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Instructions to Interview with Army JAG on Oct. 6, at the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference at UCLA School of Law

In Conference,Foreign Policy,Internships,Jobs,Summer opportunities,U.S. Government on October 2, 2012 by NLLSA Chair

The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps) is the oldest and second-largest law firm in the world, with offices throughout the United States and overseas. The JAG Corps provides new attorneys with immediate legal experience, leadership responsibility, and exposure to a wide variety of practice areas. From criminal law to environmental and contract law, new attorneys provide counsel and legal assistance to Soldiers, retirees and their families, legal advice to commanders, and argue before the Army Court of Criminal Appeals.  The Army JAG Corps also hires second-year law students each summer to conduct paid legal internships all over the country and overseas.  3Ls and 2Ls who are interested in applying for the Army JAG Corps Active Duty positions or paid summer internships should click here for application instructions and contact Major LaJohnne White prior to the Conference at lajohnne.white@us.army.mil  to schedule an interview during the employment expo at the National Latina/o Law Student Association Conference on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at UCLA School of Law.  Good luck to all applicants!

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National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) will be interviewing students at the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

In Conference,Internships,Jobs,Summer opportunities on October 2, 2012 by NLLSA Chair

NCLRThe National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.  NCLR will be recruiting at the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference to be held at UCLA School of Law from Oct. 4-6, 2012.  NCLR invites students to apply for an interview with a representative of the organization during the Career Expo, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the NLLSA Conference at UCLA School of Law.  For a list of available positions at NCLR, please click here.  Student interested in interviewing with NCLR should submit the following documents to Asaf Orr at AOrr@nclrights.org prior to the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (5-10 pages)

If selected for an interview, NCLR will contact the selected applicant directly to schedule an interview at the Career Expo on Saturday, Oct. 6, at UCLA School of Law.  Good luck to all applicants!!

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Bet Tzedek to interview at the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference at UCLA School of Law on Oct. 6, 2012

In Internships,Jobs,Law firms on September 27, 2012 by NLLSA Chair

NLLSA is pleased to announce that Bet Tzedek will be interviewing students on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the Career Expo component of the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference to be held at UCLA School of Law.  Please see below for information about Bet Tzedek and for instructions about interviewing with this law firm.

 

Bet Tzedek was founded in 1974 by a small group of lawyers, rabbis, and community activists who sought to act upon a central tenet of Jewish law and tradition: “Tzedek, tzedek tirdof – Justice, justice you shall pursue.” This doctrine establishes an obligation to advocate the just causes of the poor and helpless. Consistent with this mandate, Bet Tzedek provides assistance to all eligible needy residents throughout Los Angeles County, regardless of their racial, religious, or ethnic background.

Please email a copy of your resume, cover letter, and transcript (unofficial is fine) to Jenny Williams at  jwilliams@bettzedek.org to interview with Bet Tzedek.

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Instructions to interview with Navy JAG at the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference at UCLA School of Law on Saturday, October 6, 2012

In Conference,Internships,Jobs,NLLSA,Summer opportunities,U.S. Government on September 12, 2012 by NLLSA Chair

NLLSA Conference Career Fair Attendees,

The Navy JAG Corps will be conducting interviews at the upcoming 16th Annual NLLSA Conference.  For more information about our permanent positions and internship/externship program, please visit our website at: http://www.jag.navy.mil/careers_/index.html.  If you are interested in interviewing for a permanent position with the Navy JAG Corps, please complete the following steps BEFORE your attendance at the career fair.

1) Visit http://www.jag.navy.mil/careers_/careers/apply.html

2) Click the “Phase One: Professional Recommendation” link at the bottom of the page

3) Click the “JAG Corps Online Application” link

4) Create a login account

5) Practicing attorneys = Direct Appointment Application; and

Law school students = Student Program Application

6) Complete the application and submit all required supporting documentation (letters of recommendation, transcripts, photo, etc.)

7) Email LT Tashinda Richardson (Tashinda.richardson@navy.mil) and confirm that you have submitted your online application.  She will schedule your interview at that point.  If you complete your application while at the convention, you can schedule your interview with a JAG Corps Officer on site at our exhibit at the convention.  However, in order to ensure yourself an interview slot, it is best to schedule your interview in advance.

Applicants interested in applying to the summer internship/school year externship program can find the application at http://www.jag.navy.mil/careers_/careers/opportunities_internship.html.  There is no interview associated with the internship/externship application process (only applicants for permanent positions will require an interview).    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about the Navy JAG Corps and our application process at the below phone number.  Thank you and I look forward to meeting you at the NLLSA Conference!!

Respectfully,

LT Tashinda Richardson

Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps

Deputy Special Assistant for Diversity

1322 Patterson Avenue, SE

Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5066

(Office) 202-685-7257

(Fax) 202-685-5545

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Please join the U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday March 21 at 1:30pm EST for information about career opportunities with the Federal Government!

In Jobs,Labor,U.S. Government on March 13, 2012 by NLLSA Chair

Interested in Federal employment?

Looking for a position focused on civil rights, labor law, and/or health law?

Want to learn more about USAJobs?

Opportunities are Open at the U.S. Department of Labor nationwide!

Dear friends and colleagues:

I hope this message finds you well.  We invite you to join U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) leadership to discuss opportunities that are open at the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), both in the Washington, DC headquarters and nationwide.  We will host a free, easy-to-use webinar on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 starting at 1:30pm EST.  Please register at the following link: Webinar Registration

All current DOL job postings are available at www.usajobs.gov.  For additional information about EBSA vacancies, interested candidates should contact Crystal Jordan via e-mail at Jordan.Crystal2@dol.gov.

We hope you will all join us for this information session.  In the meantime, see more information below about the DOL and EBSA.

