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Top 5 Jobs

Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
3305 Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law  – Application Deadline is 7/19/2013 Chicago, IL and Northwest IN Pro Bono Intern for Initiative for Northwest Indiana Rising 2L or 3L
3295 United States Coast Guard – Application Deadline is 9/2/2013 Various Locations Direct Commission Lawyer Rising 3L
3303 Bowers Harrison LLPApplication Deadline 6/19/2013 Evansville, IN Real Estate Associate Attorney Recent Class of 2013 Graduate
3304 Bowers Harrison LLPApplication Deadline 7/31/2013 Evansville, IN Litigation Associate Attorney Recent Class of 2013 Graduate
3307 Sanders Pianowski LLPApplication Deadline 6/14/2013 Elkhart, IN Associate Attorney Recent Class of 2013 Graduate


FALL 2013 Externships now posted in Strategy

Employers are now seeking to fill Fall 2013 extern positions. Check the Job Postings and Apply Now!

Chicago Park District – #3300 – apply by 8/1

Cook Co. Public Guardian – #3299 – apply by 7/12

Cook Co. State’s Attorney – #3297 – apply by 8/1

Environmental Protection Agency – #3301 – apply by 6/30

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – #3308 – apply by 8/1

Federal Trade Commission – #3302 – apply by 6/24

Hammond Legal Aid Clinic – #3296 – apply by 6/30

Illinois Attorney General – #3323 – apply by 8/5

Illinois Human Rights Commission – #3326 – apply by 7/11

Indiana Supreme Court – Justice Steven David – #3224 – apply by 6/5

Porter County Dept. of Child Services – #3298 – apply by 8/1

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement – #3306 – apply by 6/20


Summer Associate & Young Attorney Career Panel & Networking Event – Chicago

Thursday, June 20, 5:00 p.m., Chicago

Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys invites you to attend this complimentary and informative networking event and panel discussion designed to address topics of interest to individuals interested in a career in healthcare law.

Where: Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 3700

Chicago, IL

Time: 5:00 p.m. – Cocktails & Appetizers

5:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion and Presentation

** Attendees MUST register at the following link:**

Summer Associate Scavenger Hunt and Social! – Indianapolis

Friday, July 12, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Indianapolis

Indianapolis Bar Association (IBA)

135 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 1500, Indianapolis, IN 46204

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Event moves to Scotty’s

1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

All law students working or volunteering in Indianapolis are invited to participate.

The Scavenger Hunt will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the IBA office.  IBA’s Young Lawyers Division will organize the participants into teams of four before sending each team off to “scavenge” for clues and visit many of the City’s great landmarks and cultural destinations. After completing the scavenger hunt, the teams will gather downtown at Scotty’s at 5 p.m. for appetizers and drinks.

Please contact Marissa Hile of the Indianapolis Bar Association ASAP to register.  The best way to register is by email:  The cost is $25 per participant. If you have any questions, please call Marissa at (317) 269-2000.

After registering, participants will receive an email confirmation and final information. Information will include team assignments.

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!

First Week of Work: Make or Break Your Summer!

Here are a few excerpts from this very helpful blog post –

First Day

Meeting people:  Strong handshakes and good eye contact are key. Do your best to begin to remember names and functions. Ask for an organization chart and make notes. You will be both efficient and effective when you understand how work gets done (who works for whom? who is in which department?)

Getting started: Do not gripe at the amount of paperwork that you must complete. Commit to replying to all administrators’ requests double-super-promptly. If administrators like you, they can save your reputation and your job.

First Week: New Assignments

Take notes

Always take notes when you are given an assignment. Assigning attorneys do not know that you always remember every word that’s spoken to you. It makes people nervous to give complicated instructions to someone who doesn’t take notes, and your work will be suspect. People will consider you unreliable before seeing your work, and doubts may linger.

Questions to ask when you get an assignment.

  • Do you have a source for the best place to begin my research?
  • Have you handled matters similar to this one? (If “yes,” ask for the name of the file.)
  • How many hours do you think that this should take?
  • When do you need this on your desk?
  • Do you want to see me before I have finished the project?
  • How should I format the results? (letter to the assigning attorney, memo to a client, etc.)
  • Are there research restrictions such as time on Lexis or Westlaw?
  • What style would you prefer? (persuasive, strictly factual, brief-like, memo-like?)
  • Will you want a paper or an electronic copy of the final document? “

Check out the full text of this great blog post at

Etiquette Tip of the Week from the Culture and Manners Institute – Last Stand…

When a man and woman are introduced, who stands?

In business, both stand, because the rules of business etiquette are gender-neutral. Here are other business etiquette examples:
Who extends a hand first in an introduction? Either person.

Who holds the door open?  The first person who gets to it.
Who exits the elevator first?  The person closest to the door.

Social etiquette rules for standing differ slightly:
Gentlemen stand when introduced to ladies.
Both ladies and gentlemen stand when introduced to older people, clergy or other dignitaries.
Young ladies stand when introduced to older ladies.

In business or social settings, at a meeting, interview or a dinner party, wait for your host to tell you where to sit, then remain standing by that seat until your host/hostess takes his/her seat.

Some will protest, “Isn’t social etiquette outdated?  Women these days can hold their own darn doors.”  Here’s where it gets tricky: in many other cultures, social etiquette is practiced as business etiquette.  It is good to know both.