The Victim Rights Law Center is Hiring Two (2) Attorneys

Title:       Attorney

Status:   Full-time

Description:

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), a nonprofit law center that provides free legal services to victims of sexual assault in Oregon and in Massachusetts, as well as legal technical assistance nationally, seeks a full-time, Oregon-licensed attorney to join our team and coordinate the VRLC’s transitional housing partnership. The attorney will provide training as well as legal assistance to sexual violence survivors who are homeless, with a special focus on survivors who are older, Latina or have disabilities. Services to be provided include legal screening and limited legal representation, sexual assault and legal trainings (for both homeless advocates as well as survivors experiencing homelessness) on how to use existing civil laws to meet sexual assault survivors’ needs. The attorney will also help the VRLC’s technical assistance team support lawyers, advocates and other victim service providers in their efforts to use existing civil laws to meet the needs of sexual assault survivors. This position is grant funded. Applicants should have a minimum of three (3) years legal experience, including some litigation practice, as well as experience working with sexual assault survivors and with vulnerable populations. Spanish language fluency is preferred, but not required.

To apply please send cover letter, resume with complete work history, salary requirements and a short writing sample via email with your last name and “Transitional Housing and TA Staff Attorney” as the subject of your email.  No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Title:      Attorney

Status:  Full-time

Description:

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), a nonprofit law center that provides free legal services to victims of sexual assault in Oregon and in Massachusetts, and legal technical assistance nationally, seeks a full-time attorney, with excellent writing, product development and organizational and communication skills, as well as a strong work ethic, a good sense of humor, and a commitment to serving vulnerable populations. Based in our Portland, Oregon, office, the successful candidate will help implement VRLC’s new Privacy Rights Project by conducting legal research, developing resources, creating curriculum, and delivering state and national trainings on the privacy rights of victims of sexual assault, stalking and domestic violence. Applicants should have a minimum of three (3) years legal experience, expertise serving sexual assault survivors and/or addressing victims’ privacy rights, and experience creating and delivering engaging, effective, in-person and web-based trainings.

To apply send your cover letter, resume with complete work history, salary requirements and a writing sample via email with both your last name and “Privacy Project Staff Attorney” as the subject of your email.  No phone calls please. The position is open until filled, but applicants will be screened on a rolling basis.

2014 Law Student Diversity Scholarship Application – Submission Deadline: March 31, 2014

Scholarship Requirements: 

DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program, open to rising (2014–15) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. All rising second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), law school or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA-accredited law schools to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle. See the last page of this application for the DRI Diversity Statement.

Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Service to the profession
  • Service to the community
  • Service to the cause of diversity

Applications must include three recommendations, one each from the following individuals: 

  • Dean or an associate dean of the student’s law school
  • A current or past law professor
  • An individual who is personally acquainted with the applicant, but who is not related by blood
  • line or adoption.

Additionally, each applicant must include a cover letter with his or her application. In that cover letter each applicant should identify his or her academic, personal, and professional accomplishments and how those accomplishments qualify him or her for a DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship award.

Essay Requirements: 

In addition to submitting the attached application and required recommendations, applicants must complete an essay of no more than 1,000 words based upon the following question:

The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules (Advisory Committee) is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure aimed at reducing the costs and burdens of discovery. The two most important amendments are a rewrite of Rule 37(e), which regulates sanctions for failure to preserve discoverable information, and a revision to Rule 26(b)(1), which redefines the scope of discovery. The proposed amendments also include changes to rules 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36, and 37. For a copy of the proposals, see http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/rules/preliminary-draft-proposed-amendments.pdfPlease discuss the pros and cons of the passage of the proposed amendments with regard to their effect on defendant businesses in civil litigation, commenting on those provisions that will have the most dramatic effect on business and indicating why. 

Submission Deadline: 

Applications and all other requested materials must be received by March 31, 2014. Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and officially announced at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar scheduled for June 12–13, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

All applications, essays and required materials must be submitted in hard copy format to:

Tim Kolly, Director of Communications
DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar
55 West Monroe Street, Suite   2000
Chicago, IL 60603

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Women’s Rights Project, New York, Seeks Staff Attorney

The Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) National office in New York seeks applicants for a Staff Attorney position. 

OVERVIEW:

The Women’s Rights Project is part of the ACLU’s Center for Liberty, which is dedicated to the principle that we are all entitled to determine the course of our lives based on who we are and what we believe, free from unreasonable government constraint and baseless stereotypes. The Center for Liberty encompasses the ACLU’s work on women’s rights, reproductive freedom, LGBT rights, and freedom of religion and belief.

