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Friday, May 11, 2012

Upcoming Public Interest Webinars

NALP and Equal Justice Works have a number of informative webinars scheduled for law students and graduates who are pursuing a career in public interest law. All of the webinars listed below are free.

Law Student Series: How to Create a Successful Application for the Equal Justice Works Fellowships
May 16, 2012,  2:00 pm - 3:15 pm 
The Equal Justice Works Fellowship program is very competitive, receiving hundreds of applications each year for approximately 50 fellowship slots. To be considered, you must be a qualified and passionate lawyer who has developed a new and innovative legal project that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. This webinar will cover how to prepare and complete a successful application.  Register here.

Drowning in Debt? Learn How Government and Nonprofit Workers Can Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness
May 17, 2012,  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
A must attend for anyone with educational debt planning to work or currently working for the government or a nonprofit, this webinar explains how you can benefit from the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the most significant law affecting public service in a generation. Useful for public interest workers, prospective and current undergraduate, graduate and professional students, school advisors and administrators and public interest employers, the webinar will review:
  • Understanding your federal loans 
  • How the Income-Based Repayment plan works 
  • How to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness 
Register for this free webinar here.

Summer Success: Getting the Most from Your Summer Public Interest Experience
May 23, 2012, 3:00pm 
Have an internship with a public interest organization this summer? This free webinar will give students practical tips on how to develop professionally and personally while interning at public interest offices this summer. Deb Ellis and Sherizaan Minwalla from the Tahirih Justice Center will be leading the webinar. Register here.

 Law Student Series: How to Become a Member of the Public Defender Corps
June 18, 2012 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Public Defender Corps (PDC) is a three-year fellowship program developed by Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center. The program provides intensive training and mentoring to new attorneys with the goal of supporting the public defender community and raising the standard of representation across the country. The application process is extremely competitive, with hundreds of students applying each year for a few coveted placements. In this webinar you will learn what makes a good PDC application and applicant, as well as what you can expect during the application process. This presentation is intended for law students and recent graduates, especially those with a strong interest in indigent defense. Register here.

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