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 

12.02.2014

Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship Program


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November 18, 2014


Arent Fox Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Diversity Scholarship Program

Arent Fox LLP is proud to announce it will begin accepting applications from first-year law students on December 1, 2014 for its Diversity Scholarship Program, marking the 10th anniversary for the firm’s annual financial award to three students who demonstrate a commitment to practicing law at the highest level. To read more about the program, click here.
“As we celebrate the 10-year mark for the Diversity Scholarship Program, we can proudly say that it has surpassed our expectations and created a pipeline of highly qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds,” said Arent Fox Chairman Mark M. Katz, chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “The results have been tangible and the program has led to a ‘virtuous cycle.’ Other firms quickly followed our lead, while our scholarship participants have become excellent ambassadors for Arent Fox.”
Applications will be accepted starting December 1, 2014 until 11:59 pm (local time) on January 21, 2015. The scholarship award includes a position in Arent Fox’s 2015 Summer Program in the Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC offices.
“I am very proud that our law firm had the foresight to start this program, and the perseverance to keep it,” said Chairman Emeritus Marc L. Fleischaker. “We have now awarded approximately $400,000 in scholarships, as well as shown that qualified first year students can succeed in a summer program at a top law firm.”
Arent Fox’s 2015 Summer Program will last for 10 weeks, from May 18, 2015 through July 24, 2015. The summer associate salary is $3,000 per week and the scholarship recipient will receive the $15,000 award in July 2015. All scholarship recipients will be expected to participate in the 2015 Summer Program, as well as attend the “Leadership Council on Legal Diversity” Conference for 1L Scholars in Dallas, TX.
The Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship Program was started in 2006 and is part of the firm’s commitment to attracting top lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Since its conception, the firm has awarded 25 scholarships and recognized 33 finalists throughout the country. Those winning students have been selected from thousands of compelling applicants.
Interviews for scholarship applicants will be held in February, with winners announced in March 2015.
The eligibility requirements are available online, here.

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New York, NY
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Washington, DC
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Los Angeles, CA
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About Arent Fox

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1L Diversity Fellowship Program


Fish & Richardson is pleased to announce its 1L Diversity Fellowship Program for 2015. The program, which offers fellowships to diverse first year law students, is a key component of our ongoing firm initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of our practice and of the legal profession.

Our 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of four components: a paid summer associate position in one of Fish & Richardson's domestic offices during the summer of 2015; mentoring throughout the academic year by members of the firm; participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program; and a $10,000 scholarship*. *Fish will award $5,000 to all 1L Diversity Fellowship recipients upon completion of their 1L summer clerkship with the firm; and offer an additional $5,000 to those who receive and accept an associate offer with the firm after the completion of their 2L summer clerkship with us.

Eligibility
Candidates must be in good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school; demonstrate a record of academic and professional achievement; contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the firm and legal community, and have a sincere interest in Fish & Richardson's practice.

  • Applications for the 2015 Fellowship will be accepted from December 1, 2014, through January 9, 2015.
  • For more information about the Fellowship or to print out an application and a checklist of required support materials, please click here.
  • Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the 1L Diversity Fellowship Program can be found here.
"If you stand out, you'll fit in."

To learn more about Fish, please visit www.fr.com.
Copyright 2014 Fish & Richardson P.C. These materials may be considered advertising for legal services under the laws and rules of professional conduct of the jurisdictions in which we practice. The material contained in this newsletter has been gathered by the lawyers at Fish & Richardson P.C. for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Transmission is not intended to create and receipt does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Legal advice of any nature should be sought from legal counsel. For more information about Fish & Richardson P.C. and our practices, please visit www.fr.com.

Summer 2015 Externships

Public Policy Externship.  This externship is available to undergraduates, grad students, and law students.  These positions require the ability to commit to a full time (30 – 40 hrs per week) position based in our Washington D.C. Office for the Summer 2015 term.  The deadline to submit applications for this position is 01/31/2015.
  • Available to: Undergrad, Grad, and Law Students
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Term: Full Time; Spring 2015 
  • Duration: June-August
  • Application Deadline: 01/31/2015
Privacy Externship.  This externship is available to law students specializing in Privacy issues.  These positions require the ability to commit to at least 20-30 hours per week in our Washington D.C. Office.  The deadline to submit applications for this position is 01/31/2015.
  • Available to: Law Students
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Term: Part Time/Full Time; Summer 2015 
  • Duration: June-August
  • Application Deadline: 01/31/2015
Please note: Because of the high volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to respond directly to each candidate.  If an applicant is selected for an interview, he/she will be contacted directly by our externship coordinator.  For any other questions, applicants are encouraged to email DC-Externships@fb.com.

10.15.2014

Pre-Law Symposium - DMV


PRE-LAW Symposium - PA


WALK TO END HIV


WHY WALK?

Every person who participates in Walk to End HIV, every voice that's raised, every dollar that is donated brings us one step closer to ending HIV and AIDS forever. Your participation ensures that Whitman-Walker Health can continue its mission of serving those in our community infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS.

Help us reach our $1,000 goal - each BLSA chapter that donates $100+ will be featured in our ads in the Washington Lawyer and Legal Times this fall!

Please join our team: "MABLSAstrong" on October 25, 2014

Event Location

The Walk to End HIV will begin and end at Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street, NW). The closest Metro stations are Federal Triangle (Blue / Orange lines) and Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red lines).

Need directions? Click here for a map.
Need to see where a particular Walk to End HIV service/activity is located on Freedom Plaza/Pennsylvania Avenue? Click here for the site plan.
Guaranteed reserved parking is available through Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase parking passes at many locations within easy walking distance to the Walk to End HIV Washington.
***Exclusive Partner Offer! For first time users, enter Promo Code: WALK25 at checkout to receive an additional 25% off your reservation***

Event Schedule

The Walk to End HIV will take place the morning of Saturday, October 25.
Same-day registration and other activities begin7:00 am
An uplifting program of music, speakers and warm-up 
exercises begins.
8:15 am
5K timed run begins promptly. 9:15 am
Walk to End HIV steps off.9:20 am
Stick around for our post-Walk celebration with great 
musical performances and recognition of our top 
fundraising individuals and teams!
10:00 am


Click HERE for further details!

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