Founded in 1972 by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Women’s Rights Project (WRP) has been a leader in the legal battles to ensure women’s full equality in American society. WRP is dedicated to the advancement of the rights and interests of women and works to implement ACLU policy in the area of gender discrimination.  WRP conducts direct litigation, files amicus curiae briefs, provides support for ACLU affiliate litigation, serves as a resource for ACLU federal and state legislative work on women’s rights, and seeks to advance ACLU policy goals through public education, communications strategies, outreach, and participation in coalitions.  WRP has been an active participant in virtually all of the major gender discrimination litigation in the Supreme Court and in significant communications and public education efforts on behalf of women and girls.

WRP focuses on women’s rights in the following priority areas: employment, education, and violence against women.  Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, WRP pushes for change and systemic reform in those institutions that perpetuate discrimination against women. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Manage significant litigation in federal and state court including district and appellate court litigation, prepare and respond to written discovery requests, take and defend depositions, engage in motion practice, write briefs, present oral arguments, and conduct trials.
  • Create and implement multi-pronged strategies using litigation, public education, and legislative and policy advocacy to further the ACLU’s strategic plan on women’s rights.
  • Provide assistance and advice to ACLU affiliates on litigation, legislative advocacy, and communications efforts.
  • Work closely with legal and non-legal program staff, particularly legislative, communications, and advocacy staff members.
  • Engage in public speaking, including representing ACLU positions to the media and public generally.
  • Develop strong co-counsel relationships with other public interest lawyers and ACLU volunteer lawyers.
  • Supervise junior attorneys, fellows, student interns and other staff.
  • Travel as required for litigation, policy advocacy, conferences and public speaking.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • J.D. and a minimum of four years of litigation experience required. Applicants with more experience are also encouraged and invited to apply.
  • Knowledge of legal issues involving women’s rights strongly preferred.
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Capable of performing complex legal analytical work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated creativity in crafting strategies to advance women’s rights in WRP’s priority areas. Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU. 

COMPENSATION:

The ACLU offers a generous compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

HOW TO APPLY:

Individuals interested in applying should send a letter of interest, current resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample, and names and telephone numbers of three references via email. Reference [WRP-08/ACLU-W] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to the Women’s Rights Project posting. In order to ensure your application is received, please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.

Applications can also be mailed to:

Women’s Rights Project
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
RE: [WRP-08/ACLU-W]
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004 

Please indicate where you learned of this career opportunity. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

 

Social Justice Weekend – February 21-24, 2014

On February 21-24th, 2014, Miami’s social justice organizations are coming together to host its first Social Justice Weekend. Join them for regional asset mapping, legislative and communications training, and a picnic with John A. Powell, scholar, lawyer and author of Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society. The weekend will close with the Racing to Justice Imagine Miami event.

Social Justice Weekend Schedule:

Miami-Dade Regional Asset Mapping For Community Change

When: Friday, February 21st

Time: 9:30AM-3:00PM

Where: Temple Israel, 137 NE 19th St., Miami, FL 33132

This event will be a powerful space to bring community organizations, social service providers, government, artists, health and education professionals, faith leaders, labor and other allies together to connect our different strengths with opportunities.  Asset Mapping challenges the idea that our communities are filled with only deficits by looking at what is working and to provide a resource map for new and deeper collaboration.

Social Justice Table Kick-Off Party

When: Friday, February 21st

Time: 3:00PM-6:00PM

Where: City Hall The Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137

Come celebrate the launch of the Social Justice Table, an initiative funded by the Allegany Franciscan Ministries that seeks to create a a synergistic and collaborative community of social justice organizations.

Freedom Flicks: Fruitvale Station 

When: Friday, February 21st

Time: 6:30PM

Where: Catalyst Miami, 1900 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 200, Miami, FL 33132

Screening of Ryan Coogler’s critically aclaimmed film. This follows the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina, who he hasn’t been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana, their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day. Oscar’s life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area – and the entire nation – to its very core.

Rethinking the Florida Narrative: A Provocative Communications Training with Subhash Kateel

When: Saturday, February 22nd

Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM

Where: Catalyst Miami, 1900 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 200, Miami, FL 33132

This communications training will be led by Subhash Kateel, Deputy Communications Director of 1Miami and radio show host of Let’s Talk About It!. Subhash was a community organizer in immigrant communities for over twelve years. Subhash writes extensively on issues ranging from immigration and criminal justice to mental health, economic justice and gun control. When he isn’t writing or talking on the radio, Subhash is helping emerging leaders in Miami to develop their voice and leading workshops around the country to help social justice leaders communicate effectively.

