October 7, 2011

Next Week in LCS

President Obama's Champions of Change will be honoring 16 lawyers on Thursday, October 13 from a live event at the White House. The Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative, along with the Center for Public Interest Law and Law Career Services will be webcasting this program from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in 341 Lewis.  Please RSVP in Symplicity.

Job Search Material Review. Do you want your cover letter reviewed? Or have a resume reviewed after your initial one for the academic year has been approved? Just email the document to your advisor so she can review that for you.  Please still expect the typical 3-5 business day turnaround.

October 6, 2011

CBA Meetings for Next Week-Week of October 10th

October 10

Trust Law Committee (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Panel discussion on powers of attorney and other advance directives issues.

October 11

Adoption Law Committee (IL MCLE Credit)
Ana Mencini, Chicago Kent Law School, adoption and immigration.

Catholic Volunteer Network Directory

If you're looking for an opportuntity to work directly in the community in a faith-based setting, the 2012 Response, a publication of the Catholic Volunteer Network has arrived. It s available for your perusal in our Resource Library.  Most of the information in the 2012 Response is also available on their website as well.

Twitter RSS Feeds

Do you have tweeple (people on twitter) that you want to follow without the hassle of creating a twitter account? Use TOPSY! Topsy creates "Real-time search for the social web" and enables you to create RSS feeds of your searches, which you can then have sent to your Google Reader or email. 

Etiquette Tip of the Week: Drink Requests

When you are invited to a cocktail party, and the host asks, "What would you like to drink?" Your response should not be, "I'd like a Bombay Sapphire martini straight up with bleu cheese stuffed olives and have the vermouth blow the martini a kiss."


The Office of Personnel Management is improving USAJOBS. The transition is scheduled to begin at 5 pm EDT on October 7, 2011; at which time the search and apply functions will be taken offline. During the transition nearly 5 billion rows of data will be extracted, validated, and subjected to integrity testing to preserve the applicant resumes, seeker profiles, and agency job postings in the current system. Please visit USAJOBS.gov during the transition for daily status updates and general employment information.

October 5, 2011

CBA News and Annoucements

Here are the latest updates from the Chicago Bar Association:

·         Catch a New Complimentary Practice Pointer
The CLE Department has recently added to its catalog of complimentary online practice pointers. Watch "Everyone is Entitled to Their Opinion " with Geoffrey L. Gifford or "Handling a Child Injury Case" with Kenneth H. Levinson at www.chicagobar.org.

October 4, 2011

CBA: Upcoming CLE

 More Information and opportunities can be found on the FULL CLE Schedule, which includes Committee Meetings offering CLE opportunities. 

October 4th

Managing Discovery of Electronically Stored Information in IP Cases (2.75 MCLE Credit)
3:00-6:00 p.m. $80 Member/$160 Nonmember/$60 Gov't Member

October 3, 2011

CBA Upcoming Special Events

ABC Networking Mixer with Risk Management Association - October 12
Meet members of the RMA and the Illinois CPA Society on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at English, 444 N. LaSalle. See registration fax form.

YLS Lunch with a Judge - October 18
All members are invited to have lunch with the Hon. James D. Egan, Motions Section, Circuit Court of Cook County, on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at the CBA, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. The Judge will discuss courtroom decorum and how young lawyers can practice successfully in Court. Pizza lunch provided. Limited to 100 persons. Please register in advance online.

CBA/CBF Pro Bono Week - October 24 to 28
The Chicago Bar Foundation and Chicago Bar Association's Annual Pro Bono Week will be held from Monday, October 24, to Friday, October 28, 2011. See schedule at www.chicagobar.org/probonoweek.

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 the Symplicity Announcements).\
          Texas Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Spring, Summer & Fall) (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/11)

Spring Programs
·         Department of Education – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Rolling, but preferred by October)
·         Securities & Exchange Commission – Law Student Observer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/07/11)

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 Opportunities
·          California Department of Justice – Honors Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 10/03/11)
·         Oregon Department of Justice – Honors Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 10/06/11)