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HBA-DC Newsletter:  March 12, 2018


 
HBA-DC Events
   

MAKE LOW BONO WORK: CREATING A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY FOR AFFORDABLE LAWYERS IN D.C. 

 

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location: DC Bar Headquarters (new location), 901 14th Street, NW
Metro: Green/Yellow (Columbia Heights)
Register: Here

HBA-DC has Co-Sponsored the D.C. Bar Court Lawyers and Administration of Justice Community “Making Low Bono Work: Creating a Sustainable Community for Affordable Lawyers in D.C.” event and invites our members to join and help promote this important discussion. HBA-DC members who want to register will receive discounted registration price of $15 instead of the regular D.C. Bar price ($20) and non-D.C. Bar member price ($25).

 

HBA-DC & HNBA REGION V HAPPY HOUR

 

When: Friday, March 16, 2018, 5:00 pm – 6:00 PM
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, 333 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, California 94102 
Questions: Richard Rodriguez, President HBA-DC, president@hbadc.org.

 

HBA-DC and HNBA Region V members are invited to mingle at a co-sponsored Happy Hour during the HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference in San Francisco. Exact location in the hotel will be shared during the week with those interested in attending.  Let us know if you’re joining us with your RSVP here.

 

AN EVENING WITH GEORGE HERRERA

 

When:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:30 pm
Location: King & Spalding, 1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006 10th floor, Conference Room 10F   

Metro: Red/Blue/Orange/Silver (Farragut North/West)

Register: Here.

 

 Every year the HBA-DC hosts our "Evening with" series with high profile Latino professionals to speak to our members about their particular career path, give advice/pointers, and take questions followed by a networking reception. 

 

BROWNBAG WITH AG RACINE & OAG CONSUMER PROTECTION & PUBLIC ADVOACY

 

When:  Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: DC Bar Headquarters, 901 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Metro: Red/Green/Yellow (Gallery Place Chinatown)

Register: Here.

 

 HBA-DC and the D.C. Bar’s Antitrust and Consumer Law Section co-sponsors an event with Attorney General Karl Racine and his D.C. Office of the Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection and Public Advocacy Division. HBA-DC Members who decide to attend will receive discounted DC Bar rates for co-sponsoring organizations: $15.

 

 SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE: RECOGNIZING IT AND STOPPING IT PANEL

 

When: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:30 PM
Location: K&L Gates, LLP, 1601 K St NW # 1, Washington, DC 20006
Metro: Red (Farragut North); Blue/Orange/Silver (Farragut West)
Questions: Sun E. Choi, President KABA-DC, schoi@dcmetrolaw.net

 

HBA-DC has Co-Sponsored the Korean-American Bar Assocation of DC's (KABA-DC) event, which features a discussion on Sexual Harassment in the work place, how to recognize it, and how to stop it.

 

 

News

HBA-DC FOUNDATION 2018 FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

 

The Foundation has kicked off the 2018 Fellowship Program.  First- and second-year students attending accredited law schools in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are eligible to apply for an HBA-DC Foundation Fellowship after they have secured a job offer from a sponsoring organization. One or more fellowships in the amount of $5,000 may be awarded by the Foundation. The deadline to submit the 2018 applications is midnight April 13, 2018.  The application is now available here.

 

 For FAQs featuring common questions regarding eligibility and the fellowship application process, click here.

 

 HBA-DC FOUNDATION 2018 PASOS PROGRAM

 

PASOS 2018 will take place on Friday, May 18, 2018, beginning at 6:30PM at a location to be determined. Please SAVE THE DATE and check the Foundation homepage for updates concerning PASOS 2018.

CBAC ADVOCATES FOR DACA AND OTHER ISSUES TO CONGRESS

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, leaders of the Coalition of Bar Associations of Color (CBAC) visited with Members of Congress to advocate on issues important to communities of color, including Hispanic attorneys. The membership of CBAC consists of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the National Native American Bar Association. CBAC leadership rotates annually among its members. This year, HNBA led organized the advocacy effort that saw five teams of advocates visit offices in both the Senate and the House to promote the positions CBAC took on several legislative priorities reflected in resolutions. As part of the legislative package, HNBA authored five resolutions on: (1) DACA, (2) Unaccompanied minors seeking asylum, (3) criminal justice reform, (4) judicial diversity, and (5) relief for Puerto Rico. HNBA Vice President for External Affairs (and HBA-DC member) Mariana Bravo and HNBA Region V President (and HBA-DC Past President) Fernando Rivero participated in the CBAC advocacy.

