There are still paid large law firm internships available!
Application deadline has been extended to Friday, August 19th.
APPLY ASAP!! $1,800/ Semester Stipend.
Selected Fall 2016 interns will have the opportunity to work with the following Albany employers:
- Bond Schoeneck & King
- Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird
- Nixon Peabody LLP
- Pitney Bowes, Inc.
- Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP
- Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP
The Albany County Bar Association (ACBA) Fall 2016 Diversity Internship Program:
In the years since the program’s inception, hundreds of law students have received paid internship opportunities at law firms in the Capital Region. The Albany County Bar Association (ACBA) Diversity Internship Program commenced in September of 2000 in an effort to broaden the opportunities for minority law students to be exposed to practice in a private law firm setting. Students from underrepresented groups within the legal profession are encouraged to apply.
Internship Program Highlights:
- Paid, semester long internship ($1,800 stipend)
- Internships open to Albany Law School 2Ls (Class of 2018) and 3Ls (Class of 2017)
- Meaningful work experience with assignments equivalent to a junior associate’s actual work situation
- Supervised by a partner or senior attorney
- 10 week commitment (100 hoursÍ¾ minimum of ten hours per week)
- Many past interns have subsequently obtained full-time law firm employment and now are members of the Albany County Bar.
- The goal of the program is to increase the representation of students of color in law firms in the Capital District, and to provide students with a private sector experience.
Eligibility/Hiring Criteria: Continue reading
From: Dr. Artika Tyner’s BLOG (April 1, 2015 – published on LinkedIn Pulse):
“Our daily challenge is to pick up our mantles of leadership and leave the world a better place than how we found it. This begins with the recognition that leaders have the power of influence. The influence to lift your voice for justice, change laws & policies, and cultivate people power. Continue reading
|SAVE THE DATE: The Capital District Women’s Bar Association invites you to attend a FREE CLE program on how our unknown bias and inadvertent discrimination impacts our ability to zealously represent our clients and how to overcome such obstacles being presented by Lillian Moy, Esq., Laurie Shanks, Esq. and Joseph C. Berger, Esq.
Please RSVP to Heather-Liz Copps at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Diversity – How to Acknowledge Our Bias, Address Our Differences and Avoid Discrimination in the Workplace to Enable Us to Become Better Attorneys
WHERE: Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
WHEN: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015
The Albany Law School community is deeply saddened by the loss of Distinguished Professor Emeritus David D. Siegel, a beloved member of the Albany Law School faculty for more than four decades and a titan in the field of New York Practice. “Professor Siegel’s work since the 1970’s had a huge impact on New York law, as well as on the law school’s reputation,” said Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews. “We will dearly miss him.”
“We will remember him with fondness and as a wonderful friend and colleague whose impact was pervasive and deep. His incredible imprint still informs the work we do at the Law School.”
David Siegel, Author of New York Practice, Dies at 82
By Tania Karas, New York Law Journal, October 10, 2014
David Siegel, a longtime Albany Law School professor who was considered the state’s foremost authority on New York civil practice, died Thursday at home in North Egremont, Mass., after years of declining health. He was 82.
Siegel was best known as the author of “New York Practice,” a treatise on civil procedure known to every lawyer who practices in New York. Originally published in 1978, the book is now in its fifth edition. For 37 years, Siegel wrote and edited the New York State Bar Association’s New York State Law Digest, which reports on notable Court of Appeals opinions, and authored numerous commentaries on civil and federal practice.
Beginning in 1993 he published “Siegel’s Practice Review,” a four-page monthly newsletter that summarized developments in New York civil practice. Its last issue ran in March 2014.
Siegel was also one of the longest-standing members and former chairman of the Unified Court System’s Advisory Committee on Civil Practice, which recommends changes to civil procedure for adoption by the state Legislature. Continue reading
Albany Law School‘s Professor Michael Hutter successfully argued on behalf of a 9/11 volunteer, with the potential to impact many other volunteers, in the Matter of Hazan before the Appellate Division, Third Department, resulting in a unanimous decision last week that could expand the availability of medical compensation for more volunteers who rushed to help during the crisis.
Previously, many volunteers who helped at the World Trade Center were not covered if they were not “serving under the direction of an authorized rescue entity or volunteer agency.” Professor Hutter took on the case pro bono through the New York State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Appeals Program for the Third Department. The ruling was featured in a front-page article by the New York Law Journal. “This is the first time that an appeals court has come forward with a decision on this issue,” said Professor Hutter in the New York Law Journal. “I suspect that a lot of people may have decided to not pursue a claim because they could not show that they worked for a sponsoring agency. Clearly, there are a lot of people who are going to be impacted by this.”