Job Opportunity for Evening Students with U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Paralegal / Clerical position with U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (Washington, D.C)

Apply on CareerLink

Deadline approaching – 5/14/2014

TYPE OF POSITION:  Full-Time Paralegal / Clerical, Judicial Chambers

POSITION AVAILABLE:  May, 2014

LOCATION:    

            U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
            450 E Street, N.W.
            Washington, DC   20442-000l

DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION:  The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces exercises world-wide appellate jurisdiction over members of the armed forces on active duty and other persons subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Court is composed of five civilian judges appointed for 15-year terms by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.  

Cases on the Court’s docket address a broad range of legal issues, including constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, criminal procedure, ethics, administrative law, and national security law.  Decisions by the Court are subject to direct review by the Supreme Court of the United States.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   
•Assist in clerical responsibilities and managing case flow in judicial chambers, including word processing, filing, and data entry.
•Proofreading and technical review of draft memoranda and opinions.
•Legal research and writing assignments. 

JOB DURATION:     
•Annual appointment, subject to renewal.
•NOTE:  This is an excepted service “at will” position assigned to a Judicial Chambers.
 
SALARY:
•GS-0986-10
•Full Federal Benefits to include medical insurance, sick leave and vacation time.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

•College degree.  
•Excellent word processing skills.
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
•Strong Legal Research skills.
•General office experience preferred, but not required.
•Due to the nature of cases that are before the Court, applicant will be subject to strict confidentiality requirements.  In addition, employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background records check.
•Preference for individuals currently enrolled in evening law school program.

Pathways to Public Sector Employment Event

2014 Founders Celebration

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Pathways to Public Sector Employment

Presented by the Office of Career and Professional Development

 

Thursday, February 20, 2014     

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

6th Floor Student Lounges

Attorneys and students will informally discuss the public interest dynamics of the government, non-profits, think tanks, and advocacy organizations. Students will have the opportunity to explore public sector career paths with practitioners

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Registration is free, but required.

 Students: please register via Careerlink.

Employers: RSVP to  lscott@wcl.american.edu

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2014 Spring Recruitment Program Upcoming Deadlines


RESUME COLLECTION
Found under the “OCI & Resume Collection” tab on CareerLink by employer

  • Pro Bono Institute, Deadline January 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm (1L Day Students)
  • The Administrative Conference of the United States, Deadline  February 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm (1L & 2L Students)
  • Husch Blackwell LLP, Deadline February 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm (1L Students)


ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
Found under the “OCI & Resume Collection” tab on CareerLink by employer

  • Banner & Witcoff, Deadline February 12, 2014 at 11:59 pm (1L & 2L Students), Interviewing on-campus on February 27, 2014
  • Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment (SAFE), Deadline     March 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm (1L & 2L Students), Interviewing on-campus on March 25, 2014


DIRECT APPLICATIONS
Found under the “Jobs” tab on CareerLink with the tag “SR/Direct App”

  • Deadlines are rolling and new positions are being posted regularly
  • Set up a job search agent to make sure you don’t miss out on any 2014 summer or post-graduate opportunities!

DC/Baltimore Public Service Career Fair

Registration for the 2014 Washington DC/Baltimore Public Service Career Fair’s Table Talk is still OPEN.  Please note that the Fair occurs this year on Friday, January 24th, and will be held at the George Mason University School of Law. Registration for the Table Talk portion of the Fair will close on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm. To register, go to the career fair simplicity site: https://law-dcpscf-csm.symplicity.com/students

Once at the site, click on the “Register” button on the right side of the page.  You will be directed to a page where you provide your registration information.  After completing this page, please check your email for an email verification.  Click on the link provided in the email to verify your email address.  Once your email address is verified, your registration must be approved by your career services office.  This verification can take up to 2 business days.  You will then receive a welcome email with your username and password once your registration is approved.

To review participating employers, after logging in, please click on the “OCI” tab on the top of the page.  Under “Session” there is a drop-down menu.  Select Table Talk to review the employers participating in that session.  Please note that employers are continuing to register, so you will need to check back regularly.  Every year we have last minute registrations the week of the Fair.

If you have any questions or problems, email Laura Scott at lscott@wcl.american.edu.

Legal Internship/Externship Opportunity with Prominent Congressional Committee

This is an opportunity for an unpaid legal internship/externship for the Spring semester with the Democratic Staff of a Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The Committee has jurisdiction over any action taken by the federal government; therefore, the selected individual would have an opportunity to work on a range of activities, including congressional investigations, departmental and executive branch oversight, along with legislative responsibilities.  The intern would be required to work at least 2 days per week, with a preference of working 3 days per week or more.  Interns would be required to start no later than the second or third week of January.  We are particularly interested in applicants with an interest in financial services, health care, energy, federal workforce, government organization and/or labor policy matters.

We would like an individual to begin the Spring legal internship position with the Committee no later than the second or third week of January.  All candidates should submit their resume to no later than Wednesday, December 18 to:

Leah Perry

Chief Oversight Counsel – Minority Staff

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Leah.Perry@mail.house.gov

 

Ignore Law School Etiquette at Your Career Peril

Check out this article by G.M. Filisko in the November issue of ABA’s Student Lawyer.

“In law school, you’re creating relationships with faculty, administrators, and fellow students that will shape, perhaps even make or break, your career. Building these relationships is good practice for your future interactions with law office supervisors, colleagues, clients, and subordinates.”

 

 

DC PUBLIC SERVICE CAREER FAIR

Registration for the 2014 Washington DC/Baltimore Public Service Career Fair is OPEN!   Please note that the Fair occurs this year on Friday, January 24, 2014 and will be held at the George Mason University School of Law. Registration for interviews and resume collects will close on Friday, December 13th.

 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Students may log into the following website to register and review participating employers: https://law-dcpscf-csm.symplicity.com/students
  2. Once at the site, click on the “Register” button on the right side of the page.  You will be directed to a page where you provide your registration information. 
  3. After completing the registration information, BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL for an email verification.  Click on the link provided in the email to verify your email address. 
  4. Once your email address is verified, your registration must be approved by your career services office.  You will receive a welcome email with your username and password once your registration is approved.
  5. If you intend to bid on interviewing or resume collection employers, please be sure to register for the Fair by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 13th.  If your registration is complete, you will be able to bid for interviews. 

To review participating employers, after logging in, please click on the “OCI” tab on the top of the page.  Under “Session” there is a drop-down menu.  By selecting either Interviews, Resume Collection, or Table Talk, you can review the employers participating in those sessions.  Please note that employers are continuing to register, so you will need to check back regularly.  The majority of employer registrations typically occur in the first two weeks of December.

You may begin bidding on interviewing or resume collection employers on Monday, December 16th.  Bidding will remain open until Monday, December 30thPLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR REGISTRATION MUST BE APPROVED BEFORE YOU MAY UPLOAD DOCUMENTS AND BID.  Thus, please be sure to register as soon as possible to give yourself as much time as possible to bid and upload documents.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact Laura Scott at lscott@wcl.american.edu

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