All law students are invited to attend an informational/networking event with 14 ABA members on February 4 @ 12:00 p.m. ABA attorneys from a wide variety of practice areas will be on hand to share tips on your job search, interviewing techniques, and maintaining a work-life balance.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
5 interviewing tips from the Interview Stream blog:
Second chances are rare in life, but a New Year allows for a clean slate to better oneself. As millions of Americans ponder different resolutions for self-improvement, job seekers, recruiters, and hiring managers can use this opportunity to propel themselves to professional success in 2014.
With the economic outlook [...]
The Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL) provides legal services to low-income senior citizens and people with disabilities. In preparation for CDEL’s 2014 Winter Awards Benefit & 30th Anniversary Celebration, law students are invited to volunteer for the event, which will take place at Baker & McKenzie’s office at 300 E. Randolph on February [...]
What this project seeks to address: Millions of men and women throughout Illinois have old criminal records that prevent them from accessing the occupational license and employment opportunities they need to take care of themselves and their family. This project is designed to eliminate or minimize the barriers that prevent people from accessing these needed [...]
AmeriCorps JD is an AmeriCorps-funded program that provides law students with an opportunity to expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country for veterans, military families, disaster victims, and other vulnerable populations.
Participants in the AmeriCorps JD program will help resolve some of the most critical legal problems [...]
For the past eight years, Goodwin has invested in a diverse legal community by offering fellowships to high-achieving law students of color. This year, the firm is again offering awards of $7,500 to students of color who work in public interest positions the summer after their first year of law school.
In addition to the monetary [...]
Illinois Legal Aid Online is hosting an online training webinar for students interested in volunteering during winter break and spring semester. The training is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
To register, please visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/344293350. See the LiveHelp Winter 2013 Webinar Flyer for more details.
Commitment to pro bono work is taken into [...]
Via the PSJD Blog, Ruta Stropus, the Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, offers some much-needed tips and advice on applying for positions within the government.
1) The job search. Other websites often list our positions. That’s a good thing – we want to advertise broadly. However, the most [...]
Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) offers a website where legal volunteers can search for the perfect pro bono opportunity based on their specific preferences, watch video training sessions, and find out what news and events are happening in the pro bono community.
ILAO has recently launched a new system on IllinoisProBono.org for finding volunteer opportunities and [...]
The Purpose of a Cover Letter
The purpose of a cover letter is to express your reasons for sending a resume to a particular employer. For example: “I am writing in response to your job notice with the Office of Career Services at Loyola University Chicago School of Law” or “I am writing because I am [...]