Golf Outing/Networking Opportunity for Duquesne Law Students

APPLY TO ATTEND THE TRI-RIVERS HERITAGE FOUNDATION GOLF OUTING ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

Are you a golfer interested in networking with area employers?  Duquesne University School of Law students have been invited to apply for a chance to participate in the upcoming Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation 7th Annual Golf Outing to benefit Sarah Heinz House on Friday, September 26, 2014.  The event is sponsored by Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC.  David Renner, Duquesne Law graduate and co-founder of the Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation, will be your host.

This event is open to 6 upperclassmen with a minimum 3.0 GPA who either own (or can acquire) their own golf clubs.  In order to apply, please submit a resume and cover letter telling a bit about yourself and your interest in this event addressed to:

David E. Renner, Esq.
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC
525 William Penn Place, 28th Floor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Email your cover letter and resume to Samantha Coyne at: coynes1@duq.edu by noon on Friday, September 19, 2014.

Participants will be chosen by the Three Rivers Heritage Foundation and notified by the Law School if selected.

Questions?  Please email Samantha Coyne (coynes1@duq.edu) or Maria Comas (comas@duq.edu).

Details regarding the event:

The Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation 7th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Sarah Heinz House
Sponsored By: Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC

When: Friday, September 26, 2014
Where: Allegheny Country Club, 250 Country Club Road, Sewickley, PA 15143
Proceeds to Benefit Sarah Heinz House

Format of Play
Each golf foursome will consist of two company or firm representatives and two outstanding undergraduate or graduate Finance, Accounting, or Law students from one of the following universities: University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University.

About Our Organization
The Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2006 by seven students and a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration. Our goal is to provide children within the Pittsburgh community the resources necessary to build a strong foundation for future success. Our efforts to date have raised over $37,000 for children in the Pittsburgh community. Every dollar raised by the Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation goes directly to support Sarah Heinz House. For more information regarding Sarah Heinz House, please visit www.sarahheinzhouse.org.

Our annual golf outing also pairs two outstanding students seeking finance, accounting, or law degrees with two company or firm representatives to network during the event. This format has successfully led to a number of exceptional students obtaining interviews, internships, and jobs with Pittsburgh companies and firms. This year our annual golf outing has been graciously sponsored by Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC. Please join us, along with assistance from the University of Pittsburgh’s Undergraduate Finance Club, on September 26, 2014 for our annual charity golf outing at Allegheny Country Club.

 

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Job Search Strategies for 2015 Graduates

Join the CSO for this program at either Tuesday, September 16 * 12:00-1:00 p.m. * Room 308 or Wednesday, September 17 * 5:00-6:00 p.m. * Room 308!  Plan an effective job search during your last year of law school, including how to best approach networking, applying directly to firms and responding to job postings.  Refreshments provided.  RSVP welcomed, but not required, via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.  (The same program will be offered twice.)

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A Note from Your Student Liaison of the Washington County Bar Association

Fellow students,

I want to take this opportunity to introduce everyone to the Washington County Bar Association (“WCBA”). The WCBA provides a great opportunity for law school students to expand their professional network, get involved in the local legal community, and participate in a number of great social activities. Student membership to the WCBA is 100% FREE and entitles students to all of the same benefits and privileges as practicing members including access to the Washington County Reports weekly legal journal.

On behalf of the WCBA, I invite you to become a student member. All you have to do is take a couple minutes to fill out the attached membership application and mail it to the WCBA at:

Washington County Bar Association
119 S. College Street
Washington, PA 15301

Once you’ve become a student member, I hope that you’ll join me in attending the Young Lawyers Division (“YLD”) meetings or choose another committee to become involved with. The YLD is a great way to get to know other young attorneys while at the same time building your professional resume. Please visit www.washcobar.org to find a complete listing of all the WCBA committees, a meeting schedule, and to learn more about the WCBA.

If you have any questions about the WCBA, please don’ t hesitate to contact me. Thank you!