HNBA AND HBA-DC MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN ADVOCACY DAY 

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, HNBA and HBA-DC members visited Congress to advocate on important legislative initiatives. HBA-DC resumed its partnership with HNBA to co-host Advocacy Day, typically held in May but rescheduled to February this year to address the urgent DACA situation. (HBA-DC had co-hosted Advocacy Day, then known as Legislative Day, in 2012, 2013, and 2014.) Members visited offices in both the House and Senate to share the legislative priorities reflected in HNBA resolutions on: (1) preserving DACA, (2) legal services for unaccompanied minors seeking asylum, (3) criminal justice reform, (4) judicial diversity, and (5) relief for Puerto Rico. Dozens of HNBA and HBA-DC members registered to advocate. The following were among the HBA-DC members who participated in Advocacy Day: HBA-DC President Richard Rodriguez, HNBA Vice President of External Affairs Mariana Bravo, HNBA Region V President Fernando Rivero, HBA-DC Board Members Carlos Gutierrez and Maritza Perez, Membership Committee Chair Gidget Benitez, Andres Izquierdo, Mireya Martinez, Lucero Ortiz, Carrie Ricci, Lauren Weinstein, Erika Suhr, and Jeannesis Rodriguez. Thanks for all the members who came out to advocate on these important issues!

HBA-DC MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN DC BAR PRO BONO IMMIGRATION CLINIC

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, members of the HBA-DC attended the DC Bar Pro Bono Immigration clinic, conducting intake interviews and then discuss intake evaluations with experienced immigration attorneys who determined potential eligibility for relief. Members attending included Juan Sempertegui, Maricela Lechuga, Lindsay Arrieta, Losmin Jimenez, and Maritza Carmona.

HBA-DC NEW MEMBERS & RENEWALS!

HBA-DC welcomes new members and thanks the following members for renewing their membership in the past week.  Thanks to their support, HBA-DC can continue to serve its members and the Hispanic community.

Veronica Nunn
Mariana Bravo
Laura Possessky
Mauricio Vaca
Liudmila Batista
William Rivera
Gabriela Salazar
Gonzalo Ventura
Roman Martinez
Lindsay B. Arrieta (Lindsay E. Barnes)

 Don’t forget to renew and pay your HBA-DC membership dues before your membership expires.  Renewing online is easy!  Just log into your profile on the website and follow the profile prompts on the right.  Log in at:  http://www.hbadc.org/general/login.asp.


In this issue
HBA-DC EVENTS
News
Movers & Spotlight
Pro Bono Corner
Job Openings
Topics of Interest
Student Affairs
President's Message
  

Dear @@first_name@@,

The Hispanic National Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Conference in San Francisco this week is a great opportunity for HBA-DC members to represent our affiliate organization and showcase our top talent. In recent years, HBA-DC has twice won HNBA’s Affiliate of the Year award. We are one of HNBA’s most active – if not the most active – affiliate. HBA-DC members who will be making presentations at the Conference, taking place March 14 to 17, include Fernando Rivero, Christina Sarchio, Sergio Oehninger, and yours truly. I encourage members to attend and make HBA-DC’s presence strong. In particular, members can experience a new initiative by HNBA,Poder 25.” This initiative seeks to increase the number of Hispanic General Counsels in Fortune 500 companies to 20 by the year 2025.The HNBA reports that Hispanics account for 18% of the U.S. population, yet, according to MCCA’s 2017 General Counsel Diversity survey, only 1.8% of Fortune 500 General Counsel are Hispanic. That is 9 in total: 4 women and 5 men. We must to better than that. Aside from Native American representation amongst Fortune 500 General Counsel, Hispanics are the most demographically underrepresented in gross numbers, and we are the most demographically underrepresented as compared to U.S. population size.

