Interested in Cyber Security?

Cyber security is becoming more important because it protects all of the vast wealth of information that has been stored in computers, computer networks, smartphones, tablets, and the cloud. The information we store is as basic and as sensitive as our personal health information, intellectual property, private preferences, data, and businesses and government data that may be vital to the economy and the infrastructure of our world.

If you are interested in Cyber Security, Cyber Degrees EDU is a resource for comprehensive information about cyber security with job resources, news and more.

To access job related resources, click here. The site also offers Cyber Security Job Boards.

U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program – Application Now Open!

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management is excited to announce that the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) application opened today and will close on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 11:59 PM ET. Applications must be submitted via the online application. We have many exciting opportunities throughout DOJ, including permanent and term-limited, entry-level attorney positions, and paid summer legal internships.

Detailed information about the HP and SLIP, including offices participating and the number of available positions, can be found at:

More information about all of DOJ’s legal hiring programs, including experienced attorney hiring and volunteer internships, can be found online.

 

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS FELLOWSHIP (EJW) ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida are looking for passionate early career lawyers to apply for the 2021 Equal Justice Works Fellowship. We are open to candidates with inspired and creative projects. A project is a carefully designed initiative that involves effective legal advocacy on behalf of individuals, groups, or issues that are not adequately represented by some aspect of the legal system. Projects provide Fellows with the opportunity to exercise leadership within a distinct project. Individuals and organizations work together to generate project proposals.

Equal Justice Works is particularly interested in a Fellow in the following practice areas:

  • Housing
  • Public benefits
  • Consumer law
  • Community Economic Development
  • Racial Justice
  • Healthcare
  • Voting Rights
  • Racial disparity in healthcare (re: COVID-19)

How to Apply?

Applicants must submit their resume along with one page (single-spaced, 1-inch margins) project description focused in why you want to work at Legal Aid and demonstrating your overall commitment to justice for all. Email your resume and project description no later than August 17 to Nicolette Solan.

The EWJ Fellowship application deadline is September 17, 2020.

Fellowship applicants must have graduated from an Equal Justice Works Member Law School before September 2020 with a J.D. or LL.M and NOT held a full-time (more than 30 hours/week), permanent, public interest lawyer position previously.

 

 

 

2021 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship – Deadline is Monday, August 16th, 9:00 A.M. CST

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected and appreciated, recognized as sources of strength of the Firm, and valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work.

With this in mind, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will award three (3) scholarships to diverse law students this year. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid during the student’s third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our offices. The recipients’ office preferences will be taken into consideration, but final assignment will depend on the Firm’s hiring needs. The recipients may split their summers with other law firms; however, they are required to work during the period that the other Summer Associates in that Baker Donelson office are working.

All applications must be submitted via the online application tool. You will first need to register to use Baker Donelson technology. After registering, you can begin the application process or save the information and return to the site at a later point using the Sign-In link provided.

Application Deadline is Monday, August 16th, 9:00 A.M. CST. 

To register and for eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program, please click here.

Jus-Law Legal Communications App – Now Available

Jus-Law is a business platform that includes tools to run a successful legal matter from start to finish with time tracking capabilities that allows attorneys to export directly into the invoicing function and ensures all hours get properly invoiced.

Jus-Law:

  • is a networking tool that can expand your client base and increase your professional profile and contacts
  • forums allow legal experts to share their expertise via conducting CLE
  • gives ability to communicate with your clients, colleagues and firms
  • has video and conference calls with recording capabilities
  • billing and time keeping capability allows you to export directly into the invoicing function to eliminate lost time and loss of revenue
  • is backed by the hypersecurity of Blockchain
  • can create a comprehensive document library
  • follow legal topic discussion groups led by Jus-Law screened Attorneys
  • can attend forums that interest you and learn more about the law topics that concern you

Jus-Law is a product built by lawyers to give those with legal needs a platform and experience that is secure. Approved for iOS and Android. You can download the Jus-Law℗ app. in the Apple store or on Google Play under Jus-Law.com.

Please visit the Jus-Law website for additional details.

 

 

 

 

CCWC and Hogan Lovells 16th Annual Career Strategies Conference: Corporate Counsel Women of Color Millennial Bootcamp

CCWC and Hogan Lovells 16th Annual Career Strategies Conference will be help from Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – Friday, October 2, 2020.  Click here to download the CCWC 2020 Agenda.

The Millennial Bootcamp is a brand new component of the Corporate Counsel Women of Color Annual Career Strategies Conference. The event will be both live and virtual. Students can register  here and use this code for the law student discount: CCWCSTUDENT2020.

Important Dates:

Wednesday,  September 30, 2020 | Boot Camp & Kick-Off Reception

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | General Session

Friday, October 2, 2020 | General Session

Saturday, October 3, 2020 | Farewell Power & Inspiration Breakfast 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The Hilton Anatole
2201 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
214.748.1200

For additional information and details, click here.

ABA FREE NON-CLE WEBINAR: Impact of COVID-19 on Recent Law School Graduates and Rising 3Ls – July 16th, 2020

This free online event is open to the public. The event takes place on July 16th, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

About This Program:

Current law school graduates and rising 3Ls who are entering the profession are now faced with unanticipated challenges upon entry. Along with the challenge of licensure with a delayed bar exam in most jurisdictions, there is also the changing landscape of legal employment. In addition, there are the financial challenges. Candidates of color generally enter the profession with $40K-$50k more loan debt than their white counterparts. And they are more likely to enter the profession in lower paying jobs. The impact of CoVID-19 will only exacerbate this disparity. The combination of these factors serves to increase the stress response in an already stressful time.