Best regards,
Ken Schott
Student Liaison to the WCBA

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ACBA 2014/2015 Diverse Law Student Initiative

The Allegheny County Bar Association invites diverse 2nd and 3rd year students to participate in its Diverse Law Student Initiative Program (DLI). This initiative is geared towards assisting students with the development of professional leadership skills, making professional contacts and becoming involved in the community.  Several Duquesne Law students participated in this program last year, and they enjoyed their experiences.  This article was published in the ACBA Lawyers Journal at the conclusion of last year’s program (http://www.acba.org/acba/pdf/TLJ/LJv16-10-051614.pdf – See page 9).  Additional details and a registration form.  The deadline to submit your application is September 19, 2014, at 12:00 noon.

Students must be student members of the ACBA to participate. Student membership is available for $30, and you can simultaneously apply for student membership and the DLI.  Student membership application.

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Comas at comas@duq.edu or 412-396-6279.

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Evening Student Information Session

Wednesday, September 10 * 5:00-6:00 p.m. * Room 301
The Career Services Office Staff is interested in meeting evening students, answering any questions you may have about your long-term employment goals and any other questions you may have.  Jessica Jurasko (L’04), Associate at Jackson Kelly and President-Elect of the Law Alumni Association, will tell you about her job search after working full-time during law school.  Dinner provided.  RSVP’s welcomed, but not required, via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

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Judicial, Government and Public Interest Law Reception

All students are invited to attend this reception, co-sponsored with the Office of Clinical Legal Education, and meet judges and attorneys working in government agencies and public interest law organizations who will tell you about externship, clerkship, pro bono and career opportunities with their offices.  The event will take place on Monday, September 22, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Power Center Ballroom.  RSVP required via DuqLawConnect – Events tab by September 17.  Students are welcome to attend as much of this program as their schedule permits.  This event also is co-sponsored with the Pitt Law Career Services Office, and students from both schools will be attending the reception.  A list of confirmed judges and attorneys will be posted on DuqLawConnect where you RSVP.  The list will be updated at least once per week.

Photo from 2013 Reception

Photo from 2013 Reception

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CSO Express – Starting today at 12:00 p.m.

Stop by the CSO Express table for coffee and snacks every Monday (alternating 12:00-1:00 and 5:00-6:00 weekly).  Take a moment to ask your questions, schedule an appointment, or pick up information from the CSO.  We’ll even review  your resume while you wait if you would like!

 

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CSO Programs – September 8-29

CSO Express
Monday’s during the semester (starting September 8), Student Lounge

Stop by the CSO Express table for coffee and snacks, to ask your questions, schedule an appointment, or pick up information from the CSO.

2015 Graduate Walk-in Hour at the CSO
Mondays from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
3D/4E/4P students are welcome to stop by the CSO with any questions they have about their post-graduation job searches.  No appointment necessary!

U.S. Navy JAGC Information Session
Wednesday, September 10 * 12:00-1:00 p.m. * Room 304

Co-sponsored with the Military Law Society
Students will learn about career opportunities with the U.S. Navy JAGC.  Space is limited.  Lunch provided.  RSVP required via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

Evening Student Information Session
Wednesday, September 10 * 5:00-6:00 p.m. * Room 301

The Career Services Office Staff is interested in meeting evening students, answering any questions you may have about your long-term employment goals and any other questions you may have.  Jessica Jurasko (L’04), Associate at Jackson Kelly and President-Elect of the Law Alumni Association, will tell you about her job search after working full-time during law school.  Dinner provided.  RSVP’s welcomed, but not required, via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

U.S. Army JAG Information Session
Thursday, September 11 * 12:00-1:00 p.m. * Room 304

Co-sponsored with the Military Law Society
Students will learn about career opportunities with the U.S. Army JAG.  Space is limited.  Lunch provided.  RSVP required via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

Job Search Strategies for 2015 Graduates
Tuesday, September 16 * 12:00-1:00 p.m. * Room 308 or
Wednesday, September 17 * 5:00-6:00 p.m. * Room 308

Plan an effective job search during your last year of law school, including how to best approach networking, applying directly to firms and responding to job postings.  Refreshments provided.  RSVP welcomed, but not required, via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.  (The same program will be offered twice.)

