Career Planning Center’s Weekly Events
4/15/13 – 4/21/13
Top 5 Jobs
|Job ID#||Employer||Location||Job Title||Preferred Class|
|2929||Cook County State’s Attorney – Juvenile Justice Bureau||Chicago||Summer Extern||1L, 2L|
|3180||IN Department of Child Services||Valparaiso, IN||Summer Extern||1L, 2L|
|3144||Duke Energy||Cincinnati||Summer Law Clerk||1L|
|3158||3M Company||St. Paul, MN||Summer Law Clerk||1L, 2L|
|3169||Kelly Law Offices||Crown Point, IN||Law Clerk||1L, 2L|
3L Pro Bono Plenary Session – April 18th
The purpose of this final session is to discuss the value of engaging in pro bono work as an attorney. Presenters and students will share their experiences.
Thursday, April 18, 3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tabor Classroom – Required Plenary for students graduating in May 2013, if they did not attend the earlier session in the fall of 2012.
1L VOLT Milestones
It is not too late for 1Ls to complete all of their VOLT Milestones. You can still schedule mock interviews, prepare application documents and meet with your career advisor before school ends this semester. A significant number of students have completed all of their Milestones. If you need guidance on what milestones you still need to finish, contact any Career Planning staff member
Summer Non-Judicial Extern Orientation
Wednesday, May 1 at 11:00 a.m., in Heritage courtroom with Professor Curt Cichowski. Contact Lisa Cannon at email@example.com with further questions.
Externship New Proposal deadline extended to April 26, 2013
If you wish to submit a new externship proposal for the Curriculum Committee to consider for Summer or Fall 2013, you MUST do so before April 26, 2013. See Lisa Cannon for details or download the form for the employer to complete at http://www.valpo.edu/law/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/9-EEPDF-NewExProposal.pdf
Externs: If you have been selected for a future externship (Sum, Fall or Spring), please review the FAQ site of the Externship webpage to see the forms and to answer most questions you may have.
Contact Lisa Cannon at firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.
Alumni Mentor Program
Attention Students! Sign up for the Alumni Mentor Program! This is an available resource for all students. With over 100 Alumni volunteers signed up to participate, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. The program is accessible through Strategy, click here for more details on how to get started!
PORTER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION – Evening CLE event April 18th
On Thursday, April 18, 5:30 p.m., at Buffalo Wild Wings located at 212 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, the PCBA Young Lawyers Section will present a 1.0 Hour CLE – The Basics of Your First (or Second) Civil Case and Trial. Benjamin Fryman will be presenting this CLE. The cost to attend this CLE is free to YLS Members and $20.00 for all others. If you are interested in attending this event, you can register online at www.sftlawyers.com/cle or mail in the registration form, which is attached for your convenience.
CAREERS IN EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW AND IN ERISA LITIGATION
Join Us to Learn More About Career Opportunities
May 20 – Networking Reception between 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654
George M. Morris Room
Employee benefits law is a constantly-growing field of practice that can put you right in the middle of the news with hot topics of concern to everyone, such as health, pension and severance benefits. The practice area focuses on a complex federal statute, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), which is administered and enforced by six federal agencies.
Employee benefits can be used to mold the work force and to save money. Several ERISA cases generally go to the Supreme Court each year. ERISA lawyers practice in different environments and come from different affiliations. For example, there are management lawyers, plaintiffs’ lawyers, and union lawyers who practice in diverse areas such as tax law, health law, labor law and business and finance law. ERISA lawyers represent plaintiffs or defendants or can be neutral. They can be litigators, advisors, transaction or government lawyers, or a combination. There are also a number of career opportunities for attorneys in the various government agencies that enforce employee benefit laws.
Come to an informal get together on May 20th hosted by the American Bar Association’s Joint Committee on Employee Benefits with several ERISA lawyers who are presenting topics at the ERISA Litigation National Institute, co-sponsored by the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, on May 20-21, 2013.
Attendance is free, but please RSVP to: Mary Karounos, (202) 662-8676 or Mary.Karounos@americanbar.org.
Dress is business casual. Please bring your resume for the reception.