3L Weekly Docket

This week’s weekly docket contains a couple of  job opportunities, a conference, and a writing competition with a $2000 prize.

Job Opportunity: The Legal Aid Society of New York, Juvenile Rights Practice, January 1 Deadline

The Legal Aid Society offers new lawyers a unique opportunity to advocate for social justice and law reform, develop outstanding legal skills, and join a staff of dedicated and expert legal advocates with a national reputation for excellence, while doing extraordinary community-based work on behalf of low-income clients who need legal assistance.

As openings arise during the 2017-2018 hiring season for experienced Juvenile Rights staff attorneys, these positions will be posted on The Legal Aid Society’s website (www.legal-aid.org) in the Diversity and Careers section. Applications for these positions will only be accepted in response to a specific posting. Interested applicants should check The Legal Aid Society’s website for any open positions.

Offers for entry level Juvenile Rights staff attorney positions in the Fall 2018 Class will be made on or around April 2018 after the New York State budget has been adopted.

Applications for Juvenile Rights Practice staff attorney positions must be submitted via the LAS Recruitment Portal.

Job Opportunity: Capital City Fellows Program in DC, Deadline December 15


The Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is a mayoral initiative to attract recent graduates of master’s degree programs in public administration, public policy, urban planning, social work and related fields to work for the city of Washington, DC

Designed for those with interest in administration, local government, and policy development, the Fellowship offers 3 6-month rotations in various agencies, including Office of the Chief of Staff, Department of Human Resources, Department of Planning, Department of Transportation, Department of Health, Department of Real Estate Services, and District Department of the Environment. Placements are based on departmental need, as well as skills and preferences. In addition to on-the-job training, Fellows meet with high-level city officials, and participate in educational and professional development seminars.

Read more and apply here.

Conference: Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference in SF, March 15-18 (over the NDLS spring break)

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This signature event provides a unique setting for Corporate America and the HNBA to connect, offering opportunities for outside counsel to meet representatives from numerous Fortune 500 Companies. This year’s conference will give hundreds of attorneys, judges, and law students a valuable and enjoyable three-day program featuring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) panels on cutting edge topics led by experts from across the country, a variety of workshops, and one of a kind networking opportunities.

Read the blog post discussing Notre Dame 3L, Veronica Canton’s, experiences at and how she budgeted to attend HNBA conferences here.

Read more and register here.

Legal Blog Post Writing Contest with $2000 prize, Due December 31

To win, your article not only has to be logically rigorous and substantive, it also needs to be engaging, entertaining, and eye-catching. Ideally, lay people should be able to understand and enjoy the article, while lawyers should find it useful and insightful. Eligibility and Topic: J.D. Students – Any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses.

Learn more and apply here.

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