1.27.2015

Board of Veterans’ Appeals Attorney-Advisor

Job openings for GS-905-9 and GS-905-11 Attorney Advisors (Veterans).  The Merit announcements open on Tuesday, January 20, 2015  and will close February 09, 2015.  The Merit announcements are open to all current federal/status employees.  The direct links to the announcements are as follows:

Merit – GS-0905-09

Merit - GS-0905-11

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Attorney - Buffalo Office

                                                                                                                   

1.09.2015

Real Estate Associate (Washington, DC)



The Washington, DC office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for a Real Estate Associate with 1-3 years of varied transactional real estate experience, including sales, leasing, financing (construction, term, syndicated, securitized and mezzanine), acquisitions, commercial and retail leasing and development. Excellent academic achievement and law firm experience required. Must be a member of the DC Bar or eligible to waive in. Qualified candidates should apply online through our listing at LawCruit. All applications must be accompanied by a resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample. All questions should be directed to Donna J. Nolan, Manager of Attorney Recruiting, at donna.nolan@bipc.com. EOE.

Patent Litigation/Post-Grant Proceedings Associate – Chemistry or Biotechnology (Alexandria, VA)


The Alexandria office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for a Patent Litigation/Post-Grant Proceedings Associate with a minimum of 4 years of experience in legal research, drafting pleadings, discovery and patent prosecution. The ideal candidate will have a technical background with a Ph.D. in biotechnology or chemistry. We seek candidates with transferrable skills and strong academic backgrounds from nationally recognized schools. Virginia Bar membership preferred. Qualified candidates should apply online through our listing at LawCruit.  All applications must be accompanied by a resume, cover letter, law school transcript, undergrad transcript and writing sample. All questions should be directed to Donna J. Nolan, Manager of Legal Recruiting, at donna.nolan@bipc.com. EOE.

12.23.2014

Capital Fellows Program

 A Gateway to a Career in Public Service

Apply to the Capital Fellows Programs by February 9, 2015 www.csus.edu/calst/programs
  • California Senate Fellows
  • Executive Fellowship Program
  • Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program
  • Judicial Administration Fellowship Program


The Capital Fellows Programs offer a unique opportunity to participate in policymaking and development. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive Branch or the California Judiciary. Fellows actively engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while gaining firsthand experience in the governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex state in the nation.

Voted four years (2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014) as one of the Top 10 internships nationwide by Vault.com, the Capital Fellows Programs are ranked highly for their combination of meaningful work experience and career opportunities. Each year, Vault's editors evaluate the internship programs profiled in their annual guide and select from those the top internship programs they feel represent the best all-around opportunities.

Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2015 and a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, and California state government. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply. For the 2015-16 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of February 9, 2015 at www.csus.edu/calst/programs.

If you have questions regarding the Capital Fellows Programs or need brochures, please contact Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906calstudies@csus.edu or visit www.csus.edu/calst/programs.

Office of Squire Patton Boggs - Cleveland Office

The Cleveland office of Squire Patton Boggs is hiring first-year law students for our 2015 summer program.  Students are invited to apply online through our website.

Additionally, we are hosting a 1L Reception on Monday, December 29th from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in our Cleveland office for interested 1L students.  This reception is a great opportunity to learn more about our firm, the summer program and to meet some of our attorneys.  Details are included below.

Please share this opportunity with members of your organization, especially anyone with connections to or a strong interest in Cleveland.  
For more information on Squire Patton Boggs summer programs, please visit our LinkedIn Careers Page


Kind Regards,    
Jennifer


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Squire Patton Boggs Invites You To A 1L Reception
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Monday, December 29, 20145:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Squire Patton Boggs
4900 Key Tower
127 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
RSVP by December 23, 2014
Jennifer Shumaker
+1 216 479 8175
RSVP
Please join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in our Cleveland office.  We look forward to meeting you at the reception and introducing you to Squire Patton Boggs’ diverse culture.
Apply Online for our 2015 Summer Program.
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Securities and Exchange Commission Internship

Greetings,

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) is writing to inform you of internship opportunities within our organization (please see the attached).  Please share these opportunities with members of your organization who may be interested and qualified.  You may have your members contact our Recruitment Coordinator directly with any questions they may have (see information below).

Brief Background:
The SEC Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) was established in July of 2011, as required by Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.  OMWI is responsible for:

  • taking affirmative steps to seek diversity at all levels of the SEC’s workforce,
  • increasing participation of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the SEC’s programs and contracts, including standards for coordinating technical assistance to such businesses; and
  • assessing the diversity policies and practices of entities regulated by the SEC.


Please contact me if additional information is needed.



