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HOPE Public Interest News for Week of February 6, 2012

Please read below for upcoming events on campus, opportunities in the community, and other announcements. Events on Campus Monday, February 6th, Perspectives of the General Counsel: Meeting the Needs of Non-Profits, 12:30 pm, F109: Do you aspire to work in a General Counsel’s Office or serve the legal needs of non-profits? If yes, then this […]

Considering an Alternative Legal Career? Read This Article From a Professional Development Expert

During law school, some students realize that they do not want to practice law. After practicing for several years, many attorneys also reach the same conclusion. What do you do next? Read this interview given by Serena Claire Josephs, a firm-wide attorney professional development specialist at an Am Law 100 firm. There are other options.

This Week at the CDO (Week of February 6, 2012)

Monday, February 6: 11th Circuit Judicial Internship Program Begins Perspectives of the General Counsel:  Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits: Speaker:  Lesley Rosenthal – 12:30 p.m., Room F-109 Thursday, February 9: Ten Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing a Practice Area – 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Room F-109  

NALP Summer Job Search Webinars Now Freely Available Online

The Association for Legal Career Professionals now has summer job search webinars, produced in conjunction with Equal Justice Works. These seminars are available on the NALP website. The two hour-long webinars offer expert tips and best practices on cover-letter and resume drafting, as well as interviewing and networking.  

Read the Career Development Office’s Handout Titled “How to Avoid Making Common Mistakes When Conducting a Legal Job Search”

Conducting a job search can be time consuming and complex. For job search tips, review the Career Development Office’s (“CDO”) new handout titled “How to Avoid Making Common Mistakes When Conducting a Legal Job Search.” The handout discusses  tips regarding your application materials, interviewing and following up with potential employers. Go to the Symplicity Document Library […]

Free Webinar Series: The Summer Public Interest Job Search: Expert Tips on Cover Letters, Resumes, Interviewing, and Networking

This two-part webinar series, cosponsored by NALP and Equal Justice Works, will provide law students with insight on the key elements of the summer public-interest job application process. Attorneys with years of application review experience will highlight do’s and don’ts; explain how and why public interest application materials may substantively differ from law firm materials; […]

Attend “From Law School to In-House” on Wednesday, February 22nd!

The Career Development Office and United Way Present “From Law School to In-House” on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Room E-352. Four attorneys who have devoted their careers to serving as in-house counsel will discuss the role of in-house counsel and share their insights, perspectives and experiences with UM Law students. The […]

Perspectives of the General Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Non-Profits

With her book Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits, Lesley Rosenthal, the astute General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, has created the indispensable guide for the most common legal, governance and fundraising compliance issues facing nonprofits.  Good Counsel, the first-of-its-kind guidebook written by the sitting General Counsel of a major […]

Check Out Susan Gainen’s Blog!

Susan Gainen has spent the past 25 years observing market swings, career change, new technologies and new generations bringing their own stamp and styles to work. Her clients benefit from her unique perspective on how work gets done, which combines her expertise in intergenerational communication and experience in the business of law, among other things. […]

Attend The 25th Annual Robert M. Cover Public Interest Law Retreat

Spots are filling up fast! The 25th Annual Robert M. Cover Public Interest Law Retreat is taking place in Peterborough, New Hampshire from March 2-4, 2012. The Retreat brings together public interest law students and practitioners for an engaging weekend of learning, networking and fun. The 25th Annual Cover Retreat is being organized by students […]