Tuesday, July 15, 2014

PATH: Public Defender Advocacy, Training & Hiring Conference:8/2/2014 

PDS LogoRegistration is now open for the 5th biennial Public Defender Advocacy, Training & Hiring Conference (PATH), to be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This promises to be, as always, an exciting event, featuring three concurrent ‘paths’ focusing on advocacy, training and hiring in the indigent criminal defense community. Although this summer’s schedule is not  yet complete, they have confirmed speakers from the Alexandria, New Hampshire and Colorado PD offices – and expect many more.  Please register at: http://pdsdc.org/LegalCommunity/CalendarItem.aspx?TrainingID=110
Questions? Contact Jennifer Thomas, Director of Legal Recruiting, at (202) 824-2337 or jenthomas@pdsdc.org.

Monday, July 14, 2014

U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program

Each fall, the Department of Justice hires law students for entry-level attorney positions through the Attorney General's Honors Program.  This highly competitive program is the only way that the Department hires entry-level attorneys. Selection for employment is based on many elements of a candidate's background, including academic achievement, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, and summer or part-time legal employment.  The Department also considers specialized academic studies (including undergraduate and post-graduate degrees), work experience, and extracurricular activities that directly relate to the work of the Department.  The deadlines and key dates for this year's Program are:

July 31, 2014 – application opens
Sept. 2, 2014 – application deadline

In the past, the rest of the hiring process has taken place over the following time-frame:
Late September  – interview candidates selected
Mid-October – early November – interviews conducted
Late November thru February – offers extended

For more information, visit http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/entry-level-attorneys.

Friday, July 11, 2014

OCI: August Session Deadline Next Week!

Next TUESDAY, JULY 15th at 12 Noon is the deadline for submissions for the August Session of OCI.  For additional information, please review the OCI Information Packet posted in the Document Library (search for "OCI") under the Resources tab in Symplicity (https://law-rutgers-csm.symplicity.com/students).  Please also remember to register by next Tuesday for a videotaped mock interview.  Students can register under the OCI tab (select the select the "Mock Interview Sign-Up 2014" session from the Session pull-down).