New photos added to our MABLSA Flickr!

Take a look at all of the exciting events and programs sponsored by MABLSA by looking at our latest updates to our Flickr account! 

A Social Medium Forum Addressing Effective Criminal Justice Reform

Voice your thoughts in MABLSA's advocacy team's first twitter town hall of the year- A Social Medium Forum Addressing Effective Criminal Justice Reform on Wednesday, September 30 at 8 pm!
Follow us on Twitter @MABLSA.


2nd Annual Sickle Cell Walk #shineforacure

Hello MABLSA Family, 

Below please find the link to register as participant and/or donor for the 2K Sickle Cell Walk/Run on August 29th at 3700 Koppers St., Baltimore, MD. Please choose "join a team" and join team MBLSA then complete the registration form as instructed.

Please note that team check in begins at 9 a.m. (I will check in our team) and the walk/run begins at 10 a.m. Registration is completely free! Donations are strongly encouraged! 

If you have any questions concerning this event please feel free to contact me via email at mablsa.service@nblsa.org.

Thank you for your service!

Adrianne Williams
Director of Community Service

Welcome Back!

Join American University's BLSA at Fairview Road Urban Park on Saturday, August 29 from 3-6 p.m. for their Welcome Back Cookout. RSVP by emailing info@welblsa.org. See you there!


Garvey Schubert Bauer Diversity Fellowship Program, Seattle

The Kenneth L. Schubert Jr. Diversity Fellowship honors one of our founders who was a champion of diversity in the profession.   The fellowship will be offered to rising 2L student applicants. The Diversity Fellow will receive a paid 10-week summer associate position in our Seattle office between their second and third year of law school.   For complete de­tails, please click here.  Applications must be received by Aug. 24, 2015.


Get your tickets for the 2015 Alumni Jazz Brunch!

Join us for the 2015 Alumni Jazz Brunch on Sunday, August 23 at M Street Bar & Grill from 11 am to 2 pm. Tickets are $30​ and cover a 3-course meal with bottomless mimosas. Purchase your tickets here.

2015 Leadership Retreat Weekend

Mark your calendar's for the 2015 Leadership Retreat Weekend, August 21-23 at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of LAw. Here's a chance to develop your resume, interviewing capabilities, and leadership skills. RSVP to mablsa.programming@nblsa.org.


Venable LLP is looking for class of 2017 evening students!

Attention! If you are an evening student that graduates in 2017, Venable LLP is looking to interview you during the upcoming MABLSA Job Fair. 
You have until this Friday, August 7th to submit your resume and bid on symplicity. You can find the posting on the NBLSA Simplicity website, under the job fair tab. Click on the drop down and select the option for "MABLSA Supplemental Session - Venable Evening Class of 2017 Students". 
Reach out to Ebone' Dryver, our Job Fair Coordinator at mablsa.jobfair@nblsa.org if you have any further questions.


Job fair bidding starts NOW!

Registration for the MABLSA 2015 Job Fair is now open to students. Bidding is open today through August 1. Click here to access the NBLSA Symplicity page. Please make sure your Symplicity profile is current, including your class year, before you bid.

MABLSA is hosting the 2015 Job Fair on August 22nd in Washington, D.C. at the University of D.C. David A. Clarke School of Law. This gives you the opportunity to meet, impress and gain employment with prospective employers, which include: Ballard Spahr, Hunton and Williams, Pepper Hamilton, Steptoe, USAF JAG Corps, the Department of Justice, Venable, the Senate Office of Legislative Counsel, Project Vote and more. 

Remember, you must be a 2014-15 dues paying member of NBLSA in order to participate in the job fair. It's not too late to pay your dues before Job Fair. Please note the updated student registration dates.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Ebone' Dryver
Mid-Atlantic Job Fair Coordinator


The GAO is looking for Summer 2016 interns!

The U.S. Government Accountability Office's General Counsel is hiring second-year law students for our 2016 summer associate program. Below is a letter with more information about the program and how interested students may apply.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, non-partisan federal
agency in the legislative branch. Often called the “congressional watchdog,” GAO researches
and investigates policy issues touching upon all aspects of the work of the federal government
in order to assist Congress in carrying out its core constitutional responsibilities. Our work leads
to laws and acts that improve government operations, saving the government and taxpayers
billions of dollars. Recently, the Partnership for Public Service (the Partnership) and
Washingtonian magazine included GAO in their 2014 lists of the best places to work. Among
mid-size federal agencies, GAO placed second overall and was rated number one in its support
of diversity by the Partnership in 2014.

Every summer, GAO’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) holds a Summer Associate Legal
Honors Program for second-year law students. The program is a primary hiring tool for building
OGC’s workforce of highly capable attorneys. Summer Associates who perform well may
receive offers of permanent employment. OGC gives its Summer Associates significant
responsibility by assigning them projects that are equivalent in complexity to those given to
entry-level attorneys.

OGC is especially proud of its inclusive workforce and support of diversity. This fall, we will
conduct on-campus interviews with students at 11 law schools and participate in two minority
job fairs: the Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair and Black Law Student Association
Career Fair. Students who do not attend these schools or fairs may apply through our website.
We recently posted our summer recruiting announcement, and applications will be accepted
from July 13 through August 21. As part of OGC’s ongoing commitment to attract as many
qualified applicants as possible, including applicants with diverse backgrounds, outstanding
credentials, and a dedication to public service, we are seeking your assistance in spreading the
word to your affiliates about OGC and our highly rated work environment.

Visit our website at www.gao.gov/careers/attorneys.html to learn more about career
opportunities in OGC, or contact me at (202) 512-3072 or MotleyL@gao.gov. GAO’s Diversity
and Inclusion Statement, as well as our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, may be found at

Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

Lisa Motley

Assistant General Counsel for Operations