Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hot Jobs Wednesdays

Every Wednesday we will highlight a few positions that are currently available and that offer a fantastic opportunity to gain legal experience.  Additional information about these positions is available on Symplicity - just search by the Job ID number listed.  

And remember - a wide range of opportunities are listed in Symplicity - these are but a few to whet your appetite!

Summer Associate - Princeton, NJ financial services firm seeks 2013 summer associate.  JOB ID #9975

Law Clerk position available in Chatham, NJ firm.  Full time for the summer and part time during the school year.  JOB ID #9955

Associate position available in Manhattan boutique trial/litigation firm.  JOB ID #9972

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hot Job Wednesdays

Every Wednesday we will highlight a few positions that are currently available and that offer a fantastic opportunity to gain legal experience.  Additional information about these positions is available on Symplicity - just search by the Job ID number listed.  

And remember - a wide range of opportunities are listed in Symplicity - these are but a few to whet your appetite!

Judicial Law Clerk opportunity commencing immediately for United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims!  JOB ID# 9940

Summer 2013 Intern position available in the Legal and Compliance department of a equities exchange company located in Jersey City, NJ.  Potential to continue into Fall 2013 on a part time basis.  JOB ID #9941

Law Clerk and Associate positions available in Freehold, NJ law firm.  Spanish speaking skills a plus.  JOB ID #9943 and #9944

Litigation Attorney with 3-5 years experience sought by mid-sized medical malpractice firm for White Plains and Manhattan offices.  MUST have deposition and court appearances experience.  JOB ID #9951

Corporate Attorney - Large Philadelphia-based law firm seeks an mid-level associate with corporate experience for their New York City office.  JOB ID #9952


Monday, January 21, 2013

What Law Firms Expect Graduates to Know

Being a successful lawyer is not just about knowing the law.  If you plan on working for a law firm after graduation, there are things that are you are expected to know without having been told.  But what are they?

Through a collaboration between its Law School and Lawyer Professional Development Sections, NALP, The Association for Legal Career Professionals, has published an article to answer just that question.  Here are some highlights of what law firms expect their entry-level associates to have learned before coming to them:
  • Understand project management and process improvement concepts
  • Build your professional network while in law school and keep in touch with fellow students - this is where your future business referrals will come from
  • Have a client development plan as an entry-level associate
  • Learn everything you can about the firm's clients
  • Learn the theory of law but also the practice of law - gets hands on legal experience but also know practical skills such as responsiveness, timeliness, and how to respond to constructive criticism.
  • Be involved in extracurricular activities - especially professional or industry organizations
  • Know the soft skills - communication skills, presentation skills, ability to delegate, and the art of giving and receiving feedback, among others.
For more information about each of these, check out the full article.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hot and Cold Practice Areas Update

Want to know the current trends on which practice areas are hot and which ones are not so much?  Check out What's Hot and What's Not in the Legal Profession.  Robert Denney Associates, Inc. provides an update periodically of the current trends in the legal market.  To paraphrase:

Red Hot:
Energy
Healthcare
Sports Law

Hot:
Intellectual Property
Patent Litigation
Banking
Regulatory
Labor & Employment

Getting Hot:
Online Gaming

Cool:
Litigation
Financial Services
Bankruptcy
Mergers & Acquisitions
Real Estate

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hot Jobs Wednesday

Every Wednesday we will highlight a few positions that are currently available and that offer a fantastic opportunity to gain legal experience.  Additional information about these positions is available on Symplicity - just search by the Job ID number listed.  

And remember - a wide range of opportunities are listed in Symplicity - these are but a few to whet your appetite!

