Brooks Pierce Presents: Is MidLaw Right for You?

RSVP in Symplicity EVENTS – Lunch Provided!BrooksPierceLunch

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Free ABA Webinar: Success at the Workplace:

Information provided by the Virginia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division:

Register now for a free VBA webinar that will offer advice to diverse law students, recent graduates and practicing attorneys on how to market themselves to potential employers and succeed in the workplace. Presenters include experienced attorneys who will provide insight into in-house, private firm and public interest legal careers.


Success at the Workplace:

Advice for Diverse Attorneys and Law Students


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Noon-1 p.m.


This free webinar will offer advice to diverse candidates, including law students and recent graduates, on how to market themselves to potential employers and discuss how practicing attorneys can succeed in the workplace. Presenters will include in-house counsel, a partner at a private firm, and a public interest attorney.



  • Abrar Azamuddin joined the Virginia Office of Attorney General in May 2014. He primarily serves as counsel to the Department of Medical Assistance Services. Abrar graduated from Loyola University Chicago and Marquette University School of Law.
  • Elaina Blanks-Green, a general tax attorney, joined Norfolk Southern Corp. in October 2012 and has practiced law as a tax attorney for the past 12 years. A VBA member since 2005, she has served two terms as chair of the Taxation Section. In 2014, she served as the Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the VBA. Before that, she chaired the ABA/YLD Awards of Achievement committee and co-chaired the Diversity Recruitment committee. Elaina graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia School of Law.
  • Monica McCarroll, Of Counsel at Redgrave LLP, has extensive experience working as a trial attorney specializing in complex civil litigation having tried cases in both federal and state courts. Monica now focuses her practice on providing advice and counsel on information governance, electronic discovery, and cybersecurity issues. Monica received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a B.A. from The College of William and Mary..



For more information, contact Dawn Perez-Slavinski at, Sydney Jones at or Megan Dhillon at

Sponsored by The Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

and Blank Rome LLP. 


The Virginia Bar Association      |      804-644-0041      |



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A. Paul Knight Memorial Fellowship

The A. Paul Knight Memorial Fellowship provides a stipend for selected Washington and Lee students, undergraduate and law, with a summer public interest position related to environmental protection or conservation.   

In each of the past six summers, at least one law student has been selected to receive this fellowship.  The fellowship is usually awarded to a student who already has secured a public interest job related to environmental law and who is seeking supplementary funding.  Past recipients include students who have secured summer positions with EPA, DOJ, a state environmental protection agency or attorney general’s office, or a non-profit environmental organization. 

If you are planning on applying for environmental organizations, you should submit a letter of interest to Professor Brian Murchison,, no later than noon on Monday, February 8th.   This letter of interest will indicate that you are seeking environmental positions and, if hired, would apply for Knight funding.  

After you have secured a position, you will then submit an application by 5pm on Monday Feb. 22. Selections will be made by a W&L faculty-staff committee.  The application should include your resume, law school transcript, and a letter addressing the following:  your interest in environmental law (including any past involvement), where you will be working (attach a copy of correspondence confirming your hiring), what sort of work your summer job may entail, whether you will be receiving compensation of any kind, and how many weeks you will be working in the position.

If you have questions, please see Prof. Murchison.  

Information on additional summer funding opportunities will be circulated in the coming weeks, please stay tuned! 




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State Court Clerkships: A Conversation with Hon. Robert J. Humphreys ’72UG


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January 27, 2016 · 5:56 pm

Interested in NAVY JAG? (Rescheduled from 1/25/16)

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January 26, 2016 · 3:05 pm

Interested in NAVY JAG? (Rescheduled from 1/25/16)


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January 20, 2016 · 3:04 pm

McGuireWoods – 2016 Diversity Scholarship Program


$5,000 Scholarships for Diverse First-Year Law Students

McGuireWoods’ annual Diversity Scholarship Program will award up to eight $5,000 scholarships to diverse current first-year law students with an expected graduation year of 2018, who are committed to contributing to and supporting diversity within the legal profession. Applicants are considered based on their involvement in community activities and diversity related student organizations, personal achievements, and law school and undergraduate academic performance.

Consistent with the objective of promoting diversity in legal education and leadership roles in the legal profession, McGuireWoods will also consider additional criteria including, among other factors, whether the applicant is:

• The first family member to attend college.

• From an economically disadvantaged family.

• A past or present member of the military.

• Demonstrating a strong commitment to promoting diversity in his or her undergraduate school, law school and community.

Application Packet Contents

Completed application form.

• Current resume.

• Undergraduate & first semester law school transcripts (photocopy of official transcript is acceptable).

• Personal statement (limit of 1,500 words) explaining your commitment to diversity in the legal profession, community involvement and personal achievements. Tell us something that is not on your resume.

For an application, please visit here.  To be considered, a completed application packet must be received by 5:00PM CST on May 27, 2016.


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