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New Resource!

Are you considering practicing law in a small or rural area?  Come check out OCPD’s new resource, Becoming a Rural Lawyer, by Bruce M. Cameron.  For more on Bruce Cameron and the practice of “small town law,” check out the author’s website,

Image from review at Solo Practice University


Job Alert!

Architect of the Capital

Office of General Counsel
Ford House Office Building, Room H2-265A
Washington, DC 20515 

WHO CAN APPLY: Only Second and First year law students.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a Resume that includes: The names, titles and contact
information for two (2) professional or law school references.

SEND APPLICATIONS TO:  Send your application VIA FAX ONLY to Marsha Gantt, fax number: 202-225-5927.

DEADLINE:  May 1, 2013
SALARY:$12.45 per hour. Employee will not be paid for holidays.

DUTIES:  Law Intern provides assistance to attorneys in the Office of General Counsel in disciplinary cases, mediations, administrative hearings, district court proceedings, etc.

DURATION OF WORK:Twelve (12) consecutive weeks beginning from the first day of work.

HOURS OF WORK:  The office hours are 8 AM – 5:30 PM; the hours of work will be 40 hours per week and may vary within the office hours, or as otherwise agreed.

NOTE: This is a temporary position, as described above, and is dependent upon funding. The successful applicant must pass a US Capitol Police fingerprint check and security review.

Upcoming ABA Event: Admiralty Practice in the 21st Century – April 26th at noon

Join members of the American Bar Association Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee (AMLC) and lawyers from the United States Coast Guard, United States Navy, and Federal Maritime Commission for a discussion of the practice of admiralty and government law, obtaining government and private practice jobs in this market, and the interaction among lawyers in the federal government and private practice.  For event details and registration, click here.

Reminder: The ABA Section of International Law Spring 2013 Meeting – April 23-27th in DC

The American Bar Association Section of International Law Spring 2013 Meeting will take place from April 23 – April 27, in DC.

The student rate is $85 and you can register on –site. This includes 4 full days of programs, networking events and receptions.  It also includes the International Practice Boot-Camp on Tuesday, which is  an all-day long event, but you can attend parts of it, if  cannot attend everything.

This is really a great opportunity to interact and network with practitioners, judges, and human rights experts!

For more information please visit:

Women in the Life and Law of the D.C. Circuit Courts – June 18, 2013 – 4:30 – 6 p.m.

“Women in the Life and Law of the D.C. Circuit Courts” is the upcoming Historical Society  program that will bring together judges, administrators, law clerks, and practicing attorneys, each with direct experience in our courts, to discuss the past, present, and future of women in the Courts of the D.C. Circuit.

 Stanford Emerita Professor of Law Barbara Babcock will open the program with stage-setting remarks on the roles of women in this Circuit .  A panel discussion will follow in which  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former Chief Judge Patricia M. Wald, Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth, former Clerk of the U.S. District Court Nancy Mayer-Whittington, and advocates Michele Roberts and Helgi Walker will respond to questions posed by Professor Babcock, the moderator, and to the comments of other panelists and program attendees.

 Please join us on Tuesday, June 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse.  A reception will follow the program.  Everyone is invited; no reservations are required.

Pathways Programs Informational Session for Students and Recent Graduates – April 25th

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Recruitment and Hiring Division is hosting a webcast on April 25, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT.  This informational session is intended for students, recent graduates and college career experts to discuss Federal career options and the Pathways Programs. The webcast will cover the following topics:

  • Brief overview of the Pathways Programs.

  • The importance of Federal Service and career opportunities.

  • How to prepare for internships and/or expectations.

Further, there will be a panel of speakers present to discuss their experiences working for the Federal Government.


Register here.

Job Alert!

A U.S. House of Representatives Committee seeks driven 2Ls and 3Ls to apply for a full-time or part-time summer congressional internship in Washington, DC.  If you are interested, please submit your resume via CareerLink no later than Sunday, April 21st.  The CareerLink ID is 26267.

 ** This is an UNPAID congressional internship opportunity.**