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The Diversity Committee of the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA) invites you to join us on Monday, June 17, 2013 for the second annual Summer in the Capital: A Fall Recruitment Preview for Students & Employers. This event will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel (1150 22nd Street, NW) from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
The purpose of this event is to bring together legal employers and rising second-year law students (with an expected graduation date of May 2015) who contribute to the diversity of the legal profession and are interested in practicing law in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This will be a great opportunity to network with a mix of representatives from firms, public interest organizations, and government agencies before the start of the fall recruitment season. We strongly encourage you to bring your resume to this event.
There is no fee to attend. You are simply asked to RSVP by Monday, June 3, using the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/92GGD33. A confirmation email, with detailed information, will be sent to all participants in advance of the event.
Where: Ritz-Carlton Hotel
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Date: Monday, June 17, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WALRAA looks forward to your participation in this year’s event! If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Jernee Bramble or Kate Rooney Thomson, 2013 Diversity Committee Co-Chairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Diversity Committee Co-Chair
University of Baltimore School of Law
Kate Rooney Thomson
2013 Diversity Committee Co-Chair
Bingham McCutchen LLP
The Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP), proudly supports WALRAA and the Second Annual Summer in the Capital Event.
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The American Society of International Law (ASIL) is pleased to announce the return of its annual Summer Associates Briefing Series. Designed the provide law students spending the summer in Washington, D.C. with a taste of international practice, the Series will feature experts from a variety of international law careers who will survey current issues in the field and answer associates’ questions about their career paths. The three sessions in the series will take place every other week in the offices of Leadership Circle members of ASIL’s Law Firm Sponsorship Program.
Hot Topics in International Law: The View from the ICJ Guest Speaker: Judge Joan Donoghue, International Court of Justice
When: Monday, June 10, 2013
Time: 12:00- 1:30 p.m.
Where: Arnold & Porter, LLP (555 12th Street, NW)
Hot Topics in International Law: The View from the USTR Guest Speaker: Miriam Sapiro, Acting U.S. Trade Representative
When: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Where: White & Case, LLP (701 13th Street, NW)
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Guest Speaker: Details Forthcoming
When: Week of July 8-12, 2013
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Where: WilmerHale, LLP (1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW)
Summer associates from ASIL law firm sponsors and Students of ASIL academic partners = Free* by entering the Special Discount Code “SAST” at time of registration.
*Proof of Summer Associate/Student status will be required. Please bring a valid student I.D. or proof of employment.
To Register for the Series, visit WWW.ASIL.ORG/EVENTS.
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Legal Aid Maryland is still hiring Summer Law Clerks!
|SUMMER LAW CLERKS – All Office Locations
Duties: This position is designed for students who are enrolled in a law school program. Under the supervision of an attorney, a law clerk is generally expected to assist with selected functions related to casework, from initial intake through representation of clients at judicial and administrative proceedings. Some law clerks may perform exclusively or primarily non-casework functions.Tasks assigned to law clerks may include any or all of, but are not limited to, the following: screen clients for eligibility and make referrals as appropriate; conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients; schedule appointments, hearings, and other types of proceedings; conduct factual investigations and analysis and legal research; under the supervision of legal staff, prepare documents and correspondence which may include complaints, answers, discovery, memoranda of law and briefs; file documents with courts as required; assist in the development of case theory and strategy for the representation of clients; perform other duties, as assigned with in the scope of the essential functions of the position.
Qualifications: Individual must be enrolled as a student in a law school, must have good written and oral communications skills and must demonstrate potential to perform duties of a law clerk.
Salary: $13.00 per hour for 1L & 2L; $15.00 per hour for 3L; 35 hours per week, up to a maximum of 400 hours for the summer.
For full information and to apply, please visit their site.