Best,

M. Lucero Ortiz

Special Assistant

Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor

(202) 693-6085

Ortiz.MLucero@dol.gov

Opportunities are Open at the U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor and its 16,000 employees work to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.  Under the leadership of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, the Department is committed to ensuring Good Jobs for Everyone.

Currently, several opportunities are open for recent law school graduates and young attorneys (starting at the GS-9).  In addition, there are summer student temporary (STEP) and student career (SCEP) opportunities for current 1L and 2L law students.  The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), one of the Department’s law enforcement agencies, will have several vacancies in the near future.  For additional information about EBSA vacancies, organizations or candidate should contact Crystal via e-mail at Jordan.Crystal2@dol.gov.

All interested applicants should visit USA Jobs and begin building their profile.  Potential applicants are encouraged to view tutorials on building a Federal resume, conducting advanced searches on USA Jobs, and tips on applying and using keywords available athttp://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Tutorial#icc

 

EBSA Mission

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).  EBSA’s top priority is to ensure that pension, health, and other employee benefit plans are operated in accordance with the law.  EBSA is recognized as the guardian of the private employee benefits system.

 

EBSA Auditors

Auditors plan, conduct, and coordinate civil and criminal investigations/audits of moderate size single or multi-employer benefit plans, service providers, trust departments, and other financial entities having relationships and conducting transactions with the plans.  These individuals determine the scope and investigative approaches to be taken for each investigation/audit and are assigned investigations/audits that cover areas where there may be a high probability of significant findings.  Auditors work with the legal staff of the Department’s Office of the Solicitor (SOL) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in preparing cases for civil litigation and criminal prosecution and in developing documentary evidence.    

 

EBSA Benefit Advisors

Benefit Advisors provide technical information, guidance and assistance in response to the full range of written, telephonic, and walk-in inquiries from plan administrators, participants and beneficiaries, members of Congress, and the general public on the rights and benefits of individuals under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (COBRA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), etc.  These individuals advise participants, beneficiaries, and plan administrators in resolving differences about benefit eligibility by providing explanations of ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and plan provisions and by conducting analyses of the facts in particular situations.  Benefit Advisors also plans and conducts outreach and educational programs and workshops designed to communicate rights and benefits under ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, etc. to employers and their employees.

EBSA Investigator

In addition to performing many of the duties assigned to Auditors above, Investigators determine the scope and investigative approaches to be taken for each investigation.  These individuals prepare comprehensive and well-documented investigative reports (including evidentiary materials and related documentation, work paper and financial analyses, problem identification, findings, citation of ERISA and related laws, regulations, interpretations, etc.  Investigators may serve as a witness for the Agency at civil and criminal court trials and may testify before Federal or State grand juries concerning facts and evidence developed during criminal investigations.

EBSA Employee Benefits Law Specialist

Employee Benefits Law Specialist assists and advises organizations and persons regarding exemptions, exemption policy, related legislation and enforcement.  These individuals represent the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) on various interagency task forces involving ERISA and national retirement income and health policy.  They develop and issue regulations, interpretations, and other guidance concerning the application of the provisions of Title I of ERISA, including provisions governing ERISA coverage, reporting, disclosure, fiduciary responsibility, claims procedures for pension, health and other employment based benefits.  Employee Benefits Law Specialist  assists and advise organizations and persons involved in all aspects of employee pensions and health care plan administration, including plan administrator and beneficiaries, insurers, and third party administrators.

EBSA Recruitment Coordinator

Crystal Jordan has been designated as EBSA central Recruitment Coordinator.  Crystal can assist individuals who would like to apply for vacancies in EBSA.  For additional information about EBSA vacancies, organizations or candidate should contact Crystal via e-mail at Jordan.Crystal2@dol.gov.

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Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) Opportunity with the Department of Labor–Applications due Tuesday, May 31, 2011

In Internships,Jobs,Labor,U.S. Government on May 16, 2011 by Barbara Tagged: , , , ,

The information below is from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration:

The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) provides for formal periods of work and study while the student is enrolled in school.  The work performed in the SCEP must be related to the academic course of study.  The U.S. Department of Labor, the school, and the student complete a written agreement, which contains information on work assignments, schedule, etc.  Upon successful completion of the Program, students are eligible for conversion to the competitive service for up to 120 days following completion of the requirements of this program.   

This SCEP opportunity is with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), National Office.  The Division of Field Operations, Office of Enforcement (OE) is a major component of the EBSA.  EBSA is responsible for administering and securing compliance with Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).  OE coordinates national enforcement policy with EBSA field offices and various governmental agencies.  OE promotes the protection of pension and welfare benefits under ERISA by ensuring a strong and effective national and field office enforcement program through: policy formulation; project identification and program planning; guidance development and implementation; field liaison, training, and field and project evaluation.

EMPLOYMENT/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Age 16 or over
  • Meet Department of Labor security requirements

To apply for this position, fax or e-mail a cover letter, complete resume, graduate degree transcript, and DD-214 (if you are former military).  Also please submit an SF-15, if applicable.  Please submit materials via fax to (202)693-8477 or email to gatesman.valerie@dol.gov by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on May 31, 2011.  Please indicate the announcement number in your resume.

For more information about this opportunity, please click on the link below:

U.S. Dept. of Labor SCEP Posting

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Student Registration Open for Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, August 4-5, Minneapolis, MN

In Internships,Jobs,Law firms,NLLSA on May 15, 2011 by Barbara Tagged: , ,

The 2011 Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference will be held August 4-5 at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Student registration is now open. Click on the link below for a brochure with all of the conference details and registration information.

2011 MMRC Brochure

The following is a link to register for the event: https://law-tcc-csm.symplicity.com/