If you are attending the Corporate Counsel Conference we would be glad to see you at the HBA-DC and HNBA Region V Happy Hour. The event is scheduled for Friday, March 16 at 5:00 pm. You can register here to receive an update on the exact location of the Happy Hour at the conference hotel. I look forward to seeing many of you in San Francisco representing!.

Sincerely, 

Richard V. Rodriguez

President
Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia

 

Movers & SPOTLIGHT
 
HBA-DC and its members are featured in a Tweet by D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the Congresswoman posted a photo of the HBA-DC team that met with her, including President Richard V. Rodriguez, HNBA Region V President Fernando Rivero, Board Member Carlos Gutierrez, Membership Committee Chair Gidget Benitez, and other HBA-DC members. The tweet (and photo) can be seen here.
 
HBA-DC Member Bianca Garcia has been named Executive Director of the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (“JNC”). The JNC screens, selects and recommends to the President of the United States candidates for appointment to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. The JNC also appoints the chief judges for both courts. Please see the JNC’s full release on Bianca Garcia here. 

For information on nominating a member for the HBA-DC Member Spotlight, click here.  Do you have a new job?  Recently received an award or honor?  Let us know by sending an e-mail to newsletter@hbadc.org.

 

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 Pro Bono Corner

CASA’S NATURALIZATION CLINIC

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, there will be a Naturalization Clinic at CASA’s New Citizenship Center (14645 Rothgeb Drive, Rockville, MD 20850). Applicants at CASA’s clinics are pre-screened by experienced CASA AmeriCorps members. Those who pass the pre-screening proceed to fill out the N-400 application with a community volunteer. When the application is completed, it is reviewed by a BIA accredited staff member or volunteer attorney. Depending on the volume of applicants and specific needs of the day, you may be asked to review completed applications, or you may be asked to provide brief consults for applicants who do not initially pass the pre-screening. CASA opens its doors at 9:30 am, and consults and reviews generally continue until 2pm or later. We are very appreciative of the time you are able to give us, and understand if you have to leave at a certain time - please let us know in advance so we can plan appropriately. If interested in participating, please e-mail Earvin Gonzalez at eagonzalez@wearecasa.org.

VOLUNTEER AT THE DC VOLUNTEER LAWYERS PROJECT (DCVLP)

If you are interested in representing a domestic violence victim or an at-risk child, please consider volunteering with DCVLP. Contact Emilia Plater-Zyberk at eplaterzyberk@dcvlp.org for more information about volunteer trainings, both in-person and online. Please note your availability to take a case here and contact Emily to request a case assignment. 

DC VIRTUAL PRO BONO FAIR

Want to give back but don't know which organization is the right fit for you?  Check out the DC Virtual Pro Bono Fair!  The Virtual Pro Bono Fair is an online video directory of legal service providers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  The website features videos that provide information on each participating organization's mission, the pro bono opportunities that the organization provides, and how you can get involved.  For a complete listing of legal service providers in the area, please browse the directory of pro bono opportunities.

2017 CAPITAL PRO BONO HONOR ROLL NOW OPEN

Recognizing the vital role that private and government attorneys play in providing pro bono services to those who cannot afford counsel, the Chief Judges of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia are pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the annual Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll. Supported by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center and the D.C. Access to Justice Commission, the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll pays tribute to the thousands of D.C. Bar members and attorneys practicing under D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49, who provide desperately needed free legal services to those living in poverty and/or to the small disadvantaged businesses and community-based non-profits that are critical to the economic well-being of our community.

 To register for the Honor Roll, attorneys must simply submit a declaration indicating that they have provided 50 hours of pro bono work or more – or 100 hours or more for the High Honor Roll – in 2017. Attorneys may submit applications online at www.CapitalProBono.net. Bulk applications may be submitted by office administrators, and directions for doing so are on the website. Participating attorneys will be recognized on the Courts' website and elsewhere. The FINAL submission deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Job Openings

Associate General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Deputy Solicitor General, OAG

Deputy Assistant Director & Specialist, CRS

Manager of Legal Operations, NAB

Director, D.C. DOES

Trial Attorney (8 positions), OAG

Trial Attorney, Civil Litigation Div OAG

Policy Analyst, ACLU

Associate Legislative Counsel, Heathy Communities Team EarthJustice

Project Director & Senior Attorney, Advancement Project

Electronics & Software Team Attorney – Patent Prosecution, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Washington, DC

IPTS (Privacy + Cybersecurity) Associate – Mid-Level, Goodwin Procter LLP, Washington, DC

Private Equity Associate – Mid-Level, Goodwin Procter LLP, Washington, DC

Voting Rights Campaign Director, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Washington, D.C.