Law Alumni Reception – Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, September 16 * 5:00-8:00 p.m. * Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Upper division students interested in working Washington, D.C. after graduation are invited to attend the Law Alumni’s annual reception in Washington, D.C.  RSVP required to lawalumni@duq.edu by September 12.  Students are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.

Judicial, Government and Public Interest Law Reception
Monday, September 22, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Power Center Ballroom

Co-sponsored with the Office of Clinical Legal Education
All students are invited to attend this reception and meet judges and attorneys working in government agencies and public interest law organizations who will tell you about externship, clerkship, pro bono and career opportunities with their offices. RSVP required via DuqLawConnect – Events tab by September 17.  Students are welcome to attend as much of this program as their schedule permits.  This program is co-sponsored with the Pitt Law Career Services Office, and students from both schools will be attending the reception.  A list of confirmed judges and attorneys will be posted on DuqLawConnect where you RSVP.  The list will be updated at least once per week.

Law Alumni Reception – Pittsburgh
Tuesday, September 23
* 5:00-8:00 p.m. * LeMont Restaurant
2015 graduates are invited to attend the Law Alumni Reception to be held at the LeMont Restaurant (Mt. Washington).  Plan to attend this event where you will meet many Duquesne Law alumni!  RSVP required to lawalumni@duq.edu by September 19.

LCLD Information Session for Diverse 1L’s
Monday, September 29, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 301

Diverse first-year students are invited to this information session about the Legal Council on Legal Diversity’s 1L Mentor Program.  Attorneys Jackie Bryan and Dotun Obadina, attorneys at K&L Gates, will talk with students about the LCLD Mentor Program which begins later this fall.  LCLD invites 1st year students who are women, racially diverse and/or LGBT to sign-up for this program. Lunch provided.  RSVP welcomed, but not required, via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

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Business Cards Available for Law Students

The Career Services Office will provide law students with business cards to use for networking purposes. You’ll have opportunities to use the cards at upcoming programs and networking events this semester. Other programs and events sponsored by offices and organizations here at the Law School, the local bar associations and other groups are great venues to meet and exchange cards with other professionals, as well.

If you would like to receive 30 complimentary business cards, please complete an order form by Monday, September 8, at 6:00 pm. You can find an order form and directions at https://sharepoint.law.duq.edu/cso/Lists/Business%20Card%20Requests/newform.aspx. (If you need to log-in, please use your Multipass/DORI log-in credentials.)

When the cards are available, they will be placed in your student mailbox.  Please contact Maria Comas at comas@duq.edu if you have any questions.

(Business cards are available through the CSO two times per semester.)

 

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Lawyers on Location with ACBA President Jim Creenan

Students are invited to attend a “Lawyers on Location” luncheon at the Allegheny County Bar Association headquarters on Friday, September 5, from 12:30-2:00 pm. Our host, James Creenan (’96), ACBA President, along with Jeanine L. DeBor, Esq., Director, Law Alumni Relations and Development, Duquesne University School of Law will be there to discuss the benefits of student membership in the ACBA. Membership in the ACBA is $30 per year for students and one of the best investments you can make in terms of becoming an integral part of the local legal community (http://www.acba.org/acba/pdf/LawStudentApp2014.pdf). This event is open to all students, and we encourage you to take advantage of this unique networking opportunity.

This Lawyers on Location is part of a continuing series developed by the CSO whereby students are invited to visit various workplaces to see the law in practice. Lunch will be provided and formal business dress is required.

Space is limited to the first 20 students who RSVP via DuqLawConnect (under the “Events” tab).

You will be contacted by the CSO with final details regarding the event when all RSVPs have been received.

Please note that your RSVP conveys that you are making a commitment to attend this event.

The CSO will be holding many more of these events this year, so if you are not able to secure a spot for this program, know that there will be more scheduled. FedEx Ground, Thomson, Rhodes and Cowie and others are on our schedule for this fall, so watch for details. We appreciate your interest!

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