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Archive for May, 2011

In her commencement speech to 2011 graduates, Emory University law professor Sara Stadler told law grads that they need to stop coveting high-paying jobs that just aren’t available.  “Get over it,” Stadler told them. “The one thing standing in the way of happiness for many people is a sense of entitlement.”   Stadler said many law grads don’t […]

Last week we posted an article from The Careerist about a new interview regimen (“Interviews Get Tough and Testy”), where candidates are expected to participate in an interactive simulation and explain how they would handle a legal issue.  Today, they are talking with the hiring partner at Pepper Hamilton about this substantive interview style and getting […]

The Construction Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association will present an update on recent case law and statutes impacting the construction industry at the CONSTRUCTION LAW UPDATE 2011.     DATE:  May 31, 2011 TIME:  12:00 – 1:15 pm LOCATION:  SDCBA Bar Center, 1333 Seventh Avenue, San Diego This is a brown bag event, […]

Concerned about your law school debt?  If so, you may want to read the 7 TIPS TO HELP YOU CONFRONT YOUR LAW SCHOOL DEBT by Ufot Umana Jr., in the Texas Lawyer (printed on  Mr. Umana offers great advice about paying off undergraduate and law school loans.  The first of seven steps is to create a budget and […]

Vivia Chen with The Careerist describes how the easy, breezy days of callbacks after a simple interview are disappearing.  Besides the “behavior interview” (a psychological assessment that measures your work style – see blog post of May 6, 2011), there’s now an even more grueling interview–one that focuses on legal acumen – the “three-pronged interview.”  As described […]

The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association invites you to the Napoleon A. Jones Jr. Judicial Luncheon.  The lunch is intended to be a tribute to the federal, state and county judiciary to thank them for their tireless efforts in serving the residents of the State of California.  The keynote speaker will be Attorney General Kamala Harris.  […]

The San Diego County Bar Association and the North County Bar Association are presenting EXPERT WITNESS TRAPS:  TIPS ON THE TOP 10 ISSUES ON DECLARING, DISCOVERING & TRIAL TESTIMONY, followed by a Padres game!  This program will address the most common mistakes that counsel make in declaring experts.  The panel will discuss how courts deal with requests to […]

The Restorative Justice Mediation Program (RJMP) is offering a seventeen hour VICTIM OFFENDER MEDIATION TRAINING.  The training course includes basic victim-offender mediation training, lectures, videos, role play and introduction to peace circles.  Trainees who agree to mediate cases with RMJP will receive valuable experience in conflict resolution among youth, and transferable skills to all walks […]

As stated in RESUME RESCUE:  15 WORDS YOU SHOULD REPLACE ON YOUR RESUME via, employers don’t hire people who say they are reliable and trustworthy.  They hire people who can prove that they have experienced successes in the past that make them strong candidates for similar continued success in their organization.  Before you include a list of […]

Twice a year for over 20 years, Robert Denney Associates Inc., has published a report on what is going on in the legal profession.  Yesterday, Robert Denney’s special update on the year-end report published last December was printed on  He describes the following three areas as “red hot”: * Regulatory * Government Affairs * Health […]

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