MARK YOUR CALENDARS SO YOU DON’T MISS THESE UPCOMING EVENTS/DEADLINES!
January 16, 2015 – Peggy Browning Labor Law Summer Fellowship deadline
January 21, 2015 – Public Interest Career Day at UCLA – Applications must be uploaded by 5:00 p.m.
January 23, 2015 – Early Spring Recruiting deadline for certain Summer and Fall 2015 jobs.
February 11, 2015 – Spring Recruiting deadline for Summer and Fall 2015 jobs.
Get Ready for Upcoming Interview Programs
12:15 pm Tomorrow, January 8, 2015
Lecture Hall 1
Lunch will be provided.
Learn about the many important application deadlines that are quickly approaching for Summer and Fall 2015 jobs.
Tips for Law Job Interviews: What you need to do to get the offer!
You MUST attend this session to Sign-up for Mock Interviews on 1/27, 1/28, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Lunch will be provided.
12:15 – 1:05 p.m., Lecture Hall I
Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
Thursday, January 15, 2015
12:15 – 1:30 p.m., Lecture Hall I
This is a drop in, first come first serve workshop where you can receive 1:1 assistance with your resume and cover letter.
When it comes to the practice of law, the Internet is changing everything.
“Our message to you is to become a 21st Century digital lawyer,” said members of the American Bar Association eLawyering Task Force at a California Western presentation on November 7.
What is eLawyering?
Simply put, it is delivering legal services to clients using the Internet.
The speakers emphasized that the entire economic model of law practice is undergoing a seismic shift and that digital lawyering using secure client portals is becoming the new normal.
It’s a revolution,” said presenter Adriana Linares, a legal technology trainer and consultant with LawTech Partners. “It began 15 years ago, but it is accelerating now. You should look for technologies that are built specifically for lawyers.”
There are hundreds of self-help legal websites, such as LegalZoom, but sites like this don’t necessarily offer the legal advice of an attorney. That’s where eLawyering comes in.
“There are tumultuous changes happening,” said presenter Richard Granat, CEO and founder of DirectLaw, a virtual law firm platform provider, and co-director, Center for Law Practice Technology. “The legal profession serves only the top 20 percent of the U.S. There are 57 million millennials who need legal services—and these clients want self-serve options.”
“Successful lawyers in the emerging legal market will be those who are able to effectively deliver legal services both in person and over the Web,” said Matthew Lab, Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development, which presented the event. “Through the effective use of internet-based technology, lawyers will be able to provide legal services to a large pool of prospective clients whose legal needs were previously unmet.”
To learn more about a California Western alumnus practicing in this area, read this: profile of Alison O. Dearden ’09 from Res Ipsa online.
eLAWYERING AND THE FUTURE OF LEGAL WORK
Friday, November 7, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lecture Hall 1 (LH1)
California Western School of Law
350 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA
The American Bar Association eLawyering Task Force
www.elawyering.com (Law Practice Division)
eLawyering is doing legal work – not just marketing it – over the Web. Pioneering practitioners have found dramatic new ways to communicate and collaborate with clients and other lawyers, produce documents, settle disputes, interact with courts, and manage legal knowledge. There are exciting initiatives underway now that deserve attention by all lawyers – present and future.
The legal profession is being disrupted from without and from within. To be successful in the coming era, lawyers will need to know how to practice over the Web, manage client relationships in cyberspace, and offer “virtual” legal services. Come hear about the knowledge and skills you need to prosper in the years ahead.
eLawyering also offers major opportunities to improve access to justice by those who can’t afford or don’t like traditional commercial modes of service delivery.
This free program is open to all area law students and lawyers with an interest in the innovative use of technology. Lunch will be served (pizza and drinks).
Panelists will include:
* Adriana Linares (legal technology trainer and consultant with LawTech Partners, a professional services firm specializing in the legal industry)
* Marc Lauritsen (President and Founder, Capstone Practice Systems; former director of clinical programs, Harvard Law School; adjunct professor, Suffolk Law School)
Please RSVP to Francine Vasquez at FVasquez@cwsl.edu or 619-515-1576 on or before Wednesday, November 5th.
Are you a young lawyer (0-5 years experience)? If so, the YOUNG LAWYERS CAREER EXPO is for you.
Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.
PART IV: EXPLORING OPTIONS IN PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 12:15 pm. in Moot Court
Lunch will be provided
A Networking Reception will follow at 1:30 in Roy Bell
Public Interest Attorney Panel:
ALLIE ABBEY, Esq. Staff Attorney, Dependency Legal Group of San Diego
MITRA EBADOLAHI, Esq. Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
ELIZABETH M. KNOWLES, Esq. Director, ABA Immigration Justice Project
BECKY LEVINE, Esq. Supervising Attorney, Community Law Project – City Heights
ART NEILL, Esq. Founder/Executive Director, New Media Rights
PART III: EXPLORING OPTIONS IN CRIMINAL LAW
Thursday, October 2, 2014
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. (Moot Court Room – Lunch Provided*)
(*Lunch Reception with the panelists will follow the program in the Roy Bell Reading Room)
Sponsored by Career and Professional Development Office
Criminal Law Attorney Panel:
DAVID FINN, Esq. Asst. US Attorney, US Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division
MATTHEW BINNINGER, Esq. Trial Attorney, Federal Defenders, Inc.
JIMMY RODRIGUEZ, Esq. Deputy Public Defender, SD Public Defender’s Office
CALLY A. BRIGHT, Esq. Deputy District Attorney, SD District Attorney’s Office
DANNA NICHOLAS, Esq. Deputy City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney
LAW STUDENT WELCOME RECEPTION AND SECTION, COMMITTEE & LAW RELATED ORGANIZATION FAIR
Attention all law students: The voice for San Diego’s diverse legal community is calling you to be a part of the action!
Whether you are in your first, second or third year of law school, you will not want to miss this valuable networking opportunity. Connect with local attorneys from a variety of practice areas, SDCBA Section, Committee & Division chairs as well as local Judges and leaders from many specialty bar associations. Join your fellow students for this unique and educational opportunity to expand both your professional horizons and your community involvement.
There is no charge to attend this event.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
SDCBA BAR CENTER
401 West A Street
Check-in – Suite 120