willierobinson04

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Key Aspects to Consider When Choosing a Paralegal Program

Just as it is with any product, there is a specific criterion people follow when making a purchase. Things such as size, texture, cost, fit, and even reviews significantly contribute to the buying process. Even in choosing where to study for your paralegal education, you must bear in mind a number of important considerations such as the depth and breadth of courses, size of classes, class structure, tuition, and other aspects.  Below are some of the important elements to consider before putting your money in a certain institution to study a paralegal program.  Specialization The importance of specialization cannot be…

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julzstufz

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Soldier On: Boot Camp to Law School – Secret, and Not-So-Secret Interview Tips

  Normally, my monthly column translates valuable military skills into practical advice for succeeding in law school. This month, however, I want to stray just a bit. Instead, I want to share tips that will help you land and nail interviews. I have parents, law career development counselors, and mentors to thank for these nuggets of wisdom. Decide which tips you want to adopt. Use your time during school to develop your own “interview preparation list.” Then, when the time comes, you will be ready to crush that interview. I’ll focus primarily on the time “Before the Interview,” and just…

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Oregon Department of Justice Seeking Applications for Honors Attorney Program

The Oregon Department of Justice would like to inform you of opportunities available through the Department’s Honors Attorney Program. The Department is now seeking applications for the September 2017 program. Briefly, the Honors Attorney Program is designed to provide exceptional recent law school graduates—including those who have served as judicial clerks or in government fellowships—with the opportunity to gain public law experience after law school and provides a foundation for growth and success in the profession of law.  Honors Attorneys will immediately handle their own caseload and have the opportunity to work on some of the most pressing issues facing the…

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Atlanta Law Admissions Workshop Series

Law Admissions Workshop Series: Atlanta, 9/19/2016, 6:00-9:00 PM REGISTER HERE Are you thinking about law school? Considering your options for the next step in your education? Wondering if now is the right time to make a career move? We invite you to attend a new summer workshop to learn more about the possibilities found in law school. Come and meet the Admissions Deans from the leading law schools in the United States. Learn about the career opportunities available to graduates of our schools and the importance of a legal education. Hosted by a group of leading law schools, L.A.W.S. events are focused…

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Life in the Law School Lane: 4 Stages of Law School Symposium Planning as Told by Kanye West

This time last year, I was accepted onto the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. I was honored to get to do cite checks that would last hours and judge professors, who are probably much smarter than I ever will be, on their scholarly work.  In the midst of this, I applied for a Managing Board position – because every law student needs more work – and was selected as an Assistant Programs Editor. In that role, I helped plan this year’s Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium alongside three amazing and extremely hard-working journal members. It took place on March…

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julzstufz

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Soldier On: Boot Camp to Law School—Shine at your legal internship. (Part 2 of a two-part series)

Last month I wrote that succeeding in law school is about more than excellent grades. It is also about thriving in legal internships. In Part 1, I suggested five key attributes that you can bring to your internship. This month, I want to get into the nitty gritty of that internship. Below are five things you can do, once at your internship, to take your experience from average to amazing. 1.  Prepare in advance for your supervisor’s initial welcome meeting Before your supervisor ever calls you into her office to welcome you to the new internship, think about how you…

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Bari Burke

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Sisters-in-Law/Then&Now: “THE BONNET OR NOT THE BONNET?”

In 1888, in a letter to her female law colleagues in the Equity Club, Lelia Josephine Robinson said,       “One problem is not yet settled entirely to my satisfaction, and that is: Shall the woman attorney wear her hat when arguing a case or making a motion in court, or shall she remove it?"  Why the interest in bonnets, such a seeming trifle for women who had the fortitude to become lawyers in the late nineteenth century? The bonnet question, however, raised a much more weighty query confronting early women lawyers – “how to be at once a lady and a…

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OnRamp Fellowship Expands, Now Includes 25 Law Firms, Barclays’ Compliance & Amazon’s Legal Group

The OnRamp Fellowship -- the first "Returnship" ever launched for women lawyers in the legal profession -- expanded this week to include 6 additional law firms (Skadden, Stoel Rives, MoFo, Loeb & Loeb, Wiley Rein, and Wilson Elser) as well as Amazon's Legal Department and Barclays' Compliance Group.  There are now a total of 27 firms/organizations participating in the Fellowship. Together, they have posted more than 150 Fellowships in 33 cities across the country.   This unique initiative began in January 2014 to provide experienced women lawyers re-entering the profession with an opportunity to update their skills and contacts through paid, one-year Fellowships with major law firms. …

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An Interview with Jessie Kornberg—First Female CEO of Bet Tzedek

Jessie Kornberg, who previously served as Ms. JD’s executive director, recently was named the first female CEO of legal services nonprofit Bet Tzedek. Ms. Kornberg will leave her position with Los Angeles-based firm Bird Marella in December 2014 to begin her tenure at Bet Tzedek. I recently spoke with Ms. Kornberg about her new position, what drives her pro bono service, and what advice she’d give to law students and young lawyers. You don’t come from a family of lawyers. What inspired you to attend law school? I started thinking I would go to law school in the 5th grade when…

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endenham

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Big Advice from Small Firms: Conversations with Small to Mid-Size Firm Leaders

Laura Duncan is a Principal in the San Francisco office of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., and is Co-Chair of the Firm's Chemicals, Products, and Nanotechnology practice group.  Beveridge & Diamond has 100 lawyers in 7 U.S. offices dedicated to environmental, natural resource, and land use law and litigation.  I sat down with Ms. Duncan in her office on September 30th; below is an excerpt of our conversation. Prior to joining the San Francisco office of Beveridge & Diamond, you were an associate at a global firm with 35 offices in 25 countries and over 3,000 legal advisors. Why did you transition to a mid-sized firm?…

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