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HBA-DC JUDICIAL COUNCIL CLERKSHIP BOOT CAMP
When: Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The HBA-DC Judicial Council will launch a judicial clerkship boot camp in the spring semester aimed at assisting Latino law students in obtaining clerkships. The boot camp will offer Latino law school 1L students a greater understanding of the translatable value of clerking and how to remain competitive in preparation for clerking and provide 2L students with in-depth application assistance through an intensive cover letter/resume writing workshop. The program is open to DC area Latino law school 1L and 2L students interested in obtaining judicial clerkships (though the program is open to any student who signs up).
If you are a student interested in learning more about the value of a clerkship and the practical skills you will obtain and be able to apply in various fields, or you are already working on clerkship applications and looking for best practices on preparing a competitive application, join us for this unique opportunity!
FINRA SEEKS SUMMER 2015 LEGAL INTERN
FINRA is seeking a well-qualified individual for a Legal Internship in our Office of General Counsel - Corporate Department in Washington, DC. The Summer Internship Program runs from May 18, 2015 through August 7, 2015. The Legal Intern will assist the Litigation Group in the Office of General Counsel in responding to lawsuits, subpoenas, and providing legal advice on litigation, ethics, bankruptcy, and other issues to all departments in FINRA.
Under the direct supervision of the Vice President and Chief of Litigation of the Office of General Counsel, the Legal Intern will engage in the following activities:
For details on the application procedure click here.
EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS FELLOWSHIP IN CONSUMER LAW
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks applicants to sponsor for an Equal Justice Works and/or Skadden Fellowship. The Fellow will work on a special project in Legal Aid’s consumer law unit that will expand Legal Aid’s ability to pursue affirmative consumer protection litigation against individuals and entities that engage in abusive or deceptive practices. The Fellow will work closely with experienced legal services attorneys and will be provided support and training by Legal Aid staff. Additional information about these fellowships can be found at www.equaljusticeworks.org and www.skaddenfellowships.org.
Ideal candidates will be law students entering their third year or recent graduates who expect to complete a judicial clerkship in the summer of 2015. The successful candidate must have a commitment to public interest and a desire to work in a collaborative work environment. All persons regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability are encouraged to apply. Fluency in a second language spoken by Legal Aid’s client community, such as Spanish or Amharic, is a plus. To apply, please send cover letter and resume by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Fellowship Candidate Search Committee, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.