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Judicial Opportunity Spotlight

Judicial Legal Intern with Judge Heidi M. Pasichow at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)

Judge Pasichow is an Associate Judge within the Family Court, and is currently assigned to the Juvenile Delinquency Calendar.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide assistance to the law clerk and Judge Pasichow by researching and analyzing laws and legal issues, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs and related legal authorities.  The intern will attend court sessions to hear oral arguments, confer with the law clerk and Judge concerning legal questions, and assist in the process of researching and writing legal orders and memoranda.

The intern will also assist the law clerk in preparing the Judge’s legal calendar and maintaining and organizing the case files.

Job Id: 31512
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Deadline: November 14, 2014



Kelly Noble Spotlight

Interested in Applying for Judicial Clerkships?

Kelly E. Noble is the Judicial Clerkship Advisor within the Office of Career & Professional Development. She specializes in counseling J.D. and LL.M. students and alumni with respect to the judicial clerkship and internship process, in addition to providing general J.D. career development and job search counseling.

Kelly began her career as a judicial clerk with the Rhode Island Supreme Court Law Clerk Department in Newport, R.I. Following her clerkship, she worked in public sector labor and employment law in Providence, R.I. Kelly is a cum laude graduate of the Roger Williams University School of Law, and she earned her B.A. in Political Science, International Development, and Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.

Fall Networking Happy Hour

Presented by: Government Attorneys Forum

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014,

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Place: CoCo Sala Restaurant

Address: 929 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Metro Stop: Metro Center (Orange, Red, and Blue lines); Gallery Place (Yellow, Green, and Red lines)

Registration: There is no charge to attend, but registration is encouraged. Please visit or fax this flyer to


Questions: or 202-639-8880

Join the Government Attorneys Forum for a night of chocolate, drinks, and networking as we welcome the fall! All chocolate lovers (both government and non-government attornes, and law students) are welcom and encoraged to attend. Bring your sweet tooth!
 Fall Net Happy Hour
Both women and men are encouraged to attend WBA events and join the organization as members.

The Two-Day Workshop: Legal Skills for International Public Interest

Getting Started in International Law

American Society of International Law (ASIL)

Upcoming Events:

Getting Started in International Law: Careers in Customs and International Trade

Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Location: ASIL Headquarters, Tillar House (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW)


Description: As part of its “Getting Started” series, the ASIL New Professionals Interest Group is pleased to host a special event on how to pursue an international law career in the areas of customs, domestic trade remedies, and international trade more broadly. These fields continue to grow both in the public and private sectors. Finding the appropriate avenue to enter this field of practice, however, can be difficult. Panelists at this event will share their perspectives as experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds. The moderator will pose questions to highlight professional development advice.

Speakers: Kathleen Claussen (moderator), U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, Co-Chair, New Professionals Interest Group, Emily Fuller, Associate, International Trade Practice, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Scott McBride, Senior Attorney, Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, Justin Miller, Senior Trial Counsel, International Trade Field Office, Commercial Litigation Branch, U.S. Department of Justice, Robert Shervette, Attorney-Advisor, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Human Trafficking & Migrant Smuggling

American Society of International Law (ASIL)

Upcoming Events:

Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling: A Fireside Chat with Anne Gallagher and Dina Haynes

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Location: ASIL Headquarters, Tillar House (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW)


Description: Fifteen years have elapsed since the international community decided to use international law as a weapon against human trafficking and migrant smuggling. The results have been mixed, at best. This fireside chat brings legal practitioner Dr. Anne Gallagher (author of The International Law of Human Trafficking and The International Law of Migrant Smuggling) and Professor Dina Haynes, renowned scholar on trafficking and migration, to address some of the most pressing questions facing States in responding effectively to large-scale exploitation of human beings for profit. Where do migrant smuggling and trafficking intersect and how do the different legal regimes operate in such situations? To what extent has international law made a positive contribution to ending trafficking and smuggling-related exploitation? Where are the critical gaps and weaknesses and how could these be addressed? What is the US government doing and how could it be making a better contribution?


Speakers: Dr. Anne Gallagher, author of The International Law of Human Trafficking (2010) and The International Law of Migrant Smuggling (2014), Dina Haynes, Professor of Law, New England Law | Boston, Christie Edwards (moderator), Director, International Humanitarian Law, American Red Cross, WILIG Co-Chair

Clerkships 101

Clerkships 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Applying for Judicial Clerkships

Clerkships 101: Jumpstart Your Judicial Career! Learn about why you should work for a judge, where you can work for a judge, how to locate opportunities to work for a judge, what to submit with your application, when you should plan on applying, and other helpful tips for jumpstarting your judicial job search. 
Note: This event has already occurred, please find the handout and PowerPoint slides for the event below.