1L Student Reception – Hodgson Russ (Buffalo, NY)

Hodgson Russ LLP invites first year students who will be in the Buffalo, NY, area on January 5 to a 1L Student Reception.  This is a great way for you to meet their attorneys, learn about the firm and ask questions about the practice of law in Western NY.  RSVP by December 22 to sscott@hodgsonruss.com.  More information.

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Law Practice Today – November Edition

The November edition of the ABA’s Law Practice Today is available.  Be sure to read this month’s articles, including:

“How to Win & Cultivate New Clients”

“Solo But Not Alone”

“Training of New Associates in Small Firms”

“Being an Active Alum Can Mean a Better Career”

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1L Job Search Series – Programs Repeated in January

First year students: If you missed any of the 1L Job Search Series Programs this semester, plan to attend them when they’re repeated in the Spring Semester.
Crafting a Legal Resume: January 13 (12 pm & 5 pm)
Drafting a Cover Letter: January 14 (12 pm & 5 pm)
1L Summer Job Search: January 15 (12 pm & 5 pm)The Common Plea

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ABA Law Practice Today — New Student Resource

The ABA Law Practice Division created a new monthly publication, ABA Law Practice Today, especially for law students.  Each month, we’ll post a link to the new edition of the ABA Law Practice Today.  We hope you find the information valuable!

 

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Upcoming Bar Association Events for Students

ACBA Young Lawyers Division Judicial Team Trivia Night – November 19, 2014
The Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division invites students to attend on its biggest events of the fall – Judicial Team Trivia Night.  The event will be held at the Rivers Club in One Oxford Centre (301 Grant Street, Downtown) on November 19, 2014. YLD members and student members will enjoy a cocktail hour with judges beginning at 5:00 pm and then be placed in small teams, headed by a judge, for an hour of trivia designed to test your knowledge in various law-based categories in a fun way. Prizes will be awarded to the top team. Judges and Justices from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County are invited and a great response is expected again this year.

The registration fee is $20.00 per person for students and includes cocktail hour, an hour of trivia, two drink tickets, and heavy appetizers. If you are not a student member of the ACBA, you may join and register for the event for a discounted rate.

 

PA Bar Association – Family Law Section Winter Conference – January 16-18, 2015
The PBA Family Law Section will host its Winter Conference on January 16-18, 2015, at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square (Lancaster, PA).  The Family Law Section invites law students interested in family law to attend the conference.  Up to 3 students from any individual law school may attend (for a total of up to 15 students).  They offer a scholarship that covers 100% of the student conference fees and students may apply for a stipend that covers up to $150.00 for travel and hotel expenses.  Please read the conference brochure and scholarship application for additional information.  Questions may be addressed to Membership Committee co-chairs, Melissa Boyd (mboyd@highswartz.com) or Dawn Gull (gull@mmsj.com).  If you plan on attending, please notify me so I can let you know if any of our alumni will be attending the conference.

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ACBA YLD Judicial Team Trivia – Student Invitation

Please join the Young Lawyers Division for Judicial Team Trivia Night! The annual Judges’ event is one of the biggest events of the fall and is a unique opportunity to network with Judges outside of the courtroom. The event will be held at the Rivers Club in One Oxford Center on November 19, 2014. YLD members and student members will enjoy a cocktail hour with Judges beginning at 5:00pm and then be placed in small teams, headed by a Judge, for an hour of trivia designed to test your knowledge in various law-based categories in a fun way. Prizes will be awarded to the top team. Judges and Justices from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County are invited and a great response is expected again this year.

The registration fee is $20.00 per person  for students and includes cocktail hour, an hour of trivia, two drink tickets, and heavy appetizers. Don’t delay,
CLICK HERE for a registration form.

If you know of someone who would like to join the ACBA as a Law Student Member and to register for this event at a discounted fee,
CLICK HERE. The deadline for registration is November 10, 2014, but early registration is encouraged. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.

Please contact event co-chairs Lacee Ecker
LCEcker@uss.com or Nicole Daller ndaller@vkhorne.com with any questions. The ACBA YLD looks forward to seeing you there!

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Business Cards Available

The CSO will provide 30 complimentary business cards to law students to use for networking purposes. This is the last opportunity for business cards this semester. Orders must be submitted by Monday, November 10, at 6:00 p.m. via SharePoint (https://sharepoint.law.duq.edu/cso/Lists/Business%20Card%20Requests/newform.aspx). (Use your DORI log-in to access SharePoint.)