County & State Legislative Overview: Connecting the Dots with Karen Woodall and Francesca Menes  

When: Saturday, February 22nd

Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM

Where: Catalyst Miami, 1900 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 200, Miami, FL 33132

This workshop will be co-facilitated by Karen Woodall, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the FloridaCenter for Fiscal and Economic Policy, and Francesca Menes, Policy and Advocacy coordinator at Florida Immigrant Coalition.

Picnic with John A. Powell

When: Sunday, February 23rd

Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM

Where: At Blue Marlin Fish House, located at 2500 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Socialize, relax and enjoy a delicious lunch in the company of John Powell and Miami’s social justice collaborators.

Imagine Miami: Racing to Justice with John A. Powell 

When: Monday, February 24th

Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM

Where: UM, Bank United Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables, FL 33146

A conversation around ethical and practical considerations to build an inclusive society. This event will be led by Dr. John Powell, internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties.

For additional details, tickets, etc., visit the website.

Fellowship – Rapporteurship on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2014

The Rapporteurship on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) invites young indigenous lawyers, from the Member States of the OAS, to apply for a fellowship to assist with tasks of the Rapporteurship in Washington, D.C. The Rapporteurship on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the IACHR was created in 1990 in order to strengthen, promote and systematize the IACHR’s actions in the area of indigenous peoples’ rights in the Americas. The fellowship provides the opportunity to understand and apply the mechanisms of protection of the inter-American system of human rights in the area of indigenous peoples’ rights. The deadline to present applications is February 14.

1) Venue of Fellowship: Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS).  Address:  1889 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.20006, United States of America

2) Modality: On-site

3) Deadline to present applications: February 14, 2014

4) Start and End Dates: April 1 2014 to March 31, 2015

5) Length of the Fellowship: 12 months

6) Objective: To provide an opportunity for young lawyers from OAS Member States to understand and apply the mechanisms of protection of the inter-American system of human rights in the area of indigenous peoples’ rights. The Rapporteurship on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the IACHR was created in 1990 in order to strengthen, promote and systematize the IACHR’s actions in the area of indigenous peoples’ rights in the Americas.

7) Program: To assist with tasks of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Inter-American Commission, under the supervision of its human rights specialists during the period of the fellowship and, at the end of the fellowship, present to the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR a detailed report on activities carried out by the fellow.

8) Requirements:

  • Be a citizen of an OAS Member State;
  • Be member of an indigenous community of the Americas;
  • Spanish language proficiency (knowledge of other official OAS languages is desirable);
  • Have graduated in law from an officially recognized university (attach copy of the law degree and grades obtained);
  • Have received law degree after January 1, 2006;
  • Have a demonstrable professional interest in the legal field of human rights, specifically in the area of indigenous peoples’ rights; and
  • Present a paper of up to five pages, not edited by another person, on a human rights issue of interest to the candidate in the area of indigenous peoples’ rights.

9) Required documents: The following documents are required in order to be considered for the fellowship:

  • Letter of interest
  • Completed Fellowship Application (LINK)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of law degree and grades obtained
  • Written paper of up to five pages

10) Benefits:

  • The IACHR provides a monthly stipend of US$3,200.00 for the period covered by the fellowship,  that is US$38,400.00 total for 12 months. With the stipend provided, the fellow is responsible for obtaining health insurance coverage of his/her choosing for the duration of the fellowship, and should provide proof of coverage to the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR.
  • Round-trip economy class air transportation from the participant’s country of residence to Washington, D.C. Terminal and transfer expenses are not covered.
  • The IACHR will award a certificate of participation in the Fellowship Program to the fellows who satisfactorily complete the entire period of the fellowship.