This session will discuss financial and emotional impact on recent law grads and rising 3Ls as they look ahead to their future. Panelists will provide practical tools and strategies to help navigate through these challenges both in the short and long term.

To register, click here. For additional information, please visit the ABA website.

Virtual Legal Career Boot Camp for Law Students Starting Monday, July 13th 2020!

AltaClaro (an experiential learning platform for lawyers) and Leg Up Legal (a pre-law mentoring platform that connects prospective law students with attorney mentors) are presenting a free 2-week Virtual Legal Career Boot Camp for law students from Monday July 13th through Friday July 24th.  It will be jam-packed with informative career development sessions, networking opportunities, and virtual career panels.  The goal is to provide law students with key insights into how COVID-19 has impacted the legal profession and to help them hit the ground running when they return to school in the fall.

The Boot Camp will include over 70 speakers, including lawyers, judges, law school faculty and staff, law students, and other professionals. The program will be facilitated through Zoom and it includes:

  • 25+ substantive career development sessions;
  • 20+ virtual career panels with practitioners from a wide variety of practice areas and career paths; and
  • 15+ networking sessions.

Please take a look at the programming sessions that will be offered each day and if your schedule permits, attend as many as you can.  We understand that many of you are working or have other obligations and may not be able to attend all sessions but, since space is limited, please consider your availability and interest before registering. 

To learn more about the Virtual Legal Boot Camp, the programming that they will offer, and to register, please click here.

Fall 2021 Legal Fellowship Sponsorship – Women’s Rights Project in NYC

ABOUT THE JOB:

The Women’s Rights Project of the National office in New York, NY seeks third-year law students and recent law graduates to consider for a sponsored fellowship such as Skadden, Equal Justice Works, or other public interest fellowships to begin in the fall of 2021.

Since its founding by Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1972, the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project has been a trailblazer in fighting for gender equity under law. We engage in systemic legal reform to ensure that everyone has the freedom to live, work, and learn free from stereotypes, harassment, and violence based on sex. Our recent work includes fighting the military’s ban on women in combat, challenging employment rules that penalize workers for their pregnancies or push them out of the paid workforce altogether, and winning a historic settlement against Facebook for targeting ads for jobs, housing, and credit only at men.

Applicants for host sponsorship will be asked to include in their cover letter an idea for a project proposal with their applications. These ideas need not be fully formed, as our staff will work with the selected fellowship candidate to develop their proposal for submission, but we would like to see how you articulate and propose tackling an important gender justice issue. We are open to proposals on any gender justice topic about which you are passionate, but we are particularly interested in hearing from students who would like to address fairness for those who are on the front lines of the pandemic, such as domestic workers and caregivers, and who are disproportionately Black women and other women of color. We will review applications on a rolling basis, but priority consideration will be given to those who submit applications by July 15, 2020.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Conduct legal research and analysis and develop theories to support new litigation projects
• Draft legal memoranda, record requests, pleadings, declarations, motions, and briefs
• Interview potential witnesses and clients
• Participate in discovery and trial practice as opportunities arise
• Draft and edit public education and non-litigation advocacy materials
• Conduct outreach to national, state, and community partners to build coalitions and further advocacy goals
• Provide support and assistance to ACLU affiliates and cooperating attorneys
• Manage internship program and supervise student interns
• Engage in public speaking and attend meetings and/or conferences as needed

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• J.D. or expected to receive a J.D. by the spring of 2021
• Demonstrated commitment to public interest law, civil rights, and gender equity
• Excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to conduct complex legal analysis
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work independently as well as within a team
• Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative, manage a variety of tasks and see projects through to completion
• Willingness to work closely with the ACLU through the funding application process
• Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
• Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance
• Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts

We will review applications on a rolling basis, but priority consideration will be given to those who submit applications by July 15, 2020.

Visit the website for details.

FALL 2020 LEGAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY – AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION WOMEN’S RIGHTS PROJECT, NY

All Fall 2020 internships are remote. Locations are shared for your reference. The Women’s Rights Project of the National ACLU has an opening for a Legal Intern in New York City (remote).

Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the team assisting in all aspects of litigation, policy advocacy and communications campaigns. For 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, and record of arrest or conviction.

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW:

Time Commitment: The internship requires a part-time commitment of 10, 15, or 20 hours per week.

Internship Duration: Internships are a 12-week period. Fall interns are expected to start on September 14 or September 21.

Stipend: A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Interns will gain valuable experience by working with the team on a wide variety of issues.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Drafting memoranda, affidavits, and briefs
• Conducting legal and policy research
• Researching prospects for new litigation, including both factual and legal claims
• Researching and drafting materials for public education
• Legislative bill tracking and analysis
• Other projects as assigned

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

The internship is open to law students who will have completed at least one year of law school before the internship commences. Interns should possess the following:

• Excellent research skills, including conducting internet and legal database research
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and writing
• Attention to detail, excellent organizing and time-management skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• The initiative to see projects through to completion
• A commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, social justice, and gender justice
• Commitment to the mission of the ACLU

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled.

See the website for details.