Senior Policy Analyst or Staff Attorney Social Insurance, National Employment Law Project, Washington DC

Policy Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Staff Attorney, DC Court of Appeals

Traditional Labor & Employment Litigation Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Washington, DC  

Structured Finance Associate, Hunton & Williams LLP, Washington, DC

Knowledge Lawyer – Privacy & Cybersecurity/Communications, Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC

Visit www.HBADC.org for additional job openings.

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Topics of Interest

LATINAS LEADING TOMORROW ARE LOOKING FOR LATINOS/LATINAS VOLUNTEERS

Latinas Leading Tomorrow has a speaker request from many of its C.O.R.E. chapters. Our C.O.R.E. chapters are structured leadership and mentoring after-school program designed to encourage a strong sense of Latina identity and a desire for academic achievement, leadership and investment in community service. The program imparts skills to promote team building, help unify the school community and minimizes the members' access to academic and enrichment opportunities. C.O.R.E.'s overarching objective is to decrease the achievement gap among Latinas and empower them to graduate high school and complete a post-secondary degree.  Various dates through February from March are requested at various North Virginia high school locations. Please contact Johanna Maldonado for more information. johanna@latinasleadingtomorrow.org.

 OPM FREE VIRTUAL TRAINING SESSIONS FOR STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES INTERESTED IN FEDERAL CAREERS

The staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personal Management (OPM) will host a series of free webinars, beginning January and ending in March of 2018, for people interested in federal careers. The topics covered will range from interviewing and resume writing techniques to pathway programs. If you or your school is interested in offering these presentations to your students/alumni, please contact Todd Floersheim at Todd.Floersheim@opm.gov

CONNECT AT THE HNBA CORPORATE CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Meet and interact with hundreds of attorneys, judges, and legal professionals from across the country in one central location – Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel. View the agenda of what is going to be the most robust and forward-looking Conference to date! The theme for this year’s CCC is INNOVATE! and is all about “what’s next” in the law and how to get ahead of the curve with respect to the trends, threats, and opportunities that are changing the face of the legal industry as we know it. Register for the Corporate Conference here.

 HNBA SPEED NETWORKING & CORPORATE CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

After you've registered, apply to participate in the Speed Networking and Corporate Connections Program! One of the HNBA’s signature professional and business development initiatives, the Program is designed to promote meaningful business relationships between America’s leading corporate law departments and HNBA attorney members.  The program is scheduled for Friday, March 16, 2018, 2:30 – 4:30 pm.  You can view eligibility requirements here.

 HNBA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE AT CORPORATE CONFERENCE

The HNBA is excited to launch the new Business Development Institute (BDI) designed to teach new and aspiring law firm partners the business development strategies they will need to employ to become successful rainmakers at their firms. A panel composed of high-ranking in-house counsel with hiring authority and senior law firm rainmakers with successful practices, will act out various scenarios including a cocktail reception elevator pitch and a more formal pitch meeting scenario. Role play of each scenario will be followed by a Q&A session.  The program will take place at the HNBA Corporate Conference and is limited to 50 participants.  You can learn more and apply here.

