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 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

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 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!



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 or mail in the registration form, which is attached for your convenience.



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

Dress is business casual.  Please bring your resume for the reception.