Friday, September 12, 2014

Volunteer Associates in Public Service Program at the New Jersey Attorney General's Division of Law

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The Attorney General has developed a Volunteer Associate Program for lawyers who are interested in public service in New Jersey. Many recent graduates and admitted attorneys with differing levels of experience have participated in the program since its inception in September of 2009. The Volunteer Associate Program affords participants the opportunity to learn how state government works and allows them exposure to unfamiliar fields of law. The Volunteer Associate Program is specifically designed to give participants:       

The Attorney General has developed a Volunteer Associate Program for lawyers who are interested in public service in New Jersey. Many recent graduates and admitted attorneys with differing levels of experience have participated in the program since its inception in September of 2009. The Volunteer Associate Program affords participants the opportunity to learn how state government works and allows them exposure to unfamiliar fields of law. The Volunteer Associate Program is specifically designed to give participants:                                
  • Meaningful and Rewarding Work: Whether writing briefs in child protection appeals, defending actions that affect the public fisc, moving to enforce consumer or environmental protection laws, engaging in motion practice in corrections cases in federal court or assisting in myriad other matters to which the state is a party, we offer participants an opportunity to use their time to make a difference. A position with the DOL may be the most rewarding experience in your legal career.
  • Experience to Enhance Skills and Foster Professional Development: Depending on interest and experience, volunteers may be asked to conduct depositions, perform research and write briefs, work with investigators or assist with discovery demands. Those who can make substantial time commitments may be able to get on their feet experience in administrative matters before agencies and the Office of Administrative Law and in court. Ongoing supervision will be provided to ensure that volunteers have a valuable educational experience. Participants will also be able to participate in informal section training and attend seminars offered by the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, a highly regarded program available to DOL lawyers, for which credit may be granted towards continuing legal education requirements.
  • Flexibility to Explore Other Career Options: While participants are asked to make a significant
    commitment, they do have flexibility to seek other
    employment. Participants able to commit to longer periods of time or who decide to stay on for a longer duration may be afforded greater opportunities to assume responsibility in litigation assignments. Participants who have fulfilled the commitment and obtain full time legal employment or decide to leave for other reasons will be expected to give reasonable notice and to act as responsible professionals in the finalization or transfer of work responsibilities.
Additional information and application instructions may be found at:
http://www.nj.gov/oag/law/volunteer-associate.htm

Diversity Open House

An Invitation to All Law Students

The Legal Aid Society, the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA), the
Attorneys of Color Caucus (ACLA), and the LGBT Caucus welcome all 1L and 2L
law students to attend a networking and informational Open House, generously
sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP.

The Legal Aid Society is the oldest and largest law firm for low-income New
Yorkers. We offer law students the opportunity to advocate for social
justice, while developing the legal skills they need to compete in the
workforce.

* Networking opportunities are available for persons from all
diverse communities, including networking with attorneys and supervisors who
are People of Color and/or LGBT.
* Our Civil, Criminal Defense and Juvenile Rights Practices will be
represented.
* Obtain information about the internship application process and
deadlines.
* Learn about employment opportunities at The Legal Aid Society.
* Light refreshments and food will be provided.

Location: Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
919 Third Avenue, New York, NY

Date: October 16, 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

RSVP to recruitmentbcs@legal-aid.org by October 6, 2014 Go to
http://www.legal-aid.org/media/185810/onepager.pdf for more information on
the Diversity Open House.
The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Women, People of
Color, Gays and Lesbians, Transgender People, Veterans and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.