Many thanks,

German Rochez
Recruitment Coordinator
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI)
Phone: 202-551-6046| Email: omwi@sec.gov

Judicial Externship Program

Hello Regional NBLSA Chairs,

I am contacting you as Co-Chair of the Wolverine Bar Association’s Summer Clerkship Program (SCP).  I write to seek your assistance in spreading the word about the SCP and the Judicial Externship Program (JEP) by distributing the attached applications to your membership.  
As you may be aware, the Wolverine Bar Association strives to increase the number of minority attorneys employed as partners, associates, in-house counsel, judicial clerks, and in other well-respected positions within the legal community in southeastern Michigan.  In line with this goal, the Summer Clerkship and Judicial Externship Programs were created. 
In partnership with several law firms and corporations, the SCP places first-year, minority law students in clerkship positions at those participating employers.  The JEP works in conjunction with the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Michigan and is administered by the Honorable Victoria A. Roberts.  The Program assists participating judges in locating eligible law students for summer externships. 
Please note, the SCP is exclusively for first-year students; JEP is not.  The JEP will consider first and second-year students.  First-year students may apply for either or both programs.  The detailed requirements for each program are detailed in the attached documents.
Applications are due on or before January 30, 2015.  Students should contact Shanta McMullan (mcmullan@butzel.com) for additional information regarding SCP, and Sharika Robinson (sharika_robinson@ca6.uscourts.gov) for additional information regarding JEP.
Thank you in advance for assisting Judge Roberts and the WBA in getting the word out about these excellent programs.  We need your help to continue the pipeline of minority attorneys in the metro-Detroit area. 


Happy Holidays!


Shanta S.W. McMullan
Attorney  

12.12.2014

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Job Openings

Litigation Associate (San Diego)

The San Diego office has an immediate opening for a Litigation associate with 2-4 years of complex litigation experience. Excellent academic credentials, law firm experience and strong writing skills required. Federal Judicial or State Appellate Clerkship experience a plus. Must be admitted in California. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney provides competitive salaries and an attractive associate bonus program. Qualified candidates should apply online through our listing at LawCruit. All questions should be directed to Donna J. Nolan, Manager of Attorney Recruiting, at donna.nolan@bipc.com. EOE.
Trademark Associate (Alexandria)

The Alexandria, Virginia office has an opening for a Trademark Associate. Preferred candidates should have 2-4 years of experience in domestic and international trademark prosecution and protection, trademark enforcement and litigation experience, inter-parties experience and licensing. We seek candidates with transferrable skills and strong academic backgrounds from nationally recognized schools. Virginia Bar membership preferred. Qualified candidates should apply online through our listing at LawCruit. All applications must be accompanied by a resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample. All questions should be directed to Donna J. Nolan, Manager of Attorney Recruiting, at donna.nolan@bipc.com. EOE.

 

12.11.2014

Do Black Lives Matter?

Do Black Lives Matter?

                        A Riot is the language of the unheard. It is a result of those that are fed up and ignored no longer believing in the fairness of the rules of the game that is being played with the lives of their children. America is filled with tears, tension and anger this week as the result of the failure of two separate Grand Juries to hold anyone responsible for the deaths of two unarmed Black Men.

America is filled with tears, tension and anger as its people, both black and white, took to the streets in protest. They protested not just against what many saw as the particular injustice in the cases in question, but also against a system that seems to value the lives of one type of American more than another. 

America is filled with tears, tension and anger as its people, both old and young, were stunned to learn that that being killed on camera in 2014 leads (for the black man) to about the same justice as being lynched in front of City Hall in 1914 led to. #DoBlackLivesMatter some are surprised, some are confused, some are satisfied, some are feed up, but Americans are all filled with tears, tension and anger this week.     

            But at times this country's conscience must be triggered by some inconvenience. Whether that inconvenience is seeing hundreds of people take to the streets on out TV screens or hearing thousands block our roads and sidewalks screaming “I Can’t Breathe” and “Black Lives Matter”. This inconvenience was not only necessary but it was warranted. No matter what your legal position is on the Eric Garner and Mike Brown cases, the truth of the matter is black boys/men are dead, and no one will go on trial for their murders.    

Let us not cry empty tears for our lost brothers for two weeks and go on about our daily lives. Let us remember “a system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect”. As Law students we know where our laws come from. We know what the answer to the question “Do Black Lives Matter” was for so long in America. As such we are in a position to, and have the responsibility to, be the change that nation seeks at this time. We have the responsibility to do all we can to make sure Eric, Mike, Trayvon, Oscar, Sean, and all the many others did not die in vain. That is our challenge. That is our calling. That is our way of ensuring that black lives do truly matter. 
     
Let us never forget the wisdom of those that came before us, however. For the “Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House”. It will do us no good whatsoever to fight the injustices brought against our community, if we are not also willing to fight the injustices brought to our community by those in our community.

We must hold our legislatures accountable for issuing reform on police transparency with conducting their duties in surveying citizens and communities as well as being held responsible for violent encounters that occur while policing. Implementing police review boards would allow for constituents to play a more active role in ensuring the fairness and respect that all lives deserve in some of these more trouble proceedings that take place with law enforcement.

Furthermore, police departments must be compelled to enact sensitivity trainings in how the react to their communities. If anything has been made clear, it is evident that black lives are not afforded equal protection under the law, something cannot be corrected without adequate education. We must be the change we seek. We cannot afford again to let these moments fail to become a movement.  


Do Black Lives Matter? Only if we fight everyday to make them matter……  #ICantBreathe