July 20, 2012
Child-Victims: Providing Effective Rights Enforcement Representation
Join the countryfs leading experts on victimsf rights for an intensive, two-day training focused on child-victims of crime. This two-day program, Child-Victims: Providing Effective Rights Enforcement Representation, will be offered at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children on Wednesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 2, 2012 in Alexandria, Virginia.
This training seeks to educate practitioners about victims’ rights and help foster a collaborative working relationship among professionals who assist child]victims of crime. It is open to lawyers, advocates, medical professionals, social workers, law students, and other allied professionals.
The training will provide participants with an overview of victims’ rights, a detailed discussion of child development knowledge and age-appropriate techniques for working with a child]victim client, in-depth information and practical litigation skills for attorneys asserting a child]victims’ rights throughout a criminal proceeding, analysis of ethical issues that may arise when representing child-victims of crime, and discussion of the inter]relation of disciplines and professions that are often involved when a child is victimized.
Whether you know nothing about victims’ rights or working with child-victims or you have experience in these areas, this training will provide you with information that can assist you in becoming a more effective advocate for child-victims.
Standard - $175
Non-Profit, Government, or Academic - $125
(Enhanced NAVRA Members** will receive a $50 discount)
Law Students – Free (limited spaces available)
(Lunch on your own)
Visit http://www.ncvli.org for registration information and to learn about other NCVLI/NAVRA trainings.
July 11, 2012
Join Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) Director Brian Concannon and IJDH Staff Attorney Nicole Phillips in D.C. for a panel discussion and film screening about the cholera epidemic in Haiti. The panel discussion will be followed by a screening of the Tribeca Film Festival award-winning short documentary, Baseball in the Time of Cholera, which follows the story of a Haitian little league pitcher forced to grow up too quickly because of cholera. Watch the official trailer at www.baseballinthetimeofcholera.com.
You’re invited to join experts for a discussion on the UN’s responsibility for the Haiti cholera outbreak, with analysis of the evidence linking the UN to the outbreak, and an overview of the legal response being pursued by the victims’ attorneys. Panelists include:
- Ruth Wedgewood, SAIS Professor of International Law and Diplomacy
- Brian Concannon, Jr.,Esq., IJDH Director
- Jonathan Katz, former Associated Press correspondent and author of an forthcoming book on cholera in Haiti
Where: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
When: Wednesday, July 18th. Panel discussion at 4:30 pm, film screening at 5:30 pm.
July 9, 2012
This is not an exhaustive list and all interested applicants are encouraged to visit USAJobs.gov to view all current opportunities in the Federal government and begin building their profile.
Potential applicants are encouraged to view tutorials on building a Federal resume, conducting advanced searches on USA Jobs, and tips on applying and using keywords available at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Tutorial#icc
Please review the specific requirements for each position. For the most part, to qualify for an attorney position, applicants must possess a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.); be a member in good standing of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the United States; and have acquired the amount of experience indicated below for each grade level. To qualify for a position at the GS-12 grade, applicants must possess at least two (2) years of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature and more experience for each progressive grade increase.
Opportunities are Open at the U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation
Apply by July 10, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0991-09/11
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/319919700
Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC)
Apply by July 13, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0301-12
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320199300
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Division of Fair Labor Standards
Apply by July 18, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0905-12/14
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320613900
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Benefit Advisor
Apply by July 19, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0301-09/11
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320620400
*Fluency in Spanish and English required.
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Division of Enforcement Support
Apply by July 23, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0343-09
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320888000
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Office of Legal Counsel (OLC)
Apply by July 25, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0905-12/14
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320588900
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Pensions Investigator
Apply by September 3, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-1801-09
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320568400
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012.
Time: Noon – 1:30 pm. This is a brown bag lunch.
The East of the River Lawyers invite all interns, law students and interested pro bono attorneys to a lunch-and-learn session in Ward 8 to find out more about practicing public interest law east of the Anacostia River. This brown bag lunch program and panel will feature attorneys from legal services providers that serve the residents of these diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. Imoni Washington of the D.C. Bar Foundation will also join us to discuss the Loan Repayment Assistance Program for poverty lawyers working in the District and the recent grants the DCBF has made to legal services providers serving residents east of the Anacostia River.