11) Responsibilities of the selected candidates:

  • Once an applicant has been selected, he/she should formally accept the fellowship in writing, confirming with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights his/her availability to complete the fellowship during the specified time period. Once accepted, the IACHR will proceed with the necessary arrangements for purchase of round-trip economy air transportation between the candidate’s country of origin/residence and Washington, D.C.
  • In the event a candidate accepts a fellowship but cannot complete it, for whatever reason, he/she must immediately inform the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights so that the course of action may be decided.
  • It is the responsibility of each selected candidate to request and obtain the necessary visa to enter the United States, and/or transit visa (if applicable) in a timely manner.  The IACHR will not incur in any expense related to the processing of immigration or visa documents. The IACHR will provide the candidate a document certifying his/her selection as an official fellow of the IACHR so that he/she may request the corresponding visa, which is the sole responsibility of the selected candidate. In addition, the OAS will send a diplomatic note to the Embassy or Consulate where the selected candidate will be requesting his/her visa, certifying the fellow’s selection.
  • It is the responsibility of the selected candidate to arrive in a timely manner so that he/she will be present for the commencement of the fellowship on the date established by the IACHR.
  • If the selected candidate declines the fellowship after the flight ticket has been purchased, or does not travel on the established dates or changes routes, the candidate shall reimburse the IACHR the cost of the flight ticket or any additional costs incurred. The latter includes any additional costs, if any, incurred by the IACHR, such as extra costs for accommodation during the candidate’s travel to and from Washington, D.C.
  • If the candidate resigns, cancels or terminates the fellowship after the program has begun without providing sufficient reason and evidence to the IACHR for doing so, he/she will fully reimburse the IACHR for all costs incurred on his/her behalf.

12) Presentation of candidates:

The application and other required documents indicated in sections 8 and 9 must be submitted to the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR prior to the closing date of the application period, by email, fax (202-458-3992) or mail to: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, 1889 F Street, N.W. Washington, D.C., 20006

 

The 2014 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

To:  All Law Students Returning For Fall Semester 2014 – Re:  2014 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program:

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2014 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1 in Chicago, Illinois.  This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, rising 2L and 3L students, and students in Intellectual Property LL.M. programs.

Last year roughly 125 employers, 190 law schools, and 1,700 law students from across the country participated in the program.  The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit resumes and transcripts to bid on interviews with the employers they are interested in, and employers then review the materials of the students who bid on them and select the students they wish to interview at the program.  Last year, approximately half of the participating students were selected for interviews.

This job fair targets students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science and who are patent bar eligible.     

For more information on the program, please refer to the Loyola Patent Program website.

Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program is open and will close on Monday, March 3.

Online registration is available here.  At this stage of registration, you will only need to enter some basic information (you will upload your resume and bid on interviews later in the semester).  Please note that our school is listed alphabetically as the University of Miami School of Law on the registration form’s drop down menu of law schools.

We will be paying the $35 registration fee for our students, so you will not be charged anything when you register online.

Once you have registered, the program staff will communicate with you directly via email to the address that you entered when registering for the program. Please direct any questions about the program to the Patent Program Liaison in our office, Karen Warren.

This Week at the CDO (Week of February 10, 2014)

Thursday, February 12, 2014:

  • Florida Supreme Court Information Session12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Room F-108

Thursday, February 13, 2014:

  • Toppel Career Expo3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center

Friday, February 14, 2014:

  • Department of State Information Session12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Room A-110

The Second Annual Animal Law Student Legal Writing Competition

The Florida State College of Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is hosting its Second Annual “Animal Law Student Legal Writing Competition” (Competition) this year, sponsored by Pets Ad Litem (PAL). PAL was founded by Animal Law Committee Chair Ralph A. DeMeo, and is dedicated to providing humane education and legal and other support for animals in Tallahassee and surrounding areas.

The Competition is open to all law students presently enrolled in or graduated within one year from an accredited Florida law school. The winner is selected through a blind grading competition.  Last year, a FSU College of Law student received a Certificate of Recognition, $500 from PAL, plus publication consideration in a future edition of The Florida Bar Animal Law Committee’s newsletter of an edited version of that student’s Animal Law paper.

Last year, the Competition Committee received 8 entries from students at 3 Florida law schools. The purpose of the Competition is to encourage Animal Law scholarship by law students and a career in Animal Law. We encourage all law students and recent graduates to enter this writing competition.  This year’s Competition Committee includes Ralph A. DeMeo, FSU College of Law Professor and ALC member Tricia Matthews, FDEP attorney and PAL President Bonnie Malloy, and student members of SALDF. For more information, please contact Ralph A. DeMeo or visit the website.

 

The City of Chicago Department of Law is Seeking Entry-Level Attorneys for the Position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in its Litigation, Transactional or Prosecutions Divisions

The City of Chicago Department of Law is seeking entry-level attorneys for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in its Litigation, Transactional or Prosecutions Divisions. Attorneys placed in one of the Litigation Divisions will handle litigation in state and/or federal court, and/or proceedings before administrative bodies. Attorneys placed in one of the Transactional Divisions will analyze transactions for compliance with the law, advise City departments on legal compliance, review, draft and negotiate contracts and other agreements. Attorneys placed in one of the Prosecutions Divisions will prosecute violations of Chicago’s Municipal or Buildings Codes or Illinois Vehicle Code in Circuit Court or at the Department of Administrative Hearings.

