Monthly Archives: April 2014

Last chance to order business cards this year!

The Career Services Office will provide current law students with business cards to use for networking purposes. This is your last chance to order cards this year!   If you would like to receive 30 complimentary business cards, please complete an order form by Friday, April 25, at 5 pm. You can find an order form at https://sharepoint.law.duq.edu/cso/Lists/Business%20Card%20Requests/newform.aspx. (Please use your Multipass/DORI log-in credentials to log-in.)

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

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Tips from the Practitioners Series: Small Firm Practice

By Kathleen Charlton, Evening ‘08
Partner at Charlton & Charlton Attorneys at Law

I have worked in small firms since graduating law school. I love the flexibility that it provides to me, as I have a young daughter. I have the ability to choose my hours. I can go home, cook dinner, and work after she goes to bed. I also like that I have the ability to choose the cases that I want to take. For me, the ability to choose my cases was a significant reason for choosing small firm practice.  I also love the client interaction that I have. The clients are solely my clients; I am responsible for everything in their cases. Although at times this can be stressful, it brings me a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. There is nothing more rewarding to me than when a client hugs me or sends me a personal “thank you” note.

This series is written by members of the Career/Employment Committee of the Duquesne Law Alumni Association with the intent to provide helpful job search tips and suggestions for students and alumni.

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Practice Area & Concentrations Fair

RSVP today for the Practice Area & Concentrations Fair!
Monday, April 7, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Student Union Ballroom

Meet attorneys working in various practice areas. Learn more about the Course Concentrations by talking with Deans and Faculty Advisors. All students are encouraged to attend.  A list of attorneys whose attendance is confirmed is listed below.  The evening’s format will be as follows: tables correlating to practice areas & concentrations will be set up around the room, and lawyers and faculty will be asked to sit at the table that corresponds to their area. Students will circulate around the room at your own pace, according to your interests. There are no expectations of job placement at this program – it is informational only. RSVP required at DuqLawConnect – Events tab. You are welcome to attend as much of the program as your schedule permits.

Edward J. Abes, Esq.
Abes Baumann
www.abesbaumann.com
Table: Sports Law & Workers’ Compensation

Christopher L. Borsani, Esq.
Tucker Arensberg, P.C.
www.tuckerlaw.com
Table: Bankruptcy

Anthony W. Brooks, Esq.
The Webb Law Firm
www.webblaw.com
Table: Intellectual Property

Lisa DiCerbo, Esq.
Internal Revenue Service
www.irs.gov
Table: Tax Law

Jennifer DiGiovanni, Esq.
Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office
www.da.allegheny.pa.us
Table: Criminal Law – Government

Kevin J. Garber, Esq.
Babst Calland
www.babstcalland.com
Table: Environmental Law

Kathryn L. Harrison, Esq.
Campbell & Levine, LLC
www.camlev.com
Table: Bankruptcy

Richard M. Heiser, Esq.
FedExGround
www.fedex.com
Table: Corporate Counsel

Patricia Wozniak Henk, Esq.
Law Office of Patricia Wozniak Henk
www.patriciawhenk.com
Table: Family Law & Collaborative Law

Paula Hopkins, Esq.
Paula Hopkins, Attorney at Law
www.mysite.verizon.net/bizw40ns
Table: Family Law & Collaborative Law

Turahn L. Jenkins, Esq.
Office of the Public Defender, Allegheny County
www.alleghenycounty.us/opd
Table: Criminal Law – Government

Jessica M. Jurasko, Esq.
Jackson Kelly PLLC
www.jacksonkelly.com
Table: Energy Law

Shanicka L. Kennedy, Esq.
Office of the Public Defender, Allegheny County
www.alleghenycounty.us/opd
Table: Criminal Law – Government

Daniel Kunz, Esq.
Kunz Law Office
Table: Sports Law

Michael P. Leahey, Esq.
Jackson Kelly PLLC
www.jacksonkelly.com
Table: Energy Law

James S. Malloy, Esq.
DFL Legal
www.dfllegal.com
Table: Construction Law

Julian E. Neiser, Esq.
Cook & Associates
www.pittlawyers.com
Table: Business Law

Owen M. Seman, Esq.
Law Offices of Patrick J. Thomassey
www.patrickthomasseylaw.com
Table: Criminal Law – Private Practice

Jeff Shakalski, Esq.
Disability Rights Network
www.drnpa.org
Table: Public Interest

David L. Spurgeon, Esq.
Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office
www.da.allegheny.pa.us
Table: Criminal Law – Government

Charles E. Steele, Esq.
Steele Schneider
www.steeleschneider.com
Table: Education Law

Michael V. Worgul, Esq.
Michael V. Worgul, Esq., LLC
www.mvwlaw.com
Table: Criminal Law – Private Practice
Other attorneys who have been invited work in the following areas. As attendance is confirmed, their names will be added to the list.
Civil Litigation
Elder Law & Estate Planning
Health Law
Immigration
International Law
Labor & Employment Law
Personal Injury Law
Real Estate Law

 

 

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Tips from the Practitioners Series: So Tell Me About Yourself

By Dodi Walker Gross, L’82
Partner at Reed Smith LLP

How should the question be answered in an interview?  Here are some suggestions.

  • Be prepared.
  • Describe what you are looking for – why you are interviewing for the job.
  • Explain your personal qualities that make you a perfect fit for the job.
  • Talk about relevant experience that shows consistency with the stated reason for interviewing and highlights the skills that you make a perfect fit.
  • Resist the temptation to talk about hobbies and sports, unless it illustrates how you handle difficult situations or other aspects of the job.
  • Highlight relevant aspects of your resume.
  • Don’t badmouth the prior employer.
  • If this is all you get to say in the interview, make sure you leave a positive impression with clear information.

This series is written by members of the Career/Employment Committee of the Duquesne Law Alumni Association with the intent to provide helpful job search tips and suggestions for students and alumni.

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