PODER25 INITIATIVE AT HNBA CONFERENCE TO INCREASE HISPANIC GENERAL COUNSEL

Today, only 1.8% of Fortune 500 General Counsel are Hispanic. To move the needle, the HNBA's Poder25 initiative aims to increase the number of Hispanic General Counsels at Fortune 500 companies to 20 by the year 2025. With a timely and targeted approach, Poder25 is launching in San Francisco!  PODER25 is the first GC pipeline initiative that specifically targets Hispanic attorneys and tackles the unique challenges that research informs us that Hispanic attorneys face including: anti-Hispanic implicit bias, lack of mentorship or sponsorship, and lack of exposure to the networks required to gain entrance into the highest strata of the legal profession.  Registration and more information is available here.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FORUM ON AGING

On March 19th, 2018, the Arlington County Aging & Disability Services Office will conduct the 2018 Community Engagement Forum.  This annual Forum provides Arlington County residents an opportunity to learn and share ideas about housing, social engagement, transportation, support services, information options related to aging in place. At the same time Arlington County staff learns more regarding the current needs and interests of the growing older adult community. The event will take place at the Arlington Department of Human Services (DHS) at 2100 Washington Blvd. Lower Level, Arlington, VA 22204. There will be free parking and light refreshments. RSVP by March 15, 2018 to arlaaa@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228- 1747.

LAYC 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) invites you to celebrate 50 years of service to the area's youth at our Gala 2018, Thursday, May 10 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Over 500business and nonprofit leaders, public officials, educators, youth, and LAYC supporters and friends–will come together to celebrate the dreams our youth have and the promise they hold as future leaders. Honoring GEICO for supporting LAYC through its commitment to volunteerism and financial support and Andrew Van Etten, Director, Technology at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield for his commitment and longstanding service to LAYC. For more information please click here.

CANNABIS AND THE LAW: SYMPOSIUM ON THE IMPACT OF MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION ON THE DRUG WAR, PUBLIC POLICY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

On Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at 4340 Connecticut Ave., NW, the UDC David A. Clark School of Law is holding a Symposium on “Cannabis and the Law” to discuss the impact of marijuana legalization on the drug war, public policy, and social justice. Breakfast at 9:30 am with a reception from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Event is free but those interested should register here.

VOLUNTEER FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL THURGOOD MARSHALL MEMORIAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION

The Young Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association is looking for volunteer judges for its 23rd Annual Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition, which will take place on March 22-23 in Washington, DC. For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Anthony Jones at ajones@fedbar.org.

FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATION AND LAW REFORM

The Fifth Annual International Conference on Legislation and Law Reform will be held at American University's Washington College of Law in Washington, DC, on Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13, 2018. The conference will focus on how laws are written in the United States and around the world at the international, national, and subnational levels. Previously held at the World Bank, the conference has proved to be an excellent opportunity for legislative experts from around the world to meet and exchange knowledge and perspectives on a topic of great importance to governance: the drafting and reform of laws. The standard registration price of $275 includes two days of programming, two breakfasts, two lunches, and an evening reception. There are discount prices for Federal Bar Association members and law students. To register and for a preliminary version of the agenda, please visit the conference website. Any queries about the conference may be sent to info@ilegis.org.

TOOLKIT TO HELP ENCOURAGE CONGRESS TO PASS THE DREAM ACT

The Hispanic Federation has published an online toolkit for organizations and individuals to use to encourage Congress to pass the Dream Act. You can find it here

DONATE TO HELP PUERTO RICO AND MEXICO VIA THE HISPANIC FEDERATION

The Hispanic Federation has launched the UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund to help meet hurricane and earthquake-related needs and recovery in Puerto Rico and Mexico.  100% of your gift to UNIDOS goes to help children, friends, and families recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria and the Mexico City earthquake.  Donate here.

 

RUN LIKE YOU’VE GOT THE LUCK OF THE IRISH ON YOUR SIDE!

Join KABA-DC on March 17, 2017 (Saturday) in Reston, Virginia for a 5k run! Race info is here: Lucky Leprechaun 5K Race.

UDC LAW: SOLITARY CONFINEMENT CELL EXHIBIT, FILM, PANEL DISCUSSION

March 12-18, 2018 and March 26-April 2, 2018: Visit a Solitary Confinement Cell at UDC Law.

 March 16-17, 2018:  "Time: The Kalief Browder Story" (Two-part Documentary Screening). Register here.