* Marc Borbely – Neighborhood Legal Services Program
* Elizabeth Kaplan – Whitman-Walker Health
* Renee Murphy – Children’s Law Center
* Carolyn Rand – Our Place DC
* Kate Sauser – Covington & Burling LLP (Loaned Associate)
* Imoni Washington – Director of Programs, D.C. Bar Foundation
* Moderator and Co-Chair of D.C. Consortium of Legal Services
Providers: Erin Leveton, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities
To Register: Contact Heather Hodges at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.269.5100.
Location: Neighborhood Legal Services Program
Address: 3101 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue S.E. NLSP is on the 3rd floor of the Washington Gas Building. On-street parking is available.
By Metro: Take the Green Line to Anacostia or Congress Heights stations.
By MetroBus: A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A42, A46, A48, W4.
June 21, 2012
Due to high demand, the location of the Pathways to Postgraduate Legal Fellowships program has been changed and registration reopened until space in the new venue is filled.
Washington Council of Lawyers/NALP Panel
Thursday, July 12
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Pathways to Postgraduate Legal Fellowships
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue NW
This interactive panel discussion will cover the ins and outs of project-based fellowship programs, including Equal Justice Works, the Presidential Management Fellows Program and the Skadden Fellowship Program. Panelists will offer tips and insights about how to craft the best fellowship proposals while in law school.
Steve Grumm (Moderator) Director of Public Service Initiatives, NALP
Chinh Le Legal Director, The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Nita Mazumder Program Manager, Law School Relations, Equal Justice Works
Tim McManus Vice President, Education and Outreach, Partnership for Public Service
The panel is free, but you must register(http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e60wh3an3986fb4e&llr=eca9oegab) to reserve space. There was a waitlist for last year’s panel, so if you’re interested, register asap.
May 31, 2012
Please note that the Washington Council of Lawyers’ Summer Forum will take place on Tuesday, June 12, from noon – 2:30pm. The fee to attend is $25 for legal interns at public interest organizations or government agencies and $60 for private sector summer associates. The Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia will deliver the keynote address, and there will be panel presentations on various substantive legal areas, from representation of children to criminal and immiration law.
The registration form is available here: http://washingtoncounciloflawyers.org/WCL%20Summer%20Pro%20Bono%20Forum%20Registration%20Form%202012.pdf
Please let Jen Tschirch (email@example.com) know if you plan to attend.
Brief description of the event from WCL:
The WCL Summer Forum, attracting nearly 200 summer associates and legal interns each June, has established itself as a must-attend event for aspiring lawyers. This unique event brings law students, working in Washington for the summer, face-to-face with public interest lawyers and private sector lawyers who have incorporated pro bono service into their law practices.
Students will have the opportunity to meet other summer associates and legal interns as they learn more about how – and why – lawyers use their law degrees for public service in the face of pressure to increase billable hours and take on popular causes.
March 22, 2012
Due to high demand and numerous requests for additional time, we are extending the deadline for students to submit applications for the 2012 Summer Corps program to 11:59 PST on Tuesday, April 10. Please let your students know that all required information must submitted by this time. There will be no exceptions.
If you have questions about the program or application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. How to Become an Administrative Law Judge presented by the Mentoring Committee of The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and sponsored by Hollingsworth, LLP, 1350 I Street, NW (McPherson Square Metro Station)
A distinguished panel of Administrative Law Judges from both the D.C. and Federal Governments will provide invaluable guidance on how to become an Administrative Law Judge. The panel will share information about current prospects for a career as an ALJ and also discuss the application process and how best to pursue an ALJ position. $15 for students ($20 after 4/22/12). For more information send an email to email@example.com. To register: http://www.wbade.org.
March 14, 2012
U.S. Department of Labor leadership invites you to discuss opportunities that are open at the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), both in the Washington, DC headquarters and nationwide. DOL is hosting a free, easy-to-use webinar on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 starting at 1:30pm EST. To register for the webinar, click here.
All current DOL job postings are available at www.usajobs.gov. For additional information about EBSA vacancies, interested candidates should contact Crystal Jordan via e-mail at Jordan.Crystal2@dol.gov.