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Bar Associations & Professional Organizations Day

Students are encouraged to stop by the Student Lounge for Bar Associations & Professional Organizations Day on Tuesday, November 4 from 12:00-1:00 pm and 5:00-6:00 pm.  Attorneys and representatives from the following groups will be at the Law School to meet students and tell them about student membership opportunities:

Allegheny County Bar Association Women in the Law Division
Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Toastmasters
Washington County Bar Association
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania

Students who attend will be entered into a drawing for gift cards.

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1L Job Search Series Fall 2014 – Updated Schedule

*Please RSVP to these programs via DuqLawConnect – Events tab. If you are not able to attend a program in its entirety because of a class or work conflict, you are welcome to attend as much of it as you can.

*All students are welcome to meet individually with Maria Comas, Director of Career Services, to discuss your job search, resume and cover letter at any time. Meetings may be scheduled between 9:30 am – 6:00 pm by sending a request to comas@duq.edu.  Please include some dates & times that work for you.

*First year students are encouraged to attend general CSO programs throughout the semester as well as these programs specifically targeted to first year students!

ACBA 1L Diversity Summer Clerkship Program Information Session
Friday, October 31, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 301

Alysia Keating, Director of Diversity & Gender Equality with the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), will tell you about the program, which provides diverse first year law students an opportunity to work in private law firms, corporations or government offices during the summer after their first year of law school. The application process will begin soon, and this is your chance to learn about the program and ask your questions. Lunch will be provided.

Bar Association & Professional Organizations Day
Tuesday, November 4, 12:00-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m., Student Lounge

Many bar associations and professional legal organizations offer student memberships, and attorneys will be here to tell you about their various groups. Stop by the tables in the lounge and learn about ways in which you can get involved this year. There’s no obligation to join any group on Tuesday. Students who attend will be entered into a drawing to win gift cards and other items.

A Day in the Life Panel & Reception
Thursday, November 6, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 208
Reception immediately following in the Student Lounge

Co-sponsored with the Duquesne Law Alumni Association (DLAA)
A panel of law alumni will tell you about their careers in private practice, government, and the judiciary:
Hon. Gary Caruso, Westmoreland Court of Common Pleas
Kathleen M. Charlton, Founding Co-Member, Charlton & Charlton
Dodi Walker Gross, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Rebecca Gruen, Medical/Legal Consultant
Garry Nelson, Former prosecutor, Allegheny County District Attorney
Meghan Jones-Rolla, VP & Corp. Counsel, ServiceLink
Moderated by Scott Redman, managing attorney, Law Office of Scott T. Redman
Students attending the panel discussion will be eligible to win a gift card! You are invited to meet the panelists and other DLAA board members at a reception following the program.

Crafting a Legal Resume Workshop
Sign-up for one of the legal resume workshops so you are prepared to submit applications to employers for summer opportunities. Bring your laptop if you would like and revise your resume as we go through the program. Four workshops are scheduled for the Fall Semester:
Wednesday, November 5, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 204
Wednesday, November 5, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 308
Thursday, November 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 204
Monday, November 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 204

Drafting a Cover Letter Workshop
Sign-up for one of the cover letter workshops so you are prepared to submit applications to employers for summer opportunities. Bring your laptop if you would like and revise your cover letter as we go through the program. Two workshops are scheduled for the Fall Semester:
Tuesday, November 11, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 204
Tuesday, November 11, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 311

1L Summer Job Search
Wednesday, November 12, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 308
Thursday, November 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 308

At this program, we will discuss summer job opportunities, timing recommendations and resources available to you for your summer job search. The same program will be held each time.
(Note: Many evening students have unique job search circumstances, and the CSO is planning a panel presentation in the Spring Semester with graduates of the evening division where they will discuss the job search plans they had during law school, things they had to consider (such as financial obligations) and suggestions they have for you. Additional details to follow.)

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A Day in the Life Panel & Reception

Join members of the Duquesne Law Alumni Association as they tell you about their careers in private practice, government, corporations, and the judiciary.  The program will be held on Thursday, November 6, from 5:00-6:00 pm in Room 208.  A reception will follow in the Student Lounge where students can meet the panelists:

Hon. Gary Caruso Westmoreland Court of Common Pleas
Kathleen M. Charlton Founding Co-Member, Charlton & Charlton
Dodi Walker Gross Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Rebecca Gruen Medical/Legal Consultant
Garry Nelson Former prosecutor, Allegheny County District Attorney
Meghan Jones-Rolla VP & Corp. Counsel, ServiceLink
Moderated by Scott Redman, managing attorney, Law Office of Scott T. Redman

Students attending the panel discussion will be eligible to a gift card (provided by the DLAA)!   Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

 

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