March 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm- 7:00pm: Solitary Confinement Panel Discussion. Register here

THE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION OF ENERGY BAR ASSOCIATION

 

Join CFEBA  for the 2018 Fundraising Gala, Light & Hope for Puerto Rico or Luz & Esperanza, in Spanish, to be held on May 7, 2018 at the Renaissance Washington DC, immediately following the first day of the EBA Annual Meeting and Conference. RSVP here.

 

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Student Affairs

FALL 2017 & SUMMER 2018 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS 

The 2018 summer associate recruiting season has started!  See opportunities below: 

Re-Enfranchisement Outreach Fellow, SPLC

Litigation Law Clerk, The Employment Law Group in DC

1L Litigation Fellow, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Unpaid Student Internships, U.S. Dept. of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance

SPRING SEMESTER JUDICIAL INTERNSHIP -- DC SUPERIOR COURT

The Senior Judges of the District of Columbia Superior Court are currently accepting applications for Spring 2018 legal interns. This position is part-time and involves providing case support to the Senior Judges while also engaging in a range of legal research and writing projects. The Senior Judges primarily preside over a criminal misdemeanor calendar, but successful applicants may also have the opportunity to work on domestic violence and civil matters throughout the semester.  This internship is unpaid, but academic credit may be offered through the externship office. Please send your cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to blake.paradis@dcsc.gov.

FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION SEEKS LAW STUDENTS TO SERVE AS BAILIFFS DURING THE 2018 MOOT COURT COMPETITION

The Federal Bar Association (FBA) is seeking law students to serve as bailiffs at the 2018 Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition on March 22-23, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Students will be able to interact with FBA members from across the country; network with other law students; earn a $50 stipend for 4 hours of service; and attend the final round of competition, awards ceremony, and reception. There are only 35 spots available. Interested students should email Anthony Jones at ajones@fedbar.org ASAP. 

UDC LATINO LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

On Friday, March 23rd, from 4 to 9 p.m in the UDC Law Moot Court Room (518), located at 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20008, LaLSA will convene a panel of Latino judges, law professors and attorneys to discuss the law school admission process and career paths for Latino high school and college students, and recent college graduates considering a career in the law. The panel includes: Jacqueline Lainez Flanagan, UDC Law Associate Professor and Director of the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Rafael Cox Alomar, UDC Law Professor; Hon. Laura A. Cordero (Superior Court), Hon. Hiram E. Puig-Lugo (Superior Court), Hector Huezo, Attorney; and Lynda Cevallos, Esq., Director of Pre-Law Educational Activites at the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO). On Saturday, March 31st, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in rooms 505 and 515. On this day, students will benefit from an in-depth presentation by the CLEO Scholars program, led by attorney Lynda Cevallos, who will cover the law school application process, LSAT preparation and more.  Register here for Day 1. Register here for Day 2. For information please contact the event organizers at latinolawstudentassociationudc@gmail.com.

DC BAR LAWYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO LAW STUDENTS

The Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) is a free, confidential service for DC Bar members, judges, and law students who are experiencing problems that interfere with their personal or professional lives.  LAP offers both individual (free, confidential) services (assessment, referral, counseling, and consultation) as well as (free) individualized presentations and materials for groups. More information is available here

HBA-DC FOUNDATION  INVITES 1L AND 2L LAW STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR THEIR SUMMER 2018 PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIP

The fellowship includes one or more $5,000 award(s) to support law student(s) working with a public interest organization in Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area in a position that is otherwise not compensated by the sponsoring entity. The 2018 application is now available and the deadling I Friday, April 13, 2018. Application is available here.

PASOS 2018

PASOS 2018 will take place on Friday, May 18, 2018, beginning at 6:30pm at a location to be determined. Please SAVE THE DATE and check the foundation homepage for updated concerning PASOS 2018.

OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM (SIGTARP) SEEKS SUMMER 2018 LAW STUDENT POSITION

Application package should include:  a cover letter with your hours/schedule availability; a resume; and a law school transcript (official or unofficial).  If you seek law school credit for the internship, please indicate that fact in your cover letter.  Submit applications electronically to Tamara Schulman at Tamara.Schulman@Treasury.govPlease direct questions to Tamara Schulman via e-mail or phone at: (202) 622-0296. Learn more about the agency in general here



   

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