SALARY: $57,192.00 annually

Qualifications: 

Graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school with a Juris Doctor between December 2009 and June 2013 with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above and admission to the Illinois Bar.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Ideal candidates will possess the following: 

  • Strong research, writing, editing, analytical and client counseling skills
  • The ability to work well with others
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and initiative on assigned tasks
  • The ability to organize, prioritize, monitor and control workflow deadlines
  • A strong commitment to public service

Application Process and Materials: 

There is a two-step application process for this position.

Step One: You must submit an on-line application for this position online by February 28, 2014. No supporting materials other than your resume should be submitted with your on-line application.

Step Two: In addition to the on-line application and regardless of whether such materials were uploaded with your on-line application, you must submit the following materials in hard copy by March 6, 2014 to: Legal Recruiter, City of Chicago, Department of Law, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1640, Chicago, IL60602:

  • Cover letter that (1) includes the position title and job number as noted on the posting; and (2) specifically identifies how you meet the minimum qualifications and have each of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above whether through coursework, extracurricular activities, or work experience;
  • Statement of Interest no longer than one (1) page that explains your strong commitment to public service and why you want to work for the City of Chicago Department of Law;
  • Resume;
  • Law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable);
  • Two writing samples (whether written for some other purpose or written for this submission), including the date (MM/DD/YYYY) that they were written; and
  • Copy of your ARDC card

NOTE: The foregoing materials must be submitted in person (interoffice delivery of application materials will not be accepted) or received via U.S. Mail or another similar mailing method (e.g., FedEx, UPS, DHL) at the address noted above on or before March 6, 2014; late submissions shall result in your application not being considered for the position. Should you wish to confirm receipt of your materials, please use a traceable delivery method.

NOTE: Please do not submit references. Please do not send to us any materials other than those we have specifically requested above. Submission of references and/or additional materials other than what is specifically requested above shall result in your application not being considered for the position.

Please note that the online application submission deadline is February 28, 2014 and the required hard copy materials submission deadline is March 6, 2014.

Writing Samples: 

All writing samples submitted in consideration for employment must comply with the criteria listed below. Failure to comply with this Writing Sample Policy shall result in your application not being considered for the position.

  1. Each writing sample submitted must be no less than five (5) pages and no more than ten (10) pages.
  2. Each writing sample must be written by the applicant within two years of submission of hard copy materials.
  3. Each writing sample must be accompanied by a cover page explaining:the sample’s original purpose (i.e. a writing class, bar association journal article, case note, moot court brief, memorandum for an employer, case filing) or whether it was written for this submission;when (MM/DD/YYYY) and for whom the sample was written;

    the extent of editing by any third party; AND

if the writing sample is an excerpt from a larger document, identify that larger document and provide context, if necessary.

If an applicant chooses to submit a writing sample containing confidential or privileged information, the applicant must identify the steps taken (redactions, name changes or consent from the client or employer) to preserve the confidential or privileged nature of the document.

NOTE: If you have any questions regarding how to apply, please contact the Department of Human Resources. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, the Recruiting and Personnel Sections in the Department of Law are not able to take or return emails or phone calls seeking any information pertaining to the position or the process. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the City of Chicago Department of Law.

The full job posting, with additional information, can be found on the website.

Applications must be submitted in accordance with the posting below. No email applications will be accepted.

 

UM Career Expo on February 13th is Open to Law Students and Alumni!

University of Miami School of Law students and alumni are cordially invited to attend the University of Miami Career Expo taking place on Thursday, February 13, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Herbert Wellness Center on the Coral Gables campus.

The Career Expo has traditionally attracted companies from various industries such as personal and business financial services, banking, retail and merchandising, government, telecommunications, and marketing. This expo is specially designed to expose students and alumni to a broad spectrum of career paths, as well as provide them with opportunities to secure internships and full-time jobs. This is not a legal industry expo and no law firms will be participating. This is, however, a great opportunity to connect with employers from other industries.

There is no required registration to attend the expo. Students and alumni must come professionally dressed. Bring plenty of copies of your resume and your Cane Card. Students not professionally dressed and/or without their Cane Card will not be admitted.

More information regarding the Career Expo is available here.  A list of participating employers is available here.