Attorney position available with the law department of a major metropolitan city to work on highly visible an dcomplex real estate development and other public sector transactions. Hurry - must apply by January 22!  JOB ID #9884

Summer Associate - Mid-size New Jersey law firm seeks 2L students for summer associate position.  JOB ID#9767

Judicial Externships for Spring of 2013 available with administrative law judges in New Jersey.  JOB ID #9923

Judicial Externships/Internship for Summer 2013 with Superior Court of New Jersey - Passaic Vicinage.  JOB ID #9897

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bricker & Eckler LLP - Charles H. Walker Minority Scholarship

Bricker & Eckler LLP offers the Charles H. Walker Minority Scholarship to provide first-year minority law students with a valuable employment experience early in their legal career, this scholarship will be awarded to a minority candidate who demonstrates leadership skills, academic strength, service to the community and an overall commitment to excellence.

Minority students in their first year of legal studies currently enrolled in an ABA-approved law school are eligible to apply for the scholarship. One scholarship in the form of a $10,000 cash award (less any applicable taxes and withholdings) towards law school tuition and other law school related expenses will be awarded. In addition, the scholarship recipient will receive a paid summer associate position for the summer of 2013.

Eligible candidates should complete the application, which can be downloaded from the Firm’s website at www.bricker.com, and forward it with their résumé, writing sample, LSAT score, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and law school grades (when available) to the attention of Patricia M. Lach, Recruiting/Professional Development Coordinator, Bricker & Eckler LLP, 100 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215. All applications must be complete when submitted and must be received by February 15, 2013. Scholarship finalists will be interviewed by members of the Firm’s Recruiting Committee and we hope to make the final selection by the Spring.

All inquiries related to the Bricker & Eckler LLP – Charles H. Walker Minority Scholarship should be directed to Patricia M. Lach, Recruiting/Professional Development Coordinator, plach@bricker.com.  To apply on-line and download the application, click here.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hot Job Wednesdays

Every Wednesday we will highlight a few positions that are currently available and that offer a fantastic opportunity to gain legal experience.  Additional information about these positions is available on Symplicity - just search by the Job ID number listed.  

And remember - a wide range of opportunities are listed in Symplicity - these are but a few to whet your appetite!

1L Summer Associate positions available at a Philadelphia IP law firm.  The firm is seeking 1L students with a undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering - applicants must have one of these degrees.  A demonstrated interest in working in Philadelphia is also a plus.  Hurry - position closes on January 18!  JOB ID #9800

Spring Semester Internship available with New Jersey healthcare provider.  Seeking a law student with an interest in healthcare law for a part-time internship this Spring.   JOB ID #9824

Spring Law Clerk - Cedar Knolls law firm seeking a law clerk to start in January with an interest in tax or trust and estates.  JOB ID #9808


Monday, January 7, 2013

Delaware Minority Job Fair

The Delaware Minority Job Fair Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association invites Rutgers School of Law - Newark 1L law students to participate in the Job Fair's 1L Resume Collect program. The Job Fair and its participating organizations (corporate, law firm, and public interest/sector legal employers) seek applications from highly-qualified 1L students with a demonstrated interest in career opportunities in Delaware. All interested students are invited to apply and must submit a resume, undergraduate transcript, and law school transcript (when available). The submission of a cover letter addressing the student's commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion (through personal interests, leadership positions, volunteer work, and organizational activities) is strongly encouraged.

Applications should be submitted at the Job Fair's Symplicity site (a partnership site between the Delaware Minority Job Fair and the Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair).  The application deadline is Monday, January 21, 2013.  Please direct any questions regarding the Job Fair's Resume Collect program to the Job Fair Administrator at dmjf@dsba.org or (302) 651-3246.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Stoel Rives LLP First-Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship

Stoel Rives LLP offers diversity fellowships in its Portland and Seattle offices to first year law students.  Recipients will each be awarded a salaried summer associate position for the summer of 2013 and a $7,500 tuition scholarship for the following academic year.  Relevant criteria are as follows:

  • Good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school. Students in four-year evening programs should not apply until after their second year of law school.  
  • Demonstrated academic excellence and leadership ability, personal and professional accomplishments, commitment to community service and meaningful contribution to the diversity of the legal community.
  • Commitment to living in Portland or Seattle following law school graduation and expressed interest in our practice areas.

For additional information, click here.  Deadline to apply is January 16, 2013.