordati or "Representing a Buyer: Types of Deeds" with John P. O'Brien at

Next Week in LCS - September 23, 2011

Please join us on Tuesday, September 27 from 4:00-5:30 pm in 340 O'Malley for our first Social Media & Sustenance Open House! Which forms of social media do you use? We'd like to encourage you to use them to promote your job search and professional development activities through our Social Media Check-In Promotion (full details in Symplicity Document Library). Just update your status on any medium or check-in to our office on FourSquare, then show tha check-in to our student worker, and you'll be eligible to enter our monthly drawing for various professional development prizes. You'll receive double check-ins the weeks that we host our monthly Social Media & Sustenance Open Houses, where you can stop by for some fruit and cookies before or after class.

September 22, 2011

CBA Meetings for Next Week-- Week of September 26th

Meetings for the Week of September 26, 2011 (this schedule was generated on September 22, 2011).

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 26th

  • Class Litigation Committee (IL MCLE Credit)
    U. S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole, discovery and evidence in class litigation.

Pro Bono Opportunities

As you transition into practicing, Illinois makes it easy to find pro bono opportunities, as many organizations seek volunteers through the Illinois Pro Bono website. You are encouraged to get involved now through DePaul Law's Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative, but these are some recent opportunities found on the Illinois Pro Bono website seeking law student assistance:

Dish Network & Writing Competitions

Are you interested in improving your legal research and writing skills? Consider taking part in a writing competition! We post various writing competitions to the Symplicity calendar and blog, and the ABA Law Student Division also has a list of ABA writing competitions as well. For example, the Dish Network is sponsoring a writing competition on eDiscovery.

September 21, 2011

3Ls/4Ls/LLMs: Presidential Management Fellows Program

Don't forget that the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program nomination application is now available in the Symplicity Document Library. The USAJOBS vacancy number is 519543: Shaye Loughlin, Director of the Center for Public Interest Law, provided information on the PMF program, processes, and the internal nomination procedures, and the presentation materials can be found here.  Nomination applications are due by NOON on Monday, September 26, 2011. You must be graduating between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2011 to be eligible.

CBA News

Here’s the latest updates from the Chicago Bar Association

My Hero Awards - September 22
The Sun Times Judge Marovitz Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program’s 8th Annual My Hero Awards Luncheon will be held on September 22.  Details available at www.lawyerslendahand.orgSee invitation in PDF.

CBA Golfing Outing is September 26 - Network and Join the Fun
The CBA will host its annual Golf Outing on Monday, September 26, 2011, at Ridgemoor County Club. See details and a fax form or email Angie Cruz for sponsorship opportunities and registration.

September 20, 2011

Alternative Career Opportunities - September 20, 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:

DePaul University College of Law Alumni LinkedIn Group:

CBA Upcoming CLE

More information  and opportunities can be found on the Full CLE Schedule, which includes Committe Meetings offering CLE opportunities.


September 21

  • Introducing Evidence (2.75 MCLE Credit) 3:00-6:00 p.m./$60 Member/$120 Nonmember/$45 Gov't Member

FERP Update for Students

Though the FERP Season is winding down, new employers have recently been added to Resume Collect and On-Campus Listings:

PLEASE NOTE: You can STILL Register to Participate in FERP (see your Symplicity Homepage for More Details)

September 19, 2011

upcoming CBA CLE Programs

More information  and opportunities can be found on the Full CLE Schedule, which includes Committe Meetings offering CLE opportunities.

September 21
  • Introducing Evidence (2.75 MCLE Credit) 3:00-6:00 p.m./$60 Member/$120 Nonmember/$45 Gov't Member

Upcoming CBA Special Events

The following events provide more opportunities for networking with judges and lawyers:

  • My Hero Awards - September 22
    Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth will host the 8th Annual My Hero Awards Luncheon on Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 11:30 a.m., at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, 33 W. Kinzie. Honorees include: Gene Niezgoda of the Office of the Presiding Judge, First Municipal District; Gerald S. Schur (ret.), Welsh & Katz Ltd.; Autumn L. Sharp, Carlson Dash LLC, and Baker & McKenzie LLC. For tickets, or call 312-554-2041.

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).

 Postgraduate Opportunties

REMINDER: Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair Registration Closes Today!

2011 Conference and Career Fair student registration and interview application period has been extended to Monday, September 19 at 5 p.m. EDT

Registrants that attend the Conference and Career Fair not only have access to numerous internship, fellowship, and full-time employment opportunities, but also meet and network with more than 1,000 of their peers from some 200 law schools from around the nation.  Below are tips for students on getting the most out of the Career Fair: